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Nov 3, 2006 08:13 AM

Which of Trader Joe's Cheesecakes is Better?

TJ's seems to have 2 kinds of cheesecakes in its freezer section here (San Mateo, CA). One is says it's "New York" style cheesecake, the other (I think) just says Trader Joe's. I remember someone on the Board saying that one of them was particularly good. Which one was it?

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  1. I vote for TJ's Key Lime

    1. A couple of years ago I had the NY style one and didn't like it. It didn't have the moist creaminess of cheesecake. I think it was the NY style one, the one in the brown box w/ the Statue of Liberty on it. I finished the slice but was annoyed at myself because it was not worth the calories.

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      1. re: chowser

        I didn't think the NY one was very good.

        1. re: chowser

          Thanks, Chowser and Niki! That's exactly what I want to avoid: a blah cheesecake that I will feel obliged to eat (or keep frozen for eternity) that isn't worth the calories!

          I hope we can hear about the other plain cheesecake, though a Key Lime cheesecake sounds pretty good, too!

          1. re: pilinut

            I absolutely LOVE key lime, but I actually thought TJ's Key Lime Cheesecake (a small one, about 5" across) was TOO key-limey.

        2. I tried the NY-style cheesecake and thought it was pasty and way, way too sweet. It was almost like they used confectioner's sugar in it or something. Bummer.

          1. oh i totally disagree with everyone hating the new york style cheese cake. actually its my favorite kind of cheese cake. then they stopped selling it at my local store so i cant buy it any more. i think its perfect in creaminess and texture and definitelyis not too sweet. i really like it!!! but i cant find it any more. bummer.

            1. i asked the same a while ago... tasted both myself, and certainly prefer the blue box (that's the TJ's one i believe)... i originally enjoyed the blue box, then tried the other just to see, and was sooooo disappointed, and frankly tossed it. blue box only please..