The pros: Trader Joe's Glazed Walnuts with Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup was a seasonal discovery that I wish I had picked up more bags of. It's something past candied, it's delicious.
The cons: This is a seasonal item
Some foods are harder to describe than others. This literally kept disappearing out of my cabinet. I bought a bag. Put it away. Within 24 hours any trace of this bags existence had vanished. This happened five or so times make this almost as hard to photograph in my house as say photographing Big Foot or the Loch Ness Monster. I remembered seeing it, but just did not have a camera in hand to capture it.
On a recent Trader Joe's run, I decided to put an end to such foolishness. I came home with 6 bags hoping that perhaps I could document just one of them untouched by human hands. Or at least one where my husband did not just leave the sugar coated remnants for me to wonder why the bag did not make it to the trash.
But I completely understand why these did not last long in my household. They were so very good. If you've ever had candied nuts, then you know about the magic that is sweet and salty. These are sweet, but not cloyingly sweet, salty, and a touch smokey. They have a texture that is beyond just nut, the sugar coating adds a distinct texture.
While my household has consumed more than a dozen of these bags since opening the first bag right before Christmas, they were a hit. However, as Trader Joe's website indicates that they are seasonal. However, since this blog started more as a food blog, but evolved into a food review site, I don't think these will be terribly difficult to replicate (other than not having any more Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup in the house). Once the last bag runs dry, I'll start experimenting and get back to you.
For $3.99 per bag, this is well worth if it they are still hanging around your local Trader Joe's. Really well done with a taste and texture that should be a year round item. I'm sure there are lots of things you can do with this beyond eat it straight from the bag. My husband and I just never let these have a chance.
Here is the visual run down of what you get if you buy this product:
The bag of Trader Joe's Glazed Walnuts with Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup:
The nutritional information:
How Trader Joe's describes this:
Out of the package you get:
Would I buy this again? If I can still find them, then yes I will pick up another 5 or so bags of Trader Joe's Glazed Walnuts with Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup. They rarely last more than a day or two in my house once they are opened.
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