12 Days of Trader Joe's Christmas: Day 2, Snowflake Pastry

Should you buy this at Trader Joe's? Review: Snowflake Pastry #traderjoes

Today we're reviewing Trader Joe's Snowflake Pastry. Bread filled with almonds and cocoa? They're speaking my love language.

Trader Joe's review: Snowflake Pastry #traderjoes

You'll find this over in the small "baked goods" area of TJ's. The pastry is fairly substantial in size (package says 9 servings) and costs $5.99. The cashier at Trader Joe's said this is best warmed up. Trader Joe's employees are so knowledgeable about their products, so we took her advice and warmed this at 350 for 5 minutes.



Trader Joe's review: Snowflake Pastry #traderjoes

She says: Don't get me wrong; I ate three pieces of this in one sitting. The bread is pillowy and soft. The chocolate isn't what I expected. It was more syrupy rather than the chocolate you'd find in a croissant. I thought I was getting a raisin taste, but there's no raisin in there...must be my refined palate. I feel like I'm reviewing a wine, "chocolate with a hint of raisin." Good, but I'd choose a Kringle instead.
Overall rating: 4 of 5 stars

He says: My gold-standard for breakfast pastry is a cheese danish, followed by a Kringle from Wisconsin.  This treat from TJ's was average.  The pastry part was fine, but the overall flavor of the chocolate and the almond was lacking.  It needs some Emeril Lagasse "kick it up a notch" treatment on the flavor.  I didn't enjoy the runny consistency of the chocolate either.  The light sugar coating was good and may have saved me from giving it a lower score.
Overall rating: 3 of 5 stars

Trader Joe's review: Snowflake Pastry #traderjoes

Trader Joe's Snowflake Pastry: We rather have Kringle. 

[note: We have no affiliation with Trader Joe's. I'm sure they have never read this blog and have no idea who we are. Hey, we like being incognito, although we never wear sunglasses indoors. ;)]

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3 comments

  1. Pecan Kringle is the best! Thanks for your takes on this since the description sounds so yummy. Maybe the chocolate/raisin overwhelmed the almond??

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  2. since you both didn't like the chocolate texture, i wonder if you would have enjoyed it more NOT warmed up? just a thought, maybe something to try! TJ reviews are my favorite :)

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  3. Sounds like something I have to have, regardless...

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