Since the release of Trader Joe's Everything but the Bagel seasoning, there really isn't much that I go through by the bottle regularly. Until now. While it was just recently released, this little jar packs a punch in the flavor department.
Now, Trader Joe's has played around with the elote flavor in certain products like the frozen Mexican style roasted corn and with the Elote Corn Dippers (my husband ate every bag before I was ever able to photograph it which is why that review isn't done) which are nothing short of addicting.
But Trader Joe's has finally listened and bottled their best flavors (except in the Indian section, that they seem to be keeping to themselves).
Before I tell you all the things I love about this, we have to talk about one thing that caught me off guard: the first ingredient sugar.
Despite the marketing on the front and the nutritional facts (and the teeny tiny serving size), it would appear like it has no carbs to it. But I found myself getting quite heavy-handed with seasoning this on a batch of popcorn.
The more I added the more I loved it. But that being said, it might lead you to believe that it is keto-friendly or sugar-free when in fact it isn't. Most likely due to its minuscule portion size.
So other than the sweetness it lends to whatever you put it on, then what you have here is super flavorful.
It is sweet, savory, cheesy, with a touch of acidity. It reminded me slightly of the Chile Lime Seasoning Blend but far more complex. It had a touch of cumin with the umami of parmesan cheese.
Pair well with Trader Joe's Everything but the Elote Seasoning Blend? Anything corn, avocado, tomato, a starch like rice or potatoes, tomatoes, cheese, and pretty much your imagination can dream up. Even adding this to butter or mayo would be delicious.
This is a totally solid seasoning blend well priced at $2.49. But for my vegan friends out there it, this isn't vegan-friendly.
Would I buy this again? Trader Joe's Everything but the Elote Seasoning Blend is going into my regular purchases. It's very good and it seems like it can go on just about everything. A new favorite in my household.
If you can't get to a Trader Joe's, then you can also find this through third-party sellers on Amazon.
Did you try it? Let me know what you think in the comments section!
The jar of Trader Joe's Everything but the Elote Seasoning Blend:
How to enjoy this product according to Trader Joe's:
Served with some popcorn:
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Trader Joe's Everything but the Elote Seasoning Blend
Product Name: Trader Joe's Everything but the Elote Seasoning Blend
Product Description: Trader Joe's Everything but the Elote Seasoning Blend is a new seasoning blend that pairs well with just about everything.
Trader Joe's Everything but the Elote Seasoning Blend is a new spice blend that rival's the Everything but the Bagel Seasoning Blend.
- Trader Joe's Everything but the Elote Seasoning Blend is a fantastic all around spice
- The more I added the more I loved it
- Despite the nutritional facts stating otherwise, sugar is the first ingredient.
- Not vegan either.