The pros: Trader Joe's Shrimp Toast is a solid choice for an appetizer. It's chopped shrimp that sit very nicely on top of toasted bread and covered with sesame seeds.
The cons: Basic in flavor. I was hoping for something more complex. The shrimp were plan. So was the toast. The toast even stayed crisp a day later in the refrigerator. Your only excitement is the sesame seeds here.
The verdict: For $3.99, these make for a quick party appetizer. There are only 10 pieces in the box so plan accordingly. The title of these couldn't be more accurate. It's basically lightly seasoned shrimp on toast. It's good, but I may pass over this for some of their other appetizers in the freezer section. I really wanted some deeper flavors here.
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I thought these would make a fun appetizer around the holidays or when we have company. The shrimp is chopped finely and is almost glued to the toaster, so messes should be minimized. I was wishing for deeper flavors here. Perhaps if the shrimp was marinated in something like a soy sauce it would have improved the flavor here. Even the toast was on the plain side. This could have easily had a flavor to it as well. A nice garlicy bread would have worked as well. Would I buy this again? Probably, but there are so many great choices in this category, I might end up passing over it too. It was good, but at the end of the day I didn't think it was awesome or amazing.
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I ate these for dinner along with a sesame noodle carrot salad . After I ate it I decided to backtrack to see if there was a review on this product. I have noted overtime that some people are not terribly fond of this shrimp toast for some reason I really love it. In general I love shrimp toast and if I had a bigger kitchen I would probably attempt to make my own. After "frying" the TJ shrimp shrimp toasts in my air fryer I blot the extra oil off with several paper towels. I also make a couple of sauces to dip it in. Love it.
I got an air fryer about a month ago. Maybe I'll try them again using that. I was just bummed out that in the toaster oven they were so very oily. With parchment paper I could literally watch them bubble up and leak oil. Maybe air frying is the way to go. Some things I need to go back and re-review. I just tried the vegan chickenless mandarin morsels. They changed the recipe and I'm so bummed out.
Barbara Osting says
I have been buying these at Trader Joes in Louisville, Ky, They have suddenly stopped carrying these..Why? Can they get them back....
Hey Barbara! I'm up in New York and I haven't seen them recently either. The best place to go with your concern (because they might be discontinued) is here: https://www.traderjoes.com/contact-us/product-feedback
Voice your concern with Trader Joe's themselves. I only review what I try here and am not affiliated with them. I hope that helps!
Richard E Furgal says
love them but no longer availalble.
Hey Richard! I know a lot of people loved them. They have been discontinued sadly. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts on this!