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Trader Joe’s February Edition

Sharing the latest new items I bought from Trader Joe’s, including pancake bread and ruby chocolate. I have many new favorites!

Pancake Bread

I came across so many people talking about how good this bread was, so of course I had to pick up a loaf. And I loved it! I immediately regretted not buying two loaves.

I wouldn’t describe the taste as pancakes. To me, this tastes like a buttermilk coffee cake that has been drizzled with maple syrup. However, it is delicious and I hope it becomes a permanent Trader Joe’s product. The cake is incredibly tender and I love all that crumble on top.

I am going to try making a homemade version soon, but I will definitely be buying this again.

Ruby Cacao Wafers

Ruby has become the new “it” chocolate this year. I was first introduced to ruby chocolate during my trip to Japan when it was being sold as a new Kit Kat flavor.

Ruby chocolate is a new variety of chocolate that was introduced in 2017 by Barry Callebaut, one of the world’s largest cocoa producers. It did not become available for sale to consumers until 2018 and only recently started making its way to the US market.

With its pink color, this chocolate is perfect for Valentine’s Day and I came across several chocolate brands selling ruby chocolate this month. Many people describe the taste as similar to white chocolate which is normally too sweet for me. I do think ruby chocolate has the creamy cocoa butter taste like white chocolate, but it also has a tangy fruity finish to it which I really love.

The bite-sized wafer form makes them fun for snacking and I have really enjoy eating a few of these when I’m in the mood for something sweet.

I think this is worth trying and I plan on buying more soon.

Corn, Pea, Bean & Quinoa Crisps

These thin crispy crackers combine so many of my favorite ingredients. So naturally, I loved these. You can taste the corn, peas, beans and quinoa. The ingredients make an interesting flavor combination I really enjoyed and I may have accidentally finished the entire bag in one day. I will definitely be going back to get more.

Crunchy Red Dragon Fruit Chips

Last summer, my local Costco started carrying dragon fruit chips. The thick crunchy fruit chips reminded me of banana chips except dragon fruit flavored. And considering how expensive dragon fruit is, they were a great price for a big bag. After the summer though, I could no longer find the product. So I was super excited when I saw a similar version now being sold at Trader Joe’s.

Trader Joe’s version is a little pricier, but they taste very similar to the Costco ones I love. I like that they are unsweetened, allowing the delicate natural sweetness of dragon fruit to be the star.

Chocolate Covered Wafer Cookie

This oversized chocolate covered wafer cookie reminds me of a giant candy bar. I love wafer cookies and I love it even more when they are covered in chocolate. Trader Joe’s version is super crispy and brought back a lot of nostalgia.

That’s all for now! I really loved all the new products I picked up and will be going back to get a few more of each. If you’re interested in the mushroom seasoning or sesame dressing highlighted in February’s fearless flyer, I covered them both in last month’s post.


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8 comments on “Trader Joe’s February Edition”

  1. Those corn pea bean crisps are so good! I wish i had bought more than one bag! I was trying to stay clear of the treats on my last shopping trip- i let myself get one treat per trip and already had those dark chocolate almond butter cups in my cart (amazing!) 

  2. oh, I missed the wafer cookie! i would enjoy that. Must get several (not just one, heh heh) for my next excursion to TJ’s.

  3. The pancake bread looks good, did you find it in the fresh bread section? thanks!

  4. Love your reviews of new products. One suggestion I might make is, if possible, you show a shot of the ingredients and macro counts on the back of the packages. Would be helpful to those of use following different meal plans. Thank you.