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Dec 30, 2022

Review: Trader Joe's - French Onion Focaccia

Trader Joe's French Onion Focaccia features focaccia bread topped with caramelized onion and cheeses for a French onion soup-inspired flavor.

A 15.77-oz loaf cost me $4.49.

With the presence of moist cheeses (a combination of Monterey Jack, Swiss, and mozzarella, with a bit of parmesan thrown in for added flavor), I'd be careful about these spoiling even faster than Trader Joe bread tends to (I put mine into the fridge even though that tends to dry bread out).

The bread comes semi-quartered so that you can conveniently tear off a fourth to heat up and eat. I went with the toaster oven for warming these and they turned out really well. The exposed crust was crispy, the crumb/inside was warm, and the cheese was melty with a nice gooey pull to it.

Inside the thin crispy crust was an airy, light crumb that was moist and had a slightly chewiness to it.

The onion offered a mellower flavor than I was expecting but otherwise had the requisite sweet onion taste. The cheese were generically mild in flavor but added an enjoyable creaminess.

Overall, Trader Joe's French Onion Focaccia made for a really nice loaf of focaccia with a load of great and varied textures but was a little light on the French onion soup flavor. Still, there's nothing to stop you from eating it with the soup itself as they would probably pair together very nicely.

Nutritional Info - Trader Joe's French Onion Focaccia
Serving Size - 2 oz (56g / about 1/8 of the loaf)
Calories - 130 (from Fat - 20)
Fat - 2.5g (Saturated Fat - 1g)
Sodium - 280mg
Carbs - 23g (Sugar - 2g)
Protein - 5g