Trader Joe’s Garlic Naan

I have enjoyed naan for a very long time, but I have never had garlic naan.  So when I saw on Instagram that there was one available, I made sure I picked up a bag of Trader Joe’s Garlic Naan. The naan is sold in the freezer section and comes with 4 pieces in a bag.
When you open the bag you are awarded with a nice fresh garlic scent.  According to the packaging it’s hand-stretched bread that’s topped with garlic and coriander and then baked in a tranditional Indian clay tandoor oven.  Since the naan is frozen, it has to be heated in the oven for roughly 10 minutes before served up. My oven cooks incredibly fast so I only cooked it for about 5-6 minutes before I had to pull it out of the oven.
It was perfect alongside an Indian dish for dinner – but as I’ve seen on Instagram this would be fabulous as a base for pizza.  Add a little sauce, a little cheese and a few toppings and you have the start of a deliciously amazing garlic bread pizza.  A whole naan is a pretty decent size (larger than a personal size pizza) so it would make a complete meal with a side salad.  Possibilities are endless … as long as you’re a garlic fan!
A whole piece is 190 calories and 5 points plus, but I have found ½ is enough to be a side along with dinner – which comes out to be 2 points plus.
Have you tried the garlic naan or regular naan at Trader Joe’s?

Trader Joe’s Garlic Fries

I’ve seen these Trader Joe’s Garlic Fries the last few times I’ve been to Trader Joe’s but I’ve avoided purchasing because I had a few frozen potato options in the freezer.  Finally, I decided to just pick them up because I simply wanted to try them. Honestly? I wish I picked them up the first time I saw them instead of waiting!
If you like garlic, especially if you love garlic, you will absolutely LOVE these French fries!  These are a garlic lovers dream French fries and I’m pretty positive they’ll make a person who doesn’t necessarily love French fries, enjoy them.  They will give you stinky garlic breath, they may even ward off vampires and unexpected guests BUT they are worth it.
The French fries have a little bit of a coating on them and all to do is lay them flat on a baking tray and put them into a preheated oven.  I did spritz mine with cooking spray before popping into the oven.  Within the pouch there is a frozen garlic spread which is to be defrosted in a cup of water.  Once the fries are done cooking, all that’s left to do is toss with the garlic spread. It’s a garlic spread, which I believe is incorporated with oil and seasonings.  All of us who had these for dinner totally loved them, so I purchased another bag on my latest Trader Joe’s shopping trip.
A 3 ounce serving is 5 points plus values.
Do you like flavored French fries?

Lay’s Cheesy Garlic Bread Potato Chips

These Lay’s Cheesy Garlic Bread potato chips are one of the last limited edition flavors offered by Lays as part of their “Vote to Save your Fave” campaign which originally began by regular potato chip lovers to submit a flavor of potato chip that they’d love were on the market.  I purchased all 3 bags (Sriracha, Chicken and Waffles and Cheesy Garlic Bread).  I opened the Sriracha first, then the Chicken and Waffles and saved the Cheesy Garlic Bread for last because I had high hopes.  But unfortunately it wasn’t as spectacular as I had dreamed it up in my mind.  I LOVE cheese and I absolutely love garlic (I put it in everything).  Unfortunately the flavor was a bit subdued for my liking.  It wasn’t as cheesy or as garlicy as I would have imagined it would be.  It tastes decent, but it’s not as power packing as I had wished for.  The cheesy eliminate takes a bit of a backseat while the garlic is evident, but it’s not a bold garlic – it’s a very mild flavor on your palette.  They are good – but I think the Sriracha flavor is ultimately the BEST and I hope it wins because I’d like to have those as a side to a plain jane sandwich any day!
Points Plus wise a serving will cost you 4 PPV.
Have you tried any of the Lay’s limited edition potato chip flavors?