Sunday, February 01, 2009

Trader Joe's find of the week: Tom Yam Rice Snacks

If I could invent the perfect snack, it would be crispy and spicy, with lots of extras like nuts and a bonus from something exotic like lemongrass. Trader Joe's seems to have sensed this yearning of mine with Tom Yam Rice Snacks from Thailand, which are little discs of crunchy rice topped with cashews, chile and lemongrass. They're like having a little handful of tom yum soup in a snack, and they're individually wrapped so you won't be tempted to overindulge. I'll bet they would be awesome topped with minced ahi tuna for an appetizer, or crumbled over nappa cabbage as a better class of crouton. Also, they're vegan and gluten-free. Here's hoping they won't get randomly discontinued any time soon.

5 comments:

Camille said...

Ohhhhhh! Those look soooo goooooood. (And we don't have a Trader Joe's in this part of Michigan! Must visit L.A. again soon....)

where i live said...

i am running out to tj right now! thanks for the tip.

tannaz said...

just tried them yesterday, on your recommendation. yum!

Terry J. Colberg said...

In what section of the store are these treats found?

Anonymous said...

i bought these on a whim, and believe me - they are the tastiest, most satisfying snack i've had in a very long time! you will not be disappointed! each cracker is small (a few bites) and comes individually wrapped - easy to take one along with you anytime, anywhere!