This veggie snack is another middle eastern food that seem to be following the lead of hummus in popularity here in the US. It is basically a mix of ground beans, bread crumbs and spices rolled into a ball. In the middle east it is usually deep fried and served in sandwich or together with hummus and mezzas.
Here’s a picture I found on Flicker for a breakfast in Jordan with falafel.
The falafel sold at Costco is pre-cooked, so you could actually eat it right out of the bag. The cooking suggestions on the package are microwave or conventional oven, and both ways tasted OK. The issue with not deep frying the falafel is that you don’t get the crunch of the outer layer which to me is a must of a good piece of falafel. I ate them deep fried at a friend’s house once and they tasted better.
You can eat falafel in many ways. One good option is to stuff in a pita with hummus a tomato/cucumber salad.
The Costco package sells for $9.99 for two indivually packaged portions – total weight is 2.2 lbs.
By the way, falafel in Jordan sells by the piece and you would get about 20 peices for a dollar these days.
There’s nothing much to say about sliced turkey. We tried few of the brands that Costco offers and we liked this one the best. Based on how long this has been offered, it seems that other Costco shoppers like it too. There are two individually sealed packs of turkey (10oz each) for a price of $6.99. 50 calories per 2oz of turkey.
Do we need a review for this?? probably not. Ferrero’s Nutella is what many in the world use as a spread instead of peanut butter. One of our absolute favorite spreads with croissants, crepes, or just by itself, straight from the jar. What does it taste like? have you tasted a Rocher chocolate by Ferrero? Nutella is the hazelnut cream that’s right in the center. Imagine a full jar of that!
Costco’s deal is unbeatable. Two jars (26.5 oz each) for $8.79
I had doubts about what Dima wanted to do. She was looking for a desert item that she could have after dinner once or twice a week that wouldn’t involve a special trip to a take out place. She had tried the key lime pie at Costco and loved it and she was considering freezing the pie and eating it (it’s huge) over few weeks or more.
The pie (pictured) is $9.99 and it froze amazingly well. She’s been eating from it for over 2 months now and it still tastes great. Definitely a recommended item for Key Lime Pie fans.