Dealer Joe’s Gobbler Quesadilla

Trader Joe's Gobbler Quesadilla

Ever hear of the Gobblerito?

It is legendary out right here within the Pittsburgh space. Possibly there’s one thing related wherever you’re, however right here, each fall, on the native chain Mad Mex, it is formally Gobblerito season. it is actually Thanksgiving dinner as a burrito – turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, black beans and corn all wrapped up and served with gravy and cranberry. By some means, all my life I’ve averted attempting one till just some weeks in the past, and I’m misplaced within the consciousness of the error of my methods. It is wonderful. It is large. It is comforting.  

And it is a main dietary depth cost. It is so unhealthy for you it virtually makes Dealer Joe’s Gobbler Quesadilla appear like well being meals. 

Granted, the TJ turkeydilla is considerably of a lighter take. No taters. No gravy. Nonetheless loads of turkey of the roasted selection – not fairly nearly as good as a contemporary chicken, however not dry and insipid both. It passes muster, for certain. Caught some kale in there, too. That is wholesome, though I am fairly certain I’ve by no means seen kale on my Thanksgiving desk. However it works. A pair tart cranberries sprinkled in add to the freshness and provides a bit “taste sparkle” and appear at residence. And naturally it is all held along with a giant ol’ flour tortilla, with neither an excessive amount of nor too little tortilla or filling to make all of it work

The 2 different components, although, are value extra perception. First off, the butternut squash. My pretty bride loves butter nut squash whereas I am way more ambivalent in direction of it. We determined to share a quesadilla for lunch the opposite day, and after only one chew, she unwrapped the entire thing and plinko’ed out each little bit of squash she may. By no means, in all my years…I took a chew, anticipating some shenanigans of the crookneck pumpkin selection. None, actually. However my spouse? Could not stand it. “it…It simply does not work right here, with every thing else,” she stated. With a bit unpacking, it appeared that perhaps the fibrous nature of the mini chunks weren’t the hoped-for mouthfeel, and maybe some mashed or squashed squash would have been a greater choice. Style was good, really feel was off. Make of that as you’ll.

Additionally: mozzarella. I am a bit torn on this. I can see why mozzarella was chosen – it’s, in any case, a quesadilla so a gob of melty oozy cheese is a should, and mozzarella is at all times on name and able to go for that kinda job However the remainder of the components appeared to demand one thing sharper and extra strong, maybe like an honest cheddar and even gouda. Some mozzarella would nonetheless be welcome, or heck, preserve the mozz as is and sprinkle in some high quality parm shavings to pique it up – however mozzarella as the one cheese, when probably not jiving with the remainder of the components in a manner that makes Thanksgiving sense, simply appeared a bit too haphazard and uninspired. 

That being, stated, in all, the turkey quesadilla made a ok lunch which we could or could not repeat purchase. Prices $4.49 (manner lower than a Gobblerito!) which places it in the proper of value vary for a fast seize, straightforward, filling meal. Matching 3.5s from us!

Backside line: Dealer Joe’s Gobbler Quesadilla: 7 out of 10 Golden Spoons