Saturday, April 26, 2014

Sweet on Trader Joe's Saturdays: Chocolate Ganache Torte

trader joe's chocolate ganache torte review

We're getting fancy with our Trader Joe's dessert review today.  May we present...

Trader Joe's Handmade Chocolate Ganache Torte


Trader Joe's describes this as "rich chocolate mousse between two layers of moist chocolate cake glazed with semi-sweet chocolate ganache."  This is sounding good already.
trader joe's chocolate ganache torte review
You'll find this baby in the freezer section of TJ's...it's $7.99 for a 1 pound 12 ounce torte.  Pretty hefty.  The package says that it serves 8, but it's so rich, you could definitely get 10 servings out of it.  (And, I'm not one for skimpy desserts.) ;)

trader joe's chocolate ganache torte review
My Take: Sinfully rich, the cake layers remind me of those dense and delicious flourless chocolate cakes.  The mousse layer is substantial and really creamy.  I was impressed with how pretty it looked out of the box considering how many times I'd turned the box upside-down looking at the back label. Since this is kept in the freezer, I think this torte would be perfect to stash away for unexpected company.  Use a stencil over the top and sprinkle on some cocoa powder?  Voila!  Instant fancy.
Overall rating: 4 of 5 stars

Kiddo's Take: This is SO RICH! The mousse is very, very, very decadent and creamy. There is so much chocolate in this torte it's almost hard to believe it's possible. Not so much that it will make you sick, though! :)
4.5 out of 5 stars
trader joe's chocolate ganache torte review


Trader Joe's Handmade Chocolate Ganache Torte: keep one stashed in your freezer! 
trader joe's chocolate ganache torte review

8 comments:

  1. Okay, Bridget- That does it! I am moving to an area that has a Trader Joe's! I can't stand it!!!! lol xo Diana

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  2. Che torta golosa!!!!! Bellissima!!!

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  3. A big slice of that torte would go really well with the coffee I'm drinking right now!

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  4. I'm curious what kept it from getting a 5 instead of a 4?

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  5. I totally want a big slice for Sunday breakfast!!

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  6. I love these reviews! I'm sure I never would have seen that at TJs. Great idea for having one in the freezer.

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  7. I am loving this series! I have never gone wrong with Trader Joe items and I didn't even know about this torte so it is on my to-do list! Have you had their macarons yet? Not the choc/vanilla ones, those are eh...the multi-flavored ones!

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