Thursday, May 12, 2011

Product Review: Trader Joes Gluten and Dairy Free Homestyle Pancakes

I have not been keeping up with my product reviews and I apologize for that. So I will try to be better about keeping up with these.

I know I have mentioned it before, but I will say it again- I LOVE Trader Joes! Between getting our food from local farms, BJ's, and Trader Joes I have not stepped foot in a large grocery store chain in quite some time. And that's the way I like it. I like that every time I go into Trader Joes I leave with some new Dairy Free treat to try. This time I found their gluten free, dairy free home style pancakes. I am always looking for a quick and easy breakfast, especially since my mornings start at full speed every day. I need something that is healthy, dairy free, and that I can pop in the toaster. Not easy to find! But these fit that perfectly.

They came in individual packs of 3, which I LOVE! Cuts down on freezer burn if the box doesn't close well.

I'm not a huge fan of maple syrup, so I usually find something else to put on my pancakes or waffles. Today I decided on these:
Trader Joes Superfruit Spread, and Earth Balance.

Since I was very hungry this morning I decided to throw couple Trader Joes hashbrown patties in the oven as well. I love these, probably too much. And I am well aware that this breakfast was totally carb loaded but I was starving!

Don't judge;-)

As for the review:
On a scale of 1-5 I would give them a 4.5. They have a great texture, they actually tasted like pancakes (let's face it some dairy free items don't taste like they should!), and the portion size was perfect for one person. They aren't as good as homemade, but not far from it. If you're looking for a quick, easy breakfast I highly recommend trying these. Let me know if you agree!

More product reviews coming soon!

What are some of your favorite dairy free products?


  1. Blue Diamond Almond Milk!!! I am moderately lactose intolerant and never did get used to the taste of soy milk. I tried both the vanilla and chocolate flavored almond milk and have been hooked. The chocolate one tastes exactly like regular chocolate milk and the vanilla one is delicious, too. I would be very interested of your take on almond milk as well as a possible product review. One tip though - be sure not to get the unsweetened kind, in my opinion the taste is not as good as the regular.

  2. I am not a huge fan of almond milk actually. I have never been a milk drinker, even when I could drink cows milk, but I use it in my coffee. I have tried vanilla almond milk in my coffe and the flavor is different to me. Maybe I am just too used to vanilla soy milk. But, I will try it again and do a review:-)

  3. My Dad said the same thing that you did! In fact, he is a HUGE fan of almonds (eats them all of the time) and I actually am not a fan of them. I thought for sure that he would love almond milk and he said the flavor tasted odd to him. I agree that if you are used to the flavor of soy milk, then the taste of almond milk is totally different. (Side thought...I wonder if Starbucks will ever carry almond milk as a milk substitution...hmm).