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.
- Dill Pickle Bitchin’ Sauce
Sold at Select Kroger stores, the newest flavor of Bitchin’ Sauce is, in fact, bitchin’! It’s creamy and slightly nutty with a bit of an acidic and dilly tang. This would be so wonderful with potato chips or used as a sandwich spread. It’s not our favorite Bitchin’ Sauce, but it’s a really good Bitchin’ Sauce.
- Kraft Gluten Free Mac & Cheese
Gluten free friends, listen up! This gluten free mac and cheese from Kraft is actually very good. From the texture of the noodles to the flavor of the powdered cheese sauce, it tastes so much like the Kraft Mac & Cheese you know and love. If you can’t consume gluten, go buy this! It’s a perfect comfort food.
- Trader Joe’s Cranberry Butter Cookies
These new seasonal cookies from Trader Joe’s are a real treat! They are not as crumbly and dry as regular shortbread and I love that. They’re super buttery as the name implies. These would be wonderful with a cup of hot tea.
- Trader Joe’s New England Clam Chowder
The clam chowder from Trader Joe’s is surprisingly good. It’s clammy without being too fishy. It’s rich without being gloopy. It has just the right amount of salt. This is a really balanced clam chowder and I think clam chowder lovers will enjoy it.
- Red Bird Handcrafted Candy Peppermint Bark
This peppermint bark is topped with soft mints (I call them pillow mints, other people call them puff mints) instead of hard peppermints and it’s a dream. The chocolate itself is also not super hard. This makes for a much more gentle peppermint bark experience. This is easily my favorite peppermint bark I’ve ever had.