Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Trader Joe's Food Reviews: Snack Edition
Let's get down to business.
When we saw this Speculoos Crunchy Cookie Butter, we knew we had to see how it compared to Biscoff's Crunchy Spread. It's all in the name of research, ya know? Our verdict? I give it a thumbs up but I will always get Biscoff over this stuff. Why? Because Biscoff's version is truly crunchy and is more like "would you like some spread with your cookie crumbles?" and we like that. Now if Biscoff Crunchy is TOO crunchy for you, then this stuff would be right up your alley. It's about 60/40 in favor of the butter over the crunch but just enough to give you that texture. Biscoff is probably 70/30 in favor of cookie crunch. This delightful spread is 90 calories per tablespoon. It makes a great topper for a banana, to dip an apple or top your oatmeal. Yum!
I'm going to pretend I didn't wait until we almost polished off this bag of TJ's Cinnamon Apple Snack Sticks to take pics. For 140 calories, you get 28g or they claim 38 sticks. I counted, it wasn't 38 sticks, maybe closer to 28 but still a goodly amount. The taste? You know Taco Bell's cinnamon twisties? They taste like an apple pie version of those to me. These babies will definitely be making an appearance in our pantry again.
TJ's Mini Hold the Cone ice cream cones. The Mr wanted mini drumsticks and when we saw TJ's had these chocolate and vanilla versions, we thought we'd give them a go. They have really good flavor, high quality ice cream for both. I don't like how stale the cone tastes but I don't eat mini drumsticks so maybe this is normal? One cone is 70 calories. I could literally eat this in 2-3 bites if I wanted to and I'll say one doesn't go a long way to make you feel like you ate anything. Honestly, neither does having two of them. They're good but for me, not satisfying and the Mr feels the same. We both like them but we don't know if we'd need to get them again.
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