A lot of people enjoy visiting Trader Joe’s and trying their products. Actually, there aren’t many products if any that I think are actually ‘their’ products – they get companies who make a good product to do a ‘private label,’ often the same product or some with a couple tweaks and then packaged with Trader Joe’s graphics. I believe this one to be actually a cup of Mike’s Mighty Good Craft Ramen. Anyways, let’s check this new cup out!
Trader Joe’s Miso Ramen Soup – United States
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in sachet contents and add boiling water to fill line. Stir. Cover for 6 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts , chashu and togarashi. The noodles are fascinating – kind of collapse instead of chew. They’re not mushy, but become so quickly in the mouth. The broth is definitely a red miso, and nori is rather prevalent. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 00604116.
I know a lot of people are really into Trader Joe’s. What I’ve seen is that they find brands and products they think would be good with their packaging and then get the company that makes it to do a private label for them and sells it under their name. I think that’s what it looks like here. In fact, maybe these should be known not as Trader Joe’s but Trader Mike’s – as everything looks about the same as this one. Yup – I’m pretty sure these are made by Mike’s Mighty Good. Anyways, let’s have a look and give it a try!
Trader Joe’s Chicken Ramen Soup – United States
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, add in sachet contents and add boiling water to fill line. Stir. Cover for 6 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Okay so I’ve never seen a noodle block like this ever before – except in Mike’s Mighty Good products. The six minutes steeping time makes this one a dead ringer for sure – it’s a private label.
The soup base sachet.
A fluffy powder.
An oil sachet.
Has a sesame scent.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, and cheese. The noodles were prertty good but did have a peculiar tooth to them. The broth was creamy which was unexpected. I really expected something very bland here but it was very tasty. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 00604109.