Thursday, May 12, 2016
Trader Joe's Gyro Slices
No, I'm not talking about cell phone batteries that don't die every five minutes, pens that don't stop writing with only half the ink used, or a Justin Bieber song that doesn't suck. It's a not that good of a world out there. But at least we do have Chuck Norris-approved roundhouse kicking jeans. Listen, with those hidden gussets not binding your legs, you got some full leg-swinging freedom there, partner.
Nope, I am talking about Trader Joe's Gyro Slices. They do exist. I know, because I just had them for dinner. But if you're searching the shelves for them, good luck...much like their distantly related riced cauliflower cousin, you're much more likely to spot that Bieber character in your local TJ's than this particular meat package. It's that popular with demand that far underestimated that warehouses are out, so get yourself on the waitlist, and if you see any, stock up and sell on eBay.
Are the gyros worth the hype, though? Ehhhh...debatable. Don't get me wrong - I enjoy gyros at local Greek food festivals just as much as anyone reasonably can, so I was pretty hyped up as well. But the TJ gyro slices just aren't quite as good as those - close, but not quite.
That sounded like an insult. I didn't mean it that way. In every other regard these seem spot on, with the breadcrumbs adding the right mealy-meaty feel, and spiced appropriately with the pepper and garlic and whatnot. And I'd be danged if altogether both Sandy and I didn't enjoy a good made-at-home gyro that we'd be more than eager to do again, all for the fraction of the price of gyros out. It helped that when all the sandwich components were together, the perceived beefiness became a lot less noticeable.
For the requisite "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" reference, I won't vouch these are entirely authentic, but will say spraying Windex at them will certainly not make an improvement. If you see 'em, snag 'em. Double fours.
These were advertised in their flyer.. and yes, they were @ my TJ's... btw, is there any copy cat product ever entirely authentic? :-).....Even if I did eat meat, I would take a pass on this. TJ's is just trying' way too hard... less is more..They already have the monopoly when it comes to the public--i.e. where I live... 'regular markets' are slowly closing out where I live...ReplyDelete
this is very exciting. I've got to go to TJ soon to try out.ReplyDelete
Grill it maybe it gives more flavor.ReplyDelete
at first I was thinking, gross..... but the natural ingredients peak my carnivore curiosity.ReplyDelete
They have a ton of these at the Atlanta store. I will add that most gyro stands or delis use predominantly beef, perhaps with a little lamb or lamb seasoningReplyDelete
I tried them as soon as I saw them at TJs, and they made excellent gyros, but they've been back-ordered ever since. I heated them in my Air Fryer, and they came out great. More lamb flavor would have probably better.ReplyDelete
I just had these, and what really put it over the top for me was using garlic naan to complete my gyro. 🖒ReplyDelete
They weren't that great.... I will not be buying these ever againReplyDelete
Just tried these, I like 'em! Can't really tell if much diff between these and the Greek Festival ones, but that's been months, my taste memory is faded. Also, I don't care for straight lamb, but I really like this blend of beef/lamb.ReplyDelete
Trump sandwich - white bread full of bologna, Russian dressing, and a little tiny pickle.ReplyDelete
I thoroughly enjoy them in a Pita with the Greek yogurt cucumber spread and some tomatoe. Delicious!ReplyDelete