So if you are at Trader Joe's there are a plethora of advent calendars to choose from. First, you have the traditional chocolate one that still sells for under $1. Then you have the cat advent calendar and the dog advent calendar. Heck, there even used to be an adult advent calendar sold a few years back that had tastes that an adult would appreciate. But since 2020 is being so very 2020, maybe Trader Joe's knew the adults needed something a little harder hitting.
So Spoiler Alert if you wish to be surprised then don't keep scrolling.
If you don't care then carry on.
The chocolates in the box are about the same size as Trader Joe's Boozy Chocolate Truffles but are in different flavors. Plus there are a few more truffles in the box. Here there are 24 truffles.
So the flavors are as follows:
Liqueur de Cafe- This one tastes just like Kahlua. It played really well with the chocolate flavor here.
Honey Caramel- This was my least favorite of the group. Tastes more like the spice cabinet fell into the caramel than boozy chocolate.
Peach Bellini- I tried this first because I was the most excited about it. Unfortunately, it didn't taste much like peaches. The wine taste is very subtle too.
Eggnog- Like chocolate egg nog. It tastes like there is a mix of alcohols but with the portion, it is hard to pull them apart. This one was pretty good.
Coffee Martini- This tastes like an espresso martini. Strong coffee and subtle vodka in this.
Pink Champagne- Not a show stopper in size nor in flavor. But it was a surprise to find only 1 of these flavors in this. This reminded me of the since discontinued strawberry champagne truffles with far less strawberry flavor. It only mildly reminded me of champagne.
For $6.99 this was a fun set. I wouldn't mind buying this every year.
Would I buy this again? For me, Trader Joe's Advent of the Cocktail Hour is worthy of an annual purchase.
But depending on where you live and the local liquor laws will dictate whether or not you can get this near you.
Did you try it? Let me know what you think in the comments section!
The visual rundown
The box of Trader Joe's Advent of the Cocktail Hour:
The nutritional information and the ingredients
Out of the package you get (spoiler alert):
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The Bottom Line
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Trader Joe's Advent of the Cocktail Hour
Product Name: Trader Joe's Advent of the Cocktail Hour
Product Description: Trader Joe's Advent of the Cocktail Hour is a new boozy chocolate filled advent calendar.
Trader Joe's Advent of the Cocktail Hour is a new seasonal boozy chocolate offering
- A fun adult themed chocolate advent calendar.
- Most of the flavors were pretty good.
- Not available in all markets
- Some flavors are better than others
- If you want a better value than reach for the boozy box of chocolates that is also for sale.
- One pink champagne truffle. Just....one.