Cookies Beyond The Pail at Trader Joe’s

Have you tried Cookies Beyond The Pail at  Trader Joe’s?

- A great post holiday treat.


Our shopping trip to Trader Joe’s today resulted in some interesting finds. On an end cap was a huge display of white pails with windmills on them- and the best news? The pail was full of cookies!


Now, not just any cookies … those rich butter-y cookies that just seem to melt in your mouth. These are the kind of treat that we love to enjoy with a cup of tea in the afternoon. the cookies are on the smallish size, so you can have 2-3 and get a taste for all the different flavors.


I must confess that I have not noticed these cookies at Trader Joe’s yet this season, but the cookies are in the Fearless Flyer Holiday Guide 2014 on page 17. (Opps! Just when I thought I knew all the treats in the Flyer….. hmmmmm).


According to the Flyer, these cookies are from a Danish Tradition and inspired by a city in California – home to a rich Danish tradition (actually the town, Slovang sounds like a very cook place for a visit, especially on Danish Days festivals)

Side Note- I stopped and Googled this town just to check that the good folks at Trader Joe’s were not pulling my leg with this story and this town looks so fun!

So the bottom line: I enjoy these kind of cookies – the kind you want to enjoy with your tea or coffee. It is all about getting ready for 2015 here, filing and the like, so these cookies are a nice welcome treat.

Have you tried Trader Joe’s Cookies Beyond the pail yet?

What did you think?

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Danish Kringle at Trader Joes

Have you tried the Danish Kringle

at Trader Joe’s?


What the Hey is a Kringle you ask? (Yep, I had to look it up too ….) A Kringle is a wonderful Scandinavian pastry that is related to a pretzel and can come in a savory (like a salty pretzel) or sweet variety.

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The ones at Trader Joe’s are the sweet kind. It is a round, flat ring of pastry that has a wonderful filling. I have tried Almond and this one  is … Pumpkin flavored!

The pastry is a wonderful rich and tender pastry, which surrounds the filling of the Danish Kringle. On the top – the pastry had a wonderful light icing that complemented the filing.

The package (and the lovely folks in our Trader Joe’s store) recommended that we gently warm up the Kringle before eating….

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All we can say is WOW!

Warm, soft and absolutely Yummy!

The package says that you can freeze this and if you thought it could make it in your house until the holidays, then I would say that It might make a wonderful, yet different Pumpkin offering at a Holiday Brunch maybe?

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I wanted to make sure that you knew about The Danish Kringle as the package is a bit on the plain side (kinda uninviting really) and the fact that you cannot see what is inside makes it very easy to overlook in the store. In fact the packaging reminds me of those big crackers that you used to see in a large paper package ….but this is SO much more ….


So give the Danish Kringle at Trader Joe’s a try this year … Leave a comment below & let us know what you thought about it!


Trader Joe's Seville Orange Marmalade

Trader Joe’s Seville Orange Marmalade

Have you tried

Trader Joe’s Seville Orange Marmalade yet?

What did you think?

Trader Joe's Seville Orange Marmalade

Maybe I am just strange, but I LOVE a good orange marmalade. I enjoy it on bread with a little bit of butter or almond butter or my favorite is on toasted English muffins (sometimes with a bit of cheese melted on top too…). Yummoooo!

Why orange marmalade? I guess it is the combination of bright and tangy flavors.  The ORANGE with bits of the orange peel that make it just a little sharp.

What do you think?

Have you tried Trader Joe’s Seville Orange Marmalade? 

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Trader Joes Masala Dosa

Have you tried Trader Joe’s Masala Dosa Authentic Indian appetizers?

We love the spicy flavor of Indian food, and when we saw these taco like snacks, we bought a box right away!

The wraps are made of rice a rice crepe – and rice make a great wrapper for the filling of  spicy potatoes and onions.  The filling was fantastic! It had just enough spice so you know you are eating Indian food, but not too much that you cannot taste anything, at least that is what we thought.

The Masala Dosa come with a package of coconut curry, which was wonderful and a little sweet from the coconut and cooling from all the spices in the potato and onion filling.

They were super easy to cook, all you needed to do was heat on a pan lined with foil (check the package for time and temperature) and then heat up the coconut curry sauce in a little boiling water to thaw it. (We like to use a mug with some hot water,  drop the pouch in, and then allow to heat up while the masala dosa are heating in the oven).

As you can see from the picture, our Masala Dosa got a bit toasty in the oven and this gave the rice crepes a nice crunchy texture to contrast the smooth center.

As a note:

As we ate these yummy Masala Dosa (with a salad for a nice lunch) we thought that the coconut curry sauce served COLD would have made a nice addition to the warm Indian tacos and will thaw the coconut curry sauce briefly and then chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

A second note, would be to lightly oil the tin foil as our rice crepes stuck in a few places. gggrrrr

Have you tried Trader Joe’s Masala Dosa ? What did you think? Share your thoughts below or on Facebook! ~THANKS!