The Fall items have landed. The Fearless Flyer for September will land in less than two weeks but Trader Joe's has dropped what looks like a winter seasonal item on us. Yes, the Pumpkin Toaster Pastries are back. As much as I dig the pumpkin items, I do love a break from them as well.
Taste and review
This isn't the first time Trader Joe's had put a chocolate item as a seasonal item. I very much miss the chocolate chip waffles that I had two years ago but did not come back on shelves.
So while I deeply hope they will bring back that decadent breakfast treat, I have a new chocolate item to fill my morning chocolate cravings. If you are a chocolate fan and Pop Tart fan, then you'll probably like these.
Now, the only source of controversy here is the frosting. Some people love it, some hate it. In either case, I don't feel like it added much here.
But that is probably the only flaw here. I popped mine in the toaster and in a matter of 2 minutes the middle was molten in the best possible chocolatey way.
It had that chocolate lava cake flattened into a toaster pastry. The dominant note here is chocolate. For me, it was less hot cocoa but more deeply chocolate. This is a well-done product. If you've had a Pop-Tart then you are already familiar with what these are like: dense pastry with filling and a hard frosting.
Not a bad way to start your day.
For $2.99 these are worth keeping an eye out for. I'd absolutely recommend heating these. I often skip that step, but that melty center really made these that much more awesome.
Lastly, if you find yourself falling in love with the taste of these, then be warned that this is a seasonal item. So when it is off the shelves odds are the next time you'll see this is during the fall/winter holiday season.
The box of Trader Joe's Hot Cocoa Organic Frosted Toaster Pastries:
The nutritional information:
How to prepare:
Out of the package you get:
Would I buy this again? Yes, I would buy Trader Joe's Hot Cocoa Organic Frosted Toaster Pastries again.
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Trader Joe's Hot Cocoa Organic Frosted Toaster Pastries
Product Name: Trader Joe's Hot Cocoa Organic Frosted Toaster Pastries
Product Description: Trader Joe's Hot Cocoa Organic Frosted Toaster Pastries are a seasonal toaster pastry variety.
Trader Joe's Hot Cocoa Organic Frosted Toaster Pastries are a returning seasonal favorite.
- Trader Joe's Hot Cocoa Organic Frosted Toaster Pastries are new and dressed up for cooler weather.
- Seasonal based on the appearance of the packaging.
- Depending on your feeling on frosting, mine were not evenly frosted.
- Some would prefer if the frosting was left off.