Dealer Joe’s Grecian Fashion Eggplant with Tomatoes & Onions

Trader Joe's Grecian Style Eggplant with Tomatoes & Onions

This is an oldie however a goodie. Shelf-stable eggplant in a can. Yum?

I did not actually know what to anticipate first time I opened certainly one of these containers. Large slabs of eggplant? Precise items of tomato? For those who ask me, this product is absolutely similar to an enormous can of tomato-based pasta sauce. I imply, positive, there’s eggplant in there. And it does not style or really feel fairly like some other eggplant I’ve ever had.

I’ve had eggplant that was leathery. I’ve tried some that was rubbery. However I’ve additionally sampled eggplant that was completely pleasant—with a mouthfeel not not like tender meat. This eggplant is not one of the above. The feel of this eggplant is…gelatinous? Slimy? It is fairly moist and limp, however I need to admit there’s an surprising melt-in-the-mouth high quality, too. It is positively not the worst eggplant texture I’ve ever had, however it’s not the very best both.

Style-wise, it is advantageous, however I believe the precise delicate taste of eggplant is closely overshadowed by tomatoes, tomatoes, and extra tomatoes. That is proper, there’s tomato sauce, tomato paste, peeled tomatoes, chopped tomatoes, and tomato juice in there. I assume “tomato paste” is definitely an ingredient within the “tomato sauce,” and so on however all 5 of these tomato components are certainly listed within the substances. Dealer Joe’s Tomato, Tomato, Tomato, Eggplant, Onion, and Tomato simply did not sound correct to these advertising and marketing of us. By that very same token, this can be a “product of Bulgaria.” I suppose TJ’s customers are extra inclined to seize a “Grecian” meals than a Bulgarian one. Anyway, I digress.

Since Sonia’s rather more into tomatoes than I’m, she loved this product considerably greater than yours actually. I need to admit, it made a fairly nice pizza topping. I wish to attempt it on bruschetta. It is nice with pasta, and it is okay with crackers. I prefer it higher heated than straight from the can. Then again, I can eat these Greek Chickpeas straight outta the packaging ALL DAY LONG. Just like the chickpeas, nevertheless, this product is shelf-stable for a couple of yr and a half earlier than the very best by date and low cost ($1.29). Additionally vegan.

Three stars from me. A near-perfect 4 and a half from the gorgeous wifey.

Backside line: 7.5 out of 10.