Trader Joe's: A grocery store. A culture. A DESTINATION. I don't work for TJ's, I am simply a customer who loves the store, the products, & the experience.
This blog was a year-long project. In 2015 I reviewed 1 TJ's product EVERY SINGLE DAY. I visited lots of TJ's stores around the country, and when the year ended I couldn't stop. I still post often (though not daily) & I welcome your comments on the products & reviews.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Day 118 - Mini Pie Medley
Oh I wish I would have
reviewed these Cabbage Patch Doll sized pies back when we had them this
winter. We really liked them, and they
would have gotten a sweet review!
Alas, I didn’t review them
then, and now I up and served them at our Trader Joe’s dinner party and they
were not great. L The crusts
were mushy and the filling just tasted like a glob of warm jam or jelly. I made them the same exact way I did this
winter – heating them (from frozen) in the oven, so I am not sure why the
results were lack luster this go round. I
feel a bit guilty because I convinced a fellow Trader Joe’s shopper to buy
these the other day!
Cute tiny pies
I should list the pros and
cons of these little mini pies here:
-Perfect size for
a little dessert
-Mix of 3 flavors
in one box (strawberry, blueberry, and peach) so you won’t get sick of one
crystals on top
-Easy to prepare
-Crusts were mushy
-Filling was not “pie”ish
but more jam/jelly-ish
If I were rating these
myself, I guess I would give them a 3.5.
But because they were part of the dinner party spread, I will average
all guests’ ratings for a final score. But
first, guest comments:
being cloying – buttery crust.
crust – tasty, fluffy, rich, and just the right amount of filling. Just the right size as well. 4 – 6 small bits!
full of flavor, plenty peachy
strawberry much inside a soggy pastry
sweet – lovely
OH!!!!! Now that I have allowed myself to read these
comments I think perhaps it was just the STRAWBERRY PIES that were not good in
this box!!! The people who had peach or
blueberry really liked them! Well, that
makes me feel better. I thought I served
our guests something yucky!
Guest Joan demonstrates how adorable tiny pies can be.
Price - $4.49 (for 6 mini pies, which comes out to .75 cents