Dealer Joe’s Southwest Hen Quesadillas

Trader Joe's Southwest Chicken Quesadillas

It isn’t notably straightforward to slide a sub-par Mexican dish previous us. Sonia’s a full-blooded first-generation Mexican-American who’s lived in L.A. for just about her complete life till very not too long ago. (And there are some fairly good Mexican eating places in L.A.) Sonia, her mom, and her aunt are all glorious cooks, and though I have never tried her abuelita’s cooking down in Oaxaca, Mexico but, I’m informed that it’s going to destroy me for all different Mexican meals for the remainder of my life.

So, for sure, it is a completely unfair comparability to place frozen TJ’s entrees up towards actually genuine, home-cooked Mexican or Tex-Mex type meals. I am going to attempt to preserve that in thoughts whereas penning this evaluation.

And thankfully, I’ve by no means had a actually dangerous quesadilla in my life. I even benefit from the ones from Taco Bell. However once more, that is apples and oranges for those who’re speaking about evaluating it with one thing that is home-cooked. However conversely, a freshly ready, highly-fattening quick meals quesadilla remains to be going to beat a frozen one in a style take a look at fingers down—even one as low-cost and ghetto-fabulous as one from Taco Bell.

So the one factor that is left that I can examine these TJ’s quesadillas to are the microwave Wholesome Selection quesadillas that I’ve had not too long ago. Truthfully, they’re fairly related in general high quality and style. Sonia and I had a tough time placing our fingers on precisely what was missing on this product, however we each agreed that one thing important was lacking. The substances did not appear to mesh collectively correctly. There was a slight lack of taste, and the tortilla wasn’t agency sufficient.

In its favor, although, the serving measurement was ample. The hen wasn’t notably rubbery like we have seen with just a few different TJ’s frozen meals, and there have been no substances that obtained in the way in which or detracted from the entire style and texture of the dish. It simply merely did not have sufficient kick, pizzazz, and taste to blow us away. Sizzling sauce and a dollop of bitter cream helped it, however could not completely redeem it.

However hey, we’re choosy with our Mexican and Tex-Mex. If you happen to’re curious, it is nonetheless price a attempt. To be truthful, we must always point out that we made it within the microwave once we might have made it on the stovetop. Depart us a remark and tell us what sort of outcomes you bought cooking it on the range.

We give it three stars a chunk.

Backside line: 6 out of 10.