Trader Joe’s Quiche Lorraine Review

Trader Joe's Quiche Lorraine

In the United States, we sometimes category pizza styles by location. A New York-style pizza, for example, is typically sold in wide slices that are designed to be folded in half, while Chicago-style pizza is known for its extremely thick “deep dish” crust. We like to imagine that Europe has this same sort of naming system for their quiches, and the Trader Joe’s Quiche Lorraine allows us to sustain that fantasy.

With the Quiche Lorraine, Trader Joe’s was attempting to mimic the quiche style of Lorraine, France. Apparently, they toiled endlessly to find the perfect flakey crust along with the right amount of ham. You can read about their struggle at the Trader Joe’s website if you’re interested in learning all about that.

Today, though, we’re just going to eat the thing. So let’s get started.

First of all, we need to cook this quiche. The package offers microwave instructions, but we felt like it would be cruel to do that to a quiche so we went with the oven instructions instead. Simply preheat your oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit, pull the wrapping off the quiche, stick it on a baking sheet, and pop it in for about 30 minutes. It’s not a quick process, but it’s an easy one.

Trader Joe's Quiche Lorraine

None of our staffers has been to Lorraine, France (though we do have a staffer who’s been to Paris), so we’ll have to simply state the opinion of the uncultured Midwestern swine we are.

Trader Joe’s did completely nail the flakiness of the crust. It has a lovely pastry texture, almost like a croissant, and it’s nice and dry so it flakes apart easily.

So how is that filling? Well, it’s certainly not as fluffy as it might look. This is a dense, heavy filling that will leave you feeling full for hours. There are lovely hints of the swiss cheese used in here, but the primary flavor is ham.

Trader Joe's Quiche Lorraine

Not only is this quiche loaded with chunks of ham, but the whole thing is drenched in a ham flavor. If you love ham for breakfast, we think you’ll go nuts over this. Obviously, vegetarians need not apply (though they’d probably be perfectly happy with the Mixed Mushroom & Spinach Quiche instead).

Trader Joe’s considers a quarter of this quiche to be a serving. One serving contains 200 calories (120 from fat) and 370 mg of sodium, meaning the full quiche has 800 calories (480 from fat) and 1,480 mg of sodium. The perfect serving size is probably somewhere in the middle — we’d say half a quiche is just right.

Trader Joe’s Quiche Lorraine is an excellent and extremely filling breakfast food. While we can’t speak for residents of Lorraine, France, we can say that those of us in the Midwestern United States find this to be quite tasty.

To learn more about the nutritional content or ingredients in this Trader Joe’s quiche, check out our package scan below.

Trader Joe's Quiche Lorraine
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