I am a big fan of Gardein 7 Grain Crispy Strips. Fulfills my craving for breading that I can dip in sauces.
At Trader Joes on Saturday I ran across a little surprise!
Time for a taste test.
After eating all of them, dipped in a little plain yellow mustard, healthy & tasty, and carefully reading the nutrition and ingredient labels I can say with assurance that I will be buying Trader Joes from now on. They are identical in Taste, nutrition & ingredients but Trader Joes cost less! You know why they’re identical right? I’ll betcha my beagle that they’re MADE BY GARDEIN!
In case you didn’t know, Costo & Trader Joes both have high end companies make their products to be branded as with their own brand name. Sometime it’s very obvious, sometimes not. A lot of companies do this, but TJ’s & Costco are two that I know use the higher end brands. That’s why we switched to Costco Dog Food. It’s really good stuff, made by an expensive manufacturer, Diamond.
Having said that, I also want to say that I do not recommend them for anyone except maybe someone just like me who is female and has no reproductive organs. Soy has plant estrogen. Plant estrogen is very very similar to human estrogen. If are a man you should be careful about soy or your male bits may suffer. Women must be careful because your body is already producing estrogen and you could have some unpleasant side effects.
But if you’re going to eat soy and you need something to dip in cocktail sauce, or ranch dressing, or BBQ or honey mustard, go to Trader Joes!