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Butter toffee coated peanuts

Butter toffee coated peanuts

3.5/5 mini-forks for the butter toffee coated Virginia peanuts πŸ₯œ a nice twist on the idea of candied walnuts or almonds, the peanut does make it taste like a nice toffee peanut brittle πŸ‘ fun to snack on but nothing insanely special!

Caramelized onion and feta bites

Caramelized onion and feta bites

Do yourself a favor and buy these caramelized onion and feta bites as an appetizer from the frozen section, before Trader Joe’s closes at 6 pm tonight for Christmas! They are savory and salty and all SORTS of delicious πŸ˜‹ one of my all-time favorite […]

Dark chocolate stars

Dark chocolate stars

4/5 mini-forks for the dark chocolate stars 🌟 honestly these would have gotten 5/5 rating.. but I have to save that for the mini mint dark chocolate stars 😍😍 they are both so good, rich delicious shortbread robed in dark chocolate.. but the mini mint […]

Cauliflower onion dip

Cauliflower onion dip

4/5 for the quinoa and black bean chips with cauliflower onion dip (found in the frozen section!) this makes a great appetizer and is basically a healthier (hopefully) alternative to spinach artichoke dip, without sacrificing the flavor! These are also some of my favorite tortilla […]

Traditional latkes

Traditional latkes

5/5 mini-forks for the traditional latkes with a side of sour cream and applesauce – I thought these were crispy and delicious πŸ˜‹ these potato pancakes are a staple for the season, and these are an easy alternative to making them yourself! (Find then in […]

Crispy salmon bites

Crispy salmon bites

5/5 mini-forks for the salmon bites with dynamite sauce – these tasty little bites are crispy, savory, and have that β€œumami” flavor we all crave. The sauce really is dynamite too! 🌢 They’d make a great appetizer for all your upcoming holiday party needs πŸŽ‰

Caramelized onion cheddar cheese

Caramelized onion cheddar cheese

Pita chips with the caramelized onion cheddar cheese πŸ§€ I loved the onion flavor – tasted like dipping your cheese and crackers into an onion dip! I imagine it’d be awesome on burgers or a cheese tray πŸ”

Dried banana chips with chocolate hummus

Interesting little breakfast sample today – dried banana chips with the chocolate hummus 🍌 🍫 these banana chips were too sweet for me, but I did like the combo with the chocolate hummus. If you haven’t tried it yet, you should! It’s like the texture […]

Gingerbread crisps with Langres cheese

3/5 mini-forks for the gingerbread crisps with the Langres cheese πŸ§€ I love cheese as much as the next girl, and I did enjoy this French cheese – tasted milder than Brie, with less richness and intensity. But I wasn’t a huge fan of the […]

Kung pao chicken with Japanese style fried rice

Kung pao chicken with Japanese style fried rice

Kung pao chicken with the Japanese style fried rice 🍚 tangy and with a great crunch coming from the water chestnuts and peanuts! This old staple is sure to satisfy πŸ‘ the Japanese style fried rice has soybeans and tofu with edamame and has a […]