Monday, July 25, 2011

Awesome Trader Joe's Products

So to start out, I'm not affiliated with Trader Joe's in any way....but with that said, wow I just found some awesome products in the store recently! I almost freaked out when I saw the smoked sea salt. I actually first heard of smoked sea salt a few month ago when I was in Seattle. They smoke the salt like you would meat, which gives it a nice...ahem, well, smokey flavor.  It's not like using liquid smoke (because that is actually a chemical), so if you're like me and don't have a backyard to grill on, you can shake on a little of this smoked salt on your food to get a nice flame-broiled flavor any time of year!

The second awesome product is Trader Joe's Orange Muscat Champagne Vinegar.  I love making my own vinaigrettes for my salads. I mean, why buy a bottled salad dressing when it takes 45 seconds to mix up yourself? Anyway, this vinegar has a nice citrus flavor with the zing of a vinegar. I think I'll be able to come up with a few awesome new recipes with this tart and and vinegar!


  1. So glad you posted about this vinegar!! I love love love it. It's also gluten free, and adds a great kick to quinoa, too!

  2. I'm super excited to start using it! I hadn't considered it for quinoa yet...but now I'm going to have to!

  3. While the vinegar is delicious, it's not gluten free. I tested it with EZ Gluten test kits, with sensitivity down to 10ppm, and it showed up as positive. So if you're not sensitive to small amounts of gluten, go for it, but if you want gluten-free, find another vinegar.