The pros: Trader Joe's Artichoke and Cheese Ravioli has a tasty filling that is much more artichoke and cheese than olive. The briny taste of the olives is present without much of the texture.
The cons: None come to mind, the ravioli in the refrigerated section is consistently good. I haven't actually tried any flavors that I hated.
The verdict: For $3.49 this is a tasty flavor variety ready in as little as 5 minutes after attaining boiling water. This is more artichoke with a subtle hint of olive. Being that I hate olives the way that Superman hates Kryptonite and Guy Fieri hates eggs, I can actually say I wouldn't mind eating this again and I would try this again. The pasta was tender in the allotted time. It was up to par with most of the other varieties available at Trader Joe's.
Here is the visual rundown of what you get if you purchase this product. My final thoughts are below the pictures.
The box of Trader Joe's Artichoke and Cheese Ravioli:
The nutritional information and the ingredients:
Out of the package you get:
After being cooked you get:
What it looks like on the inside:
What would make this better? Well sauce of course! You could open up a jar, or you could give this recipe a try: Lemon Cream Sauce with Capers and Shallots. What does it look like with the sauce you ask?
Would I buy this again? Yes. So many solid choices in terms of ravioli at Trader Joe's. Here are the ones I've also reviewed: Trader Joe’s Honey Roasted Pumpkin Ravioli,Trader Joe’s Beef Bolognese Ravioli, Trader Joe’s Chicken Pot Pie Ravioli, Trader Joe’s Roasted Root Vegetable Ravioli, and Trader Joe’s Perline Pasta & Prosciutto. They've all been solid choices.
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