Trader Joe’s Fully Cooked Falafel Review

Trader Joe's Fully Cooked Falafel

The Freezer Meal Frenzy staffers enjoy chickpeas in all forms, but we’re especially fond of falafel. This meat-free Middle Eastern delicacy is something we always enjoy, whether it’s in a spicy wrap or served on its own. Naturally, Trader Joe’s Fully Cooked Falafel is the kind of thing we love to have in our freezer.

We thought that the cooking process might be a little complicated, but surprisingly, “heat and eat” is an apt descriptor. We didn’t have to do anything more than toss our falafel in the microwave for about a minute. Trader Joe’s provides different cooking instructions based on how many pieces you’re eating, which makes heating these treats a breeze. (You can see the full cooking instructions at the bottom of this article.)

Falafel is fairly grainy, and sometimes, it can be a little on the dry side. Thankfully, our falafel wasn’t totally juiceless, even though we ate it sans sauce. The falafel is also well-seasoned with garlic and chili peppers, making it more than flavorful enough to eat plain.

Trader Joe's Fully Cooked Falafel

Some falafel crumbles as soon as you take a bite, which can make it a hassle to eat. Thankfully, these falafel pieces hold together nicely — they’re just as easy to eat as they are to prepare. If you’re hoping to make a more substantial meal, these falafel bites would work great in a pita or on a bed of rice, but they’re just fine when eaten alone.

We’re big fans of falafel, and we really dig Trader Joe’s Fully Cooked Falafel. If you want a simple way to serve falafel at home, it doesn’t get much easier than this. We’d recommend this product to all falafel lovers, and if you’ve never had falafel before, why not check this dish out?

To learn more about the nutrition content, ingredients, or cooking instructions for this Trader Joe’s frozen falafel, check out our package scan below.

Trader Joe's Fully Cooked Falafel