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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Biscotti

Before this pumpkin season is officially over, I wanted to throw a review of this biscotti out there for you. It's not new and it's not exactly a Thanksgiving-themed product, but I really wanted to take a look at it and let you all know about it because it's actually very good and it's never really had its day in the sun. It's one of those "under-the-radar" kind of products.

This stuff makes me wish I were a coffee drinker. It's so good when dunked in any kind of coffee. I mean, the biscotti sticks are perfectly delicious by themselves, but the pairing of these with coffee is absolutely scrumptious. Yes, I did go ahead and pour myself a "cuppa" or two while enjoying these biscottis because no matter how much I tried to enjoy it, they simply didn't pair up well with my usual morning sugar-free energy drinks.

It was more natural for Sonia, because she is a daily coffee drinker. And she loved them just as much as I did—maybe even more. As she observed, the pumpkin spice level in these is just about perfect. The package also mentions real pumpkin puree, which can just barely be detected by the tongue. All the flavors are well-balanced, and the textures are even better than other types of biscotti I've tried...biscotti cereal included. The sticks are firm and crispy, but they break apart easily enough when you go to bite a piece off. They aren't rock solid like some other varieties. Also, they're a good value at $4 for a sizable tub with nine servings.

We're pretty much in agreement about this one—except for maybe the pronunciation. She insists on saying "bis-coat-y," while I say "biz-cott-y." Not that it makes any difference. Four and a half from Sonia. Four from me.

Bottom line: 8.5 out of 10.


  1. Accents affect pronunciation. So long as your consistent, it doesn't matter IMO. These look really good. I'm a sucker for TJ's biscotti and dunkers, but I like tea, not coffee.

  2. T hanks so much for doing a review on these. I absolutely love them. I haven't been able to find them at my Trader Joe's over the last 3 weeks or so.I I should have bought more than one container when they first came out.I tried one dipped in their new hot cchocolate chocolate sticks. Yum.

    1. You're welcome. I bet they'd be good in hot chocolate.

  3. What a useful website! We recently had a TJ's open in West Michigan. At first, the store was MOBBED and it wasn't fun to visit. But now that the nonstop crowds have died down, I love that store! I'm linking this post to my site. I'll visit your site often for new products!


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