Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups
There's a few of you oddballs out there who somehow don't like chocolate and peanut butter together. I don't understand that at all. But maybe you need a small, high quality twist on the default American classic, hence King Buttercup sharing this TJ's treat with you today.
Oh. My. Goodness. These cups are so right up my alley. There's almost nothing not to like here. What really gets me is the overall quality of both the chocolate and the almond butter, and how well they fuse together.
By now, if you've had any TJ's dark chocolate covered products, you're familiar with the stuff - it's oh so good, isn't it? Not too sweet, not too milky, but dark and rich without being bland or bitter. I could go for darker, personally, but this is a "dark chocolate for the masses" I suppose, and it works.
And it melds so well with the dark chocolate. Here the two are, in perfect symbiiotic relationship with each other. Whales and barnacles, yin and yang, Siegfried and Roy...and dark chocolate and almond butter, here in a teeny tiny little cup.
Wait..."teeny tiny little cup?" Alas, there's the one issue. I should have thought to wonder down to the corner store to buy some Reeses for comparision, but these guys seem small. I'd offer a wagering, off the top of my head guess, of being no more than 80% as big as a Reese. What's that mean? There's less chocolate and almond butter to enjoy! I want more! Even if that comes with a slightly higher price point! Some things are just worth it.
That's the only complaint. Seriously, go buy some and put 'em in your fridge or freezer. You'll thank me. If only they were a smidge bigger...oh well. As is, they are a treat fit for a king. Double fours.
Bottom line: Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Almond butter Cups: 8 out of 10 Golden Spoons
Candy bars have gotten smaller, including Reese's. I don't buy them very often, so last time I did I really noticed. According to google, Reese's are currently 1.5oz/42g. This product is 1.4oz/40g. I recall trying the mini almond butter cups. I think they were pretty good. Are those also dark chocolate? I'm a weirdo who doesn't care for the "high quality" chocolate in jingle jangle, so hope it's not the same.ReplyDelete
How do they compare to the previous almond butter cups (the smaller ones) and the sunflower butter cups?ReplyDelete
OMG these are so good - picked up a pack the other day.ReplyDelete
How can it be I’m the first to comment on your homage to the perfect movie?ReplyDelete
These are really good but looks like they are seasonal. They've been out at my regular TJ for a few weeks but still at one further away.ReplyDelete