Monthly Archives: August 2007

Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Pistachios

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It’s been so hot here that I just haven’t been in the chocolate eating mood (gasp!)  However, I recently spotted these Dark Chocolate Pistachios at Trader Joe’s and had to give them a try.  I love dark chocolate, I love pistachios — this has to be good, right?

Well, they are better than good, they are awesomely addictive!  I finished one tub of them and had to get more on my next trip to TJ’s.  The chocolate is dark and smooth and has that nice just slightly waxy outside that you get on high end panned candies.  And the flavor of the chocolate?  Well, it’s just what you would expect when you think of semisweet chocolate, but with a hint of salt. 

The pistachios are fresh, salty, crunchy and have a nice roasted taste.  I almost feel like they have a bit of caramelized sugar coating them. 

I’m not sure who makes these for Trader Joe’s, but they are fantastic and not safe in my house.  I give them a 9 out of 10.  You can get them at Trader Joe’s and they come in milk chocolate too.