Trader Joe’s Brownie Crisp

I found this bag on the checkout aisle at Trader Joe’s. Of course I had to buy them!

These were super yummy! Very thin and crispy and chocolatey, they tended to fall apart when you bit into them. They reminded me of Sheila G’s Brownie Brittle, only these were a little better. More flavorful, I think. My co-workers loved them and took seconds and thirds. One person even had fourths! I think they were a hit.

Trader Joe’s Marbled Mint Crunch Chocolate Bar

I got this bar at Trader Joe’s last weekend.

I shared it at work, and the verdict of my co-workers is that it was…OK. The chocolate was…OK. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t very deep or rich, and the mint was odd. It wasn’t the typical mint you get in a chocolate bar, like peppermint or whatever that Andes mint flavor is. It tasted like mint ice cream, and I am not much of a fan of that. Oh well, the bar was eaten and I moved on.

Trader Jacques’ Chocolate Marbles

I saw on Become Betty’s site that Trader Joe’s had a new truffle pack. I had to get it.

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This was a sixteen pack of different flavored truffles.

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The flavors were listed on the back (and they are different than the flavors of their Extraordinary Eggs).

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I took a close up of the marbles, to show how cool they looked.

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I tried the chocolate mousse and coconut flavors, and while they were good, they were WAY too sweet. I think these would have been better as dark chocolate truffles, but for four bucks, what did I expect? My co-workers liked them, though. The other fourteen truffles disappeared quickly.

Thanks Betty!

Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Commendation Bar

I found this enormous bar at Trader Joe’s before Christmas, and I knew I wanted to take it to work for a chocolate eating meeting.

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I don’t know why this is called a Commendation bar, since the back of that label only explained the history of chocolate and how this bar was made.

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But did you see the size of this bar? Almost four and a half pounds! And it was 32 servings, each one 330 calories and over 2 ounces! Here is a picture of the bar along with several of the chocolate eating meeting people.

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I included several game developers for scale, but then I realized that people might not know the average size of a game developer, so I included a banana for scale to them.

And you know what? This chocolate was pretty good! Much better and richer than I thought it would be and not as sweet as 61% cacao led me to expect. We all hacked off chunks and gnawed at them, but there was still so much left over that we will probably gnaw at it again at another meeting. I might take some home to bake with, and I will probably still have left overs!

Trader Joe’s Chili Chocolate Collection

I found this box on an end cap at Trader Joe’s before Christmas 2016.

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I really liked how they looked in the box, so I took another picture with the label and cover removed.

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None of these wafers were very hot. Instead, there was a pleasant warmth after you chewed and swallowed each one. Of course, I liked the dark chocolate ones more, just because there was more chocolate flavor, but to be honest, they were all good. The whole collection was better than I expected, in fact. My co-workers originally weren’t enthused by a chili chocolate eating meeting, but they liked them too. At least, the wafers disappeared quickly.

Trader Joe’s Candy Coated Chocolate Drops

I found these candies at Trader Joe’s on their end cap.

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I know what these looked like, but the promise of higher quality milk chocolate and vegetable-based candy shell dye made me think they would be a lot better. Nope, they tasted just like M&M’s. I handed them out at a chocolate eating meeting at work, and everyone agreed they were the same thing. Oh well.