If New Yorkers do three food items well it is bagels, pizza, and cheesecake. Most people know Junior's cheesecake. I personally prefer a complete hole in the wall in the middle of nowhere called Cascon Cheesecake. Others in the neighborhood always raved about La Cheesecake. In either case, the good cheesecake was never far away.
Review and Taste
Since moving to Westchester, I haven't found a hole in the wall with phenomenal cheesecake yet. But I am on the hunt.
But in the meanwhile, I picked up Trader Joe's Cheesecake in a Bite. While I appreciate bite-sized anything, those bites better be knock you off your socks type of good.
This set was ok. Maybe my comparison point is just a bit too high for cheesecake. But at the end of the day, they pretty much reminded me of the DIY Oreo refrigerated cheesecakes that you make at home from a box. Not bad, not nothing to run to the store and get.
Each bite followed the same formula of cookie on the bottom and whipped cream on top.
Maple Vanilla Cheesecake
This was my second favorite of the bunch. It was packed with maple flavor and had a caramel drizzle to it. The cookie was pretty plain with a hint of maple. Not a bad thing to avoid overwhelming the palate.
Gingersnap Spice Cheesecake
So I'm no fan of ginger, but that doesn't mean you won't like it. These are spiced and a bit spicy from the ginger. They taste like gingersnap, just not a personal favorite of mine.
These were probably my favorite out of the bunch. The base reminded me of a Thin Mint cookie, but much denser. The cheesecake was minty, but the swirl of whipped cream didn't add much. Not a bad little bite.
For $5.99 it's not a bad set, just one that wasn't worthy of repurchase in my book. Here are my thoughts on each flavor.
Would I buy this again? For me, Trader Joe's Cheesecake in a Bite is a one time purchase.
Did you try it? Let me know what you think in the comments section!
The box of Trader Joe's Cheesecake in a Bite:
Calories and ingredients
Out of the package you get:
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Trader Joe's Cheesecake in a Bite
Product Name: Trader Joe's Cheesecake in a Bite
Product Description: Trader Joe's Cheesecake in a Bite are three different flavors of mini cheesecakes in one box.
Trader Joe's Cheesecake in a Bite is a new seasonal frozen dessert.
- Great for the holidays due to the small size of each dessert
- Something for everyone in this container
- On par with a homemade oreo cheesecake mix
- This was just ok.