Soy Creamy Mini Chocolate Sandwiches from Trader Joe's
I would like to say straight up that I love shopping at TJ's, and I am lucky enough to have one 20 minutes away from where I live. I cannot believe that it has only been a year and a half since I learned about this place. They have a lot of packaging on their produce, but I go there consistently for their cheap (not to mention tasty) soy milk, tofu, chocolate chips, and wine. (Hey, what a combination!)
I manage to stock up every trip that I make, so I only need to go about every two weeks or so. I am not a huge fan of driving a ton, even if I only do it on the
weekends, and I don't really eat so much that I need to make a weekly trip to go there. About a month ago, I ran across that box you see there. TJ's is pretty good with vegan options, and I just had to check out this dessert. (Notice how it has a convenient little V for vegan in the lower left corner! Things like that make my job of checking ingredients so much easier.)
This next picture is a really burry, but
it gives you an idea of the size of one sandwich.The size ends up being not too big to make you feel guilty and not too small that you feel unsatisfied. (Though, I will admit to sneaking a second after my first initial tasting.)
These little novelties are pretty good. I feel as if the chocolate taste could have been more pronounced considering how the coloring is so dark. It had a slightly rich taste and was neither too bitter nor too sweet. A lot of people complain that non-dairy ice cream can taste too beany, but I did not have that problem. The soy flavor was not too pronounced (but what do I know since I don't eat that other junk anymore?).
I am actually considering buying another box when I make my biweekly trip this Friday. It will help me with my chocolate cravings since last time I bought the Pounder dark chocolate with almonds and managed to inhale it in 9 days. (That may seem like a long time, but that chocolate bar is HUGE.) I am also curious as to how this sandwich would taste if I spread a little bit of peanut butter on it, which is something else I cannot seem to get enough of...
In case you are wondering...
talk of green smoothies
farmers' market loot
and possibly, an apple pie (because my parents brought me literally a bucket of apples from the tree in our backyard at home)
Oh, and Happy World Vegetarian Day (for at least 9 more minutes anyway)!