While Trader Joe’s seems to make an effort to embrace a lot of dietary needs, there seems to be one group who has been sorely left out of so many of the new products I’ve tried this year: the low carb crowd. It seems like the vast majority of the items hitting shelves is sugar laden.
However, Trader Joe’s Soft Honey Nougat with Almonds takes that to a new level.
You see if you look at the ingredients there are quite a few sugars found here: glucose, sugar, honey, and powdered sugar.
And yes, I’m not unclear that this is a confectionary item, but I’m not sure it is one that we need.
There is no shortage of sweet goodies on Trader Joe’s shelves. But this one is kinda blah.
When I reach for something sweet that will take 20 or so minutes to work off in the gym, I want it to taste good. And while this wasn’t terrible, it didn’t end up tasting like much other than the few almonds in each piece.
Trader Joe’s has used honey flavor pretty effectively in their Dark Chocolate Honey Mints. The flavor was pronounced. And while it wasn’t my favorite, it was a more natural sugar that what is present here.
I took one bit and was kinda bummed out. I’ve had marshmallows that are far more flavor packed than these.
I was looking for the honey flavor, but it was super subtle. Perhaps the soft is a reference to the flavor and not to the texture.
The texture here is much like a more piece of marshmallow fluff that is more structurally sound.
But my biggest problem here is that it just needed something: a chocolate coating or some salt. It needs something to cut through the raw sweetness presented here. The almonds were pretty much the only reprieve.
For $3.49 for about 8 pieces this is a bit pricey too. Between the price and the nondescript flavor of these, they get a thumbs down from me.
So, would I buy this again? No. This product just didn’t do it for me.
Here is the visual run down of what you get if you buy this product:
The box of Trader Joe’s Soft Honey Nougat with Almonds:
The nutritional information:
How Trader Joe’s describes these:
Out of the package you get:
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The Bottom Line
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Trader Joe's Soft Honey Nougat with Almonds
Product Name: Trader Joe's Soft Honey Nougat with Almonds
Product Description: Soft honey nougat with almonds.
Soft nougat with honey and almonds.
- Worthy of Repurchasing
- Texture is on point for a nougat.
- Soft honey is an understatement in terms of flavor.
- The only detectable flavor here comes from the almonds
- Pricey for a Trader Joe’s candy when you consider there are only about 8 pieces per box.