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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- StarKist Hickory Smoked Tuna
I know, I know. I can’t believe it either. This stuff is actually good, though! It’s so smoky and meaty, and it would be really good in a smoked fish dip with some mayo and cream cheese. Plus, it’s super cheap (around $1.50 a packet!) and accessible. Who doesn’t love good and affordable protein?
- Pumpkin Pie Bitchin’ Sauce
Bitchin’ Sauce is always good. This is no different. It’s sweet without being too sweet. It’s super creamy. It would be incredible with apple slices or cheesecake bites or pretzels. Honestly, you could just eat this stuff with a spoon and you’d be perfectly happy.
- Good & Gather Creamy Cinnamon Almond Butter
Almond butter is always very forgettable to me. I mean, it’s no peanut butter. But this Good & Gather Creamy Cinnamon Almond butter is unreal! In fact, all the Good & Gather almond butters are unreal. This one tastes like a honey cinnamon graham cracker. It would be so good on toast or with fruit.
- Trader Joe’s Chicken Karaage
This doesn’t really taste like Japanese restaurant chicken Karaage, but it’s still delicious! The batter has a lightly citrusy flavor and the dark meat chicken is juicy. It comes with a creamy mayo-based sauce for dipping that is also tasty. Good job with this one, Trader Joe’s! Please don’t discontinue it.
- Andersen’s Creamy Split Pea Soup
If you know, you know. If you didn’t, you do now. Andersen’s Pea Soup is the canned soup to end all canned soups. Pea Soup Andersen’s is a restaurant in California famous for, you guessed it, pea soup. This canned version is just as good as the stuff you get at the restaurant. They serve it with sour cream, diced white onion, and cheddar cheese shreds, and I recommend you do the same! You will lose your absolute mind for this soup.