Saturday, May 10, 2014

Sweet on Trader Joe's Saturdays: Milk Chocolate Truffle Bar

I love that kiddo and I have a routine now...every Thursday or Friday after school, we pop into Trader Joe's and pick out our dessert to review.
trader joe's milk chocolate truffle bar review
You would think this would be an easy process, but I can tell you that it's sort of agonizing.  We want to try EVERYTHING.  Now.

This week, we headed straight for the candy bar section by the registers and decided on the Milk Chocolate Truffle bar.
trader joe's milk chocolate truffle bar review
Trader Joe's describes this as "made with caramelized milk, resulting in an extra creamy, smooth texture."  A 3.5 oz bar will set you back $1.99.

trader joe's milk chocolate truffle bar review
My Take: I judge all milk chocolate against Hershey Bars and Kisses.  Hershey's may not be the fanciest, but in my mind, it is the quintessential milk chocolate.  Trader Joe's Milk Chocolate Truffle Bar is as described: smooth, creamy and tastes quite rich.  I dare say, it tastes "luxurious."  The caramelized milk adds just a hint of coffee flavor...or maybe I'm just craving a latte.  This is a chocolate bar to savor, although, I wolfed down half of a bar in about 2 minutes flat.  Giving it 4.5 stars only because I still think I'd reach for a Hershey bar over this if they were side by side.
Overall rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Kiddo's Take: Based on my many experiences at Godiva (due to my mom's free chocolate card), I wouldn't be able to tell the difference between a truffle from there and this Milk Chocolate Truffle bar. You can distinctly differentiate between the semi-hard outer layer and the rich, creamy, and of course, milky, inner part. All in all, if you are looking for a truffle in bar form (and a lot of it), this is what to get.
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 stars

trader joe's milk chocolate truffle bar review

Trader Joe's Milk Chocolate Truffle Bar...yep.  Throw one in your basket while you're near the registers waiting to check out.  Eat it in the car on the way home.  We'll never tell. 

trader joe's milk chocolate truffle bar review

9 comments:

  1. Those sound delicious! I'll have to look for them next time I go to Trader Joe's.

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  2. I'm pretty sure that if anything came from Trader Joe's, I'd love it to pieces. Ive had this bar and it's yummy! Very yummy. But you're so right- not a Hershey's Bar. ;)

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  3. I'm like you, and judge milk chocolate against Hershey's as well. It's not fancy chocolate, but to me, it's the best!

    Also, what a fun little tradition to have with your kid. :-)

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  4. I love this bar! You are totally dreaming about the coffee taste though. I hate coffee and can't stand any slight taste of it. This bar is pure chocolate! :)

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  5. wish we would get a trader joes!

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  6. I always LOOK at those. Now I'll have to try one.

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  7. These are what I use for gifts at new student orientation. The chocolate is wrapped in foil so I make customized wrappers. Can't do that with Hershey's anymore since they are now wrapped in crimped plastic. They're delicious! Haven't had a grad student complain yet!

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  8. Bridget,
    If these taste like Godiva like your son says, I would love them. I'm a fan of Hershey's too.
    Annamaria

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