Trader Joes condiments - Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend, Chile Lime Seasoning Blend

My friend visiting from SFO very kindly and unexpectedly brought me a very thoughtful gift: Two condiments from TraderJoe's! As you may know, we simply don't have Trader Joe's in Canada, and no doubt she was thinking of my penchant for strange things. Maybe I haven't looked too carefully hereabouts, but I certainly dont recall these condiments on the supermarket shelves.

Trader Joe's Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend
  • I do rather like "Everything Bagels" and so I do like this seasoning blend. That said, my experience of Everything Bagels is that the predominant flavour is tasty onion, and this blend has the same.
  • Definitely try to keep this one airtight as the onion flakes are crispy, and combined with the sesame seed, provides a fun crunch.
  • I'm not sure I'd try to use this just to make everything a Everything Bagel, but instead for the onion flavour. And that said, maybe it would be cheaper (but less colourful) to just look for a good source of onion flakes.
Trader Joe's Chile Lime Seasoning Blend
  • My experience of this seasoning was almost all lime. Saltiness is understated, and the chili was only faintly and briefly there.
  • If you have need of a sprinkle of lime juice on anything, this can be a more manageable way to add that flavourful zing. Used in cautious amounts, it can certainly liven up something heavily meaty or oily.
Something I like very much with both of these seasoning blends from Trader Joe's is the low saltiness. It's possible the salt has just trickled down to the bottom, but in the small sprinkles I used on some sliced breakfast ham, it did not turn out very salty. That said, sea salt is the first ingredient listed, so theoretically most of the contents of each small shaker is salt.

Also, the holes for the shaker are LARGE. Probably generic shakers for all their condiments. Be careful sprinkling, as you can easily end up pouring.


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