Friday, December 14, 2007

Trader Joe’s Peppermint Bark White Chocolate Bar

I’m not sure what the precise name of this item is, as there are lotsa different things on the package, different sizes, different fonts. I’m going to go with Trader Joe’s Peppermint Bark White Chocolate Bar. The description clears this up, “White chocolate covers a bar of dark chocolate & peppermint bits.”


Though the bar looks kind of like some sort of yogurt-covered meal replacement bar, it’s actually high-density candy. It’s pretty hefty at 2.25 ounces. It’s all-natural, with the pink coloring coming from beet juice. The white chocolate is real, with the first ingredients being sugar and cocoa butter. So be prepared, this is a fatty, fatty bar. The recommended dosage for some reason is 2/3 of the bar which clocks in with 36% of your daily RDA of saturated fats (though none of them trans).

But it’s the holidays!

The core of the bar is a solid plank of semi-sweet chocolate with a light peppermint essence in it. Then it’s coated in a generous layer of white chocolate studded with crushed peppermint candies.

If you’re a fan of peppermint bark, this is a good, portable option. High quality ingredients. Nice packaging (the bar is sealed in plastic/foil wrapper inside) and a decent price at $1.49 (this works out to about $10.50 a pound). I wanted more texture difference, more crunch, maybe not quite such a thick chunk.

It’s a good stocking stuffer or just a little treat for yourself when you don’t want to buy a huge tin of peppermint bark.

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Name: Peppermint Bark White Chocolate Bar
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 4 BENIGN
Brand: Trader Joe's
Place Purchased: Trader Joe's (Silverlake)
Price: $1.49
Size: 2.25 ounces
Calories per ounce: 149
Categories: Chocolate, White Chocolate, Mint, Trader Joe's, United States, Christmas, All Natural, Kosher

POSTED BY Cybele AT 11:54 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

  1. It looks good. Does Trader Joe have a website to order stuff?

    Comment by Shannon on 12/14/07 at 3:39 pm #
  2. Mmmmmm.


    I love Peppermint, I can’t get enough of it. :O

    Those Peppermint Marshmallows, even though you rated it low, I think I want to try.

    This bar looks so good.

    Have you ever tried peppermint ice cream?
    It’s amazing.

    Comment by Shane on 12/14/07 at 9:34 pm #
  3. so much like starbucks packaging!

    Comment by crigg on 12/15/07 at 9:44 am #
  4. I’m not sure what the target audience for this would be. It looks much too burly to eat at a single sitting, but it’s not scored and doesn’t look easy to break into pieces.

    My current TJ’s favorite is the box of 12 miniature Belgian chocolates. It’s all the fun of a big box of chocolates, but at 300 calories, you can kill the whole thing without feeling too guilty. The tiny molded chocolates also look cute as a garnish on a dessert plate.

    Comment by JSR on 12/15/07 at 7:16 pm #
  5. Dammit. Where’s my week in review??!!?

    I have to figure this all out myself now?!!?

    This week = 6.25

    What it looks like we need are less of these red things!

    Comment by Russ on 12/16/07 at 9:54 am #
  6. This is my FAVORITE Trader Joe’s holiday candy and for less than $2 (where I live) you can’t go wrong. My only complaint is that, like the peppermint JoJo cookies they have at this time of year, they never stock enough of these. I highly recommend - they are delicious!

    Comment by Kate on 12/19/07 at 5:53 am #
  7. i first trued this during the holidays and it has sense became my favorite treat. its absolutely delicious and has the perfect balance of flavors. I love the little crunch of the peppermint in it. I go through about 2 of these a week!

    Comment by Melissa on 1/29/10 at 7:44 am #
  8. Need to find out how to order more of this brand and chocolates please.

    Comment by John Robles on 6/01/11 at 11:22 am #
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