Scandinavian Swimmers: Better Than Swedish Fish?

Scandinavian Swimmers vs Swedish Fish Trader Joe’s candy is the best. For whatever reason, they’ve been bringing the heat when it comes to their chocolates for years now. However, in gummy candy, they’ve always been lacking a bit. I’ve liked the licorice – sure. However, nothing came along that blew my socks off. Enter Scandinavian…

Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Salted Caramels

Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Salted Caramels

It’s fall, and here in the U.S., that means pumpkin-flavored EVERYTHING. Seriously, Trader Joe’s October Fearless Flyer is about 90% pumpkin stuff. One of their seasonal pumpkin products includes these Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Salted Caramels. The box described the caramels as “dark chocolate with a smooth pumpkin spiced caramel filling sprinkled with real Hawaiian sea salt.”…

Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Caramallows

Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Caramallows

I bought this box of Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Caramallows last week. I was super excited to think that I’d caught a new product that resembled my beloved See’s Scotchmallows, but it turns out that they were around last year as well. The long, skinny box described them as “pillowy marshmallow bites with a layer…

Trader Joe's Laceys Cookies

Trader Joe’s Laceys Cookies – Dark Chocolate Almond

Cookies? Why am I reviewing cookies on my candy blog? Because these Laceys Cookies are more or less made out of almond brittle and chocolate, so they’re basically candy. Plus they’re freakin’ delicious. What they look like: The Laceys were two rounds of thin almond brittle cookies, about 2.5 inches in diameter, sandwiching a generous layer…

Trader Joe's PB&J Milk Chocolate Bar

Trader Joe’s PB&J Milk Chocolate Bar

I made a Trader Joe’s run over the weekend, so this week will be all about some new candies I spotted there. We’ll start with the PB&J Milk Chocolate Bar, which Trader Joe’s has smartly positioned as a $1 impulse buy at the cash register. After Hammond’s PB&J Sandwich bar took a top prize at…

Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Honey Mints

Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Honey Mints

Every time I go to Trader Joe’s, I end up spending more money than I mean to. They’re just so good at suckering me into making impulse buys, like this bag of their Dark Chocolate Honey Mints. What they look like: The bag was cutely decorated with drawings of bees and beehives. It also boasted…

Trader Joe's Brandy Beans

Trader Joe’s Brandy Beans

For me, Trader Joe’s is a mecca for impulse shopping. These Brandy Beans, or “brandy filled chocolates”,  were the result of my most recent pilgrimage. The back of the box had the following wordy description: “From master confectioners in Germany, we bring you an aristocratic treat with a bourgeois bent. Here’s a candy that’s sure…