Thursday, December 8, 2011

Product Review: Trader Joe's La Fondue

     Growing up, fondue was a New Year’s Eve tradition and probably the only time we ate it. Every year my mom would dig the set out of the closet, and prepare multi-course dinners of cheese and meat fondue with a variety of dipping sauces. The cheese was always my favorite and when I got older, I started buying prepackaged fondue from the grocery store, heating it up in a saucepan, and sitting in front of the stove while dipping bread directly into the pan. After doing this a few times, I decided that scrubbing hardened cheese off my pans just wasn’t worth the effort and stopped making fondue at home. 

     That was until this past weekend when I discovered Trader Joe’s cheese fondue, in a microwaveable cardboard container. I bought several, certain I would like it, and not even bothering to try just one first. I ate it the next night with chunks of French bread, and it was everything I hoped it would be! It heated up in five minutes in the microwave, was cheesy and delicious, and when I was done the only dish I had to scrub was my fork. If not for the calories, (one container which I easily could have finished is about 1000), I could eat this almost every day!


  1. Would it work, do you think, for a party? I was thinking to heat it in micro and transfer to a mini crock pot? ...or, how long would it stay dippable, do you think? (I know moving to a mini crock pot sort of negates the no cleanup...but that's ok...) I've never tried a prepackaged fondue, but it seems as though everything from Trader Joe's is A+.

  2. Mine stayed dippable in the cardboard container for close to an hour. I think the crockpot sounds like a great idea! Let me know how it works out!