The pros: Trader Joe's Camembert Cheese and Cranberry Sauce Fillo Bites are crunchy, flaky, tasty appetizer that I found addicting. Cranberry adds just enough acid to make this exciting on the palate. Serve this at a party and these will disappear.
The cons: Only 8 pieces come in a package. Watch cooking times. Mine were done in 8 minutes in a convection toaster oven.
The verdict: For $3.99, this is small but a really tasty treat. While only 8 come in a package, these would be great to serve to guests (as long as you buy a few of these boxes) or a perfect tangy and cheesy sack.
These are the right balance of smooth melty cheese that has a lot of similarities to brie. A small dash of cranberry sauce that added just the right amount of acidity. Without it this would not be the same. The fillo adds both crunch and a flaky texture that might make a small mess so cocktail napkins or a plate are a must with serving these. I'll be picking more of these up. These are seasonal, so if you see them and like them, they'll disappear sometime around the New Year.
Here is the visual rundown of what you can expect if you purchase this item:
The box of Trader Joe's Camembert Cheese and Cranberry Sauce Fillo Bites:
The nutritional information:
How to prepare:
Out of the package you get:
Going into the convection toaster oven (in other words, do the math and don't use the whole time on the package. Mine were ready in 8 minutes):
After being cooked you get:
Cut in half:
Would I buy this again? Yes. Add this to your list of awesome appetizers. Would be great for the holidays, New Year's Eve, a family get together or even watching a game with friends. Just be warned, the fillo will make a mess due to it's flaky nature. Awesome flavor that I hope will not end up being seasonal. It's absolutely worth a try in the freezer aisle of Trader Joe's.
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