Writing this post is helping me ignore the fact that OU is currently losing to Texas. C'mon, Sooners!!!
OK. Let's get to the food. This week, we're reviewing Trader Joe's Sweet, Hot, and Savory. It's a mix of nuts described as "honey roasted cocoa & chili peanuts & almonds with roasted salted pecans." A 14-ounce bag costs....well, honestly, I'm not sure because I can't find my receipt. Anyway, you'll find them near the cash registers.
A mom's (my) take: These were an impulse buy...they were right by the register. I saw the words "cocoa, chili, and pecans" and grabbed them. Here's the deal, the base of this snack mix is honey roasted nuts. I don't like honey roasted nuts. I like honey; I like nuts; I like roasting. Not together. If you're a fan of honey roasted nuts, I think you'll like these. The cocoa and chili (shouldn't it be chile?) add a depth of flavor, while not adding too much spice. With regular roasted nuts, minus the honey roasting, this mix might be a hit with me.
Overall rating: 3 of 5 stars
A teenager's (Jack's) take: I am usually a fan of trail mixes, or any type of mixes all together. I was anticipating this to be very flavorful and maybe even too much for me (judging by the title). At least to me, it was thoroughly underwhelming. Not much flavor is present besides a simple nutty one, until the very end, where a somewhat spicy flavor comes out (although it's so delayed, it seems almost like an aftertaste). I cannot pick out the "Sweet" part at all.
Overall rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Trader Joe's Sweet, Hot, and Savory: we'll pass.
[note: We have no affiliation with Trader Joe's. I'm sure they have never read this blog and have no idea who we are. Hey, we like being incognito, although we never wear sunglasses indoors. ;)]
Read all of our Trader Joe's sweet treats and dessert reviews!
Here's what else we're loving this week:
- confetti snack cake from How Sweet Eats
- french bread pizza mummies! so cute from SkinnyTaste
- how beautiful is the german chocolate pound cake from She Wears Many Hats?