The pros: Quick, easy and fast to put together. Trader Joe's Mixed Berry Scones Mix only requires water to come together. Were ready in under 20 minutes from start to finish.
The cons: Light on the mixed berry. You might want to keep some freeze fried berries on hand to add into this mix.
The verdict: For $3.69 these are a pretty good deal in the baking aisle of Trader Joe's. The mix says you get about 12 and I got 13 out of it. They came out looking exactly like the picture on the box. They are best out of the oven. They are slightly sweet but also have an acidity to them from the mixed berries consisting of blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries. However, some of the pictures would have you believe you are biting into something that will be full of berry flavor. The last picture of this review will show you that most of the pieces of fruit will gravitate towards the top. Not a deal breaker. I would also consider keeping some of Trader Joe's freeze dried fruit on hand in case you want to add more, but be sure to chop it up and keep an eye on the moisture level as much of the water is needed to rehydrate the mix. I'd buy this again.
The nutritional information:
How to prepare:
Out of the package you get a mix that looks like this and with one ingredient necessary:
Mixed the two without over mixing. You don't need a mixer for this.:
I actually managed to get 13 scones from the mix:
After being baked you get:
And cooling on a rack because you don't want these to be soggy on the bottom:
Cut in half:
Would I buy this again? For me, like the Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chip Scone Mix, Trader Joe's Mixed Berry Scones Mix suffered from the same flaw, they were both very light on the ingredient that made them special. In this case the mixed berries were present but not as much as I would have liked. Odds are you can remedy the situation by adding some freeze dried ones from Trader Joe's but take care to chop them before throwing them in as you want them to rehydrate. These are tasty with a nice bite of acidity from the freeze dried fruit. They took almost no time to come together and were ready in about 15 minutes. I'd buy these again.
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