Saturday, May 2, 2015

Sweet on Trader Joe's Saturday: Grahams + Chocolate Almond Spread

We're bringing you a two-fer today! Two reviews for the price of one!
(If only Trader Joe's would let us buy our treats that way!)
trader joe's honey graham crackers and cocoa almond spread review : weekly trader joe's dessert review series

Today's review is of Trader Joe's Honey Graham Crackers AND Cocoa Almond Spread.


trader joe's honey graham crackers and cocoa almond spread review : weekly trader joe's dessert review series
TJ's graham crackers are made without artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. They come in a 14.4 oz. box and packaged in sleeves, like other brands of grahams. The box costs $2.99.

trader joe's honey graham crackers and cocoa almond spread review : weekly trader joe's dessert review series
Trader Joe's Cocoa Almond Spread can be found in a jar near the peanut butter. The 10-ounce jar costs $3.99.

trader joe's honey graham crackers and cocoa almond spread review : weekly trader joe's dessert review series
A mom's (my) take: Let's start with the graham crackers...they're light, crispy, with just a hint of sweet. I like these better than the grahams I've been buying at my regular grocery store. Now, to the cocoa almond spread. Similar to Nutella, this is a smooth spread made with chocolate and nuts. This one is a bit thicker than Nutella, with more of a peanut butter-like consistency. Sometimes Nutella can get oily...not so with this spread. The almond flavor is subtle, but definitely noticeable. I loved this spread on the graham crackers...and even MORE straight from the jar with a spoon. (Not coincidentally, every spoon in our house is now dirty.) This might be something I can never again be without.
Overall rating:
Honey Grahams: 5 of 5 stars
Cocoa Almond Spread: 5 of 5 stars

A teenager's (kiddo's) take: The graham crackers, to start, definitely provide a nice base for the spread. The texture is lovely; however, I'm not a big fan of the "slightly sweet" graham crackers as my mom is. I prefer graham crackers with a more substantive taste. The spread was my favorite out of the two items. The almond flavor hit hard at first (which I love), but was soon overshadowed by the luscious chocolate flavor. As with all spreads, you have to proportion it correctly to get the perfect amount: not too thin to where you can't even taste it, but not so much that it is overwhelming.
Overall rating:
Honey Grahams: 4 out of 5 stars
Cocoa Almond Spread: 5 out of 5 stars


trader joe's honey graham crackers and cocoa almond spread review : weekly trader joe's dessert review series
Trader Joe's Honey Graham Crackers and Cocoa Almond Spread: add these to your TJ's shopping list...and buy more spoons. ;) 


3 comments:

  1. I so wish we had Trader Joe's in Australia!

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  2. The cocoa almond butter is one of the things I picked up from Trader Joes when we were on honeymoon in the states! I thought it tasted delicious - really like cake batter! Trader Joes - please open in the UK!

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  3. That cocoa almond spread is one of my favorite things from trader joes. I am always finding things I want to put it on.

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