and then we dip!

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!


Comments on: "and then we dip!" (0)

  1. Those are my favorite things to eat with homemade cocktail sauce…little ketchup lotst of horseradish and a baked potato. Want some now!!! Put me down for an order every time you go 🙂

  2. @hippo63 – It’s a shame I went to whole foods first and stocked up on Gardein.

  3. I wish we had either one close by walmsrt doesn’t have much choice

  4. Imagine my disappointment to discover this post was not about skinny dipping…:(

  5. I didn’t know that about Soy and Estrogen. Really interesting.

  6. Soy. Scary.

  7. Trader Joes is a bit out of my price range. But their verson of Oreos are crack cocaine to me. One box doesn’t last too long…

  8. That is filed away for quick access. Thanks for the info! 

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