So many holiday products to look forward to. However, even though I can't buy wine or liquor from a grocery store here in NY, I can buy these cherries for some reason. Trader Joe's Chocolate Liqueur Cherries only come around once a year. And that is if your state allows these to be sold.
These are so yummy and so many for the money. For $6.99 (prior to 2021 these were $5.99) you get 33 chocolate-covered cherries. These would make a great holiday gift or an after 5PM treat.
Worth a look for your over 21 stocking stuffers also. Have your ID ready when you buy these at Trader Joe's. The dark chocolate on these was delicious, but the star here is the filling. While these are not quite as alcoholic as Trader Joe's Brandy Beans, these should be saved for when you are positive you won't be driving.
These are different from the ones you might pick up on the grocery store shelf as they are missing that big glob of fondant. To be honest, I didn't miss it. The fondant is just an extra level of sweetness. These are just sweet enough. These are seasonal, so if you like them, stock up.
I looked forward to eating these. Probably a little too much. These would make a good gift for someone or a nice hostess gift (assuming they appreciate a good drink or at least a little bit of an alcoholic kick).
The chocolate is of good quality. The shells have a nice crisp snap to them. But the highlight here is the cherries and the juice are very good. I've had my share of boozy chocolates that just weren't well done or tasted of crystallized sugar. That is not the case here.
These are booze and dessert, but well balanced and well done.
The alcohol only hits you later in the whole sensory process. I ate one and said to myself "Why did I need ID for this?" By the time I thought that thought, I had answered my own question. I highly recommend this if you enjoy chocolate and alcohol together in a small dessert portion.
Would I buy these again? Trader Joe's Chocolate Liqueur Cherries are an annual purchase that I make in multiples. They are a really great stocking stuffer and great to keep on hand too.
The box of Trader Joe's Chocolate Liqueur Cherries:
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Trader Joe's Chocolate Liqueur Cherries
Product Name: Trader Joe's Chocolate Liqueur Cherries
Product Description: Trader Joe's Chocolate Liqueur Cherries are a holiday favorite and affordable for the size box you get.
Trader Joe's Chocolate Liqueur Cherries are a holiday favorite.
- Trader Joe's Chocolate Liqueur Cherries are tasty chocolate-covered cherries that you'll need to present an ID to purchase.
- No fondant in the middle but the strong alcoholic taste on the back end of eating these.
- Generous package size.
- Probably not appropriate to have at the workplace because of the alcohol content.
- You will also need ID to purchase these.
- Once I purchased one box and I fully regretted not purchasing a few extra
- Not available in all states