The pros: 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 cons: Bag is not resealable. If you are nut free, you need to skip this product.
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 a 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.
Here is the visual run down of what you get if you buy this product:
The bag of Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chunk Cantuccini:
The nutritional information:
Out of the package you get:
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.
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