The pros: Trader Joe’s Brandy Beans have a strong alcoholic center, good quality chocolate, best beans I’ve ever had that weren’t actually beans. Would make a great gift (even if it is to yourself)
The cons: Strong alcoholic center (which is also a pro). ID will be required in order to purchase these. If you end up liking them, these are in short supply.
The verdict: For $2.99 these pack a punch. There are some items that have alcohol listed and you can’t taste it. These on the other hand will knock you off your ass if you aren’t careful. If you know that you are going to be home then enjoy these. They would also make a great hostess gift if the person is like Julia Child. My only regret here is only buying one box of these. They make their appearance around the holiday season, so if you enjoy these, do yourself a favor and pick up a few as they won’t be around very long. Before you get these, please make sure you have ID with you.
Inside the chocolate shell which has a nice crisp chocolate snap releases a sweet but strong boozy interior. I’ve known people who have gotten at least a buzz from these. Perhaps even myself. This is an annual favorite and I’ve repurchased this item every holiday season. And yes, they are slightly better chilled.
Here is the visual rundown of what you get if you purchase Trader Joe’s Brandy Beans:
The box of Trader Joe’s Brandy Beans:
The nutritional value and ingredients (yes, you’ll need you ID for this one):
Trader Joe’s description:
What’s in the box:
These beans are strong, boozy, and chocolatey. Trader Joe’s Brandy Beans have a good brandy kick. Totally worth the $2.99 if you enjoy the mixing of alcohol and chocolate. They are seasonal, so if you enjoy them, you’ll want to stock up. I only managed to find these on one of my shopping trips.
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