So many of the contests that fill this category involve submitting your name for a lottery-style drawing. While those are fun, it can be frustrating when you can’t do anything to boost your chances at winning.
That is definitely not the case with Trader Joe’s, as this contest is all about culinary creativity and skill. If you are a whiz in the kitchen and a fan of Trader Joe’s, this contest has your name scrawled all over it.
If you didn’t know already, Miso is a traditional Japanese seasoning produced by fermenting soybeans with salt and other ingredients. Trader Joe’s version is a mild yellow miso, and it is the key to this recipe contest. Your challenge is to concoct an original creation that uses up to seven Trader Joe’s products only. One of them has to their Miso, and binders like flour, butter, and eggs and seasonings like salt, pepper, and oregano all count as part of the seven. Here’s a quick rundown of the rest of the rules:
- Recipes must take 30 minutes or less for preparation, though the actual cooking can take longer
- Use of alcohol in recipes is not allowed, out of consideration for chefs under the age of 21
- Each participant may only submit one recipe
- All entries must be received by Trader Joe’s by the end of the day on Tuesday, May 27 (click here and check the How To Enter section of the rules to see how to submit your recipe)
Finally, we’re excited to report that three winners at the link above will be selected. First place receives a $100 Trader Joe’s gift card. Second place gets a $50 gift card while third place takes home a $25 gift card. Winners will also receive a super special surprise that is unique to Trader Joe’s. We hope that the Master-at-Miso also happens to be one of our Cheapsters. Good luck.