Favorite Trader Joes Item #4: Uncrystallized Candied Ginger
I was walking around my local Trader Joe’s one day and found a whole row of Uncrystallized Candied Ginger. I love ginger…but usually don’t like the crystallized version for some reason. I picked up the package and gave it a squeeze. I was excited to find that they felt like they’d be chewy and have the perfect bite. When I got into the car, I immediately opened them up (this is a typical occurrence). They were exactly what I’ve been looking for!! Not tooo sweet….Not toooo spicy. They were the perfect consistency! I think the crunchiness of the crystallized version is what puts me off.
I’ve used them in baking (made some pumpkin ginger muffins).
I’ve put some in my tea (it made them so plump).
I’ve introduced my coworkers to them (they love them-One coworker wants me to pick him up some!).
I’ve hoarded some in my pantry (you never know when you might need more).
after all….the package says they’re sweet & smooth…..