Why is Trader Joe's Sushi so off-putting?
Is it just me, or does anyone really like Trader Joe's sushi? I am in the Boston area, fyi. Its like the rice is like compressed or something. It is not even as good as the cheap sushi I occasionallly buy at the local Market Basket.
Maybe its just because it has to be pre-prepared and shipped, versus at least assembled by hand at the grocery counter..
Maybe this is a regional thing - does anyone get really good maki/rolls at their TJ's?
I once looked at TJ's sushi and put it right back to the shelf.
They looked horrible. No sushi from TJ and Costco.
'Maybe its just because it has to be pre-prepared and shipped, versus at least assembled by hand at the grocery counter'
That pretty well sums it up
Nope it's terrible here too (NC). I don't understand why anyone would buy sushi from trader joe's. Besides the weird compressed rice, TJ's sushi also features gray avocado and suspect "fish product" and always looks like the package has been dropped numerous times. Any/all of my local grocery stores employ sushi chefs, and any/all have offerings that are so much better in quality and not much more expensive. In fact, the sushi at whole foods is quite good! I love trader Joe's for lots of things but never ever sushi.