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Best Trader Joe's Desserts

OCEllen Jun 23, 2013 01:57 PM

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  1. boogiebaby RE: OCEllen Jun 23, 2013 11:52 PM

    Karat Cake.

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      AmyH RE: boogiebaby Aug 7, 2013 12:57 PM

      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.

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        shaebones RE: AmyH Aug 10, 2013 03:57 AM

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

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      roro1831 RE: OCEllen Jun 24, 2013 07:40 AM

      Pumpkin ice cream, seasonal around the holidays

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        John Francis RE: OCEllen Jun 24, 2013 02:30 PM

        Belgian chocolate pudding.

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          littleflower RE: OCEllen Jun 25, 2013 11:24 AM

          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. iluvcookies RE: OCEllen Jun 25, 2013 11:38 AM

            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.

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              toopie28 RE: OCEllen Jun 25, 2013 11:42 AM

              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. linguafood RE: OCEllen Jun 25, 2013 12:02 PM

                Lemon bars.
                Mango sorbet.

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                  HillJ RE: OCEllen Jun 25, 2013 12:26 PM

                  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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                    givemecarbs RE: HillJ Jul 12, 2013 02:55 AM

                    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.

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                    shaebones RE: OCEllen Jul 10, 2013 08:58 AM

                    Second the karot cake.

                    1. GraceW RE: OCEllen Jul 10, 2013 09:56 AM

                      Ganache Cake in the freezer.

                      1. Frosty Melon RE: OCEllen Jul 10, 2013 03:59 PM

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

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                          AmyH RE: Frosty Melon Jul 11, 2013 09:37 AM

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

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                            ohmyyum RE: Frosty Melon Jul 12, 2013 02:21 PM

                            I've been told they're seasonal!

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                              AmyH RE: ohmyyum Jul 12, 2013 02:53 PM

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

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                            littleflower RE: OCEllen Jul 12, 2013 02:21 PM

                            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. monfrancisco RE: OCEllen Jul 12, 2013 02:30 PM

                              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. GraceW RE: OCEllen Aug 7, 2013 09:10 AM

                                Parisian Macarons are excellent!

                                1. Gingerleen RE: OCEllen Aug 12, 2013 01:43 PM

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

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                                    givemecarbs RE: OCEllen Aug 14, 2013 01:57 AM

                                    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.

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