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    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default REVIEW: Trader Joe's Arancini Bites

    I'd never heard of arancini, and I wondered if that
    might be a made-up word. In any event, they are
    little balls of rice and cheese with a bread crumb
    coating. They have a crust that seems like it was
    deep-fried.

    It's a new item at TJ's, and I resisted buying it
    for two whole days. The description didn't sound
    very good, and it was expensive ($3.69) compared to
    other stuff I could buy that I knew was good. But
    the picture on the box kept gnawing at me until I
    had to buy a box.

    What a disappointment. They look good, all golden.
    And when fully cooked, a few of them leak cheese,
    which looks good, too. The problem begins when you
    bite into them. They have a terrible texture.
    They rice provides most of the texture, and the
    rice seems gritty. I made the mistake of eating
    the first one before it was fully cooked, and the
    rice is even more gritty then. But that grittiness
    never goes away, even when they are fully cooked.

    I definitely don't recommend this product.

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    Christine Dabney Guest

    Default Re: REVIEW: Trader Joe's Arancini Bites

    On Sun, 22 Nov 2009 10:58:21 -0800, Mark Thorson <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >I'd never heard of arancini, and I wondered if that
    >might be a made-up word. In any event, they are
    >little balls of rice and cheese with a bread crumb
    >coating. They have a crust that seems like it was
    >deep-fried.


    They are very common in parts of Italy. I have quite a few recipes for
    them.

    Christine
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    http://nightstirrings.blogspot.com

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    [email protected] Guest

    Default Re: REVIEW: Trader Joe's Arancini Bites

    On Nov 22, 12:58*pm, Mark Thorson <nos...@sonic.net> wrote:
    > I'd never heard of arancini, and I wondered if that
    > might be a made-up word. *In any event, they are
    > little balls of rice and cheese with a bread crumb
    > coating. *They have a crust that seems like it was
    > deep-fried.
    >
    > It's a new item at TJ's, and I resisted buying it
    > for two whole days. *The description didn't sound
    > very good, and it was expensive ($3.69) compared to
    > other stuff I could buy that I knew was good. *But
    > the picture on the box kept gnawing at me until I
    > had to buy a box.
    >
    > What a disappointment. *They look good, all golden.
    > And when fully cooked, a few of them leak cheese,
    > which looks good, too. *The problem begins when you
    > bite into them. *They have a terrible texture.
    > They rice provides most of the texture, and the
    > rice seems gritty. *I made the mistake of eating
    > the first one before it was fully cooked, and the
    > rice is even more gritty then. *But that grittiness
    > never goes away, even when they are fully cooked.
    >
    > I definitely don't recommend this product.


    You buy crap like this, what's the matter, run out of worm/turbot/
    broccoli soup?

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    Jude Guest

    Default Re: REVIEW: Trader Joe's Arancini Bites

    On Nov 22, 1:58*pm, Mark Thorson <nos...@sonic.net> wrote:
    > I'd never heard of arancini, and I wondered if that
    > might be a made-up word. *In any event, they are
    > little balls of rice and cheese with a bread crumb
    > coating. *They have a crust that seems like it was
    > deep-fried.
    >
    > It's a new item at TJ's, and I resisted buying it
    > for two whole days. *The description didn't sound
    > very good, and it was expensive ($3.69) compared to
    > other stuff I could buy that I knew was good. *But
    > the picture on the box kept gnawing at me until I
    > had to buy a box.
    >
    > What a disappointment. *They look good, all golden.
    > And when fully cooked, a few of them leak cheese,
    > which looks good, too. *The problem begins when you
    > bite into them. *They have a terrible texture.
    > They rice provides most of the texture, and the
    > rice seems gritty. *I made the mistake of eating
    > the first one before it was fully cooked, and the
    > rice is even more gritty then. *But that grittiness
    > never goes away, even when they are fully cooked.
    >
    > I definitely don't recommend this product.


    Damn. Wish you had postd this before Friday, when I bought the box
    that's now in my freezer. I had delicious arancini in Venice last
    summer.

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