If you are seeking something crunchy yet dunkable, then Trader Joe's Chocolate Chunk Cantuccini might be the right snack for you.
As I'm writing this, I'm downing my second cup of coffee thinking about the 2 new coffees I picked up from Trader Joe's but haven't reviewed yet (the new Black Honey Processed Nicaraguan Coffee and the Thailand Coffee), but the reality is I'm having the cup of coffee as a side to these new little cookies.
Now, these say biscotti on them but in big bold letters is cantuccini. And these are made in Italy. So I wondered, what is the difference between cantuccini and biscotti? Well, all cantuccini is biscotti. But cantuccini originated in Tuscany and contains almonds.
But what comes out of this bag is a pleasant twice-baked cookie that is about two bites in size. Good for portion control.
These are meant to be dunked in something, thus my cup of coffee.
But unlike many cookies, these aren't very sweet. But that is a good thing. So while it is only slightly sweetened it still takes on a taste that sort of reminded me of chocolate chip cookies.
In either case, these are a good afternoon pick me up. Three of them add up to just over 100 calories. They were good with coffee and would probably be enjoyable in other beverages.
My only complaint is that this bag can't be resealed. It's August in NY and the humidity is just crazy and let's be honest, you don't want any extra humidity in your biscotti.
If you are an afternoon snacker like me, then you'll find that these are priced almost in line with what a vending machine will get you for. But at least the ingredient list is harmless. Nothing that can't be pronounced and nothing you wouldn't find in most home kitchens. For $1.69 this is priced right and worth a try.
Would I buy this again? My waist says no, but my afternoon caffeine and snack cravings say Trader Joe's Chocolate Chunk Cantuccini will likely end up in my cart again.
The bag of Trader Joe's Chocolate Chunk Cantuccini:
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Out of the package you get:
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Trader Joe's Chocolate Chunk Cantuccini
Product Name: Trader Joe's Chocolate Chunk Cantuccini
Product Description: Trader Joe's Chocolate Chunk Cantuccini are the best of two worlds: biscotti and chocolate chip cookies
- Trader Joe's Chocolate Chunk Cantuccini are new to shelves and are priced under $2.
- These are a hybrid between the traditional biscotti and a chocolate chip cookie.
- The bag is not resealable.
- If you are nut-free, you need to skip this product.
Hmmmmmm..... on one hand the sound interesting and on the other hand they don't sound interesting enough......lol. But maybe topped with some Nutella or cookie butter LOL
Hey Dag! It's way too hard to just bite into. It's still something you want to dunk. Thanks as always for stopping by and sharing your thoughts!
I think those would be great chopped up and added to gelato. Also it looks great on dessert platter with coffee
Hey Alek! I agree. I love the fact you come up with so many awesome ways to use these products. Thanks so much for sharing!
Sugar is actually the second ingredient on the list. I like these, but with the added sugar and the chocolate chips, I actually find these to be sweeter than traditional Tuscan cantuccini I've had.
Hey Paul! Thanks for pointing that out. I totally missed that. Correction is made on my end. I haven't had any other cantuccini so I'm glad you can compare these to what else is out there. Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by!