The baking season is nearly upon us and I think a lot of people want to make things extra special. So whether you are participating in an office bake-off or preparing something to enjoy at home then this is something you might want to stock up on.
I tested this a couple of ways: first, with any baking chip, I popped a few in my mouth, and then I substituted them in a chocolate chip cookie recipe.
Well, a small mouth full of the chips, and I realized these were delicious.
Like buttery, sweet-salty goodness that melted so nice and easy.
After a mouthful, the possibilities started in my mind: cookies, brownies, pretzels, and as a fondue dip.
And naturally, since these are baking chips I had to see how they baked.
There was no weird browning which can happen with lighter-colored baking chips. I used a chocolate chip cookie recipe (not on the bag) and substituted the salted caramel chips for the chocolate chips called for.
Out of the oven, these cookies were addicting. It added that extra punch of saltiness
These would make a fantastic addition to brownies, blondies, a pretzel coating, or one of many uses I haven't thought of yet
The packaging is pretty standard here. However, the packaging is almost unreadable. The contrast between the metallic bag and the text makes this difficult to read at best. That's a shame because the product here is spot on and unique compared to what is regularly available.
For $2.49 this is a great find. The only chips that I've seen that are similar are made by Hershey's but I felt that Trader Joe's made the superior chip.
I really enjoyed this and I'm totally disappointed that this item is a seasonal item. So there will be some mild stocking up for the rest of the year.
If you enjoy the taste of salted caramel this is a total hit.
Trader Joe's has updated all of their other baking chips products recently as well.
Would I buy this again? Yes, I would buy Trader Joe's Caramel Sea Salt Baking Chips again. I hope they consider bringing this back next season or adding this to the lineup.
Did you try it? Let me know what you think in the comments section!
A visual rundown of this product
The nutritional information, the ingredients, and recipe suggestion:
Want to see more items I've reviewed from Trader Joe's? Click on Thoughts & Reviews of Trader Joe’s for a searchable list.
The Bottom Line
Don't forget to share your thoughts by going to the "user review" at the bottom of the box (click on the number of stars you believe this product deserves) and leave a comment below.
Trader Joe's Caramel Sea Salt Baking Chips
Product Name: Trader Joe's Caramel Sea Salt Baking Chips
Product Description: Trader Joe's Caramel Sea Salt Baking Chips are new but seasonal.
Trader Joe's Caramel Sea Salt Baking Chips is new, seasonal, and delicious.
- If you are a fan of the salty-sweet combination then this knocks it out of the park.
- Easy to swap out in various recipes where baking chips would be required.
- Packaging is almost unreadable which might cause a lot of people to walk right past this bag.
- Seasonal product