I realize we are already two weeks into July, but I didn’t get around to posting about this until now. And since most of the items are likely still available at Trader Joe’s, it’s still pretty relevant.
Since we moved, we stopped getting the Fearless Flyer. I’m not sure what happened. I’ve tried to get us back on the mailing list, but it just doesn’t seem to be working. I know that there is an online version of the flyer and of course I could always go into the store and pick one up, but it just isn’t the same. I used to get so excited when the Fearless Flyer popped in my mailbox and I’d read it front to back and then make a list of all the stuff I planned on buying.
Recently, I was at Trader Joe’s during their June Fearless Flyer and picked up some items. Here are some of the highlights:
“Hold the Cone” mini ice cream cones
These were so adorable, I had to get them. They are like mini versions of Nestle’s Ice Cream Drumsticks, with the crunchy sugar cone and ice cream scoop dipped in chocolate. Loved, loved these. Perfect if you are craving a small dessert and I’d imagine these would be pretty cool for a party too.
Turkey Corn Dogs
In honor of Fair season, TJ features it’s turkey corn dogs. I honestly couldn’t tell I was eating a turkey dog, but the corn dog coating was pretty good and toasted up nicely in the toaster oven.
Pierre Hermé is my #1 spot for macarons. I tasted them two years ago when I went to Paris for my honeymoon, and during our recent Europe trip, I had to go again. There are several locations in Paris, and we ended up revisiting the very first one we went to from our first trip. In addition to macarons, they also sell pastries, chocolates, and beautiful desserts.
I had hoped to try the kouign amann, but unfortunately they were sold out. I settled for a chocolate filled croissant and rose flavored croissant.
Both were quite good, but not worth the exaggerated price in my opinion, especially with so many patisseries in Paris able to produce pretty good fresh croissants at less than half the price.
My main reason for coming was the macarons, which I do think are worth the splurge.
These colorful popsicles are made of sweet frozen yogurt and bright mochi pieces that you find at a frozen yogurt shop. It’s a froyo experience on a stick!
Summertime means a lot of frozen yogurt. My favorite toppings to add at frozen yogurt shops are the colorful chewy mochi bits. And yes, it has to be the color variety because the plain white ones just don’t entice me. And I only eat the blue, pink and green ones. The yellow and white ones go to Mr. K, my human garbage can.
So I whipped up these frozen yogurt bars and embedded them with the colorful chewy mochi pieces. I love how these came out. They taste like just the frozen yogurt I get at the froyo shops and they are really fun to eat, especially the mochi pieces which retain their chewy texture.