Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Trader Joe's Candy Coated Chocolate Drops
This is Day Three of New Products Week.
It's impossible to look at these and not think, "Oh, they're Trader Joe's M&Ms." Because that's what they are.
I don't think I would have any difficulty telling these from the more famous product of which they're a copy. The main giveaway is that the colored candy shell is considerably thinner here.
I think the best part of eating M&Ms is biting into that shell. It cracks open in a most satisfying manner, especially if you keep the bag in the refrigerator so the candy is cold, as I usually do. The thinner coating on the TJ's product means they can't match M&Ms in that department.
They're an entirely satisfactory substitute other than that. So if that one characteristic doesn't matter to you, these will do just fine.
Will I buy it again?
Nope. I want that thicker shell to give me the pleasure of a hearty crack when I break it open. I realize that makes me incredibly petty and childish, but I don't care.