I love Blondies. I reviewed Trader Joe's Blondies Bar Baking Mix not too long ago. When my Mom and Sister hear that I'm making a Trader Joe's run, that is their usual request. That is one of my sister's favorite items to make and bring to her workplace. Because who doesn't love the dense blondie nature that reminds you of a big cookie?
Well, here is an item where the blondie aspect takes a back seat to the peanut butter flavor. So much so that I didn't really recognize them as being blondies by taste.
And these are the lightest and airiest blondies I've ever tasted. I mean usually blondies seem pretty rich and thick. These Peanut Butter Blondies, that seemed far removed from the boxed variety that is sold at Trader Joe's. So if you were looking forward to that taste, then forget it.
And with that lightness comes a thick layer of peanut butter candy on the top. It isn't the dense peanut butter out of the jar. It tastes more like the peanut butter chips that you might buy in a bag. And this layer is piled on thick too. But within that layer, they've lightened it up with some crunch.
The strawberry adds a nice fruitiness but also adds yet another layer of sweet. And the strawberry and peanut on the packaging make this box extra adorable. But sometimes cute packaging, can be a great sales point to get you to buy a product.
It worked in this case. But as for a repurchase, that's not for me.
So in the end, what you have here is tasty, but it is sweet on sweet on sweet. Yes, you get a textural contrast, but it just tastes more like a super sweet PB&J sandwich. A tasty one, but not one where I couldn't wait to go back.
For $4.99 this package is a bit small. And for the price there are better priced desserts that come to mind. Overall, not something you need to rush out and try. They taste fine; there is nothing wrong with this product, but it did not bring the blondie aspect quite as much as I would have liked despite how large it was written on the box.
And honestly, I've never really looked at a PB&J and said "Yes, I want that for dessert." Plus each tiny bite size piece will set you back 90 calories each.
Did you try it? Let me know what you think in the comments section!
Here is the visual run down of what you get if you buy this product:
The box of Trader Joe's Peanut Butter Blondies:
The nutritional information, the ingredients and how to prepare:
Out of the package you get:
After a brief defrost a closer look at one of these bites:
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Trader Joe's Peanut Butter Blondies
Product Name: Trader Joe's Peanut Butter Blondies
Product Description: Trader Joe's Peanut Butter Blondies are a new frozen dessert
Trader Joe's Peanut Butter Blondies are a new frozen dessert that will remind you of a familiar sandwich.
- Quick, easy pre-portioned dessert
- Just needs to be defrosted
- I loved the contrast between the soft and crunch on the top.
- Package is very small
- Tastes way more of peanut butter than of actual blondies