Saturday, February 20, 2016

Sweet on Trader Joe's Saturday: Super Lemony Lemon Bites

I don't know what the weather has been like in your neck of the woods, but here in south Texas, it has been magical. Abundant sunshine, low humidity, highs in the 70s and low 80s. We're having a week of California weather...someone remind me of this magical week when it's brutal in July.

trader joe's super lemony lemon bites review : part of a weekly review series of tj's desserts and treats
When I saw Trader Joe's Super Lemony Lemon Bites this week, they just seemed to fit the weather. Trader Joe's describes them as "A Taste of Summer Any Time of the Year." You'll find these mini dessert squares in 12-ounce packages in the bakery section.


trader joe's super lemony lemon bites review : part of a weekly review series of tj's desserts and treats
A mom's (my) take: Super lemony is right! These little babies pack a definite lemon punch. Cakey, tart, and sweet...the bars get their flavor from lemon juice, lemon zest, and lemon oil. If you love tart lemon, you'll love these! If your tastes run more sweet than tart, look for TJ's Pink Lemonade Cupcakes. I appreciate the fact that the contain no preservatives or colorings. Nice work, TJs!
Overall rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

A teenager's (Jack's) take: These could have had a more accurate title... I definitely like the tasty, rich cake base that pervades the taste buds. They don't live up to the "super lemony" description, though. I could barely taste any! Overall, they're good, but not in line with what the box says...
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 stars


trader joe's super lemony lemon bites review : part of a weekly review series of tj's desserts and treats
Trader Joe's Super Lemony Lemon Bites: Split decision.

[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:
  • I really, really, really hope you saw this cake. And made it. 
  • These chai spiced donuts from Heather Christo on PW Food & Friends...I can almost taste them! 
  • Maybe I'm jumping the gun on Spring being here, but I'm gaga over these bunny Oreos
  • Avocado toast with the most! Loving this rendition from Two Peas and Their Pod! 


4 comments:

  1. These look good, but I have food allergies. Would you consider posting the ingredients to your posts?

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  2. Funny how you say that they are super lemony but your son says he could barely taste any at all. I love lemon!

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  3. 1. I love love love that you and your son do this post - one of my favorites of yours that I always look forward to! 2. Interesting that you would find them full of lemon flavor and your son was at the opposite end of the field. :-)

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