Trader Joe’s Lamb Vindaloo
Nathan Rodgers, his wife Sonia, and their friend Russ Shelly and his wife Sandy set out almost two years ago to review the cult grocer's some 4,500 products for their site What's Good at Trader Joe's?, and so far they've covered more than 300 products. While the reviewers are fans of Trader Joe's, they take reviewing seriously — their first review was even negative. Here's their process:
• They rate products on a scale of one to 10, 10 being the best.
• For any post, two people rate the product.
• Reviewers give their overall impression and up to five points each.
For Russ, Sonia, Shelly, and Sandy, Trader Joe’s Lamb Vindaloo fell into the category of Unusual Finds. Noted Russ, "There’s a lot you’ll see at Trader Joe’s that you just won’t readily see somewhere else. Needless to say, there are more homeruns than strikeouts, so we’re always on the lookout." Here's their take on the product:
Trader Joe’s Lamb Vindaloo (7.5/10 points)
Right, lamb and vindaloo aren’t all that unusual for those familiar with Indian cuisine...but to have a frozen entree of it that’s absolutely delicious, straight out of a microwave, of all things? I mean, it’s microwavable lamb. Now that’s unusual, and that’s before what your coworkers will think of your lunch. Amazing, but it needs more lamby bits. Read more about this product on What's Good at Trader Joe's?
Arthur Bovino is The Daily Meal's executive editor. Follow Arthur on Twitter.