Item Purchased: Trader Ming’s Chinese Mustard Flavor Won Ton Chips (7 oz. bag)
Location Purchased: Trader Joe’s / 44 E. Ontario St. / Chicago, IL
Price: $0.99 + tax
Purchased on: 08/21/07
Review: Damn Trader Joe’s for having junk food I actually enjoy! I try so hard to stay away from the chip aisle at the grocery store, but that’s not so easy when the chip aisle is right next to the bee aisle, let me tell you! Furthermore, an average bag of oil and salt at your average grocery will run you an average of three dollars and will taste like an average snack.
Trader Joe’s (oh, excuse me… Trader Ming’s… didn’t you know that Joe translates into Ming in Chinese?.. No special Chinese characters or anything… amazing!) Won Ton chips actually taste like what you expect them to taste like… Won tons! I understand that this is a shock to most of the snack-eating population. Most bagged snacks from the store taste like something else entirely. Potato chips taste like the residue left on a plate of a well buttered cob of corn, pretzels taste like fossilized styrofoam and Doritos taste like… well… Doritos… no matter the flavor.
These chips, however, actually taste like fried won ton wrappers. The powdered mustard on this particular flavor is nothing special and could stand to be spicier if Trader Joe’s wants to meet the expectations of their eaters, but all in all, this is a greasy, filling treat that also tastes like the elements of its whole.
And damn, it’s so cheap!
Rating: 3.75 / 5