Saturday, May 3, 2014

Sweet on Trader Joe's Saturdays: Caramel Bites

Welcome to the 4th installment of our Sweet on Trader Joe's Saturdays!

This week, kiddo and I review the European treat: the Delicious Caramel Bites.

Trader Joe's Caramel Bites Waffle Cookies review

Trader Joe's describes these mini stroopwafels as "mini-wafers filled with caramel". They cost $2.79 for a 7.05 oz package... about 25 servings a package (they recommend 1 wafer as a serving size... how about 1 PACKAGE?!?).


Trader Joe's Caramel Bites Waffle Cookies review

My Take: OK...you know I'm normally a chocolate girl, but I could have eaten the contents of this bag in one sitting.  These chewy waffle cookies are the perfect size for a little treat (provided you can stop at just a few), and definitely something I would buy again.  And, here's my thought: they need to be mixed into ice cream.  Pronto.
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Kiddo's Take: The sweetness of this dessert is almost unnoticeable to the first-time Bite-Eater. Once it has spent some time in your mouth, you can taste the pastry-like sweetness of the wafers while enjoying the caramel which is sandwiched between them. The thin and chewy texture adds to this interesting European confection.
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 stars


Trader Joe's Caramel Bites Waffle Cookies review
Trader Joe's Caramel Bites: Delicious! Definitely add them to your list!

21 comments:

  1. Love this feature! Trading Joe's is coming soon to my area, so I'm already compiling my list.

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  2. I love your evaluating Trader Joe's products! I started a Trader Joe's board on Pinterest to pin all the products. Thanks!

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  3. I've gotten a similar, perhaps identical, product at WalMart, World Table brand. I'm a cake decorating and candy making instructor, and I bought them to prepare samples for a candy demo/class. I dipped half of the wafer in melted chocolate. They were awesome!

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    1. You can crumble them and mix them with buttercream and use it as a filling in a cake. In the Netherlands it's being done by several cakers.

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  4. I love that they are mini! Typically (with the large ones) you put them on top of a mug of tea to soften and then eat them when the caramel syrup is all gooey- delicious!

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  5. The larger ones on a cup of tea are amazing when slightly warm. Glad to know Trader Joe's has these, I definitely need to stop by there. Good memories of times spent with Dutch friends.

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  6. Yum! I just bought a bag of stroopwafels here in Brussels (Belgium) to chop up and put in some S'mores bars cookies. :) Definitely a favorite!

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  7. I discovered this type of cookie while traveling in Wales a few years ago and instantly fell in love with them. I was so happy to find them at Trader Joe's a few months ago. Recently I was invited to a party where we were supposed to bring our favorite new thing, and I brought bags of these cookies. They are so good:)

    Beth @ Hungry Happenings

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  8. I'll have to try these...look yummy

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  9. Actually ... over here in the Netherlands it is being added to icecream an dit's yummie!!! :-) The cookies themselves are (like mentioned before) great when putting on top of a cup of hot tea (or chocolatemilk) first so the caramel gets soft. That is ofcourse when you have the bigger stroopwafels like they are mostly sold in Holland and Belgium. Small ones are sold too here and have to admit that I can't stop eating after just one of them (even with the bigger ones)

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  10. This segment is tempting me to fill my cart with too many treats. These sound so good for something other than chocolate.

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  11. I'll look for those! Loved the almond butter cookies.

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  12. Your kiddo is ADORABLE! I absolutely love his reviews of Trader Joe's treats.

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  13. I served these with their Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and Belgian Chocolate Pudding. I've been avoiding them lately, because it's so difficult to not eat the entire bag. The perils of having a nearby pool. :)

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  14. I am loving these reviews! Trader Joe's has son many interesting products but I'm always hesitant to buy them for fear of buying all the things, and for fear I won't like them. I will definitely try some of these things after reading your reviews :)

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  15. My friends send me larger versions of this straight from Belgium. So yummy!

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  16. As I was reading your post, I wondered what they would be like dipped in chocolate...and low and behold, Maria tried them that way, yum. What could be better that caramel dipped in chocolate?

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  17. Mmm. Stroopwafels are my favorite Dutch treat. When I was there we ate them almost every day. I'm so excited that the grocery stores even here in Costa Rica stock up on these. So yummy! Hope your post introduces lots of folks to a new flavor sensation!

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  18. Best way to eat these is warmed over (or dipped in) a big mug of hot chocolate. Alternatively pop it in the microwave for a couple of seconds, either way they are better warm!

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  19. I lived in Holland for a little while, and I have had my fair share of Stroopwafel Mcflurries... they are heavenly!!!

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  20. Such a fun thing to review the products at TJ! I have to say - I LOVE these cookies and I am definitely a chocolate person too. They are addicting - I cannot stop and can easily eat the whole bag. Honestly - I take out 6 and then try to not think about them anymore. But I end up going back. So I only open a bag on special occastions. Not sure why they are so addicting to me?

    Love your reviews - keep 'em up! I hope you review the milk chocolate almond cookies (almost like candy) too ($3.99 for about 8 of them, near the freezer section).

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