So one of the new items that have hit the February Fearless Flyer this month was a new bakery item: the honey baguette. For the most part, many of the bakery items are pretty good. They have short shelf lives, but that is the sign of fresher food.
As far as bread goes, there are lots of good options. There is a regular baguette option which is substantially larger too.
This honey baguette seems to be best suited to a sandwich or two, which is exactly how it was enjoyed in my household.
The bread is much darker than a regular baguette. And yes, I did follow the directions and placed it in the oven.
Bread like this is always best right out of an oven. I can't think of too many loaves that don't taste better when they are fresh out of an oven.
And yes, there is a subtle taste of honey in this bread. This is also reflected in the nutritional information in terms of additional sugars. It's not a lot, but if you are watching, this might push you over the edge.
However, it was good bread. It was crusty without being tough. The inside of the bread was tender. It is hinted on Trader Joe's website that it might be a seasonal item.
I'm not one to chow down on a baguette without making it into a sandwich: so mine was mozzarella and prosciutto with some olive oil and vinegar.
Was it life-altering good bread? No. It was good and a solid choice.
But if I'm being honest, I'll keep reaching for Trader Joe's Ficelles every time instead. They are par-baked and feel more oven fresh.
For $1.79 it's not a bad find if you want a hint of extra flavor to your bread.
If nothing else, it is easier to spot since it is one of the few items packaged in a black bag.
Would I buy this again? While Trader Joe's Honey Baguette was good, I'll still be reading for the Ficelles instead. Just a matter of personal preference.
Did you try it? Let me know what you think in the comments section!
The bag of Trader Joe's Honey Baguette:
The nutritional information and the ingredients:
How best enjoy this product:
After being made into a sandwich you get:
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Trader Joe's Honey Baguette
Product Name: Trader Joe's Honey Baguette
Product Description: Trader Joe's Honey Baguette is a new addition to the bakery aisle.
Trader Joe's Honey Baguette is new and has the addition of honey.
- Tasty bread
- Like all bakery items, this has a short shelf life
- It didn't impress me as much as other breads