February 4, 2013—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read, price & availability may have changed.
This is a seemingly simple product that took us forever to bring in to our stores. We wanted to get it just right. And trust us when we tell you that while there are plenty of options out there, most of them aren't very good. And we wanted really good. And we got it, in the most seemingly simple way —we started with the cheese.
Trader Joe's Breaded Mozzarella Cheese Sticks begin with really good part skim mozzarella cheese from Wisconsin. (The cheese is crafted with milk from cows that have not been treated with artificial growth hormones.) After being cut into "sticks," the cheese is breaded with seasoned panko bread crumbs that have just enough flavor to accent the cheese, never overpowering it. We like them dipped in simple tomato sauces like our Organic Tomato Basil Marinara, or naked, with no sauce at all. And we really like the price of $3.99 for each 16 ounce bag of about 18 Breaded Mozzarella Cheese Sticks. You'll find them in our freezers.