Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Covered Coconut Mango Bites

Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Coconut Mango Bites

To be honest, these Dark Chocolate Covered Coconut Mango Bites didn’t sound that tasty to me, but my local Trader Joe’s was promoting them all over the store, so I picked up a bag.

Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Covered Coconut Mango Bites

Why not? I like chocolate-covered coconut, and I like mangos. Mangos and chocolate and coconut all together could be good?

What they look like:

The resealable stand-up bag described them as “soft, chewy coconut candy bites with a tangy mango addition, covered in rich, dark chocolate.” The bag smelled incredibly fruity and sweet, almost cloyingly so.

Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Covered Coconut Mango Bites

The candy bites were 1.5-inches by 1-inch rectangles that were just over half an inch high. The center was a yellow-hued smoosh of moist, shredded coconut.

What they taste like:

The dark chocolate shell was mild with a hint of sweetness and a dryly fruity, bittersweet finish. While it tasted great by itself, it was totally overwhelmed by the coconut mango center. Also, it melted into my fingers as I held it, which was a little annoyingly messy.

Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Covered Coconut Mango Bites

The center had the squeaky texture of shredded coconut and the piquant tartness of dried mango. The mango flavor was bright and sweet and dominated the treat; I didn’t get any coconut flavor notes, just texture.

The conclusion?

While I liked the chocolate in isolation, and I liked the flavor of the mango, the whole thing just didn’t come together for me. I think it was the texture of coconut without any coconut flavor that threw me off. I have no desire to finish the rest of the bag, so an O.

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