The pros: Trader Joe's Parmesan Pastry Pups are easy, premade, and have a sprinkling of parmesan cheese which added a nice salty element.
The cons: Greasy. These are way more greasy than taking a package of crescent rolls and making pigs in a blanket yourself. I literally had a small puddle of grease at the bottom of the pan.
The verdict: For $4.49, these are essentially pigs in a blanket with a different name. If you need pigs in a blanket quickly, this is a good way to go. But, you'll get more for your money if you go to BJs or Costco. Plus, those won't cause a grease buildup. Over all I'd say buy a package of crescent rolls and make then yourself. If the parmesan cheese is a must, just get some and sprinkle it over what you plan on serving.
The box of Trader Joe's Parmesan Pastry Pups:
The nutritional information:
How to prepare:
Trader Joe's description of the product:
Out of the package you get:
One a tray ready to go in the oven:
After being cooked you get, yes that's grease/oil on the top right that came off of these:
Making a prettier presentation of Trader Joe's Parmesan Pastry Pups:
Would I buy this again? I've bought Trader Joe's Parmesan Pastry Pups twice now. They're ok. I buy them mostly for the convenience factor. They taste fine, they're basic pigs in a blanket but nothing revolutionary. You can easily make these yourself without having the gross looking puddle of fat at the bottom of the tray. If you are in a rush these are completely edible, otherwise if you have the time it's another 3 ingredient appetizer: mini hot dogs, crescent rolls, and cheese.
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