So I have a funny story for you guys. On my last Trader Joe’s post I mentioned how I love their Organic Olive Oil Popcorn. I’ve been munching on those a couple times a week. For the past 4 days the tooth on my upper right was hurting, I was convinced my tooth shifted. I made an appointment with the dentist ASAP because I can’t handle tooth pain. My dentist took an x-ray and there was no cavity. She was baffled and refused to add a filling to my tooth not knowing what the root cause was. And I was sitting there thinking I can’t go home with this pain in my mouth, and she’s gonna bill me without solving my problem. She started flossing around my tooth and nothing. She then made 3 knots on the floss, that’s right, 3 knots since the back teeth tend to have bigger gaps between each tooth. She proceeded to floss around my tooth, and out comes a piece of something. GROSS, I know!!! And she said, “It’s popcorn. Have you been eating popcorn?” Well yes, yes I have Doctor. She said this happens more than you know. My mouth feels so much better today, and incase you were wondering, yes, I do floss, but who knew you had to make 3 knots to get those back suckers out. So as of now, no more popcorn for me.
1. Trader Joe’s Thai Yellow Curry Sauce
I had high hopes for this Thai Yellow Curry Sauce. I know some people love it, but I wasn’t too crazy about it. It’s not bad, but it’s not great either. 1/4 cup is 100 calories, 7 grams of fat, and only 1 gram of protein, so I suppose it’s a good thing I wasn’t a fan. I sautéed some veggies with tofu and poured the yellow curry sauce all over along with some water, and then served it up with quinoa. Okay.
2. Trader Joe’s Three Layer Hummus I was super excited about the jalapeno bit of this hummus, but cilantro is the most dominant flavor. This hummus is pretty good, but I think Trader Joe’s Tuscan White Bean Hummus is much, much better. Okay.
3. Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans
The coffee flavor in these chocolate pieces are intense. I gave some to my friend, Anu, who is a chocolate fanatic, and she loved them. For me, I liked these a lot. I keep mine at work for a little afternoon pick me up. Definitely a good buy if you love chocolate and espresso. Like.
4. Trader Joe’s Tartar Sauce
Fish & Chips is one of my favorite meals, I just don’t order them when dining out because it is fried. I was so excited to eat the Gluten-Free Battered Halibut I raved about with this Tartar Sauce, but the sauce was a huge letdown. The sauce tastes like mayo to me, and I don’t care for mayo. To me it’s just not worth the fat and calories for average sauce that doesn’t taste like the real thing. Dislike.
5. Trader Joe’s Sea Salt Crystals & Black Peppercorns
I know, I know, just salt and pepper, but I just discovered these at Trader Joe’s. I’m slow! I love these, especially the black pepper with fresh peppercorns. Both bottles are just $2 – sucha steal! Love.
Question: What have you been loving at Trader Joe’s? Do you have a funny dentist story?