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TJFLR – Bibimbap Bowl – Fine If You’ve Never Had BBB

3 Oct

Trader Joe’s is admirably taking on the task of mass-marketing niche ethnic foods for the middle class market of captive desk lunchers. Unfortunately, they are doing so with a supply chain that does not seem to cross streams at all with the ethnic foods they are trying to mimic.

Mimic is probably the right word to describe TJ’s frozen Bibimbap Bowl. Ubiquitous at Korean restaurants, every family has their own spin on BBB since you can throw almost any veg in it. Correction: any KOREAN-seasoned veggies. TJ’s version tastes like someone had read about BBB in an old book, was trapped in a Midwest grocery store, and this was their best effort considering they had never tasted gochujang.

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TJFLR – Stacked Eggplant Parmesan

20 Sep

For this week’s Trader Joe’s Frozen Lunch Review, we tackle the stacked eggplant parm. When you’re trapped at your desk under a pile of work (or hiding from your unfriendly coworkers) and you want a slice of old-school, red sauce Italian, maybe you’ll want to give the stacked parm a whirl.

I love the sprig of fresh rosemary and dusting of Parmesan cheese in the picture. See how true the picture is to real life after the jump.
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TJFLR – Pizza al Pollo Asado – Half Pizza, Half Tamale, Half Delicious

13 Sep

A new regular Fooddouche feature – Trader Joe’s Frozen Lunch Review! For those of us who eat lots of sad lunches at our desks and try to spice up our routines with TJ’s latest attempt to replicate ethnic food.

We’ll start with TJ’s Pizza al Pollo Asado, an attempt at a Mexican pizza. What’s so Mexican about it?

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