Goodness knows why I picked up this monstrous container of Dry Roasted Edamame without ever trying them before. But as many know, Costco sometimes has that effect on people.
I thought they’d be a surefire hit since we all looooooove steamed, salty edamame any night of the week. My kiddos love to pop out the beans, make piles, then eat them one by one. Edamame is a super, high-protein, packed with vitamins kinda vegetable, so I’m always happy to provide.
I wondered if my troops would feel the same way about the ole Dry Roasted cousin. . .
It’s a NFUF, so here’s the skinny:
- Dry Roasted Edamame: Although we’ve had the container in our pantry for awhile, and I’ve snacked on it now and again, today, I put the dried beans in small cupcake holders for Maddy, Owen, and Cora to try.
I said, Oooooh, look what I have here! A super new snack–these little beans are edamama (okay, so we pronounce them funny–with a ‘mama’ at the end) beans, but they’re dried. . . . What do you think? . . .
Everyone grabbed their cupcake holders and examined a few: Mommy, they look weird. They’re funny. Um. Something’s strange about them. No, Mommy, no. (Cora pushed hers away.)
A funny little snack.
To tell the truth, they weren’t a big hit with my little ones. Cora wouldn’t even try one, but Maddy and Owen both did, and. . . well, one’s all they wanted. I gave Maddy and Owen kudos for trying, even though they were right–they did look strange and a little weird.
I have to be in the right mood for them, too. Some days I like them, and other days the thought of them–gah!–I’d rather chew on cardboard. Maybe with more salt? Maybe with some heavy sauce? Maybe warm? Maybe steamed and back in their happy, safe little pods?
So that’s our New For Us Friday for today. Not a hit, but there’s never a guarantee that that mysterious something new will be. I’m crossing my fingers for next week. . .
I don't think my kids would eat them. We just bought a mango and we are trying it tomorrow, thanks for the inspiration.
These were an acquired taste at first, but I have become quite the addict.