It’s June at Trader Joe’s, and as an alternative of any new cool frozen deal with, I discover myself consuming pickle mud prefer it’s Enjoyable Dip. That’s the newest “every part however the” seasoning from the grocery retailer that turned generic branding right into a goldmine: Seasoning in a Pickle Seasoning Mix. It’s delightfully tangy and dilly, and now I do know that dehydrated vinegar exists. However, I’ll perish earlier than I ever put the brand new Peanuts in a Pickle to my lips once more—extra on that later.
So pucker up, we’ve bought pickle stuff, ube unfold, limoncello-flavored cheese, and a ton of different new Trader Joe’s snacks to style and assessment earlier than the clock strikes July.
A Salty Snack
On account of gravity, skimpiness, or dud luck, my bag of Hula Crunch was principally popcorn. It’s presupposed to have crunchy little mochi bites in it too, which I hunted for as if it have been the plastic-wrapped prize in a cereal field, determined, looking, unhappy. Nonetheless, the tamari, brown sugar, and seaweed coating on the popcorn is a wonderfully calibrated mixture of sweet-salty-seaweedy. Put this mud in a jar and promote it, Joe!
A Single Salad
Chickpea, Kale, and Crispy Purple Rice Salad
A brand new favourite Trader Joe salad, although it’s a low bar as a result of they’re all plastic luggage crammed with 17 different plastic luggage. This one is an easy clamshell with well layered elements and solely one tiny bag crammed with puffed crimson rice. The “salad” is generally avocado-vinaigrette-marinated chickpeas (on the underside) and some curly uncooked kale wisps (on prime), however we will all agree that the less of these, the higher. I like to recommend this salad. For finest outcomes toss it in an even bigger bowl and serve with TJ’s $5 vinho verde, my wine of summer time.