If I were to admit to the food pairings that I like most, it would probably be chocolate and peppermint. If I stop at a Starbucks, there is a peppermint mocha frappuccino in my future. If I go to the movies, I reach for Junior Mints. There is something about the pairing of those flavors that make my taste buds very happy.
This time of year I am in my glory. It is torture and joy to walk down the junk food aisles of Trader Joe's. So many things I pick up. Often with the intent of them being stocking stuffers.
Some of them end up stuffing me long before I get a chance to wrap them.
And then I saw these. I remember having something similar as a kid. It came in the freezer aisle. I can't recall what company used to sell them. But all I knew was I loved them.
And then I couldn't find them any more.
But that is ok, because these brought those food memories back.
Here you have a decent brownie. It's moist, dense, and cakey.
But you aren't eating this for the brownie. The highlight here is the mint frosting and the chocolate ganache.
The mint frosting is generous without being overwhelming. The mint isn't overly assertive (or like toothpaste as my father would say), but brings a pleasant freshness.
The ganache has cookie crumbs in it for added texture. The green sprinkles add a pop of color.
My biggest complaint (as usual) is usually the portion size. By the time you cut this into 12 pieces you have tiny bite size pieces that will set you back 180 calories each. But alas, if only desserts were calorie free. But then again, they wouldn't taste as good anyways.
If you love mint and chocolate, then this is a good one to reach for. These are closer in line in minty flavor to an Andes rather than a Junior Mint. But they made my belly happy. For $5.99 they are an affordable treat.
Would I buy these again? Oh yes, I plan on stocking up on these.
The box of Trader Joe's Mint Flavored Fudge Brownie Bar:
Description of this product:
Out of the package you get:
After being cut into 12 pieces and stacked on a silver plate:
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Trader Joe's Mint Flavored Fudge Brownie Bar
Product Name: Trader Joe's Mint Flavored Fudge Brownie Bar
Product Description: A brownie with mint frosting and chocolate ganache with green sprinkles.
A frozen chocolate brownie dessert with mint frosting and chocolate ganache with cookie crumbs and sprinkles.
- A tasty brownie that is ready after a quick defrost.
- Easy dessert and priced decently at $5.99
- Mint flavor is more subtle like that in Andes candies.
- Serving size is bite size. Those 12 squares were about the size of my pinkie.
- Seasonal, so if you realize you love these, then it is time to stock up.