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Smoked trout in a can: Today’s catch from Trader Joe’s

11 Mar

If you’ve been following along, you’ll know how much I love smoked anything.

It was at a weak moment that I passed the neatly stacked tins of smoked trout. They were right there with my other smoky fish favorite, oysters. But the trout caught my eye and wormed its way into my cart.

Smoked trout and crackers can make my day.

Small can of trout with a big fan following.

I got curious. Generally, I steer away from the smoked oysters because I’m afraid that they’re higher in calorie and fat content than I’m willing to spend on a snack. But is the smoked trout any better?

Well. Ouch. From the Fatsecret website of nutritional information, oysters weigh in with much less fat and fewer calories than the canned trout I consumed in two separate and satisfying sittings. #goodtoknow #tasty #sigh

Thanks, Trader Joe’s.

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Chat about canned oysters

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Foraging nuts for the winter at Trader Joe’s: Mesquite Smoked Almonds

8 Oct

What’s your favorite sign that autumn is here? The urge to make hot chocolate? Raking leaves from the yard? Wearing sweaters again?

For me, it’s the smokey smell of fireplaces consuming wood. The first neighbor lighting up lets me know that it’s certifiably time to pack up the summer frocks and get ready to enjoy the pleasures that come with a chill in the air. It’s the red flag dropped that announces, “Autumn is on!”

That’s a big reason why seeing this bag of smokey, salted almonds lured me to buy it. It was like the siren call of Fall, with a Southwestern twist. “Mesqueeet….Messs….KEEEEETTTTT!!!” the packaging sings.

Mesquite Smoked Almonds: A taste of Fall with the flavor of the Southwest

The almonds are great party nibbles, but don’t fool yourself. If you buy a bag 24 hours or more before delivering them to an event, they won’t make it. It’s one of those two-bag purchases – one for the group, and one for solo snacking. Just saying.

Thanks, TJ’s.

And thank you for reading and following Things I Love at Trader Joe’s!

What’s your favorite snack at TJ’s? Have you tried Mesquite Smoked Almonds? If so, what did you think?

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Mesquite smoked almonds recipe

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