my previous post, the Pittsburgh branch of WGaTJ's is now a family of four with the arrival of Baby B. Toddler/Big Girl M is so pretty enamored with her little sister, which is awesome, and makes being back home and trying to get settled in so much easier. We've been home a bit now, with me taking off work for a while for all the late night snuggles and constant butt wiping. And naturally, I'm the main chef right now for the three of us capable of solid food, and fortunately we've planned well. Between a meat stockpile from a great local farm and a bunch of homemade freezer meals we've prepped well in advance thanks to my wife's cousin and her work, and along with a bunch of fresh fruit and veggies to help round out our meals, a couple Trader Joe's easy dinner options have taken real good care of us thus far.
southwestern stuffed chicken breasts we had a few months back. These pollo poppers are kinda similar to those in concept, just in a much more snackable form with corn and black beans added in for a heartier bite. I suppose these cowboy croquets are meant more as an appetizer, but in our maverick ways, Sandy and I made them for lunch the other day, which we'll tip or cap to as a worthy enough meal.
M's favorite new book (thanks, Uncle Dan and Maymay!), you *might* have a small issue with 'em.
In all, I'd pick these up again without much hesitation, which is a lot more than I can say for our previous clucky appetizer find. I'm sure with a little hot sauce or guacamole, I can make those flavors pop a little more. As is, though, not bad, not bad.
Bottom line: Trader Joe's Southwestern Style Chicken Poppers: 7.5 out of 10 Golden Spoons
I'm not quite sure why I bought these as I was so ambivalent about them I let them take up valuable freezer space for a couple of months. finally tired of them falling out every time I opened the door, I ate them a few weeks ago and was pleasantly surprised. I'd give them about a 7. Likely won't repurchase, unless the same odd impulse strikes again, but did enjoy them.ReplyDelete
Oh - I just found your review of this product! In my kitchen they came out horrible. (I might have gotten a bad batch??).ReplyDelete
In my opinion, there was nothing good about these. Texture, flavour, appearance, you name it.
Liquid was oozing out of these when they were baking and they never ever set. They remained soft with an uncooked feel and a bland taste. Where is all the promised Southwestern flavour?
I will never buy this again.
I'm so mad at the Trader Joe's "Southwestern style" chicken popper I'm holding in my hand right now, I had to Google it to make sure I'm not crazy. This isn't an appetizer at all. This is dog food. This is basically dog food rolled in stale tortilla chips and baked in an oven.ReplyDelete