Just in time for school to start are Trader Joe's ABC Bars. I'm not sure if they chose the letters to coincide with the start of school or it just is one big Jackson 5 reference that they were running with based on the fact that these are Almond Butter Cocoa Bars.
Taste and review
Now what makes these special is that they are good for a wide audience. These are gluten-free, kosher, and vegan. But rather than feeling like a substitute for something, here you have a really good product where nothing feels missing or noticeably substituted.
It's nicely chocolatey in flavor. The texture seems pretty standard for a snack bar just minus the wheat. So nothing really felt out of place. The texture overall is on the soft side but it won't flop over if you unwrap it.
The filling is almond butter, but not the type that you would expect out of the jar. It's thick almost like the filling of Reese's pieces peanut butter cup. But it paired really well with the chocolate exterior.
At 160 calories per bar, it won't break most diets. For $2.99 for 6 snack bars, it is portable, tasty, and worth trying.
Would I buy this again? Yes. Trader Joe's ABC bars were good and made for a good snack or light breakfast.
The box of Trader Joe's ABC Bars:
The nutritional information and the ingredients:
How Trader Joe's describes these:
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Trader Joe's ABC Bars
Product Name: Trader Joe's ABC Bars
Product Description: Almond Butter Cocoa snack bars from Trader Joe's are gluten free and vegan.
A new gluten-free, kosher, and vegan snack bar that is filling. This bar also manages to be tasty and doesn't make you feel like you are missing out on anything. It does have a different texture that the Walks Into a Bar Series, but not an unpleasant texture.
- Trader Joe's ABC Bars make for a quick snack on the go that are kosher, gluten-free, and vegan.
- They taste good enough to appease most taste buds.
- Nothing really jumps out
I like that it is GF & Vegan which is rare in the snack bar category
The "like" button no longer will load for me! But I do actually like your posts! ;->
I got these I got these about a week ago and I like them so far. What I like the most is that they don't contain a ton of sugar. I also give these four stars.
Sunshine and Savory says
These are my new go-to bar for my morning snack after my walk. I love them! I actually figured the ABC must have stood for (A)almond (B)butter (C)cocoa? You're probably right though, they came out at the beginning of the school year. 🙂
Hey Sunshine and Savory! I think it was a mix of the ingredients, time of year, and the description seems like a fun Jackson 5 reference. So they probably pulled it all together. Thanks so much for stopping by.
Sounds perfect for my recess snack!
Hey AJ! I think it would make for a really good recess snack too! I think this would be pretty kid friendly as long as there is no nut allergy present. Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing!
I have no but allergy but I am allergic to gluten and dairy so it would be a treat to get a bar:)
Hey AJ! Absolutely. It tastes pretty good and would absolutely be a good fit for you. 🙂
Good to know! I’ll add it to my TJ list for when I get near one
I'm addicted to your reviews, you must have one massive shopping bag! Could not get the like button to like, but I do.
Hey pauldaviescartoons! A lot of this stuff often comes from a bag or two of groceries. I do buy other "normal" grocery items there. But anything new that I haven't posted gets photographed and put on the blog. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Love these!! I couldn’t vote to add my stars, but these get ALL the stars! Exactly the right size for a sturdy snack, and the chocolate almond combo makes me think it’s a treat :)) i’m already on my second box and will definitely pick up more soon. Love that they’re vegan too!
Hey Ttrockwood! Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm glad you shared your thoughts on this!
Anastatsia Huynh says
Wanted to like them, but they had a awful alcoholic taste to them and gave me heartburn. Bummer.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this!