Sunday, February 1, 2015
Trader Joe's Pork Rib Bites With BBQ Sauce
I saw a write-up of these in the Fearless Flyer and thought they sounded wonderful. Of course, everything sounds wonderful there. They have copy writers that could make me want to eat sand. "Not your ordinary sand. We searched deserts all over the world before finding this light, fine-grained, exotic Arabian blend, subtly infused with the essence of pure black oil, which has been percolating through it for millions of years."
Where was I? Oh yes, the ribs.
I found these less than impressive. First, they're difficult to eat. In many pieces, the rib is embedded, not sticking out, so you don't even know it's there until you bite into it. About half of them are better eaten with a fork, about half should be picked up with the fingers. It's awkward.
Second, the meat is much fattier than on most ribs I've had in the past.
Third, the sauce is overbearing--too thick, too sweet. Completely generic BBQ sauce, nothing subtle or different about it.
All in all, a disappointment.
Will I buy it again?
No. I wish I could have liked this, because who doesn't love a good bit of barbecued rib now and then? But no.