Sweet on Trader Joe's Saturdays: Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

Even before this series started, I'd never purchased anything from the little bakery section in Trader Joe's.  It's easy to miss, tucked in the back of the produce section.

trader joe's pink lemonade cupcakes review

This week, we decided to give the baked goods a try with Trader Joe's Pink Lemonade Cupcakes.  Trader Joe's describes these as "moist lemony cupcakes with a tangy lemonade flavored cream cheese frosting."

trader joe's pink lemonade cupcakes review
For $3.99, you'll get a box of four cupcakes.

trader joe's pink lemonade cupcakes review
My take: I loved these.  They are honestly better than some $3.50 a piece cupcake-shop cupcakes I've had.  I'm a frosting girl through-and-through, but if I'm going to have a cupcake, the cake part better not be dry.  The cake here is moist (I know, you hate that word...but it's true) and tart with the perfect crumb.  The frosting....oh, the frosting....tangy, sweet, lemony, utterly delicious.  Looking at the ingredients, I noticed that the frosting is colored with hibiscus powder, and that make me love them even more.
Overall rating: 5 of 5 stars

Kiddo's take: Simply put, these cupcakes taste a LOT like lemonade! The "pink" is a nice touch, of course, but there's not that much difference between pink and regular lemonade. The richness of the cake combined with the tanginess and sweetness of the frosting leaves the taster with a delightful aftertaste- which might incline you to eat the whole package. These are quite possibly the most accurate representation of lemon-y-ness I have tasted in a cupcake.
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 stars

trader joe's pink lemonade cupcakes review
Trader Joe's Pink Lemonade Cupcakes: be sure to stop by the bakery table and pick up a box!
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