Best Things We Ate This Week (April 17-April 21)

Every week, the Sporked team sidles up to the tasting table and sets out to find the absolute best of the best packaged foods, the gold hidden in the grocery aisles. Each week we’ll bring you five standouts that truly rocked our taste buds and changed our lives—or at least our buying habits. Here are the best things we ate this week.

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Trader Joe’s Mini Lemon Sheet Cake

There’s no need for baking cakes anymore! Okay, that’s probably an exaggeration, but this mini lemon sheet cake from Trader Joe’s will wow at any dinner or party, even if it isn’t homemade. It’s moist, light, and citrusy. The frosting is creamy and there’s plenty of it. Plus, it’s super affordable! If you’re looking for a quick and easy dessert, you should absolutely buy this.

Twisted Thai Chili Popadelics

I didn’t expect to fall in love with these mushroom chips, but here we are. They are so addicting. I crushed an entire bag in five minutes. The mushroom flavor is so strong and the Thai chili seasoning is the perfect addition. And if you’re a freak for crunch, these are so unbelievably crunchy.

Sweet Baby Ray’s Ray’s Chicken Dipping Sauce

This is a knock-off version of the signature sauce from a popular chicken chain, but it tastes way better than the original. This is like that honey mustard-y, barbecue-y sauce, but with a pop of pickle flavor. This is literally perfect for chicken, so the name really fits.

Bachan’s Yuzu Sauce Japanese Barbecue

Forget what you think of when you hear the words “BBQ sauce.” This Japanese-style BBQ sauce from Banchan is incredibly flavorful and versatile. You could marinate meat or tofu in it or use it as a dipping sauce for potstickers. We like all the flavors of they make, but the citrusy punch of the yuzu made this one our favorite.

Smucker’s Uncrustables Peanut Butter & Grape Jelly Sandwich

You know it. You love it. It’s a grape jelly Uncrustables. My girlfriend eats these as a pre-workout snack and I’ve always dismissed them. I’m dumb! These are delicious! The ratio of jelly to peanut butter is perfect and the bread is nice and soft. These are obviously a great lunch for kids, but they also make a wonderful snack or on-the-go breakfast for adults.

About the Author

Jordan Myrick

Jordan is an L.A.-based writer and comedian who believes all food should come with extra sauce. When they're not writing for Sporked, Jordan is at the movies or sharing an order of french fries with their elderly chihuahua.

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