October 15, 2022

Trader Joe's Caramel Coffee Almonds Review

Trader Joe's Caramel Coffee Almonds Review

Today's He Said/She Said review is of Trader Joe's Caramel Coffee Almonds. I've seen these before, but I didn't purchase until last week when I shopped hungry and bought ALL THE THINGS! (Stay tuned.)

Trader Joe's Caramel Coffee Almonds Review

The bright pink bag really jumps out at you in the nut section! An 8-ounce, resealable bag costs $4.99.

Trader Joe's Caramel Coffee Almonds nutrition info

Trader Joe's Caramel Coffee Almonds ingredients

The ingredients are simple: almonds, butter, coffee powder, salt, and natural flavors. I'm guessing this might be something like vanilla to bring forward the caramel notes. 

Trader Joe's Caramel Coffee Almonds Review

Let's review Trader Joe's Caramel Coffee Almonds.

He (Mark) says: These looked and sounded like a great treat as I regularly snack on almonds and other nuts. I also might have an espresso habit. The almond crunch was just right, and the coating was not too sticky. Both the coffee and caramel flavors were noticeable and balanced. Maybe I was spoiled by some Trader Joe's candied pecans a friend shared at a recent baseball game. These don't live up to that standard. I felt like this snack from TJ's was good but not great. Maybe it needed the coating kicked up a notch?

Overall rating: 3 of 5 stars

She (Bridget) says: These grew on me. The almonds are very crunchy and have a pronounced nutty flavor. At first, I was hit by bitter notes, which reminded me a little of that "burnt caramel" Cracker Jack flavor, of which I am not a fan. But, after a few more pieces, I realized that the bitter notes were actually the coffee...and I started to really enjoy it. The caramel is more subtle. The nuts aren't overly sweet - they'd make a great addition to a cheese platter or an ice cream topping. After testing these, I chopped them up and stirred them into Greek yogurt with diced Honeycrisp apple. SO good. 

Overall rating: 4 of 5 stars

Would I buy them again? Bridget: Yes! Mark: No.

Trader Joe's Caramel Coffee Almonds Review

Trader Joe's Caramel Coffee Almonds: A bit of a split decision. I'd say give them a try See if they grow on you as they did me. 

Caramel + Coffee lovers, these recipes are for you:



Anonymous said...

Suggestion: Add some to ice cream. The coldness hardens the caramel and makes these delightfully crispy.

Anonymous said...

TJ's coffee caramel almonds are a must try. Not too sweet with coffee taste. Made me addicted to these. Very crispy and nutty.

© Sweet on Trader Joe's | All rights reserved.
Blog Layout Created by pipdig