Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Trader Joe's Steak Sauce
Generic products are usually poor substitutes for the originals. Trader Joe's generic products are often exceptions to this rule. I noticed TJ steak sauce on their new product shelf a few weeks ago and thought I would give it a try. My first impression was that it was better than the alpha-numeric brand it was emulating.
The problem was I didn't have a bottle of the original stuff on hand, so last weekend while eating at a restaurant, I asked for a bottle of A1 for my hamburger. The original has a sharper more vinegary taste than the Trader Joe's version. The TJ version had a more complex and interesting flavor.
You may find it worth a try.