Monday, March 28, 2011
Trader Joe's Soy & Flaxseed Tortilla Chips
The bag boasts that the chips are a good source of protein, omega 3 fatty acids, and fiber. All in all, they're a nice balance of wholesome grains, crunchy snackability, and good-for-you bonuses. Our dip of choice for these chips was Trader Joe's Taco Seasoned Beef, Bean, & Cheese Dip with salsa and sour cream.
This particular chip & dip combo worked pretty well, since lesser chips may well have buckled under the weight of the multi-layer dip. Any flavored chips might have clashed with the taste of the dip...and since the dip was slightly wanting in the flavor department, it's conceivable that a flavored chip would have completely overshadowed the taste of the dip...which in my opinion, completely defeats the purpose of using a dip or salsa in the first place.
In conclusion, Trader Joe's Soy & Flaxseed Tortilla Chips are a lovely, crunchable, multi-grain experience. Sonia gives them a 4. I concur. Bottom line: 8 out of 10.
Trader Joe's Taco Seasoned Beef, Bean, & Cheese Dip is not the flavor-extravaganza I had hoped for, but its subtle taste and textures are enough to garner modest 3.5's from both Sonia and I. Bottom line: 7 out of 10.
TJ's used to make a Spicy version of these chips, but dropped them. I would like to find out who makes these chips for TJ's, and see if the spicy version is still out there under a different label. Sometimes TJ's providers can be sleuthed out; for example the baker of their Corn Rye bread, or their European Style Whole Grain Bread (they dropped another version of that, as well, the Cranberry Hazelnut version, but the baker stopped making it). Of course, if one can find whatever they drop, under a different label, it will cost more than they sold it for. But if you like it well enough, might be worth it.ReplyDelete
Amen brother. I was so pissed at TJ's for dropping these. Guess what, I just found a bag of "Veggie & Flaxseed Corn Tortilla Chips," which I put in quotes as the bag contains what appear to be the old Spicy Soy & Flaxseed chips! None of the three color veggie chips inside. Yes, they have the flax seeds, and look like the Spicy ones which we used to buy. This makes be think that the manufacturer is still making the spicy ones! If only we could learn who it is, so we could search for the labeling and sourcing of where these are going now, as they appear to still be in manufacture! I just bought these yesterday at the TJ's in Marina del Rey, CA.Delete
The plain Soy & Flaxseeds chips are discontinued as of two weeks ago. They still carry a three color veggie version, w/ more carbs (beet extract?).Delete