Trader Joe's: A grocery store. A culture. A DESTINATION. I don't work for TJ's, I am simply a customer who loves the store, the products, & the experience.
This blog was a year-long project. In 2015 I reviewed 1 TJ's product EVERY SINGLE DAY. I visited lots of TJ's stores around the country, and when the year ended I couldn't stop. I still post often (though not daily) & I welcome your comments on the products & reviews.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Day 62 - Embrace Your Inner Bean
My friend Heidi got these "Embrace Your Inner Bean" snacks on a shopping trip we recently went
on together to the Overland Park, KS Trader Joe’s. We were hungry, so when we jumped in the car
we opened them and dug in.
They LOOK cute, don't they?
The TEXTURE is the biggest problem with this little snack
stick. It is too Styrofoam-y. They feel like little sticks of Styrofoam dipped
in some spices. But not MANY spices,
because they really don’t taste much. They
just feel weird on your tongue.
What we figured out they ARE good for is to serve as
little (quasi) edible chopsticks to dip into tzatziki and lift it to your
mouth!! We just kept piling on the tzatziki
and shoveling it in with these “Delightfully Crunchy Baked Black Bean Snacks”
(the package’s words, not mine). The package
says a serving size is “about 22” little black bean snacks – I can’t imagine
eating that much Styrofoam.
22 pieces of these would be a LOT to ingest... They are not big, but they are a weird texture...
Overall impression – skip the black bean snacks and just
get the tzatziki. J