Sunday, September 25, 2016

Trader Joe's Shredded Swiss and Gruyere

Trader Joe's Shredded Swiss & Gruyere 
I have a feeling, I’m late to the party on this one. But, “Better late than never!” I just discovered this product last week at Trader Joe’s: A cheese blend of shredded Swiss and Gruyere. If you’ve been following a low sodium diet for a while, you’ll immediately understand why this product is such a big deal. Swiss cheese is naturally low in sodium, so it’s one cheese that we loso-ers can eat without too much worrying. And it’s readily available at local grocery stores. Usually either sliced in the self-service deli section. But you can also ask the folks at the full-service deli to sell you a solid chunk. Unfortunately, most of my local stores don’t stock shredded Swiss.

Seeing this product made me think that maybe – just maybe – the TJ shreds could save me time and effort. Then, when I checked the sodium content, I knew I had to get some. Only 55 mg sodium per ¼ cup (28 g/1 oz).  So I promptly plopped two packages in my basket.
55 mg Sodium per 1/4 Cup/1 Ounce
That evening I sprinkled our main dish salads with some of the shreds. Delicious! The next day I used the shreds in combo with some chopped fresh mozzarella to top a homemade loso pizza. Fantastic!
Homemade Pizza with Creamy Garlic Sauce, Chopped Fresh Mozzarella, and TJ Swiss/Gruyere Shreds
I’ll keep looking at my regular grocery stores to see if they carry shredded Swiss. But I’m happy to have found at least one source.


Rita von Hungen said...

I don't know what I'd do without TJ's. I actually live in "TJ Country" (West Los Angeles) and there are 5 of them within about 2 miles of my home. One product that I never see mentioned is their 0 sodium hot sauce. My son, who has no salt restrictions was came for breakfast one day and he asked me if I had hot sauce. I showed him what I had and he said he only liked one particular brand, but when he tasted this sauce on his eggs, he is converted.

In any case, I love your recipes and useful notes about products. Thank you

shambo said...

Rita, I was not aware of the TJ hot sauce. I've got to make a note to look for it next time I head down there. I'm with your son when it comes to a bit of hot sauce on eggs. My husband likes it on eggs too. Thanks for the kind comments, and also thanks for sharing about another loso product.

Rita von Hungen said...

FYI - TJ has many different hot sauces. This one says "chili pepper sauce" and is $1.99 for a 5 oz bottle. We always wish it came in a larger size.

shambo said...

Rita, thanks for the additional info. I'll definitely look for the sauce. I see another trip to TJ in the near future. Thanks again.