Trader Joe’s Mint Flavored Fudge Brownie Bar

I read about this chocolate dessert from Trader Joe’s on Become Betty and I had to have it.

My original plan was to take it to work for one of our daily chocolate eating meetings, but I ended up having a friend over for dinner, so we had a few slices afterward. From then on, this box has lived in my freezer, and every few days I help myself to a portion. It is surprisingly easy to cut even when frozen, and after 20-30 minutes at room temperature, the slice is ready to eat.

This dessert is delicious, btw. The brownie is rich and gooey, and the mint layer is nice but not too minty or too sweet. And then there is more chocolate on top in the form of ganache, with the whole thing covered in sprinkles. There is nothing not to like here.

Yum.

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Trader Joe’s An Assortment Of Boozy Little Chocolate Truffles

Continuing the Trader Joe’s truffle collections this year, I picked up this box too,.

Inside were 36 little truffles, nine each of four different flavors. Clockwise, these were prosecco in white chocolate, gin in milk chocolate, whiskey in dark chocolate, and rum in milk chocolate.

Since there were so many truffles, my co-workers and I tried all four flavors. I liked the whiskey in dark chocolate the best, but the rum one wasn’t bad. The gin one tasted like bathroom cleaner, and the less said about the prosecco one, the better. My co-workers were mixed on these. While most liked the whiskey ones, a couple hated them. Several co-workers liked the gin ones (blech), and a few hated the rum ones. I don’t think anyone liked the prosecco ones,and they were the last to go.

If you only buy one truffle collection at Trader Joe’s this month, I’d stick with yesterday’s dessert truffles.

Trader Joe’s 12 Tantalizing Truffles

I bought this box of truffles at Trader Joe’s from the New Product shelf.

If you are wondering what the “classic dessert flavors” are, they are shown on the back of the box.

And when you open the box, the truffles are arranged neatly in the same order!

I grabbed one of the Fudge Brownie truffles, and it was delicious. It was a thick dark chocolate shell, with an inner core of gooey chocolate ganache. It reminded me of the old Chunky bars, only smaller and better tasting. The other truffles went quickly, with the two pairs of white chocolate truffles lasting slightly longer but still being eaten by my co-workers.

This box would make a great stocking stuffer for any of your chocolate loving friends.

Trader Joe’s ABC Bars

I saw these bars on Become Betty and went to my local Trader Joe’s on Saturday to find them.

Yum! These were just as delicious as Brenda described. The outside of the bar is a soft, chocolatey, oatmeal shell, filled with a nice amount of rich almond butter. The chocolate and almond flavors are the standouts here, with some oatmeal flavor coming through as well. They reminded me of No-Bake Cookies that I used to make as a kid, except those had peanuts instead of almonds.

Since these are shelf stable and individually wrapped, I am planning to add them to my Emergency Chocolate Stash at work. You all have one of those, right?

Thanks for the review, Brenda!

Joe’s Dark Coffee Squares

I found this bag of chocolate coffee squares at Trader Joe’s last weekend.

Inside were 14 individually wrapped squares.

Dark chocolate and coffee? I am sold! I opened one and tried it.

THESE CHOCOLATE SQUARES WERE TERRIBLE!

OMG, these were bad. The chocolate was not dark, it was milk, and it was bad milk. It was the gross, waxy, pasty milk chocolate that Hershey makes. And the coffee flavor? Burnt grounds. Made by Folger’s. And a week old.

Seriously, I had thirteen co-workers try the other squares, and everyone agreed they were bad. I asked them how it tasted, and here’s what they said.

  • “Bitter.”
  • “Burnt and nasty”.
  • “Like disappointment”.

Skip these squares. Just buy a Trader Joe’s Cold Brew Coffee Chocolate Bar and be happy.

Follow-up: one of my co-workers left their unopened square on our company give-away counter with a note “Do not eat me”. Here’s the counter a day later:

Chocolatissimo

I picked up this box of Belgian chocolates from Trader Joe’s.

Inside were eight praline-filled chocolates.

Of course, I wanted the one on the bottom right and not any of those white chocolate monstrosities. Luckily there was a guide on the back.

I tried the dark chocolate walnut praline, and it was quite good. Nothing amazing, but I liked it.The praline was quite astringent and thirst-inducing (like walnuts are), but the chocolate was decent.

My co-workers gave similar marks to the remaining chocolate: good, but not great. So while I don’t regret getting this, I doubt I’d buy this again.

Trader Joe’s Gone Berry Crazy

On the recommendation of a co-worker, I picked up these frozen dark chocolate covered strawberry pieces at Trader Joe’s.

These were wonderful. The box contained about 15-20 pieces, each one anywhere from a quarter to half of a strawberry, coated in a thick layer of pretty good dark chocolate. It was 92 degrees on the day I bought them, so I ate three or four pieces after lunch, and that was a perfect icy and chocolatey dessert for a hot day. I am keeping a box of these in the freezer all summer!