Taste test: Having quite enjoyed the peanut butter-filled pretzel nuggets sold by Trader Joe's, I was pretty thrilled when I spotted this milk chocolate-covered version. Sounded like the perfect combination — what could possibly go wrong?
I opened the fairly large bag (which, unlike the non-chocolate-covered versions, wasn't transparent) to find that it was filled less than 1/3 of the way with nuggets. The nuggets were also bigger than I expected. I figured they would be a bit larger than the regular nuggets because of the chocolate coating, but they were actually quite a bit larger. Each one was square-ish and pillow-shaped, measuring an inch in each dimension on average. The coating had a much darker shade of brown than the nuggets pictured over the whole exterior of the bag. The actual nuggets also weren't smooth and shiny like the ones pictured.
When I bit in, I found that the chocolate coating was quite thick. The amount of peanut butter varied, as some nuggets had a lot of it in their centers, while others had less (with partially hollow centers in some cases). The taste was good, with lots of chocolate, some peanut butter, some pretzel and occasional salt, but they just didn't look that good. I hate to say anything bad about chocolate covered peanut butter pretzel nuggets, because, well, they're chocolate covered peanut butter pretzel nuggets! But the presentation just wasn't what it could have been. I expected better.
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Smell test: Rich mix of chocolate and PB. Very nice.
From the package: “Contains milk, peanut, soy, wheat” ... “May contain traces of egg & pecans” ... “Store in a cool, dry place”
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This snack was discovered by Jeremy at Trader Joe's. Review published .