The pros: Trader Joe's Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Butter Spread is one of two new butter options.
The cons: With some room temperature butter you can easily make this at home for a fraction of the cost.
Sweet and savory butters have come to the shelves of Trader Joe's. The savory is Trader Joe's Roasted Garlic and Herb Butter Spread. This on the other hand is the sweet answer to the savory.
Now, this past winter Trader Joe's experimented with the addition of the nearly similar looking tub of Black Truffle Butter. It was very popular among the truffle lovers out there.
But it sold out and the season was over.
Enter this summer. Two nearly identical tubs of butter have made their way on to store shelves. While they might sound reasonably priced at $2.49. This is smaller than a stick of butter.
So this product clocks in at nearly $11 a pound. While Black truffle wasn't in most home cook's kitchens, I'm willing to bet that brown sugar and cinnamon are on your shelf.
Now, price complaints aside, this is pretty good. You might miss the grittiness than sugar and butter have that makes them so magical in cookie dough.
But this isn't going to be turned into cookie dough either. Here is something that will play well with sweet potatoes, bread, toast, among other pairings.
It's more assertive on the cinnamon than the brown sugar.
Like I said, this would be easy to make at home (or in the event they discontinue it for any reason). Be sure to reach for good quality butter. My favorite is Trader Joe's Cultured Butter. But if you check out this recipe, you'll see just how easy it is. Best of all, all the ingredients combined won't set you back $11.
Here is the visual run down of what you get if you buy this product:
The package of Trader Joe's Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Butter Spread:
The nutritional information and the ingredients:
Out of the package you get:
Would I buy this again? I'd make this at home first before buying Trader Joe's Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Butter Spread again. It's not a criticism of the product, but for the price this should be a lot larger.
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