Trader Joe’s is constantly driving us through flavorful adventures, and has now boarded on a trip to a fruit that hails from the exotic lands of southern India. This new TJ’s product comes with a whirlwind of flavors that will leave your brain wondering what just happened. Let me introduce you to the jackfruit. Don’t you know what this is? Well, then I’m taking you to new lands of sensations.
Traditionally, the jackfruit (AKA jak, jaca, nangka, khanun, khnor, maki mi, may mi) has been a star in the spicy curries and hearty kormas of the Indian culinary scene. But, in recent years, this tropical sensation has taken the United States by storm, popping up in grocery stores and restaurants faster than you can say, and Trader Joe’s doesn’t want to get left behind in the trend.
Trader Joe’s Pulled Jackfruit in Smoky BBQ Sauce: You’re about to be amazed
Now, before you roll your eyes and dismiss this as another preachy vegan manifesto, let me assure you that we’re open-minded omnivore reviewers, with a craving willingness to explore the wild wonders of plant-based alternatives (we also write about TJ’s meat-based dishes: we love you all, guys). Just read for a couple of minutes, and then you’ll wanna head to your nearest TJ’s to grab one of these.
This beloved California-based chain has once again captured our attention with their Pulled Jackfruit in Smoky BBQ Sauce, and this might be a sensitive issue here: America loves pulled pork. But when I heard whispers of jackfruit’s ability to mimic the flavors and textures of pulled pork, I couldn’t resist the urge to give it a go, and you won’t get to resist too.
Starting from the appearance, it looks exactly like pulled pork ready to prepare a delicious sandwich or roll, and the combination of seasonings and smells, together with a vibrant mixture of colors from natural ingredients, attract the eye’s attention. The most interesting thing of all is that it comes ready to eat: no long hours of preparation like the real pulled pork. Just cut a small corner of the bag and place it for about 1 minute in the microwave, or place the unopened bag in boiling water for five minutes. When you take the first bite of the Pulled Jackfruit in Smoky BBQ Sauce by Trader Joe’s, you won’t believe that this bad boy is just fruit. Yeah, you can read the ingredients list: confirm that this is totally plant-based. Astounding, right?
The curious case of the bestseller Trader Joe’s Soy Chorizo
After more than 15 years circling the shelves of Trader Joe’s, finally his Venison Sausage earned a place in the Hall of Fame, a product that has won awards and became one of the favorites of Americans looking for meat-free options or open to expanding their horizons to try new textures and flavors.
It’s spiced with a blend of paprika, sea salt, vinegar, red pepper, and garlic powder which infuse the soy-based meat with a bold, intense flavor that will convince even the stubbornest meat eater. This is not only an alternative to meat: this chorizo has the benefit of having no cholesterol and 60% less fat than traditional pork-based versions, which could be an additional reason why Soy Chorizo has been a customer favorite for so long.