Some combinations Trader Joe's come up with are magical. Some are a disaster that leave you in awe that some corporation let it go to market. This is one of those disasters. The concept was good. Cheddar and apples go well. Cinnamon and apples go. Add texture to cheese with a pumpkin pie spice, it just didn't work in Trader Joe's Apple Pie Cheddar Cheese. For $10 per pound, it worked even less. I'm willing to pay for good cheese, but this isn't it. I really wanted to like it. I'd still like to know who approved of this product without tasting it first.
The pros: Not that I could think of. Nope. Nothing.
The cons: Strange and bizarre taste. Cheddar taste, odd consistency, almost an pumpkin pie taste to it. It was a nice concept, but totally gross.
The verdict: No thanks on this one. The garbage can was forced to eat this one. I'm more than willing to go into tasting something new with positivity in mind. I think we got through one slice. My husband and I both made a real stink face to each other and allowed the garbage can to enjoy. There aren't many products I've had that I've tossed so quickly, but this was one of them.
Here's what you get:
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I didn't realize that was even a thing!!! I love apples and cheese....you would think it would be good!!
I thought so too. It was so weird and I knew I didn't want a second bite.
Some good ideas can go wrong. I would have expected this to be awesome. Did you know that you can return food to TJ's simply because it doesn't taste good? It's totally a thing!
I took a taste and brought it back on my next visit. The employee who gave me the refund said that she totally understood why I returned it! Don't know how that one passed the taste testers...
I agree Marla. That was quite possibly one of my least favorite cheeses I've ever had