Some aisles at Trader Joe's have gotten larger over time, some have seen diminishing shelf space. Coffee recently has entered the world of diminishing shelf space. Some of the coffees are really good, some not so much. And sadly, with the addition of small-lot coffees, by the time you realize that you love a certain coffee, they are often off the shelves likely to never be seen again. Coffee aside, this isn't Trader Joe's first rodeo with coffee and chocolate, just now you have a small snackable-sized bag with Trader Joe's Coffee Lovers Espresso Beans.
The last time Trader Joe's added a product that was both so very chocolatey and coffee-flavored it was with Trader Joe's Dark Coffee Squares. But that didn't quite have the same literal coffee ground taste that Trader Joe's Cold Brew Coffee Bar had.
In Trader Joe's Coffee Lovers Espresso Beans, they are giving you the beans. Within each one of these candies, there is a whole espresso bean. So if chomping down on a fully roasted bean doesn't sound appealing to you then walk away from this product.
For me chomping down on a whole espresso bean isn't my favorite thing in the world, but I know some people don't mind it.
When you open this bag it also smells like a coffee shop. Or at least a Starbucks, but there is no hiding the aroma.
The bag is small at 2.5 ounces, but if you manage to nosh on this whole bag it will set you back 360 calories.
But in this bag you are getting 4 different types of candies.
White Chocolate- This is white chocolate, but you'll notice it is speckled. The speckles are grounds of coffee that have been added for texture and flavor. It's not a cheap white chocolate and the coffee adds some texture in addition to the beans.
Coffee Au Lait- or at least that is what I'm calling this really light brown candy. Anyways, this seems to be somewhere between white and milk chocolate. Coffee flavor hits when you get to the bean in the middle.
Milk Chocolate- a pleasant but not cloyingly sweet milk chocolate. The coffee flavor hits when you get to the bean.
Dark Chocolate- a good dark chocolate but is slightly sweet dark, but this one seems to compliment the bean the best.
For $0.99 is is pretty well done. Considering how small it is, I was able to just take a few because they were providing both sweetness and a bit of a mid afternoon pick me up.
Would I buy this again? I may or may not buy Trader Joe's Coffee Lovers Espresso Beans again. They were tasty, but I'm sure there will be new treats to snack on in the near future as well. But if you need your buzz or really like coffee, this is well made.
Did you try it? Let me know what you think in the comments section!
The bag of Trader Joe's Coffee Lovers Espresso Beans:
Want to see more items I've reviewed from Trader Joe's? Click on Thoughts & Reviews of Trader Joe’s for a searchable list.
The Bottom Line
Don't forget to share your thoughts by going to the "user review" at the bottom of the box (click on the number of stars you believe this product deserves) and leave a comment below.
Trader Joe's Coffee Lovers Espresso Beans
Product Name: Trader Joe's Coffee Lovers Expresso Beans
Product Description: Trader Joe's Coffee Lovers Espresso Beans are espresso beans covered by coffee flavored chocolate
Trader Joe's Coffee Lovers Espresso Beans is an assortment of chocolate covered espresso beans
- Each color is a different flavor
- If you love coffee/chocolate then you'll probably love these.
- Raw coffee bean in the middle isn't for everyone