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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Snacktion: Trader Joe's Dried Rambutan

Posted By on Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 6:30 PM

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Name: Dried Rambutan
Brand: Trader Joe's
Origin: Thailand
Found at: Trader Joe's (265 Winston at 20th Ave.)
Cost: $3.29
Ingredients: Rambutan.
Calories per serving: 150
The word: A fleshier, spikier, and all-around sassier cousin to lychee, rambutan is one of the scariest looking, yet sweetest tasting fruits around.  
Tasting notes: Since the rambutan are freeze-dried, they end up tasting a bit dry and mealy. But there's something at least somewhat addicting about the crunch. 
Buy it again? Only in a moment of weakness. 
Extra credit: Try fresh rambutan at Berkeley Bowl (2020 Oregon St. at Adeline, Berkeley). 

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