The pros: Spicy chicken wings, nice and meaty, a good variety of drum sticks and wings. Trader Joe's Hot and Spicy Chicken Wings are more than mild but not inedibly hot. I would put them closer to a medium heat.
The cons: These aren't true buffalo wings, so if you want the sauce you'll have to add it yourself. Not sure why the word "sections" needs to be in the name.
The verdict: These are basically Buffalo Wings or Hot Wings depending upon where you are. Regardless of nomenclature, they are talking about the same thing. Like Trader Joe’s Arancini Bites and Trader Joe’s Mac and Cheese Bites these will likely have a permanent place in my freezer. For $5.99 they are a great deal (unless your local bar does some sort of super cheap wings, mine does 5 cent wing night, so obviously they are winning on that point).
Here is a quick visual rundown before my final assessment at the bottom:
The bag of Trader Joe's Hot and Spicy Chicken Wingsin the freezer section:
The nutritional information:
How to prepare:
What came out of the oven (too many for the toaster oven in one bag) in 30 minutes:
A closer look at these:
Would I buy these again? Yes, I'll be buying Trader Joe's Hot and Spicy Chicken Wings again. Serve with blue cheese dressing or celery or carrots, its a great snack. The chicken seemed a bit fatty, but they were very tasty. Obviously, they are not as good as they might be from your local bar, but they are as good as they can be for something out of a freezer bag.
You might also want to pick up Trader Joe's Blue Cheese dressing in the refrigerated aisle to pair with these as well.
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