The pros: Trader Joe's Garlic Fries are tasty with a delicious sauce that may require some caution when using.
The cons: Should be portioned out better. I was hoping to only make half of this product, but there is only one garlic pack which is not resealable.
The verdict: For $2.69 you get a nice sized bag of fries that can easily feed two adults with some left over. The fries are crisp from the oven and are tasty on their own without the garlic sauce. These are not a thin cut fries. These are medium to thick cut to better hold on to the sauce. You also get a packet of garlic sauce that contains enough garlic to ward off a hoard of vampires or ensure your loved ones will not give you a kiss goodnight. This is not recommended for a first date, however if you do make this for someone and they give you a second date, they might be a keeper. You'll need to exercise some common sense with how much garlic you can handle because there is quite a bit in this little packet. I was fortunate to have much of the excess garlic stick to the bottom of my mixing bowl. These are good as an occasional treat or something to have for game day. The calorie count wasn't too bad for french fries. I'd buy this again, but I'd be more careful about the garlic packet.
The bag in the freezer aisle:
The nutritional information:
How to prepare:
How Trader Joe's describes this product:
Out of the package you get fries and a garlic seasoning pack like this and yes, that's mostly minced garlic:
After being cooked and mixed with the garlic you get about double this:
Would I buy this again? Yes, this was tasty, but won't make the weekly shopping list. Trader Joe's Garlic Fries was a nice treat to watch the game or have a greasy dinner at home without the bar bill.
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