The pros: Trader Joe's Champagne Grapes are teeny, tiny, seedless, and sweet.
The cons: If you are hoping for the flavor of a certain bubbly drink you will likely be disappointed.
The verdict: About a month ago, I went to my local Trader Joe's and was able to find something I had never previously tried: cotton candy grapes. Every time since, I haven't been able to find them. They literally only had them once. So disappointing. However, while searching for the elusive vanilla flavored sugary grapes, I instead found these Champagne grapes. While I know that real Champagne can only be made in France and is a fermented product, I decided to pick these up.
Inside the box are some of the smallest grapes I've ever seen. I mean they are tiny. For $1.99 for a one pound container you will get lots of stems that are full of teeny tiny grapes. Thankfully, these tiny grapes are seedless so you are getting to enjoy the whole fruit. Each stem is packed full of grapes the way you would imagine them in a vineyard, except they are so much tinier. It is a bit more work than regular grapes to make sure you aren't eating anything but the fruit since they are so small. These grapes are nice and sweet, so if you would normally reach for seedless grapes then these are worth a shot. However, these don't taste anything like your favorite bubbly drink. That flavor is clearly achieved through the fermentation process. If you just want a pleasant grape with a fun name, then these are a good choice to reach for.
Here is the visual run down of what you get if you buy this product:
The box of Trader Joe's Champagne Grapes:
Out of the package you get:
And for the sake of scale:
Would I buy this again? If you can get past the fact that they aren't going to remind you of your favorite effervescent New Year's eve drink then yes, reach for Trader Joe's Champagne grapes. They were tiny but tasty. However, I only managed to find Trader Joe's Cotton Candy Grapes exactly once. I hope these don't turn out the same way.
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