Sunday, January 10, 2016

Sweet on Trader Joe's Sunday : Mini Cinnamon Sugar Churros

Confession: I'm not sure I've ever had a churro. It seems like there's a plethora of churro pictures on Instagram, and I'm always drooling a little over them. Have I actually eaten one? I'm not sure.

trader joe's mini cinnamon sugar churros review : part of a weekly review series of tj's desserts and treats
Well, once Jack and I spied this bag of mini churros at Trader Joe's yesterday, I knew we had to try them. They're in the freezer section.

trader joe's mini cinnamon sugar churros review : part of a weekly review series of tj's desserts and treats
[note: It's not easy to take a picture and pour cinnamon sugar evenly. ;)]

An 8-ounce bag costs $3.99.

trader joe's mini cinnamon sugar churros review : part of a weekly review series of tj's desserts and treats
A mom's (my) take: The exterior of these were crispy and golden...with a perfect sprinkling on cinnamon-sugar (included). The interior, though, was doughy. I'm not sure if this is how churros are supposed to be, but I was expecting them to be lighter. These were the consistency of mashed potatoes. Hmmm. The churros are a convenient little dessert to pop in the oven, however, I'm not sure I would purchase these again.
Overall rating: 3 of 5 stars

A teenager's (Jack's) take: These little guys are dangerous! At first bite, all you can really taste is the sugary goodness all over the outside--which is not at all a bad thing! However, it soon yields to the buttery, semi-flaky dough on the inside, which I can't personally get enough of. It's reminiscent of a funnel cake. I could have quite a few of these in one sitting, and I'm thinking I'll try them with some Nutella next time...
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 stars

trader joe's mini cinnamon sugar churros review : part of a weekly review series of tj's desserts and treats
Trader Joe's Mini Cinnamon Sugar Churros: a mixed bag! 

[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. ;)]

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Here's what else we're loving this week:
  • Have you watched an episode of Valerie's Home Cooking? I happened to catch one this weekend and loved it. She's so cute! Check out her recipe for Butterscotch Love Cake. Ohmygosh. 
  • Planning for Valentine's Day already? Check out Brenda's Cherry Cordials. So pretty! 
  • Hopefully you saw THE Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Go see the movie Concussion. All three of us loved it...Will Smith was fantastic and I'll never watch football in the same way again. 

5 comments:

  1. OOOH I have to get these! I love churros! They are supposed to be soft in the middle just like your description, Bridget! Can't wait!

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  2. Bridget! Are you nt a Costco member??? You need to go there - you don't have to have a membership to go try a churro in the food court (but you should join if you have o e nearby). Their churros are the best!

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  3. And they shouldn't be doughy - they should be like a doughnut inside.

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  4. Well, as Arizonans, we have to say these are just like Jack stated - can't get enough of them! Bob loves them, too, which is saying something. My only comment is that there isn't enough cinnamon in the sugar mix. I have made my own sugar/cinnamon for years and that would be better to sprinkle on them which I will do with the rest of the bag. They taste like a churro but I agree with Jodi - Costco has a great one only you have to eat it there - hot off the grill, so to speak. Blessings on your head for finding these!!

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  5. I've had these at the sample table at Trader Joe's - with dulce de leche! The woman also said she was putting them in a couple minutes longer (maybe 8-9?) than directed to avoid the doughy center :)

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