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.
- Legal Sea Foods Chipotle Tartar Sauce
Legal Sea Foods Chipotle Tartar Sauce is so spicy! We’re not kidding. It’s actually hot. It also has a wonderful smokey chipotle flavor and it’s slightly pickle-y. This would be absolutely incredible on an extra-crispy fried fish sandwich.
- Costco Cream Cheese Danish
Like all Costco baked goods, these are delicious and gigantic. We also love that the cream cheese filling isn’t too sweet. It has a nice tang and a touch of lemon in it. The pastry itself is buttery and moist. We would happily buy these again for an at-home brunch.
- Idahoan Monterey Pepper Jack Instant Mashed Potatoes
Instant mashed potatoes are delicious in general, and these are particularly delicious. They are smooth, creamy, and cheesy. The Monterey pepper jack is so prominent and I love that. It has actual spice to it. You eat enough and you start to feel a little burn in the back of your thought. Use these as the base for a plate of fried chicken or chicken tenders, and you will be so happy.
- Just Like Home Bolognese
This Just Like Home Bolognese Sauce is one of the best store bought pasta sauces we’ve ever had. It’s hearty and salty and super meaty. It’s extremely savory and rich with umami flavor. Plus, it’s packed with actual chunks of meat. This stuff will make you miss your nonna.
- Grandma’s Perogies Potato & Mushrooms Perogies
These pierogies (spelled “perogies” on the package) are the ideal comforting dinner. They’re small and delicate— the perfect two-bite food. The filling is bursting with savory mushroom flavor. These are like the dumpling version of staying in a cozy cottage in the woods in December. Does that make sense?