Saturday, June 20, 2015

They're Back! Trader Joe's Fried Broccoli!

It's hard for me to find convenience foods that I really love and that work with my diet.  Trader Joe's "Crispy Crunchy Broccoli Florets" is one of my favorite snacks.  You can imagine, I was completely distraught when after just a few weeks they disappeared from the store.  We have been checking for months, and they are FINALLY back!!  Or at least they were a week ago!  Greg grabbed three bags for me.  Good man.

It is possible to like these even if you aren't a big fan of the vegetable, and it's also possible not to like them even if you love the stuff.  Greg eats broccoli fine, and neither he nor Kylen will come within 10 feet of them.  I, on the other hand, enjoy broccoli only when it is at the peak of quality or smothered in Velveeta, and yet I am crazy about these.  Trader Joe's site says they are prepared in a unique way - fried, but not in a deep fryer.  A "common Southeast Asian method" is used that effectively "vacuum fries" them in palm oil.  They are VERY crunchy and VERY good!!