Santa Fe Style Chicken Flatbread Wrap by Trader Joe

Trader Joe's Santa Fe Style Chicken Flatbread Wrap
It’s risky to go to Trader Joe’s if you are hungry. It really is. Sandy picked me up from work last night and we made our way to TJ’s, which is literally half the distance between her job and our home. We discussed what we would like to eat for dinner. When hungry, I tend to go by power of suggestion, and since she’s expecting* and all, I asked her what she wanted for dinner. She says, “Hmm…hot dogs or tater tots.” I’m all for it. But before you freak out, she was talking about the TJ’s nitrate-free chicken beauties. When we get there, the front display is all about Wisconsin cheddar mac ‘n’ cheese. As I pull the cart in, she’s already inside holding a box. She exclaims, “Ooooooooooh, I meant hotdogs and mac ‘n cheese!” Yes, dear, that’s possible. We continue on, but we take a few steps back. I look at a few of the fresh pizza top options, and while we are discussing them, I notice these Santa Fe Style Chicken Flatbread Wraps. I immediately think “Hmm, lunch?” Sandy’s eyes gleam at me, but I know better. “Dinner! “Dinner! Yes, love. They would be great with salsa and chips, but Sandy decides to bake potatoes. That’s what we had for dinner. A prepackaged, ready-to-eat convenience food paired with a dish that takes almost an hour to bake so that Sandy can take a warm shower before she goes. This is what we consider normal. God, she’s my favorite, even though sometimes it causes me to have a good old-fashioned, non-lice-related headscratch every now and then.

TJ’s Santa Fe, here we areStyle Chicken Flatbread Wrap You should wrap it!S You get a 2 pack for $3.99 and a cup of salsa verde. As you can see from the accompanying photograph, the wraps were pre-baked. When we opened the package, both flatbreads were split in half. This caused some food to leak out. Although it wasn’t the first time that something was mishandled when we purchased it, it was a start. My theory is the flatbread itself is a little too thick to be flexible enough to roll with the S & H punches. The flatbread tastes good, despite this. The flatbread is all fluffy and nice. The filling is a little too rich, as there’s not enough to go around in each wrap. It’s not clear enough, but the picture is misleading. The cheddar is one thing that it does have. Predictably, it’s scroogey in the meat department (between the two, there *might* have been one reputable serving) and there’s not enough black beans and corn to fill the void. It all tastes great, but there is just not enough. It would take twice as much filling to fit inside the wrapper. Not that it would be more. As an added bonus for spice addicts like me, when the packaging just said “peppers” they really meant “jalapeños” and the salsa verde is legitimately hot for a salsa verde. Sandy said that she preferred heating hers up a bit, but I enjoyed mine as-is.

Sandy stated, “I wouldn’t go out of the way to get it again, but that I wouldn’t mind getting it again.” “Man, those double negatives she uses sometimes…she can be as bad with them as I can with my ellipses while typing …”Maybe we were on our own way to a baseball game or something.” Sandy said. While I wouldn’t recommend that you eat this while driving it, I get her point and I agree. We both enjoyed it more than we thought because we love chicken, black beans and corn, as well as salsa, cheese, and all that goes with them. While it wasn’t a disaster for dinner, it was not bad at all. However, with some adjustments, I believe it could be a real star. It’s okay. I don’t know if she was rating her rating at 2.5 or 3, so I’m going with the one she chose.

Bottom line: Trader Joe’s Santa Fe Style Chicken Flatbread Wrap – 5.5 out 10 Golden Spoons
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* “What? A velociraptor?” One of our friends loves to say “I’m/we are expecting,” when she hears it. Every time it cracks me up.