Sunday, July 17, 2016

Sweet on Trader Joe's Sunday : Mango Bar Bites

It's still all-mango-all-the-time at Trader Joe's right now. These Mango Bar Bites caught our eye this week.

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You'll find these in the freezer section; they defrost in just 40 minutes at room temperature. A box of 12 bites will set you back $4.49.

#traderjoes mango bar bites review
A mom's (my) take: I expected these to be like lemon squares...and I LOVE a lemon square. Wellllll, it pains me to say that I did not enjoy these. You know how sometimes mango can be a little stringy? That's the texture I found here, not smooth like I expected. Rather than the tart and sweet filling like a lemon bar, these tasted more like partially thawed raw fruit. Oh man, I really prefer giving good reviews. :( I can say that the packaging is cute, and this did save me some calories.
Overall rating 2 of 5 stars

A teenager's (Jack's) take: These had a lot of flavorful potential, but they were a dud in my opinion. The consistency was too grainy, the mango flavor was masked by the weird way that it combined (or rather, didn't combine) with the rest of the bar. The graham cracker base was pretty good, but the weird flavoring and consistency outweighed it.
Overall rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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Trader Joe's Mango Bar Bites: skip 'em. 


[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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6 comments:

  1. um, Yum!!!!!

    Amy | www.yankified.com

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  2. I was so excited when I saw you were reviewing this product. I love mango. I'm sad to hear that they were stringy and only got 1.5 out of 5 stars.

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  3. Also a recent mango dud: The mango Joe-Joes. Super sweet. On the up side, the dried mango w/ chile (not a new seasonal thing) and the mango ginger candies (which I think are new this year/season) are hits in our house!

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  4. I agree, I bought them and was a bit bummed. I expected them to be a bit stronger in flavor too.

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  5. Yum, these look amazing, a bit like fondant fancies!

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