Trader Joe’s Mini Peanut Butter Cups

Posted by in Chocolate Reviews on May 27 2009 | Leave A Comment
Trader Joe's Mini Peanut Butter Cups

Yes, I chose these because they’re so small and I have a weakness for tiny things. Peanut butter also seems to be ending up in my hands a lot lately. I wasn’t really expecting the most here, though, especially considering the boring clear box.

But I found them worth looking into. Since summer is essentially here now, they’ve had to spend most of their time in the refrigerator lest they turn into a hopeless peanut butter-chocolate soup. The milk chocolate seems a decent quality. It makes up a big enough percentage to tell it isn’t just here for the idea. The filling is like fresh peanut butter with that oh, so tempting saltiness thrown in.

Trader Joe's Mini Peanut Butter Cups

Being about the size of an ear of corn (though still with their peanut butter cup shape), it’s easy to lose track of how many you eat. Well, the nutrition facts do call twenty-seven one serving, which sounds like a lot, but that’s only about forty-two grams.

Now, looking at them, I thought they might make nice chocolate chips, so I had to test out the theory. Everyone agreed that they added a depth to the cookies, especially with their slightly bigger (for chocolate chips, that is) size. Either way you eat them, I’m quite happy with this find. And if it’s too hot that you think they’ll all melt and stick to each other before you get home, you can always rescue them by eating them all in the car after getting your groceries.


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Comments On This Post

  1. Christine

    I love the salty and sweet experience you get from peanut butter and chocolate together. I just wish it was more readily available in Australia (you can get it if you’re willing to hunt it down and pay through the nose)
    I love the idea of using these in chocolate chip cookies – sounds fantastic!

  2. Time to head to Trader Joe’s! Thanks for letting us know about them.

  3. I love peanut butter and these are amazing. I try not to buy them too often because I just gobble them up!!!

  4. They sound evilly delicious – wonder if they’re available in Australia?

  5. Sorry, Kath. They’re only available in stores (not online) and Trader Joe’s only has stores in the U.S.

  6. Put me on the list of folks traveling to TJ’s this weekend. I find most of their products to be very good. Thanks for the tip!

  7. *kernel of corn
    thanks for the review! wish they had dark chocolate ones

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