Trader Joe’s Bunny Gummy Tummies & Friends

Trader Joe's Bunny Gummy Tummies

Bunny Gummy Tumies

(Part 3 in a 3 part series on Easter Treats at Trader Joe’s)

One more Easter Treat caught our eye today (just when we thought we  were safe from any more Easter candy) At the checkout, we spotted the package- surprise The Gummies are back!

After trying those delicious Cherry Yummy Gummy Tummies during Valentine’s Day, we were happy to see a new Gummy product with an Easter theme: Trader Joe’s Bunny Gummy Tummies & Friends

This time the gummies come in a variety of shapes, flavors and colors all in one package.

  • Egg – This orange egg shaped piece contains a tangy-sweet liquid center.
  • Bunny- The pink bunny has a fruity strawberry liquid center.
  • Chick- The yellow chick is filled with a brightly sour liquid  lemon flavor.
  • Sheep- The white sheep has a rich liquid blackberry center.

Each of these pastel pieces has a nice assortment of detailing on the outside, and is soft and chewy with almost a blast of flavor when you bite down into the soft liquid center. WOW. These are not your ordinary Easter jelly bean- type treats!

Our only critique is that the creamy white sheep have a dark-ish colored blackberry center, which makes them look a bit odd, in comparison to the other candies. (All the other candies have similar colors to the centers, orange-orange etc… )We were wondering if they would be better off in a purple color with the blackberry center or perhaps they could have used a creamy white vanilla or even coconut center for the sheep, but maybe that is just us!

Trader Joe's Gummy Treats

Trader Joe's Gummy Treats

We thought that these treats would be fun to use as a garnish on the table top or pressed on top of a desert for an “Easterery” touch. We were thinking of cupcakes, or a sheet cake.  Or even placed on a plate when you are serving your dessert?

These three posts have focused on the Easter Candy Treats that are currently for sale at Trader Joe’s. We hope you get to try some yourself….soon!

Trader Joe’s Milk Chocolate Malted Milk Eggs

Trader Joe's Malted Milk Eggs

Trader Joe's Malted Milk Eggs

(Part 2 of at 3 part series on Easter Treats at Trader Joe’s)

All the Easter Stuff was out when we shopped at Trader Joe’s today, so we picked up a selection of goodies to try out and share with you. This is the second item we are reviewing: Trader Joe’s Milk Chocolate Malted Milk Eggs

First, we love Malted Milk Eggs, so when we saw a Trader Joe’s version, we could not wait to get home and give them a taste….or two

OK, the truth? …we thought about eating some on the car ride home as the box is a cute “milk carton” style and would be easy to get into, BUT it was only 8:45 AM and somewhere in the back of your mind, you know it is just too early in the day to start munching on Malted Milk Eggs, even if you had to stop and think about it for a bit…

Well, we did resist the temptation and even waited until we got home, unpacked all the “real” shopping that we had, and had a cup of coffee made before trying these wonderful eggs.

You will be happy to know that Trader Joe’s has come through again with a wonderful product! The eggs are huge- much bigger than the usual malted milk balls that also come in the cute milk carton container. And they had a great, toasty malt taste.  Also, these treats do not contain any artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.  YEAH! That makes us feel a bit better about eating them, as sometimes those artificial ingredients give us a headache.  As a kid, we enjoyed those brightly colored malted milk eggs, but as an adult, we are grateful that there are some malted milk eggs that  are simply chocolaty and not coated again with a bright blue color that gets all over your hands and turns your tong blue!

Delaina, who is our official Malted Milk expert, gives Trader Joe’s Milk Chocolate Malted Milk Eggs two thumbs up. In fact during the tasting of the other Easter items today she actually took a bag of Malted Milk Eggs back to her desk for further analysis…..hmm.

Inside Trader Joe's Malt Eggs

Inside Trader Joe's Malt Eggs