Trader Joe’s Valencia Peanut Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds
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 Valencia Peanut Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds fell into the category of Best of the Rest. Noted Russ, "We can’t fit everything in tidy little categories. Here’s a non-exhaustive list of all sorts of random goodies we’ve found. No, the turkey meatloaf muffins are nowhere close to being on here." Here's their take on the product:
Trader Joe’s Valencia Peanut Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds (9/10 points)
Roasty, toasty, creamy, crunchy, crispy, smooth, goopy, oily, sticky, salty, nutty, seedy...and absolutely amazing. Tasting is believing.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." Read more about this product on What's Good at Trader Joe's?
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