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Coincidence, or something more? Trader Joe's now has onion rings and Alexia doesn't.

somervilleoldtimer Jan 5, 2011 05:20 PM

Alexia, purveyor of all things fried, put out amazing non-frozen onion rings as a snack. I bought two bags, inhaled them, and then Alexia stopped making them. Now, it seems, Trader Joe's has suddenly put onion rings on the market! (Insert ominous music.) I haven't had TJ's yet, but I'm wondering if they got Alexia to make them under the TJ brand! Yes, I know -- why I am coming up with food conspiracies when there are better things to think about . . . .

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  1. coney with everything RE: somervilleoldtimer Jan 6, 2011 06:13 AM

    Are they cheaper at TJs than the Alexia ones were?

    1. Glencora RE: somervilleoldtimer Jan 6, 2011 07:20 AM

      The new TJs onion rings are made with dehydrated onion and aren't real onion rings at all. They're sweet and fake-tasting. Not recommended. I've never had Alexia brand.

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      1. re: Glencora
        somervilleoldtimer RE: Glencora Jan 6, 2011 09:25 AM

        Oh, okay. Thanks for the tip.

        1. re: Glencora
          goodhealthgourmet RE: Glencora Jan 6, 2011 09:31 AM

          Ingredients in the Alexia product for comparison:

          Wheat Flour, High Oleic Canola Oil, Corn Flour, Modified Food Starch, Spanish Onions, Cornstarch, Salt, less than 2% of: Dextrose, Egg White Solids, Malted Barley Flour, Spice, Sugar. Contains: Wheat, Egg.

          they weren't called "onion rings" - the product name was "Crunchy Snacks Onion Strips."

          1. re: goodhealthgourmet
            somervilleoldtimer RE: goodhealthgourmet Jan 6, 2011 10:52 AM

            Yes, those were the ones. They were fantastic!

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          cwinboston RE: somervilleoldtimer Jan 6, 2011 09:31 AM

          Do you mean that TJ's doesn't carry Alexia onion rings anymore? Because I've bought Alexia rings within the past month. Not at TJ's, though. The company still makes them as far as I know.

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          1. re: cwinboston
            cwinboston RE: cwinboston Jan 6, 2011 09:35 AM

            We were posting at the same time--I see now that you weren't talking about the onion rings.

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