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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, June 30, 2015
Day 181 - Cruciferous Crunch Collection
When I first saw this bag of veggies at Trader Joe’s, I thought, “Hmm, I
am surprised they did not go the cutesy route and spell that name with letter
“K”s,”. Then I thought about it
again… 3 words. Ohhh no – best to stick with the correct spelling
for the alliteration in this one…
This is quite a CRUNCHY COLLECTION man.
Anyway, this mix has kale, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, green cabbage,
and red cabbage.The bag lists these as
possible cooking methods:“This blend is
delicious steamed, sautéed, roasted, creamed with some cheesy sauce, raw,
etcetera, etcetera, etcetera,”.I chose
the sautéed route and cooked them with olive oil in our wok.
I was tempted to add some lemon juice, garlic, or soy sauce, but I
decided that since this was our first time trying this mix, I should cook it
“au naturel” so we would see exactly what it tastes like.
I liked it. It was, as the name
suggests, crunchy. The Brussels sprouts
were cut very thin to allow them to cook in the same amount of time as the
other things in the blend. I didn’t
taste much broccoli. The main taste (to
me) was green cabbage. It did taste “healthy”
– in a good way.
Here is what it looks like on a plate
I liked this better than David did.We served it with steak (to be reviewed soon) and a baked potato (also
to be reviewed) but I noticed that at the end of our (admittedly rushed) dinner
the thing left on his plate was Cruciferous Crunch Collection.He normally eats every bite of everything on
his plate, so that is not a good sign.Oh my, I just asked him what number HE would give that veggie mix and he
said, “A 2.In fact, a 1.5.I didn’t eat it…”.OH my!He normally likes eveeeeerything.
Ok, so if I get this one again it’ll have to be for a meal that he is
P.S. – I just used the power of Google to see if any other folks were
having this stuff for dinner. It turns
out that eating it raw as a salad is something loads of people dig… Ok.
Now I think I will try it THAT way next time and see how it goes. I shall post a comment on this entry when I do.
Speaking of comments – post yours here and let me know what you think of
Price - $2.29
Rating (my rating, you saw David’s dismal one above…) - 3