I was excited when I got my Trader Joe’s newsletter this month and saw that they were having holiday cupcakes. The first Trader Joes we visited did not have them in stock. (They did, however, have vegetarian corn dogs! YUM!) I went by another Trader Joes the next day in search of more corn dogs and found the cupcakes instead.
The cupcakes were described in the holiday guide as chocolate sprinkled with sea salt, black & white topped with a Snocap® and chocolate with caramel butter cream. The box cost $6.99, which I thought was reasonable for 9 mini cupcakes. My review: BLEH! All 3 flavors had the same chocolate cake base which was dry. The icing had butter listed as an ingredient, but it tasted like shortening and sugar and all 3 flavors tasted the same. I didn’t get any salt taste from the salted chocolate nor any caramel taste in the other one. I wouldn’t go out of my way for these….