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TRADER JOE'S MALTED MILK BALLS

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all natural….and way too sweet.

;-((.

was hoping for a semi-acceptable alternative to my favorite brach's fiesta eggs.

saw these at tj's checkout line…all natural...real milk chocolate.

boo hoo. i am done in!

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  1. Yeah, they're a bit too sweet, but I consider it an acceptable tradeoff, to avoid the crap ingredients that are in the Brach's and Whoppers products.

    We also really like their peanut butter eggs this time of year. In this instance, less sweet than their Reese's counterparts, and the PB filling is, well, more peanut butter-y.

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    1. re: Steve Green

      i am referring to the brach's fiesta eggs.

      1. re: alkapal

        So was I, at least in comparison to the TJ product. I just assumed that the Brach's Fiesta eggs contain the same crummy ingredients as Whoppers, etc. Am I wrong, or am I missing something? if you were referring to the PB eggs I mentioned, then yes, thread drift -- sorry.

        1. re: Steve Green

          steve, you know what they say about assumptions. LOL.

          as to your point, whoppers do stink, but the brach's use real chocolate.

          1. re: alkapal

            Nope. Brach's (like most brands, even "gourmet" labels) uses artificial chemical vanilla flavoring, listed as artificial flavor or vanillin. The stuff is seriously bad news and is often the ingredient that causes acne (that chocolate is often blamed for).

    2. Are there malt balls that aren't "too sweet"?