The pros: Trader Joe's Onion Salt shines on certain products like potatoes and sour cream.
The cons: This is not an all purpose spice mix and a certain amount of trial and error will be necessary. No shallots in this mix.
If I could only choose one spice blend to have from Trader Joe's, I would reach for Trader Joe's Everything But the Bagel Seasoning. My second choice might have to be this one.
Now let's be clear, this is not a seasoning blend that is going to compliment every dish. It will enhance certain dishes better than other. My rule with trying this: if it goes with onions then it's worth trying this seasoning. I tried it first in scrambled eggs, but much preferred the flavor of my Penzey's Sunny Paris Seasoning. Where I found this product to shine was on any potato product. It didn't matter whether it was a baked potatoes (sour cream included), mashed potatoes, or french fries. Why does it work so well on potatoes? Perhaps the salt, perhaps the onion or garlic, but I personally think it is the chives. This seasoning is very mixed so you'll get a bit of each spice in each bite.
This is a flavorful blend. It's not just an onion flavor here either, although that is the primary flavor. For $1.99 you don't have much to lose by adding this product to your seasoning collection, unless you hate or can't have onions. Worth picking up, but I don't use this quite as often as the Bagel Seasoning.
The jar of Trader Joe's Onion Salt:
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How Trader Joe's describes this product:
Would I buy this again? With the right application, this spice combination really works. It may take some trial and error to find the best match for this spice blend, but this is well worth the $1.99.
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