The pros: Trader Joe's A Dozen Sweet Bites are portion controlled desserts that you and your guests won't mind digging into.
The cons: Some flavors are better than others, but then again this is something that should be shared.
Let's admit this truth about a get together be it family or friends. Usually there is dessert, but there is always one host who cuts the dessert quite liberally. It's as if they are trying to feed you an entire other meal to which might cause your gut to explode. That causes some of us to decline dessert all together. However, with desserts this bite size, it might just be enough to convince some of the more shy guests to indulge in these under 100 calorie desserts.
I don't know about you, but my local bakeries are very pricey. I think a pound of cookies is now past $15 per pound. To be fair, I could go to the grocery store, but the quality isn't the same. For $5.99 this is a pretty good value for the price. These are made in France and are clearly well packaged to make the journey. In each box you get three different dessert bites. These seem best served slightly cold and not at room temperature. At room temperature they seemed a bit too soft for my liking. Overall, all three were of my liking, just some I preferred some more than others.
The Chocolate & Coffee "Opera" Cake might remind you of a chocolaty tiramisu. There is mousse layer and a fine chocolate layer. If you are a fan of the classic dessert, then you'll likely appreciate this. The only thing that was a bit of coffee liquor.
Raspberry "Macaron Aux Framboises" Cake was as light as a feather with just enough raspberry. Had the classic combination of almond and raspberry. Like a macaron cookie but with cream included. Of the three included varieties, this was my favorite.
Caramel & Chocolate Cake had the most texture of all three. It had a nice crisp crunch. It was soft, light but the caramel on top almost slid off of the cake. Caramel on the top had an almost gelatinous texture which I did not care for. While I appreciated the texture in the middle, the caramel topping wasn't my favorite. I did not hate this flavor, but I would eat the other two flavors before reaching for this one.
As a group of desserts, these were well done. If you have company, you could easily take these out of the freezer right when you are ready to start dinner. These are well done, light as a feather, and portion controlled where most will reach for a dessert. I would absolutely buy these again.
Here is the visual run down of what you get when you purchase Trader Joe's A Dozen Sweet Bites:
The box of Trader Joe's A Dozen Sweet Bites:
The nutritional information:
How Trader Joe's describes this product and how to prepare:
Out of the package you get:
Would I buy this again? If I know company is coming over these are something good to have on hand.
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