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Trader Joe’s Cocoa Mascarpone, reviewed

Trader Joe's Cocoa Mascarpone Cheese

Mascarpone cheese is a smooth, buttery Italian cheese that has many great applications. It can be used to add richness to a pasta dish, and it can also be used to make a perfect tiramisu. The cheese itself has a very mild flavor, so other ingredients – from savory herbs to sugar and extracts – are added to give it a little bit more complexity ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Brownie Mix, reviewed

Trader Joe's Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Brownie Mix

It was more than six years ago when Trader Joe’s released its first gluten free brownie mix. At the time, gluten free baking wasn’t as commonplace as it is now and the mix was one very easy way to quickly mix up a gluten free chocolate treat. Fast forwarding to today, Trader Joe’s has recently added a new Baker Josef’sĀ Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Brownie Mix ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Dulce de Leche, reviewed

Trader Joe's Dulce de Leche, reviewed

Dulce de leche is a thick, milk-based caramel sauce that is popular throughout many Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries, though variations exist in many other countries and cultures as well. The sauce has the distinctive flavor of caramelized milk because milk and sugar are caramelized together to make it, in contrast to some other types of caramel sauce where milk, butter or other dairy products are ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Cornbread Mix, reviewed

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Cornbread Mix, reviewed

I often make cornbread around Thanksgiving, both because cornbread goes well with most Thanksgiving dishes – such as turkey, gravy, cranberry sauce, etc. – and because cornbread makes an excellent stuffing. Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Cornbread Mix is a new product that the grocery store released for the holiday season that caught my eye because it combines cornbread and pumpkin, both holiday favorites for me. The ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Caramel Sauce, reviewed

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Caramel Sauce, reviewed

Pumpkin spice has been a very popular flavor this holiday season. That familiar blend of cinnamon, cloves and other spices is easy to incorporate into all kinds of dishes. Pumpkin itself is a little bit more difficult to work with, since it contains so much moisture. Trader Joe’s has stocked their shelves generously with pumpkin spice items this season, but this Pumpkin Caramel Sauce really ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Rolls, reviewed

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Rolls with Pumpkin Spice Frosting

Pumpkin can be found just about everywhere in October, and that includes the refrigerated case at Trader Joe’s, where I recently spotted a new seasonal product: Pumpkin Rolls with Pumpkin Spice Icing. The rolls came in the same sort of cardboard tube that you find refrigerated biscuts and crescent rolls packaged in, but with the promise of pumpkin spice – which made them sound like ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Salted Caramels, reviewed

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Spice Dark Chocolate Caramels, interior

Every year for the past three years or so, Trader Joe’s has stocked its shelves with delicious Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels. These candies are bittersweet chocolate shells filled with a creamy caramel and topped with a generous pinch of sea salt. They’re very good, especially for those who enjoy a salty-sweet treat. This year, I noticed that Trader Joe’s decided to offer a twist ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chip Scone Mix, reviewed

Trader Joe's Chocolate Chip Scone Mix, reviewed

Some scone mixes require you to add cream. Others require you to cut in butter and add additional ingredients, which is one step away from making scones from scratch (which will likely be less expensive than using the “mix” consindering how much you have to add in yourself). The easiest scone mixes require nothing but water and Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chip Scone Mix falls into ... Read More »

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