Saturday, May 31, 2014

Sweet on Trader Joe's Saturdays: Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

Even before this series started, I'd never purchased anything from the little bakery section in Trader Joe's.  It's easy to miss, tucked in the back of the produce section.

trader joe's pink lemonade cupcakes review

This week, we decided to give the baked goods a try with Trader Joe's Pink Lemonade Cupcakes.  Trader Joe's describes these as "moist lemony cupcakes with a tangy lemonade flavored cream cheese frosting."

trader joe's pink lemonade cupcakes review
For $3.99, you'll get a box of four cupcakes.

trader joe's pink lemonade cupcakes review
My take: I loved these.  They are honestly better than some $3.50 a piece cupcake-shop cupcakes I've had.  I'm a frosting girl through-and-through, but if I'm going to have a cupcake, the cake part better not be dry.  The cake here is moist (I know, you hate that word...but it's true) and tart with the perfect crumb.  The frosting....oh, the frosting....tangy, sweet, lemony, utterly delicious.  Looking at the ingredients, I noticed that the frosting is colored with hibiscus powder, and that make me love them even more.
Overall rating: 5 of 5 stars

Kiddo's take: Simply put, these cupcakes taste a LOT like lemonade! The "pink" is a nice touch, of course, but there's not that much difference between pink and regular lemonade. The richness of the cake combined with the tanginess and sweetness of the frosting leaves the taster with a delightful aftertaste- which might incline you to eat the whole package. These are quite possibly the most accurate representation of lemon-y-ness I have tasted in a cupcake.
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 stars

trader joe's pink lemonade cupcakes review
Trader Joe's Pink Lemonade Cupcakes: be sure to stop by the bakery table and pick up a box!

18 comments:

  1. Oooh, I love lemony stuff anyway...I don't have a Trader Joes anywhere close...but you can bet I'll be looking in Tulsa or OKC!! Thanks for the post
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  2. those look delicious!! I love your little plates too..where did you get them??

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    1. Hey Judy! I've had them for about 10 years or so. They're Mary Engelbreit dessert plates. Maybe you could find them on etsy?

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  3. Yum! I've never even looked at the bakery items in Trader Joe's. I will now!

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  4. I've never noticed these at Trader Joe's, but I'll be sure to keep an eye out the next time I go! That's pretty cool that the frosting is naturally colored!!

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  5. your dishes are beyond cute!!!
    please, where did you get them?
    thanks,
    alice

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    1. Hi Alice!

      I've had them for about 10 years or so. They're Mary Engelbreit dessert plates. Maybe you could find them on etsy?

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  6. Finally! I found someone else that dislikes the word "moist!" Will have to try the cakes. Such a fun summer treat.

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    1. Ha! I actually don't mind it, but I know a lot of people do. ;)

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  7. Do you know if they are regional? I've never seen them (Northeast)

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    1. I'm not sure. I wonder if maybe they are a seasonal thing as well? Maybe only in summer?

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  8. Yum - those look delicious!

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  9. Wow!!!!!! These cupcakes look SO GOOD!!!!! And for that price, its most certainly Value for Money!!!

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  10. These look fantastic! TJ's also makes a lemon-raspberry bundt cake that my kids beg me to buy weekly! It's a little pricey ($5.50 or so), but well worth it!!

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  11. I got the last one at my store yesterday (Colorado). You guys should review that little lemon chiller cake - probably good as well.

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  12. A) The plate...THE PLATES!!!
    B) Kiddo
    C) This series
    D) You, of course, for this selfless act of kindness for all your readers.

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  13. I'm a sucker for anything lemon flavored! These look yummy!

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  14. Okay, You AND Kiddo gave these 5 stars, so I am definitely picking some up today! Crossing my fingers that they have some here! I am in love with those plates!

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