I'm not sure if it is palate fatigue, so because I've done so many chocolate reviews, over 100 in fact just of Trader Joe's chocolate products since 2016. That's a lot of snacks, drinks, and desserts, so here is one more: Trader Joe's Milk Chocolate Caramel Crunch Medallions.
Taste and review
So here is yet another one. To be fair, I'm not sure I've had so many that I can compare this to or I just wish they would put something else out there.
But here is a milk chocolate dessert item. Now, the biggest problem with milk chocolate is that finding the right one isn't easy. The best one I tried recently was Trader Joe's Milk Chocolate Lover's Bar.
But once you use milk chocolate in a candy, things tend to not be so great. Especially when you get used to dark chocolate and all of its nuances. This milk chocolate is just ok. Pretty much on the same depth of flavor as say a Hershey's Bar.
Now, clearly, this isn't just chocolate. This has some added crunch for texture. But it doesn't add much in the way of flavor.
In terms of the hazelnut flavor, I just wasn't picking up all that much here. And that is a missed opportunity. Those of us who have sweet tooths, tend to adore things like Nutella or Trader Joe's Cocoa Almond Spread. But there wasn't much of that here.
In fact, the only thing that you might notice is one unevenly spaced blob of caramel. You aren't getting a little in each bite. Nope, they seem to have been plopped into some random space in each shell.
For $2.99 you are getting quite a few of these as there are 18 in each package. But I don't think these are as well done as they could be. If this were dark, salted, caramel evenly spaced, and better quality chocolate, then I would be more on board.
Otherwise, Trader Joe's Milk Chocolate Caramel Crunch Medallions are probably not a product you need in your life. This one is ok in my book to skip over. It doesn't taste bad. It just did not knock it out of the park for me.
Did you try it? Let me know what you think in the comments section!
The box of Trader Joe's Milk Chocolate Caramel Crunch Medallions:
The nutritional information and the ingredients:
Out of the package you get:
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Trader Joe's Milk Chocolate Caramel Crunch Medallions
Product Name: Trader Joe's Milk Chocolate Caramel Crunch Medallions
Product Description: Trader Joe's Milk Chocolate Caramel Crunch Medallions contain milk chocolate, crunch, and caramel.
Trader Joe's Milk Chocolate Caramel Crunch Medallions are another chocolate item
- Trader Joe's Milk Chocolate Caramel Crunch Medallions will satisfy that desire for something caramely, chocolatey, sugary, and slightly crunchy
- The vast majority of the new products release this year seem to be chocolate and sweets
- This is ok, but the the milk chocolate isn't a standout
- The caramel is unevenly distributed
I think it might be good for cookies or ice cream mix in. I wished it was like nutella cookies.
Hey Alek! I was wishing for the same nutella experience, but it was lacking. Thanks as always for stopping by!
Hhhhmmmmm..... these sound like a pass to me. I am pretty partial to dark chocolate and not a fan of milk chocolate. Just like you I wish they had done these in dark chocolate
Medical and internet problems have been limiting my ability to join you here, but I am trying to catch up! I love caramel, especially with chocolate, but agree that dark, dark, dark chocolate is a superior choice for anything involving chocolate and caramel.
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