The pros: Trader Joe's Taco Shells are a solid choice in the pantry aisle. They make for good taco shells out of the box, but are better toasted per the directions.
The cons: I wished the plastic wrapping was resealable. No fun or exotic flavors to speak of here.
Taco night is a frequent thing in my home. If you are a fan of soft tacos then Trader Joe's Homemade Tortillas and Trader Joe's Habanero Lime Tortillas are both excellent choices. If you are a fan of the crunchier variety, then these are a solid choice to reach for.
In the box you are getting 12 tacos. For my household of two, that is more than what we can (and should) eat. My only complaint about this product is that the plastic bag is not resealable (and the lack of flavor varieties). If you find yourself doing most of your shopping at Trader Joe's, then you might have a smaller sized household. The taco shells are stacked neatly and were easy to separate from one other. Be sure to make sure the box is in good condition before buying it.
When I had the first bunch of these, I was starving and did not follow the heating directions. When enjoyed out of the box these were on par with most other taco shells I've tried. They were crunchy and had a nice corn flavor. However, the next day when I wasn't so hungry when I made dinner, I did toast the taco shells. If you are wondering, yes, that 2-3 minutes in the oven results in a taco shells that are more crisp and have a better depth of flavor. The extra few minutes makes a difference. In either case, they held the contents of the taco well. Until you take a bite. You will still need a plate underneath.
For $1.99 these are inexpensive and worth a try. I'd buy these again.
The nutritional information, The ingredients, How to prepare:
Out of the package you get:
Would I buy this again? Yes. These were a good choice in taco shells. I enjoyed them. I enjoyed them more slightly toasted as per the directions.
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