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Trader Joe’s Swiss Milk Chocolate with 30% Whole Hazelnuts June 2, 2009

Trader Joe's Swiss Milk Chocolate with 30% Whole Hazelnuts
Is there such a thing as crunchy Nutella? You know, like crunchy peanut butter, but with Nutella and hazelnuts? If there isn’t, there should be. I bet it’d fly off the shelves.

Until then, here’s a substitute: Trader Joe’s Swiss Milk Chocolate with 30% Whole Hazelnuts. The milk chocolate is so smooth and the hazelnuts are so tasty it’s like eating crunchy Nutella. Seriously! If you’re a Nutella fan, you have got to try this and tell me if it isn’t so. And bonus—it’s more portable than Nutella because it doesn’t come in a jar.

Granted, $3.99 for a 7 oz. bar isn’t cheap. And those 7 ounces don’t go nearly as far as one might hope. I mean, the bar looks big enough, but with all that milk chocolate and hazelnut swirling around in your mouth it disappears fast. Really fast. Like one sitting fast. But then again that might just be me. I’m addicted to Nutella.

 

Trader Joe’s Fair Trade Swiss Milk Chocolate May 11, 2009

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Trader Joe's Fair Trade Swiss Milk Chocolate

Yesterday I discovered a new chocolate bar at Trader Joe’s: Fair Trade Swiss Milk Chocolate. It’s a good sized bar (3.5 oz) for only $1.99. Plus, it’s Fair Trade! According to the wrapper, “Fair Trade chocolate helps contribute to a better way of life for farmers and their families. This method of buying cocoa beans and sugar offers small-scale growers a fair price for their harvest.”

So how does it taste? Quite nice, actually! The chocolate is extremely smooth, and it has a hint of caramel, which adds to the overall aroma. The ingredients are pure and simple: “cane sugar, cocoa butter, whole milk powder, cocoa mass, carmelized sugar, soy lecithin, vanilla extract”. Definitely worth a try next time you’re at Trader Joe’s!