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 7, 2015
Day 97 - Chocolate Coconut Macaroons
Oh little macaroons, I was soooo
excited when I saw you on the shelf! I had
such high hopes! Coconut macaroons –
always a delicious treat! Dipped in
CHOCOLATE – oh yes!
Don't they look TASTY?? Ahhh - macaroons... Or ARE they?
But alas, I feel like you duped me.
You are not a macarooon (IMHO) –
you are a MOUNDS candy bar. Your insides are not baked! There is no delicious baked goodness in
you. Instead, you are a blob of coconut
covered in chocolate, which is FINE if that is what the eater is expecting when
they bite in. Like, if the label says “treats
that taste like Mounds candy bars”, then we as eaters know what to expect. But when you call yourself a macaroon, there
are certain expectations to be met, and you fall short.
I got these when my partner was out
of town, and I decided to wait to write this review until he was home and could
try them for himself. I did not mention
my misgivings about them and just offered him one and asked what he
thought. “Well, the chocolate is sorta
waxy” was his initial response. When I explained
about the “Mounds vs. Macaroons” thing, he understood where I was coming from.
New product - should be called "Mounds-Like Treats"
These are gluten free and Kosher
for Passover – alas, they are NOT macaroons.But if you want little Mounds bars, get yourself some.