Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Day 20 - Clam Chowder

I always keep a can of Trader Joe’s Clam Chowder in the cupboard.  It is a simple “go to” soup when you need a quick lunch or when you are not feeling great and just want something hot.  It is particularly good on cold winter days (as is any soup really…).   

Clam Chowder Soup
It is nothing special – it’s clam chowder plain and simple.  Sometimes it is a wee bit “fishy” for my taste, but it’s cheap and hearty, so it qualifies as a staple in my book.  Put a bunch of freshly ground pepper on it, throw in a cracker or two if that is how you roll, and call it a LUNCH. 

Not too pricey - will warm you up on a cold day
Price - $1.49

Rating – 3.5 stars

6 comments:

  1. Never had canned TJ chowder but just finished a bowl of TJ clam chowder from the refrigerated area in a plastic tub. Not bad, a bit too much pepper. Could be enhanced on my next purchase with a can of clams and a few chunks of boiled potatoes. But basically good and worth a try. Of course if one grew up on the Atlantic Coast, well enough said.

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    1. Ahhhh - if you thought the plastic tub was "not bad" (i.e. not great!) then I wouldn't go for the CAN if I were you :). I grew up in the Midwest - the most popular "seafood" was catfish. Haha! So I am guessing as an Atlantic Coast person your clam chowder standards are a bit higher than mine. I haven't tried the plastic tub version, but I should!

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  2. just had the tub clam chowder today, because its been a long time since had some. anyway, not from anywhere the soup originated, im from Indonesia. however, i thought the dish was fantastic! definitely a must try :)

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    1. Well that is TWO votes for the tub of chowder - I guess I need to get one soon!!! :)

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  3. The refrigerated version in the tub is excellent. I just had it and am planning on going back to TJ's today to go get more.

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  4. SPOILER ALERT - I took your advice and got this tub o' chowder. Oh man - burp. :)
    Review is going up tomorrow (December 18th).

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