Trader Joe's Yea/Nay Thread - November 2012
We have decided to go to a monthly thread through the end of the year for Trader Joe's. This thread is for November 2012. This is prime cooking season for the holidays starting with Thanksgiving and Trader Joe's has a ton of Thanksgiving offerings. Let the discussion begin!
YAY--Fresh cranberries--I compared these to a bag of another popular brand, and Trader Joe's were twice as big as a cranberry of the popular brand. I found the flavor to be better too--somehow it tastes a bit like an orange (although I know that makes little sense).
MEH--21 Spice Seasoning Salute... makes everything taste like fish to me.
NAY--Fried Onions--Usually I like those unhealthy fried crunchies for Thanksgiving, but I thought these were extremely greasy and they don't have a shape like the other brands.. they are just messy, oily specks.
Yay- pull apart dinner rolls in the fresh bread section. these are surely seasonal
spiced apple cider, they were sampling this. tastes like autumn in a mug
tintern cheese with shallots and chives, great snacking cheese
Nay- strawberry coconut based "ice cream" tastes like yoplait, too much guar gum makes it taste chewy