What's in a Bowl?

January 30, 2017 in Category: Entertaining

No matter how much someone knows about football, they’ll always show up for the Bowls. The Food Bowls, that is. When the Big Game rolls around, empty bowls are filled with a variety of foods, only to be emptied once again by hungry spectators.

As number one fans of food, we feel invested in your game-day eating experience. Choose between our play calls (recipes) or last-minute audibles for a surefire win. On the football field, audibles are eleventh-hour plays called by the quarterback. On the Trader Joe’s field, they’re perfect, quick food and drink to fill all those bowls. Don't be surprised if your guests are caught holding...er...hogging these game-day goodies.


First Down: Pretzel Bites & Beer Cheese Dip

Okay, “chips” might not be in the name of these small snacks, but there’s nothing in the rulebook requiring it. You are required, however, to dip ‘em in cheesy deliciousness. 

Audibles:

Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips
9 oz. | $1.99
You’ll be impressed by the intense crunch of these chips, made with white corn tortillas and a hint of lime.

Nacho Cheese Tortilla Chips
10 oz. | $1.99

Seasoned with real Cheddar and Romano cheeses, these chips may result in a tackle or two by a hungry guest. 

Spinach & Kale Greek Yogurt Dip 
16 oz. | $3.99

It has 50% less fat and calories than typical spinach dip, so go for the long pass (football-speak for heartily dip those chips).


Second Down: Baked Taco Snack Mix

Grabbing a handful of this crunchy, flavorful mix only requires taking your eyes off the game for a minute—ideal for diehard watchers and casual onlookers alike. 

Audibles:

Cheddar Caramel Popcorn
7 oz. | $2.99

Cheese and caramel is a combo that’s nearly as gratifying as your QB completing a pass. 

Peanut Butter Pretzels
16 oz. | $2.99

These tasty, popular bites are salty, a little bit sweet, and kind of look like mini footballs.

World’s Puffiest White Cheddar
7 oz. | $1.99

When we say “World’s Puffiest,” we mean it. Light and Cheddar-y, a bowlful of this snack won’t be full for long. 


Third Down: Cherry Citrus Punch

Wash down the previous two bowls with this sweet-tart refreshment that can be enjoyed by fans of all ages—or spiked with champagne for the over-21 crowd. (Warning: this type of “spiking” does not stop the game clock.) 

Audibles:

Boatswain HLV Strong Ale
Six - 12 oz. cans | $4.99 

A truly strong golden-amber ale with a roasted, malty sweetness and plenty of hops.

Organic Mango Lemonade
64 oz. | $3.79

The meeting of organic lemon juice concentrate, organic mango purée, and organic cane sugar makes one sensational beverage.

Oh My Guava!
32 oz. | $2.99

Add a tropical touch to your drink offerings with this all-star-worthy mix of brewed black tea and guava purée.


Touchdown: Appetizers

The game-day ready appetizers offered at Trader Joe’s are cause for excessive celebration. Do your victory dance with a Parmesan Pastry Pup in one hand and a Mini Chicken Taco in the other.

Spizzico di Pizza
9.5 oz. | $2.99

These delicious nibbles of pizza will hold their own against any full-size slice.

Mini Chicken Tacos
17.5 oz. | $4.29

A taco is best served with condiments—but it's even better when you can dip it into said condiments (ideally guacamole or salsa).

Parmesan Pastry Pups 
10.5 oz. | $4.49

The three P’s (parmesan, puff pastry, and cocktail pups) create the ultimate Big Game appetizer. You can’t lose with these guys.


GAME OVER.


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Tags: Snacks, Big Game, Dip, Chips