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Which of Trader Joe's Cheesecakes is Better?

pilinut Nov 3, 2006 08:13 AM

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?

  1. Emme Aug 29, 2008 09:56 PM

    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..

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      iheartapplepie Aug 29, 2008 03:28 PM

      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.

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        fendel Nov 5, 2006 03:56 AM

        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. chowser Nov 3, 2006 01:04 PM

          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.

          3 Replies
          1. re: chowser
            niki rothman Nov 3, 2006 09:55 PM

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

            1. re: chowser
              pilinut Nov 4, 2006 08:21 PM

              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
                LindaWhit Nov 4, 2006 09:58 PM

                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. HillJ Nov 3, 2006 11:46 AM

              I vote for TJ's Key Lime

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