Saturday, March 26, 2016

Sweet on Trader Joe's Saturday: Five Seed Almond Bars

I hope you all are having a lovely Easter weekend! We actually intended to review these for you last week, and time got away from us. Forgive us?

trader joe's five seed almond bars review : part of a weekly review series of tj's desserts and treats
Today we're reviewing Trader Joe's Five Seed Almond Bars. You'll find them in a package of 8 for $3.99.

trader joe's five seed almond bars review : part of a weekly review series of tj's desserts and treats
A mom's (my) take: These bars are one of my favorite Trader Joe's buys. The texture of these is spot on, soft yet chewy, with a little crunch from the seeds and almonds. These are chock full of seeds: poppy, flax, sunflower, sesame, and pumpkin, but the bar eats more like a cookie than a granola bar. They're very lightly spiced and not too sweet. I love these for breakfast or for a snack. They feel substantial for just 110 calories.
Overall rating: 5 of 5 stars

A teenager's (Jack's) take: I love these primarily because they're not too nutty. Sometimes you'll find those bars that are composed entirely of nuts... well, I'm not a huge fan of those. The base dough of the bar itself is sweet, and reminds me somewhat of pumpkins(I know it's like 7 months until fall, but...). The variety of seeds is very noticeable, but doesn't hold an absolute dictatorship over your taste buds like some of those bars I mentioned earlier. The only thing I could possibly think to critique is that the bars sometimes tend to break up a bit if you're handling them a lot... but hey, it's food!
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Trader Joe's Five Seed Almond Bars: another double 5-star rating!

trader joe's five seed almond bars review : part of a weekly review series of tj's desserts and treats
[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:

  • Justin's vanilla almond butter...I just cannot stop eating it. Maybe next year, I should give it up for Lent? 
  • this week I made both a Neiman Marcus Cake and a Coconut Cream Bundt Cake. I love them both, and you will, too! 
  • this 3-ingredient asparagus went right on my must make list! 
  • I'm absolutely stocking up on half-price Peeps next week to make these. It's really the only way to enjoy a Peep. ;) 

Happy, happy Easter from our little family to yours! ♥ 


  1. I work for a public library in Illinois and we are having a Peep Show contest this spring (patrons make little dioramas starring Peeps!) I am so bringing in the Peep Show dessert to share with the staff. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I always like reading your Trader Joe's reviews and have tried several things there based on your posts. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I love your TJ reviews and will definitely look for these treats in my next visit. Unfortunately, I can't go for a couple days until I'm sure that their chocolate easter eggs are all out of the store!

  4. you have a very graphic NSFW porn pic above your "not affiliated with TJ" statement. FYI

    1. Laura....I ran home to check the post after seeing your comment and am seeing only my picture. Not sure how you're seeing something different. Thanks for the heads-up. I will have some others check it as well.

  5. That was a great recipe looking forward for the more recipe


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