It's completely possible that you have relied on a freezer meal at least once or twice in your life. I've eaten things like Lean Cuisines and SmartOnes in an effort to deal with both laziness, not packing a lunch regularly, not wanting to go out to lunch and not wanting to spend $10 on lunch. Yes, even a lazy dinner can be added to this list.
Now, Trader Joe's Shrimp Tacos were awesome, but I will warn you, they are a bit misleading if you go by the picture alone.
So let's start with the quick visual rundown. And yes, please examine the box. Do you see how these shrimp look? Fresh, delicious, picture perfect.
While the picture on the box was misleading (final picture at the end), I can honestly tell you that I personally think food from SmartOnes and Lean Cuisine basically taste like cardboard that's been over-salted with a splash of cayenne pepper for heat and "flavor," this instead actually tasted like food.
If you are concerned about weight and calorie intake, here you go:
How to make them? As long as you have a microwave you are good:
When I took them right out of the package this is what they looked like:
After 4.5 minutes on 50% power this is what they looked like (with one fork poke in the bag:
After being plated:
What did I think of them? Trader Joe's Shrimp Tacos were pretty darn good. Are they as good as your local Mexican establishment? No, but for $3.69 they really can't be beat. You'd probably pay twice that. They only flaw was they were a tad soggy, but then again, anything that finds its way into a microwave will likely be soggy.
Want to see more items I've reviewed from Trader Joe's? Click on Thoughts & Reviews of Trader Joe’s for a searchable list.
msw blog says
Nothing EVER looks like it does on the box :). You might enjoy this post
I've been shopping at Trader Joe's lately because I live very close to one now. I'm definitely going to give these a try--I love TACOS!
they are sooo much better if you heat your oven to 370 and leave them in for about 15 minutes! Top it off with tomatoes and more salsa and bam. these have become one of my favorite frozen meals ever since
I figured they probably would be. But I can't bring my oven to work with me. Thanks for the tip!
Your review makes me want to try them.. Susan's oven suggestion confirms I need to do so.. I'm not big on using the microwave except for reheating, etc.. Easy for me to say because I'm retired.. ;o)..
I haven't tried it Susan's way but I'm sure that will fix the sogginess issue. If you try it, let me know. I'd love to hear what you think.