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Trader Joe’s Roasted Cacao Nibs, reviewed

Trader Joe's Roasted Cacao Nibs, reviewed

Cacao nibs are one of my favorite “secret ingredients” to add to baked goods like chocolate chip cookies and brownies. Cacao nibsĀ are pieces of roasted cocoa bean. The chocolate making process involves grinding up the roasted nibs into a paste, then adding additional ingredients – such as sugar, milk, etc – if needed to produce the finished chocolate product. The nibs themselves have a fruity, ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Matcha Joe Joe’s, reviewed

Trader Joe's Matcha Joe Joe's, reviewed

While Oreo produces dozens of seasonal flavors for their sandwich cookies every year, Trader Joe’s keeps their product lineup a bit simpler. Their Oreo cookie-like Joe Joe’s are available in chocolate, vanilla and gluten free versions year round, with some Halloween and Christmas variations in the fall. It’s actually easy to change the flavor of a sandwich cookie because so much of the flavor comes ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Meyer Lemon Cake Mix, reviewed

Trader Joe's Meyer Lemon Cake Mix, reviewed

Meyer lemons have a wonderfully sweet lemon flavor because they are less acidic than their more common counterparts. I am lucky enough to have a tree that gives me Meyers year round, but it is unusual to see the citrus fruit featured in commercial products. Trader Joe’s recently introduced a Meyer Lemon Cake Mix, offering a very easy way to get a taste of Meyer ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Black Forest Cupcake Black Tea, reviewed

Trader Joe's Black Forest Cupcake Black Tea, reviewed

When I think of tea, I don’t usually think of dessert – though when I think of dessert, I often think of pairing it with tea. This Black Forest Cupcake Tea from Trader Joe’s, however, just might qualify as both. The dessert-inspired black tea is made with cocoa bean shells, carob, chicory, sasparilla and other spicy, chocolate flavors. As a fan of the classic chocolate ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Vanilla Eclairs, reviewed

Trader Joe's Vanilla Eclairs, reviewed

Eclairs are a treat well worth making if you have a little bit of time to spend in the kitchen. The pastries have a crisp choux exterior and are filled with vanilla pastry cream, then topped with fondant or chocolate ganache. The multi-component dessert is wonderful when it is at its best, though the components are simple. Like many multi-component desserts, however, we’re always looking ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Coffeecello, reviewed

Trader Joe's Coffeecello, reviewed

Trader Joe’s sells some limoncello – a wonderful Italian lemon liqueur that I use often in recipesĀ - that is not only delicious, but an outstanding value compared to other brands. On a recent trip, I noticed that they had a Coffeecello parked on the shelf next to it, packaged in a similar bottle. Coffeecello is a similarly produce liqueur that is made by infusing espresso-roast ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s It’s Sedimentary My Dear Cookie! Mix, reviewed

Trader Joe's Sedimentary Cookie Mix, reviewed

Trader Joe’s is always filled with lots of fun treats and the holiday season is when the store really ups its game with items that are not only fun/tasty to try yourself, but that are quite giftable, as well. I spotted the It’s Sedimentary My Dear Cookie! mix in Trader Joe’s the other day when I was picking up a few staples. The cookie mix ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Ugly Sweater Cookie Kit, reviewed

Trader Joe's Ugly Sweater Cookie Kit, reviewed

Ugly sweaters have become a huge holiday tradition for many and people now seek out particularly “good” examples of the style to wear to holiday parties all season long. The perfect accompaniment to an ugly sweater party is a batch of ugly sweater cookies and one option is to pick up the Ugly Sweater Cookie Kit from Trader Joe’s. The cookie kit contains 10 cookies ... Read More »

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