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.
Friday, April 3, 2015
Day 93 -Baby Spinach and Greens (salad)
The other night an elderly woman and I stood at the pre-made
salad section of Trader Joe’s, staring.
Neither of us could choose which salad to put in our cart. “Tough decision, huh?” I asked. “It sure is…” was her reply.
I went for this one – Baby Spinach and Greens. And I will confess, I chose it more for the bleu cheese I could see sitting on top than for the spinach. I LIKE spinach, but sometimes I prefer it
Here's the salad - see the bleu cheese and candied pecans? Those are the BEST parts!
But this salad was quite good! The spinach was fresh and crunchy, the
candied pecans were divine, and the bleu cheese topped everything off
well. (Note – I do not know why this is
called baby spinach AND greens – I think the spinach was the only GREEN in
there… Maybe I missed something.)
Pluses – quick, easy lunch. Just throw it in a bag, add a napkin, fork,
and drink and you are out the door! Healthy,
tasty, not crazy expensive. Candied
pecans rocked and cranberries were a nice touch.
Cons – the bleu cheese was one huge HUNK and it was all
globbed together. Would it kill them to
bust it up a bit and crumble it on? Also,
the raspberry vinaigrette dressing was a wee bit too sweet.
Overall – a good salad from the many to choose from at
Trader Joe’s. I wonder what the other
lady ended up picking.