Trader Joe’s Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets – Gluten Free

Price: $4.99 Comments: Nuggets were not uniform in shape or size, which made me think the nuggets contained real chicken pieces instead of chicken composite. After looking that the ingredients list, the nuggets do contain real chicken pieces. No strange ingredients. I baked these at a higher temper and a little longer for crispier nuggets….

Trader Joe’s Hatch Chile Mac & Cheese

Price: $2.99 Comments: If you like mac & cheese, you will like this. The hatch chile was detectable, but not much. I have not yet tried the regular frozen mac & cheese, so I can’t compare the two. (It’s sitting in the freezer.) Tastes just like a mac & cheese you would get at a…

Trader Joe’s Vegetable Pad Thai

Price: $2.69 Comments: Has the flavor profile you would expect from pad thai. Cheaper than take-out and ready in a pinch. Take-out pad thai is, of course, better. This is a good option for those lazy days. Also a plus, no weird ingredients. Would I buy again? Yes, if I was in the mood for…

Trader Joe’s Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Dip

Price: $2.99 Comments: I’ve never made spinach & artichoke dip at home, so I’m not sure how labor intensive it is. Warming up this dip only requires a microwave. It was creamy and cheesy with spinach and artichoke mixed in. We ate ours with blue corn chips. Blake was not really a fan. (He doesn’t…

Trader Joe’s PB&J Bar

Price: $2.69 Comments: Tastes like a Nutri-grain bar but with peanut butter and strawberry filling. This is a good product. I enjoy bars like this, but it doesn’t do really anything for me nutritionally, so it’s unlikely that I would purchase these again. Would I buy again? Probably not.

Trader Joe’s Turkey Corn Dogs

Price: $2.99 Comments: Crispy on the outside, when prepared as instructed in the toaster oven. There was a bit of sweetness to the batter. The ‘dog’ tasted like a regular hotdog, or at least I wasn’t missing the regular version. Also, no nitrates if you’re into that kind of thing. Would I buy again? Corndogs…

Trader Joe’s Gnocchi alla Sorrentina

Price: $2.99 Comments: Taste is similar to eating pasta with tomato sauce. The only difference is the way the gnocchi has a chew to it. I added crushed red pepper while it was cooking for some heat. One bag fed two people with smaller appetites, so realistically it would probably only feed one person. Would…

Trader Joe’s Crisp Rice Cereal

Price: $1.99 Comments: I am Plain Jane when it comes the cereal, which is why Crisp Rice Cereal is one of my favorites. It tastes just like the more famous brand. Would I buy again? Yes

Trader Joe’s Fire-Roasted Tomato Salsa

Price: $2.49 Comments: Chunky style salsa. No salt added (a plus). Ingredients list contains real foods, no artificial chemicals or preservatives. Would I buy again? Yes. If I find one without added sugar, I would probably switch though.