You'll find these in the freezer section of TJ's. A box of two (giant) macarons costs $3.99.
Guys...I expected to open the package and find 12 or so cookies inside (I guess I didn't read the package very closely), instead there are two palm-sized macarons in each box. You'll heat them up in the microwave.
A mom's (my) take: I really thought I could write this review ahead of time...I mean, what's not to like? Well, let's talk. The molten center really oozed out...and was greasy around the edges (scroll down for pic). The chocolate flavor seemed a little off to me and the macaron was pretty grainy. I've made macarons (and eaten more than my fair share) and the texture of these just didn't do it for me. Maybe molten + macaron is just not a winning combination.
Overall rating: 2 of 5 stars
A teenager's (Jack's) take: First of all, I am a big fan of macarons. When I saw that this was big and melty, I was sold before I even took a bite. I love how it retains the classic almond flavor of a macaron, while seamlessly integrating the added twist of the melted chocolate. The chocolate may have been a bit too dark for my tastes, but that wasn't even a factor, considering how many other things were happening with my taste buds... Overall, it's the perfect blend of classic macaron and lava cake.
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Trader Joe's Molten Chocolate Macarons: we are a house divided.
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Here's what else we're loving this week:
- We missed last week's review because it was someone's 17th birthday!!!
- Kristen Welch's latest book, Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World was released this week. Kristen is so wise (...and I can personally attest to her own kids being kind and lovely). It's an important topic, don't you think? I do.
- I made Robyn's Best Chocolate Cake for Jack's birthday, and she's telling the truth, it's a GREAT cake! I can't wait to make it again using her frosting recipe!
- THIS pepperoni pizza baked gnocchi from Julie of The Little Kitchen. Ohmygosh, y'all.