I was beginning to wonder when we would see another cauliflower item appear on Trader Joe's shelves. And now, it has found its way into breakfast through Trader Joe's Egg Frittata. But don't worry, the taste of cauliflower was quite muted.
Taste and review
If you've never had a Frittata, it is similar to an omelet or quiche. It's egg-based, but this one more egg white. Don't get me wrong, these are nice and yellow, but they aren't as dense as a quiche would be.
Plus the addition of the egg whites keeps the cholesterol in this in check. And if you enjoy eggs because of the protein, Trader Joe's has added in whey protein to up the count in this.
It has a nice flavor of swiss cheese and each bite tastes light. But I did end up having mine with some hot sauce. The pairing of spice with this does work, so if you are finding this a bit plain I used some sriracha to heat things up.
The cooking directions were on point and the end result was very good in terms of taste. It was a super light pillowy egg dish with the taste of swiss, onions, and chives. The cauliflower was more or less in the background.
But I do take issue with this. It's priced at $2.99. There are two frittatas in this package. So if you buy this, understand this is just one serving.
And while I did have this for dinner, I looked at a recent receipt from Trader Joe's. I've been enjoying the new Carol's Pasture Raised Eggs which are sold at a premium price over conventional eggs. That dozen eggs set me back $3.99. But that also bought me a full dozen eggs.
I don't have any issue with this product in terms of taste or how easy it is. It cooked perfectly and had a good flavor. But when there are only two in the package, it left me wishing the package had four which I could justify the price for a simple egg dish.
Would I buy this again? I would consider keeping a box of Trader Joe's Egg Frittata around for those rough mornings, but otherwise, as excited as I was to see a new cauliflower item around, the price did not win me over.
Did you try it? Let me know what you think in the comments section!
The box of Trader Joe's Egg Frittata:
Calories and ingredients
How Trader Joe's describes this:
After being cooked you get:
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Trader Joe's Egg Frittata
Product Name: Trader Joe's Egg Frittat
Product Description: Trader Joe's adds cauliflower and whey protein to this classic egg dish.
Trader Joe's Egg Frittata is a new addition to the line of breakfast items.
- Very light
- Not assertive in the taste of cauliflower
- Tastes more of swiss and cheese
- Pricey, you can almost buy a dozen of Carol's Pasture Raised Eggs for the same price.
- Only 2 frittatas come in a package.
- This box is one serving.
These look good enough to keep on hand for those days when a quick breakfast is mandatory, and there just isn't enough time to make your own delicious breakfast treat. Pair with a couple of pieces of interesting, high-end toast, maybe spread with some avocado, if available, or some marmalade. Add a glass of orange juice, and you're good to go.
The $3. price tag seems high for what you get, but there was a fair amount of work involved in producing and packaging it. How much does a drive-through burger cost? Stacked up against the drive-through "fast food", I think I'd take the frittata. So easy to pump it up into a full meal with what may very well be right at hand, and easy to consume.
I wish they offered simple egg patties without add ins.
May I ask if you cooked them in a microwave or conventional oven?
Hey Mary! I cooked mine in a toaster oven.
I just ate these for an early dinner. I have them probably twice a month and didn’t realize they had cauliflower in them until I read this article. I’ll admit I’ve been looking for a copycat recipe because it seems wasteful to buy fritatta when they’re so easy to make. That said, I like these with Tapatio hot sauce and find them delicious and filling with no funky cauliflower taste.