Kiddo and I are reviewing Trader Giotto's Crunchy Amaretti. Amaretti are crunchy little cookies, typically made with almonds. I love Amaretti cookies, especially when they're sandwiched together with a little Nutella. ;)Trader Joe's describes these as "traditionally served with wine or liqueurs and are equally at home with a cup of coffee or some ice cream or can be enjoyed all on their own." A 5.2-ounce box runs $3.99.
A mom's (my) take: First, the packaging on these is so, so pretty. Each cookie is wrapped in crisp, printed paper (the cookies are sealed in plastic inside). I'm a big fan of Amaretti cookies, but these were not my favorite. They're almost a little too sweet. When I checked the ingredients, I saw that these are not made with almonds as is typical, but with apricot kernels.
Overall rating: 3 of 5 stars
A teenager's (kiddo's) take: Even before I knew what these looked like, I was impressed with the wrapping (which made me expect them to be very good quality!). They have that classic amaretto flavor (based on amaretto desserts, not actual amaretto) that one would expect, and have a nice crunch to them. The only issue I have is that they are a little bit more substantial than I would like; that is, the inside is entirely filled with cookie which is just as crunchy as the outside, and makes it a bit harder to enjoy the flavor. In my past experiences with amaretti cookies, I've found that airiness makes a very flavorful cookie. Nevertheless, these are still flavorful.
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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