The pros: Trader Joe’s Buttermilk Biscuits are basic biscuits in a can.
The cons: If you are hoping for lots of flakey layers here, you’ll probably be disappointed. You’ll also have to reshape these before baking to avoid oddly shaped biscuits. The can was a pain to open.
There are some parts of the country where there are biscuits present most of the time. Down south everyone has a classic biscuit recipe that yields light, flaky and tender biscuits. I live in the northeast and therefore don’t have access to any true southern biscuits. So that means the canned variety will have to suffice in my household.
I do have some favorites outside of Trader Joe’s. I do enjoy some canned varieties. However, once it comes out of a can, it’s never quite as good as homemade. These are no where close to homemade. In fact, just looking at the ingredients I’m sure that I’ve never seen a recipe that uses Palm Fruit Oil. That was the beginning of some of the oddities here.
The can was a bit of a challenge to open even with a spoon. My can did not wish to be opened. Once it was open my biscuits were smushed in the can. They ended up looking not so much like the picture. I think trapezoid is a better description of what mine turned out to be. That could have been fixed with some reshaping after placing them on a baking sheet, however, I did what I normally do with every other brand: place on baking sheet and bake them.
For $2.99 for a can containing 8 biscuits these can out just ok. They were edible, but absolutely nothing special. There were no delicate layers and they were neither light nor dense. They landed somewhere in the middle. These are ok in a pinch; fine if you are never going to make your own, but I really think there are better canned biscuits out there. While these were edible, if you already have a favorite brand, then stick with those. Nothing really special inside this can.
Here is the visual rundown of what you can expect if you purchase this item:
The can of Trader Joe’s Buttermilk Biscuits:
The nutritional information:
How to prepare:
After being cooked you get:
Would I buy this again? In a pinch Trader Joe’s Buttermilk Biscuits are fine. However, I’d rather use a mix or go for another brand of biscuits that will give me those lovely light and flaky layers that were so very lacking in this product.
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