The pros: Trader Joe's Arugula and Parmigiano Reggiano Ravioli is fresh pasta ready in under 5 minutes.
The cons: An underwhelming filling in terms of quantity and quality. It just wasn't that great in terms of balance or taste.
The verdict: For $2.99, this might be the least enjoyable of all of the ravioli products I've tried. And yes I've tried a lot of the fresh pasta aisle: Trader Joe’s Artichoke & Cheese Ravioli, Trader Joe’s Roasted Cauliflower & Cheese Mezzelune, Trader Joe’s Chicken Pot Pie Ravioli, Trader Joe’s Beef Bolognese Ravioli, Trader Joe’s Beef Bolognese Ravioli, Trader Joe’s Perline Pasta & Prosciutto, and Trader Joe’s Honey Roasted Pumpkin Ravioli. They are all better than the Arugula & Parmigiano Reggiano Ravioli. For me, the flavor just wasn't there. Arugula is great when it is in a salad or in a pesto. Heated up, I think it loses some of its better qualities. Grind it into some cheese and you just aren't doing it any favors. Overall, reach for the other varieties. They were well done compared to this.
The box in the refrigerated aisle with the how to prepare information on front:
The nutritional information and the ingredients:
Out of the package you get:
After being cooked you get:
What Trader Joe's Arugula and Parmigiano Reggiano Ravioli looks like on the inside:
Would I buy this again? For me this is a no. I would advise people that this is not their best flavor. Not that it was inedible. I just didn't enjoy it. Perhaps it needs a sauce not listed on the package to perk this up as just butter wasn't cutting it. It was almost like an arugula pesto without the nuts and an acid to balance it out. I'd say try the other ones I gave a thumbs up to over this.
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