The pros: Trader Joe's Fig and Olive Crisps are a very well done appetizer crisp. These are far more flavorful that crackers and are crisp enough to hold up to dip and toppings.
The cons: The flavor combination might not be for everyone, but as someone who does not really like the taste of olives, I did not mind them here.
The verdict: In my local Trader Joe's crackers are kept in shelves just above the freezer selections. There are lots to choose from. On this blog I've only begun to scratch the surface of the different cracker selection available. Hopefully I'll have a few more up before the holiday season.
The crackers are thin, but crisp. They are a perfect snack in terms of size and texture. They will hold cheese, dip, or spread well because theses crisps are well, crisp. The flavor combination sounds a bit unusual: olive and fig. These two flavors are a stark contrast to one another. They are sweet, salty, savory with a touch of that familiar brine flavor (but not overwhelming). This also has a lot of flavor coming from the flax, sunflower and sesame seeds in it as well.
Overall, this is a really well done flavor and is quite practical for parties, snacking, and actually being able to hold up dip or cheese (in my book that is essential that a cracker can do both well). These are big enough for a single bite without worrying about making a mess. For $3.99 this has become a frequent item found in my grocery cart.
Here is the visual run down of what you can expect if you buy this product:
The box of Trader Joe's Fig and Olive Crisps:
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How Trader Joe's describes this product:
Out of the package you get:
Would I buy this again? Yes. I'm not a fan of olives, but I can say that these were good. They were even better with just a small slice of cheese. These are a good appetizer cracker and more flavorful than plain ones.
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