Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Trader Joe’s Eggnog Almonds

Trader Joe's Eggnog Flavored Almonds covered with Creamy White ChocolateBack around Halloween when Mars introduced their Candy Corn flavored White Chocolate M&Ms, I mused what it would be like if they made Egg Nog M&Ms.

Well, Trader Joe’s has gone over the top with their iteration of white chocolate with nutmeg with their Trader Joe’s Eggnog Flavored Almonds covered with Creamy White Chocolate

They’re sold in a very simple plastic tub that holds 11 ounces and sells for $3.99 ... about the same price as Almond M&Ms ... but they’re all natural (but have no candy shell, unless you count confectioners glaze as a shell).

Trader Joe's Eggnog Flavored Almonds covered with Creamy White Chocolate

Trader Joe’s starts with premium almonds. I’ve noticed that a lot of other almond candies (Almond M&Ms) use the smaller almonds about the size of peanuts, but these are big, fresh nonpareil almonds at the center. The coating is real white chocolate with oodles of nutmeg. The combination is convincingly like egg nog. It’s sweet but tempered with strong vanilla and earthy/balmy nutmeg. The almonds are crisp and keep the whole thing from being too sweet (like actual egg nog tends to be). The white chocolate has an excellent melt, not quite silky but quite creamy without being sticky.

I love them, but I fully understand that they’re not for everyone. If you don’t love nutmeg, you’re not going to like these. However, if you do, the combination with the almonds is stellar. I can only hope they’ll have these year round, but I know that they’ll disappear in a few weeks.

It’s all natural and there’s not even any food coloring in there. There is dairy, soy and almonds in the ingredients plus it’s made on shared equipment with wheat, tree nuts and peanuts.

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Name: Eggnog Flavored Almonds covered with Creamy White Chocolate
Brand: Trader Joe’s
Place Purchased: Trader Joe's (Silver Lake)
Price: $3.99
Size: 11 ounces
Calories per ounce: 153
Categories: All Natural, Candy, Christmas, Trader Joe's, Kosher, Nuts, White Chocolate, 9-Yummy, United States

POSTED BY Cybele AT 11:39 am Tracker Pixel for Entry     All NaturalCandyReviewChristmasTrader Joe'sKosherNutsWhite Chocolate9-YummyUnited States

  1. Yay! I recently returned with a bag full of TJs holiday sweets as I live in a TJ-less city. :( Can’t wait to break into these almonds!

    Comment by Nathalie on 11/30/11 at 4:11 pm #
  2. These sound delicious. It reminded me of another creamy holiday treat you might like to try from my native state of Ohio: Peppermint Snow Mints from Hickory Farms. No affiliation, just a suggestion from one candy lover to another. I just discovered your blog about two weeks ago and am really enjoying the reviews. Thanks!

    Comment by Margaret on 11/30/11 at 6:39 pm #
  3. I live about 40 minutes from a Trader Joe’s and only go a few times a year. I just read about these in the Trader Joe’s online flyer yesterday and thought I should make a trip as I love eggnog flavored things! Your review makes me want to go ASAP!!!!

    Comment by Barbara on 11/30/11 at 7:55 pm #
  4. I just bought these tonight and I really love them.  They taste exactly like eggnog to me.

    Comment by Sal on 12/01/11 at 10:31 pm #
  5. I was searching for more eggnog almonds after finding Sconza eggnog almonds at Walmart and came across this site. I don’t know how organic they are, but my hubby loves them. Thanks for the heads up and I’ll have to see if TJ’s still has some. Happy New Year!!!

    Comment by Jingles on 1/03/12 at 1:44 pm #
  6. these are on sale for $0.99 at my local TJ’s now! just a head’s up if you want to stock up…

    Comment by jessica on 1/04/12 at 2:20 am #
  7. That’s funny. I JUST bought these today and wondered why they were only .99. They really taste like eggnog!

    These are SOOOO yummy!
    OMG. I’m actually giving these to a friend of mine so i don’t eat the whole tub and get sick lol

    Comment by Traci on 1/04/12 at 7:12 pm #
  8. Great post, I love these almonds so much! I added your review to my list of things I’m currently obsessing over. smile

    Comment by Krista on 1/05/12 at 1:12 pm #

    Comment by Krista on 1/05/12 at 1:14 pm #
  10. Can anybody tell me if this plastic tub comes with some sort of security seal? I can’t see that in the picture. A friend of mine gave me this as a present but I don’t believe it can be opened freely before it is sold. Thanks!

    Comment by Marty on 5/21/12 at 10:17 am #
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