Saturday, June 7, 2014

Sweet on Trader Joe's Saturdays: Dark Chocolate Chunk and Almond Cookies

Hello fellow Trader Joe's (and cookie) lovers!!!

Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Chunk and Almond Cookies review

Today, kiddo and I are reviewing the Dark Chocolate Chunk and Almond Cookies.  Trader Joe's describes these as "...all butter, crispy cookies...made with lots of dark chocolate chunks and California almond pieces." 

A tub (don't you love buying desserts by the tub?) will set you back $3.99.  There about about 36 little cookies in each container.
Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Chunk and Almond Cookies review

My take:  As soon as I spied these in TJ's, I thought, "well, I'll polish those off in about 24 hours."  I didn't love them, though.  I can't say I taste much almond in these, but they are crunchy.  If you're a cookie/milk dunker, you might like them a little more. 
Overall rating: 3 of 5 stars

Kiddo's Take: One word: addictive. The enjoyable crunchiness and perfect amount of almond flavor are often interrupted by pops of delectable sweetness from the not-too-dark, yet not-too-milky, chocolate chunks. I could definitely polish these off in less than 24 hours. Beat that, Mom.
Overall rating: 5 of 5 stars

Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Chunk and Almond Cookies review
Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Chunk and Almond Cookies: split decision!

Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Chunk and Almond Cookies review
*Each week the kiddo (age 15) and I review a Trader Joe's sweet.  Leave your favorites and/or requests in the comments!*


  1. I look forward to these Saturday Sweets posts all week.

  2. ^^I came to say the same thing - I love TJ's & look forward to these posts every week. Great idea!

  3. I live in Perú, I have no Trader Joe's here, but I just love these reviews!!, i can imagine both of you exchanging opinions about your take on the selected dessert, must be a lot of fun!!! and definitely will pick up all of the reviewed items whenever i visit the US.

    Regards from Perú =)

  4. No TJs near me, but I also enjoy these posts.

  5. I love these! I just asked in a cookie group tonight if anyone had a recipe like them. Do you think that increasing the almonds and chocolate to flour ratio in a regular chocolate chip recipe would get me anywhere near these lovely cookies?


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