Hello. My name's Nathan, and I love Trader Joe's. My wife Sonia does too. She's a great shopper, has excellent taste and knows good value when she comes across it. As many of you know, Trader Joe's is unsurpassed in the world of good-value grocery stores, so we spend a lot of our time and money there. Although the store fairly consistently delivers great taste with its own unique line of food products, there are definitely some big-hits, and unfortunately, there are some misses...

After doing a couple of internet searches for reviews of TJ's food items, Sonia discerned an apparent dearth of good, quality reviews for the store's offerings. So, at her suggestion, we decided to embark on a journey of systematically reviewing every Trader Joe's product, resulting in the blog you are about to read...

A couple of months into our Trader Joe's rating adventure, an old college friend, Russ, who unbeknownst to me had been following our TJ's blog, decided that I had been slacking in my blogging duties (which, of course, I was) so he decided to contribute his own original TJ's reviews to the blog, thus enhancing it, making it more complete and adding to it a flavor of his own. He and his wife Sandy are also avid TJ's fans and, as you will soon discover, he is an excellent writer and is nearly as clever, witty and humble as I am.

Seriously though, Russ: You go, boy!

So here it is: "What's Good at Trader Joe's?"

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Trader Joe's Chicken Cilantro Mini Wontons

Yummers. I'm not sure why these are Trader Joe's and not "Trader Ming's" like the orange chicken and some of their other Asian foods. I guess this is Americanized Chinese food. It tastes authentic enough to me...(as if I'd know the difference).

Easy to prepare, good texture, not too expensive. I think they're $3. I'd say these are a good buy. Add a little soy sauce -or- TJ's has a really delicious gyoza sauce that works well with these little guys.

I give them Four and a half out of Five Stars. Sonia gives Four and a half Stars. Bottom line: 9 out of 10.


  1. These are also delicious when added to TJ's low sodium chicken broth with about half a bag of torn spinach and a little bit of sesame oil!

  2. Sara - sounds great! Sanda have made a soup with these, some veggie or chicken broth and some frozen veggie - quick, easy, and tasty!

  3. I love these! I use them in a mock-wonton soup, but mostly, I just fry up a handful to have with some basmati rice and broccoli. Delicious!

  4. My picky 13 month old loves these. I love them too!

  5. I steam a few with broccoli and whatever else is on hand. Very satisfying and Weight Watchers friendly-ish.

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  7. I am hooked on these things!! I have them as a snack, have them as a side dish, and toss them in my salad sometimes.
    I will be adding them to soup once soup season comes back. Its too hot out.

  8. I cooked these in chicken broth with a splash of Trader Ming's Gyoza Dipping Sauce. Delish!

  9. I do weight watchers and these are only 1 point for 4! (Super low in calories and sugar). They are great.