The pros: Trader Joe's Chocolate Covered Wafer Cookie are new and inexpensive. They are pretty decent.
The cons: I hoping for this to be Trader Joe's copy cat Kit Kat. I did not rise to that level. They can't be split easily for sharing or portion control. If you have allergies, this too contains a long list of possible allergens.
If I'm in line anywhere for too long, a candy bar almost always ends up in my cart. While that almost never happens at Trader Joe's, it almost always happens when I am at another grocery store or a busy CVS with only one cashier.
I can narrow it down to just three candies that I reach for: Junior Mints, M&Ms, and Kit Kats. When I saw this, I was truly hoping this would Trader Joe's answer to Kit Kats. When I purchased this I asked my cashier about the similarities.
His answer bummed me out.
He said, "You might be coming back with the bar, if that is what you are hoping for. We just sampled it."
Well, while he was correct in letting me know of my disappointment, he thought I would drive back to return an item that costs less than a dollar.
So what you actually have here is something closer to a Kit Kat Big Kat. Without the thick coating of chocolate on either side.
Unfortunately, that is what makes a kit kat distinct. This is only chocolate wafer layers without that contrast in taste and texture. If you wished a kit kat had less chocolate this might be a hit for you.
If you aren't into sharing, then this might be for you as well. There isn't a nice way to share this bar. It's not segmented in anyway; it is just a big chocolate covered wafer cookie.
For $0.79 it's not bad. But it is nothing necessary or game changing either. It isn't a standout and if you have any food allergies, please check the list as it seems quite a bit longer than some of the other items I've tried in the past.
Here is the visual run down of what you get if you buy this product:
The package of Trader Joe's Chocolate Covered Wafer Cookie:
The nutritional information:
Out of the package you get:
A closer look the those layers:
Would I buy this again? No, I would not buy Trader Joe's Chocolate Covered Wafer Cookie again. They were alright, but not worthy of a repurchase.
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