The pros: Trader Joe's Chicken Taquitos are quick freezer food that are only 110 calories per taquito
The cons: These are pretty close to flavorless. You will need to get creative with a sauce or toppings in order for this to have flavor.
The verdict: There are somethings at Trader Joe's that leave me wondering. This was one of them. I wonder why they are still in the freezer aisle. While I enjoyed the black bean and cheese variety, I did not like these chicken taquitos.
First off, I do like the calorie count. The directions are clear and resulted in crispy taquitos. However, the chicken on the inside lacked any sort of flavor. Not that seasoning wasn't added, but it did not seem to come through on this product at all. This was one of the most bland items I've had.
The strongest taste present in these taquito was the fried tortilla shell. That tortilla shell was pretty much the only flavor that was present and texture for that matter. The chicken almost tasted like it was shredded to a fine chicken powder in a food processor. It had neither taste nor added any significant texture. This would need a pile of toppings and/or sauces in order for this to be an enjoyable meal.
For $4.49 you are getting 10 taquitos, but I would rather see the freezer space be given to a product that has some really good flavor to it. As for me, I won't be repurchasing this item.
Here is the visual run down of what you get if you buy this product:
The box of Trader Joe's Chicken Taquitos from the freezer aisle:
The nutritional information, the ingredients and how to prepare:
After being cooked you get:
Would I buy this again? No, I would not buy Trader Joe's Chicken Taquitos again. They just lacked flavor.
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