Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Wafer Cookies

Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Wafer CookiesMy weaknesses are cream filled wafers, peanut butter and dark chocolate. (Well, I have more weaknesses than that.) So it’s only natural that I picked up Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Wafer Cookies last weekend.

The package promises that they’d be Crunchy, Creamy, Salty, Sweet!

The gusseted bag is rather small, but predicts 8 full servings, if each serving is only four pieces. Not so easy. These are also calorie bombs, if I believe the Trader Joe’s Nutrition Facts label. It shows that that serving of four pieces is 26 grams (.92 ounces) and clock in at 160 calories. That’s 174 calories per ounce. I’m not sure that’s possible when the third ingredient is flour. But there you have it, one of the most calorie dense products I’ve ever reviewed.

Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Wafer Cookies

The pieces are pretty small, a little shy of a quarter of an ounce each and a little under one inch square and half an inch high. They don’t smell like much, I expected roasted peanut scent when I opened the package. I liked that, I liked that the dark chocolate must have sealed it all in.

Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Wafer Cookies

The dark chocolate is quite dark but has a good, immediate melt. It’s a little on the bitter side but has strong woody and charcoal flavors. The wafers are pretty thick, much thicker and airier than I expected. Their flavor is mild, but has a light malt note to it. The cream between the wafers is part peanut butter with a little milk or coconut oil to make it smoother. The texture combination is fantastic. The size of each piece makes it easy to cleave the layers apart with my teeth, or just eat it whole. (Eating it in two pieces can be messy, as some of the chocolate may fall off.)

I found them filling, but not heavy like some peanut butter products can be. Each element was well balanced. The chocolate filled its role without overwhelming the peanut butter flavors, the peanut butter wasn’t so thick and sticky and the wafers were light and airy without getting gummy or tacky.

Really what I wish they had was a better name that didn’t use 9 words.

The pieces are great for sharing and munching as a snack. (Though be careful of that calorie count.) They look good in a small bowl, but I’d wager it’d be empty pretty soon. I would buy these again and would love to see them in other varieties.

There’s no notice on the package or Trader Joe’s website about the origin or ethical sourcing of the chocolate and other ingredients. It’s all natural with no preservatives. Contains soy, wheat, milk and peanuts.

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Name: Dark Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Wafer Cookies
Brand: Trader Joe’s
Place Purchased: Trader Joe's (Silver Lake)
Price: $2.99
Size: 7 ounces
Calories per ounce: 174
Categories: All Natural, Candy, Trader Joe's, Chocolate, Cookie, Kosher, Peanuts, 8-Tasty, United States

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  1. I’ve learned that I need to stay away from TJ’s peanut butter/chocolate products, because they’re so incredibly addictive.  I adored these, but ate them way too fast- I struggled to eat them over three days instead of all at once. Clearly that’s not okay considering the calorie count!  So, never buying again. ;_;

    Comment by Tia on 4/26/12 at 6:39 pm #
  2. These were soo good. I ate them all in one weekend. I decided I was going to block out of my mind the amount of calories I was eating. I think they would be nice with some coffee, and eating only two or three! Thanks for the great review as usual.

    Comment by Coco on 4/27/12 at 1:13 am #
  3. I really like how much you dissect and describe everything. These treats are really good! And I wish Trader Joe’s still made those mini chocolate covered ritz/pb sandwiches.

    Comment by Amity on 5/30/12 at 1:55 pm #
  4. Are you still carrying this item???  I can’t find it at the store.  If it’s been discontinued, that was a mistake.

    Comment by Arthur Aske on 10/14/12 at 2:39 pm #
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