Trader Joe’s Riced Cauliflower Stuffing with carrots, dried sweetened cranberries, leeks, onion and celery.
In the Trader Joe’s never ending quest for total domination of all things Cauliflower, I can just see the new food development people at Trader Joe’s pondering what weird and unusual ways can they use this wonder Brassica? I don’t know, how about we put it something we call “stuffing” and foist it on our unsuspecting customers? That’s the ticket…
I have a personal goal to taste every Cauliflower product that Trader Joe’s makes in the next couple of months. Which might be pretty difficult since they add new ones so rapidly. I did an informal count last time I was in there and it was close to 20 products which the majority of the ingredients was cauliflower. That’s pretty crazy considering how few people actually liked to eat cauliflower.
You know where this cauliflower craze is coming from, don’t you? It’s a combination of the keto, high protein diets and the anti-gluten movement. The results are not always pleasant, as is the case with this “stuffing”
I guess there is no legal definition of what “stuffing” is so we can pretty much name anything “stuffing” and I understand where Trader Joe’s was trying to go with this but it falls flat on it’s face.
Basically, what we have here is chopped vegetables with some cranberries thrown in for texture. To prepare you are supposed to put it in a pan and heat it on medium for 7 minutes. This thaws everything out. I didn’t take a picture but there are these green ice cubes of sauce that are included and they melt and give the “stuffing” flavor. Unfortunately, they give too much flavor. The rosemary flavor is simply overwhelming to the point that it made this inedible. It tasted like piney, resin, overwhelming rosemary. Plus, it was simply finely chopped vegetables. Hell I can do that myself without a lot of hassle. I guess at the end of the day, I expected a little more from Trader Joe’s on this one. I would avoid this one at all costs. I am giving it a 1 bell rating… even the dogs wouldn’t eat it!