The pros:Trader Joe’s Milk and Dark Chocolate Butterscotch Bits Bar is basic chocolate. It’s inexpensive.
The cons: This bar is terribly designed. The ridges are too big for most mouths. I could not break off just a piece without reaching for a knife. The use of the word bits here is an understatement.
The verdict: Welcome to Trader Joe’s answer to a Toblerone Bar. Instead of cute pyramids, you have rectangular teeth that are far too tall to be consumed comfortably.
Seriously. This one could make your gums bleed. You bite it. It will bite you back.
This is one of those products that you wonder who tested it (and approved it). Were they given the whole bar? Or perhaps a neat single square was already chopped off to make sure no one notices this flaw? We will never know.
In either case you have a pretty unremarkable bar. It is both milk and dark chocolate in a pretty pattern. But beyond the pretty pattern and terrible shape design is what tastes like mostly milk chocolate.
So the last point of what makes this bar different is the butterscotch bits. Bits is also an understatement.
Like they are few and far between. I think I was hoping for way more and only got a tiny mouthfeel for the few butterscotch crunchies in this bar.
So it’s got a bad design, truly contains just bits of butterscotch, and is an otherwise unremarkable chocolate bar.
For $1.79 this is worth skipping. There are plenty of great options on the shelf if you need your chocolate fix, but this shouldn’t be considered one of them.
Here is the visual run down of what you get if you buy this product:
The package of Trader Joe’s Milk and Dark Chocolate Butterscotch Bits Bar:
The nutritional information:
Out of the package you get:
From the side you will see the issue:
Would I buy this again? No, I will not buy Trader Joe’s Milk and Dark Chocolate Butterscotch Bits Bar again.
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