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Best Trader Joe's Desserts


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    1. re: boogiebaby

      I sure wish that karat cake came in a smaller size or individual servings. I rarely need a whole cake. I really want to try it, though.

      1. re: AmyH

        The karot cake is really not that big. Can always keep what you don't eat in the freezer.

    2. Pumpkin ice cream, seasonal around the holidays

      1. Belgian chocolate pudding.

        1. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies (in a bag, fresh in the bakery section) - one of the best store bought cookies I have ever tasted.

          1. I've had these recently and liked them all:
            Apple Blossoms (in the freezer case)
            Almond Danish (bakery)
            The chocolate layer cake with the pink label and the French sounding name... le petit something or other (bakery)

            Their french vanilla ice cream is also very good.

            1. Oh dear, my favourite subject (not the best I've tasted, mind. But will do in a pinch)

              Tiramisu Torte
              Sweet Bites - 3 different flavoured desserts - small portions.
              Macaron aux Framboises - I really like this one but I have not seen it for ages.
              Chocolate Ganache Cake
              Chocolate Lava Cakes

              1. Lemon bars.
                Mango sorbet.

                1. Right now it's the line of frozen croissant dough. We've tried the almond, chocolate & plain. Defrost & baked and once oven ready we've used the plain for bread pudding, the chocolate doctored up with raspberry puree & fruit, stuffed the plain with cheese or apricot jam and enjoyed them all.

                  Next, defrost the plain croissants and make cronuts just to see what all the fuss is.

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                  1. re: HillJ

                    Ooo. Be sure to give us an update on the cronuts hillj. Right now I'm addicted to the shortcake biscuits in with the baked goods.

                    1. Ganache Cake in the freezer.

                      1. Maple walnut blondies. But they're never in stock anymore.

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                        1. re: Frosty Melon

                          Oh my those maple walnut blondies are fantastic! I haven't seen them in ages. Probably for the best.

                            1. re: ohmyyum

                              Good! That makes them extra special when they are available.

                          1. Cinnamon Roll Bread - although technically it's bread and not a true "dessert", when warmed up the cinnamon sugar swirl melts a little and it's ooey-gooey deliciousness. Pair this with a spread of butter or a little cream cheese and it becomes dessert.

                            Reminder...this is not to be confused with their Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Bread which is not sweet enough to qualify as a dessert like the Cinnamon Roll Bread can!

                            1. Opera cake! I was given one by a neighbor last Christmas. It's pretty sweet but the various flavors manage to come through, and a small slice at a time was a lovely treat. After I looked up a (labor-intensive!) recipe on-line, I liked it even more.

                              1. Parisian Macarons are excellent!

                                1. I love the Lemon Ginger Snap ice cream, Karat Cake, Coconut Bars (frozen with coconut water, coconut milk and coconut cream), Triple Ginger Snaps

                                  1. I don't usually eat ice cream at home but it's been hot lately so I grabbed some of the mint chip ice cream. Big mistake. Already went back for another container and I'm out again. Oh my goodness that stuff is just evil. Getting more today.