Lots of new items are now found in the freezer section of Trader Joe's. There is a new vegan bolognese pasta (not just the sauce which is new too), there are Portuguese custard tarts, and this very unsuspecting Trader Joe's Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake.
No weird flavors here. Strawberry swirl cheesecake in its most simple form.
There are no strawberries mixed into the cheesecake itself. Rather the topping seems a bit more like strawberry jam swirled on top before baking.
It is a pretty cheesecake and I'll be honest, I wished the packaging made this stand out a bit more from all the other freezer yummies.
But out of the box, there is a very presentable cheesecake: no cracks with enough strawberry to not overwhelm.
There is a crust made from graham crackers at its base. The cheesecake filling is nice, smooth, and has the pleasant sweetness that sweetened cream cheese should have.
The rest of the cheesecake is basic cheesecake. Well done and pleasantly dense. This isn't quite as light as say a cheesecake from Juniors.
The swirl adds a little something extra but this doesn't overwhelm in terms of strawberry flavor.
And let's face it: this is a pretty cheesecake. The flavor is solid and would be lovely to bring to someone's home. Or have people over. Like Golden Girls and talk about your problems.
All you need to prepare this is to give it time to defrost.
My biggest issue was the packaging. It is so blah and doesn't really make you want to pick this item up. The box is also a pain to open as well. I felt like I was going to mess up the cheesecake in an effort to get this very glued-together box open.
Within the box, the cheesecake is shrink-wrapped in plastic.
Otherwise, if you are looking for a solid dessert, nothing exotic but one that is very reasonably priced at $7.99, this is a solid buy.
Would I buy this again? If I were having company over then I would keep a Trader Joe's Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake on hand just in case.
Did you try it? Let me know what you think in the comments section!
A visual rundown of this product
The nutritional information and the ingredients
Out of the package you get:
A slice of cheesecake:
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Trader Joe's Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake
Product Name: Trader Joe's Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake
Product Description: Trader Joe's Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake is a new dessert option.
Trader Joe's Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake is a new addition to the frozen desserts
- A solid yet well-done cheesecake
- Minimal effort
- Packaging is blah and hides the fact there is in fact a really yummy dessert in there.
- This is a more plain cheesecake with some strawberry swirl as opposed to actual strawberry cheesecake.