After I saw these being featured as a new item on Trader Joe's Facebook fanpage three months, I knew I had try them. I love crepes. And filled with smoked salmon and spinach? That just sounded too heavenly to pass up. I got them and found it a bit weird that they came straight out of a paper box without a pastic bag or anything, but that didn't bother me too much.
On the little blurb on box, it says, "We bring these from a coastal town in western France where they know how to make these types of dishes perfectly!" and surprise, surprise -- the box actually says "Product of France". Not that I doubt what Trader Joe's prints on their boxes, but every time that I see a Trader Joe's package that says that they're a product of another country, especially one like this with such simple ingredients, I can't help but wonder why it couldn't have just been made in the States. How hard is it to get a machine to make crepes, put a mixture of spinach and smoked salmon on it, and then fold it over and flash-freeze it, domestically?
...But I digress.
The box gives two sets of directions for heating these up, either microwave or stove top. I microwaved them every time because these things are so rich and fattening that the last thing that they need is more butter or oil, which I would need if I wanted to heat them up on the stove top.
...Straight out of the microwave
These crepes smell and look really, really good, and when they're cut into, cream sauce just oozes out of it. The taste however, is unfortunately meh. They're not terrible, but they're not terribly delicious either. Even though they're very little, they're still very rich, so if I have more than two, I might start feeling a little sick and bloated. However, I can see why some people would like them, and I can actually see myself serving these up at parties, possibly garnished with parsley or a small spring salad. After all, they are pretty cute and classy (...just like me! :P).
At $3.69 for a box of ten of these, I still say give them a try if you like the ingredients and are curious. They're not my cup of tea, but they may be yours!
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10 Smoked Salmon & Spinach Filled Crepes - "Ah, crêpes. Light, lovely and now quite local at Trader Joe’s, your neighborhood "crêperie." Our new, frozen Smoked Salmon & Spinach Filled Crêpes are classic, sophisticated crêpes salées (savory crêpes). They’re filled with lightly smoked salmon and spinach dressed in a velvety cream sauce. Délicieux! Serve them as an appetizer or pair them with salad as a main dish. They can be microwaved or heated and crisped in a nonstick pan. A 17.62 oz. package of 10 Crêpes is $3.69, every day. Ah, good value… "