Please pardon the partially crinkled box of Trader Joe's Loaded Potatoes we have for this post's model. It had been lurking in the bottom of our freezer for who knows how long - few weeks minimum, maximum of...well....I don't know.
What I do know is the final form of this product doesn't look much like the box pic. In my state of heightened crankiness and bad hangritude (that's be hungry/angry/attitude all in one) I totally neglected to take a pic. Just imagine bigger, more starkly white potato chunks, without nearly as much sauce to cover and immerse. The pic almost looks like a tasty homemade concoction, whereas the real deal was pretty adamant it was, in fact, a freezer one.
What did this cost? $3? $4? Something like that. It's really not big enough to share, but is somewhat nutritionally advantageous to do so. Get some veggies on the side to fill in, as man, this wasn't close to enough. But it was tasty. Another serving idea: heat some up then scramble in a couple eggs to make some sort of cheesy breakfast kinda hash. I'm positive that'd work and be more filling too. there's not much spice to be had here, so if hot sauce is normally your kinda thing, you'll want some on hand.
Not amazingly awesome, but not bad at all either. Meat and potatoes. Always dependable.
Bottom line: Trader Joe's Loaded Potatoes: 6.5 out of 10 Golden Spoons
Just had for lunch. Normally, don't try things with a middling review here, but this intrigued me as I liked every ingredient and no cilantro and not too many chemicals. I'd give it a 7. Thought it was a good amount for a lunch portion but agree would need to scramble in a 2 eggs, maybe bit of avo for a real meal. Thought the meat, though not a lot, was enough for good flavor. Something I'd buy maybe twice a year. made in oven, but the potatoes still not crispy at so not sure if they'd ever be, but not a big issue. Thanks for highlighting.ReplyDelete