Saturday, January 30, 2016

Sweet on Trader Joe's Saturday: Molten Chocolate Macarons

You see a box of molten chocolate macarons at Trader Joe's and you cannot leave the store without them. Right? No brainer!

trader joe's molten chocolate macarons review : part of a weekly review series of tj's desserts and treats
You'll find these in the freezer section of TJ's. A box of two (giant) macarons costs $3.99.

trader joe's molten chocolate macarons review : part of a weekly review series of tj's desserts and treats
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.


trader joe's molten chocolate macarons review : part of a weekly review series of tj's desserts and treats
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 review : part of a weekly review series of tj's desserts and treats
Trader Joe's Molten Chocolate Macarons: we are a house divided. 


[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:
  • We missed last week's review because it was someone's 17th birthday!!! 
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6 comments:

  1. Your son is gettting more and more good looking! If that is possible:)And he seems soo nice.It feels like it was yesterday you posted about him turning 16!

    I would be with you on these Bridget..I can just tell:)

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  2. Jack is so grown up! He was barely 11 when I first started following your blog. What a handsome guy! But . . . after seeing the last photo of the molten mac, I have to side with Mom :)

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  3. Oh my, I think I may get a little carried way with this one.

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  4. Did you try them without putting them in the microwave? I read that they are way better without doing that. I assume you would just let them get to room temp.

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  5. Macarons are designed to be two-bite sized, crispy and not with the filling running out. It's just not right to eat them with forks. The Venetian monks are turning over in their graves. The ones still living are very sad to see these impostors.

    Happy Birthday to Jack.

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  6. Oh my gosh those look to die for

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