The pros: Trader Joe's Almond Danish Kringle is not actually a Trader Joe's branded product, but a well done one. It freezes well and this flavor was delicious. It can be ordered online through the company, however buying it at Trader Joe's is the most cost effective.
The cons: The flavors of the Kringles can be seasonal. Might be too sweet for some.
The verdict: Every now and again, I'll find something worth writing about. I had seen some people raving about the kringle online, but I had never had a kringle or knew what to look for. I found it. It was delicious.
This kringle is not actually a Trader Joe's product, but rather from a company called O&H Danish Bakery. For $7.99 you'll pay at Trader Joe's, it's far cheaper than the shipping and handling cost alone of shipping a kringle out to you. Plus, in store these are as fresh as anything.
What is a kringle? From what I can tell it's a Scandinavian variety of pretzel. Now, this does not have much in common with the salt covered pretzel that you might be thinking of. This is a sweet variety that is more of a reference to its shape than texture. This pastry is absolutely sweet from the frosting down to the almond layers. But oh, this is so very good.
Warmed slightly per the directions, you get a treat for breakfast or dessert. The thin layers are what make this product so special. The thin layers are somewhat reminiscent of a croissant, but this lacks the firm outside. Rather than a glob of filling, the filling is lightly spread throughout the interior layers.
If you see this and haven't tried it, it's worth picking up just once. I adored the almond one and look forward to trying others. Also, if you are wondering, yes, this product freezes well so you can portion control it first and just take what you need.
Here is the visual run down of what you get if you buy this product:
The package of Trader Joe's Almond Danish Kringle:
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Out of the package you get:
After being sliced you get:
A quick picture of the layers of deliciousness:
Would I buy this again? Yes, I would buy Trader Joe's Almond Danish Kringle again. Because of the price difference, I would only buy this at Trader Joe's.
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