4.14.2010

Product Props: Trader Joe's Coffee Latte & Cream Bars

As warmer days are chasing away the cold, wet weather, iced teas and frozen treats are going to be staples in our fridges again. Along with your summertime favorites, a new item may take up residence in your freezer this summer.

Trader Joe's Coffee Latte & Cream Bars are a delicious switch-up from standard ice creams, sorbets, and Popsicles. The original flavors- mango and raspberry first caught my eye (and palate) last summer with their nutrition panel and their bursting-with-freshness flavors. The fruit varieties are slightly lower in calories and saturated fat but equally delicious. These bars deserve my props for its forward coffee flavor and creamy texture balanced with sweetness that's just right. Indulgent coffee ice creams usually come with some hefty caloric baggage but these hit the spot with just 90 calories and 8 grams of sugar a piece.

Each box is $3.49 and contains 8 individually-wrapped bars for sharing with family and friends on a hot summer day (or super warm spring day). 

8 comments:

delwin said...

The mango ones were delicious. I haven't tried this yet. It seems yummy too

terry said...

Sounds good and if bars are decent size, the price isn't bad. Never tried Trader Joes ice cream...guess this is the time.

Elizabeth Lee said...

@ Terry: These aren't as big as most other ice cream bars, but they're the perfect portion size for a serving. Indulgent without overindulging.

Lisa said...

liz, their soy ice cream-mango vanilla is very tasty too. u should try it next time ^^

Elizabeth Lee said...

@ Lisa: I've tried the mango-vanilla soy cream (along with many of TJ's frozen treats)! It is good but I think the soy cream texture is a bit gritty for my liking. I do looooove the mango half. I wish I can just buy that by itself :)

TraderGrubber said...

Good find Elizabeth! I just tried the mango bars too, and they are fantastic! They had raspberry vanilla bars too, which also looked delicious. They are pretty small, but low calorie without loads of preservatives. These are a perfectly refreshing dessert.

Elizabeth @HEALingFoodie said...

@ TraderGrubber: I love all 3 of the flavors- mango, raspberry, and coffee! I agree how they're the perfect size for a treat... and the creamy side makes them taste more decadent!

Anonymous said...

Just bought a box of each the coffee and mango....and they are both EXCELLENT!! Thumbs up from me, and perfect portion size.

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