Trader Joe's Espresso Pillows

Trader Joe’s Espresso Pillows

These Espresso Pillows are yet another purchase from Trader Joe’s arsenal of candy, this time from the candy display near the checkout counter. I nearly missed them, despite their classy looking tins, and I’m glad I didn’t.

Trader Joe's Espresso Pillows

They’re billed as “crunchy toffeed espresso bits covered in dark chocolate”. I’m not sure where the pillow part fits in, exactly, as they’re neither pillow soft nor pillow shaped. Each “pillow” is somewhere between the size of a Tic Tac and a jelly bean.

So how are?Trader Joe’s Espresso Pillows?

The dark chocolate is sweet, though unremarkable. It does its job just fine, though, pairing well with the toffee centers.

Espresso Pillows - Trader Joes

The espresso toffee has a great texture. It cleaves with a clean crunch, which gives way to a bitter coffee edge on buttery toffee sweetness.

These things are AWESOME to crunch on. They have the flavor profile of chocolate-covered espresso beans, but they lack the grit of actual beans. They’re addictively tasty, warranting a ZOMG! and a stop to pick up more next time I’m near a Trader Joe’s.

Trader Joe's Espresso Pillows

If you want a second opinion, check out Cybele’s Candy Blog take.