The pros: Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Nutty Bits are a well balanced snack that after a few bits are satisfying.
The cons: These don't look quite as pretty as the picture. I kept wanting to call them bites, instead of bits.
The verdict: Sweet. Salty. Crunchy. It's a great combination when done right. Here, this is done right. If you pick up Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Nutty Bits you'll get a tasty snack. Best of all with the combination of ingredients used here it was so filling that there is no way you'll sit and eat the whole bag. However, I kept wanted to call these bites and not bits. These are one or at most two bite snacks.
In this resealable bag you get single bites of dark chocolate coated nuts that are held together with a slightly salty caramel. The nuts are a mix of almonds, cashews, and pistachios. I felt like the vast majority of each bite was almonds with the pumpkin seed adding a slightly different texture. While a serving size is only 3 pieces, I actually found that I could stop after eating three of these. These snacks were unusual in the fact that I actually felt satisfied after eating three.
It's not that they weren't good, but these will actually fill you up in a way that some other snacks might not. For $3.99 these were some of the longest lasting (and a snack I didn't mind reaching for) bites that I've had around the house in a while. Some snacks are diet killers were you can't stop. But this was just enough sweetness to kill that craving. It was both salty and sweet. The chocolate was a very pleasant dark chocolate but it's all about the contrast of salty and sweet that makes things a bit more tasty. Worth picking up if you want to try a snack that is a mix of salty, sweet, nutty, and filling.
Here is the visual run down of what you get if you buy this product:
The bag of Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Nutty Bits:
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Out of the package you get:
Would I buy this again? As an occasional treat, Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Nutty Bits were really tasty but not overly addicting. They were satisfying on so many sweet, salty, nutty, caramel levels.
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