The pros: Trader Joe's Triple Creme Brie is the most buttery brie I've ever tried.
The cons: You might find yourself addicted to this. I don't usually care for Brie. Then my local Trader Joe's was handing out samples. It almost has the same caloric content as butter.
The verdict: Handing out samples at Trader Joe's is dangerous. There have only been a handful where I thought "yuck." When I was at my local TJ's, they were handing out samples of Triple Creme Brie on a cracker with fig jam. Now, normally I don't care much for Brie. I've found it to be tangy in a way I just don't appreciate. This brie changed my mind totally. In fact, the piece of brie I subsequently purchased did not last 12 hours in my home.
This sells for $6.99 a pound and I'm pretty sure that it will make my weekly shopping trip. What makes this brie so special? I did mention that it was the most buttery I've ever tasted. According to Trader Joe's website, this product is 73% butterfat. So it's as close to butter as possible. It has the classic whitish rind which is completely edible. You might as well eat the rind because its quite the task to remove it. The cheese is delicate and soft. There was nothing not to like about this soft cheese. This brie is made in France as an added bonus.
If you've stuck your nose up at brie in the past, then give this a try. Preferable with some crackers and jam for contrast. Well done Trader Joe's. One sample and I'm hooked.
The package of Trader Joe's Triple Creme Brie:
The nutritional information and the ingredients:
Would I buy this again? Yes. I enjoyed this most on a cracker with a fig or raspberry jam. My husband enjoyed it just on crackers.
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