February 4, 2013—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read, price & availability may have changed.
You say potato, I say, well, potato. Chances are, someone else is saying tater. No matter what the modifier, the operative noun in this dynamic word duo is tots. And because we believe in the maxim that if one adjective is good, then two adjectives must be better, we've added sweet to the list of descriptors. The result? Trader Joe's Sweet Potato Tots.
Yes, Sweet Potato Tots. They're bite-size morsels that resemble, in shape, the tots you've loved since childhood. That, however, is where the similarities end. Their orange-red hue (along with their moniker, of course), reveals their roots—they're made from sweet potatoes grown in the Southeastern United States. Not just any sweet potatoes, though. Our supplier uses a "curing" process, which involves transporting the freshly picked root veggies to climate-controlled storage immediately after harvest. There, in precise heat and humidity conditions, the potatoes' starches convert to natural sugars, resulting in even sweeter sweet potatoes. And that results in truly terrific tots.
Trader Joe's Sweet Potato Tots are fully cooked, so you just heat in your oven and enjoy! Pair them with everything from burgers and steaks to roasted chicken or pork. Their natural sweetness, combined with their tateriffic texture, makes them versatile as well as gustatorily desirable. And their price of $2.49 for a 16 ounce bag, makes them economically desirable, too. You'll find them in our freezers.