Trader Joes: Cinnamon flavored pasta: What???
- macca May 4, 2014 12:46 PM
My SIL made a mac n cheese casserole nd brought it over earlier. Pretty standard recipe. Elbows, onions, cheese sauce and buttered bread crumbs. Distinct cinnamon flavor! Actually was not reaaly bad, just not expected. When she went home, she tasted the dry uncooked elbows, and they were cinnamon. Anyone els found this recently? Bought at the Saugus MA store. She is going to mention it next time she shops.
I stopped buying TJ's dried pasta a couple of years ago because of that very thing. It really ticked me off to have that flavor in my dish without it being part of the ingredient list and noted on the front of the package. It happened a few times and I finally realized it wasn't a fluke or that it had been stored with a shipment of spices. I'm not sure if it's cinnamon, nutmeg or some other sweet spice, but it doesn't belong in pasta!
I usually shop at the Cambridge TJ's or the Arlington MA store.
I bought the TJ pasta a couple times and couldn't figure out what the odd taste was. Didn't occur to me that it might be cinnamon. I stopped buying it for that very reason -- it gave my pasta dishes an odd flavor that I didn't want.
Never had their pasta. H.E.B. the big grocerystore chain here in Texas makes a low gylemic pasta. I've tried it and it isn't bad,but it does have also a slight cinnamon taste or smell.it isn't really strong,but maybe the Trader Joe's is.
They might change it if enough people should complain.