Monday, December 12, 2016
Trader Joe's Tarte Aux Fruits--Mixed Berry Tarte
It was with a heavy heart that I learned that Trader Joe's was discontinuing its Raspberry Tarte, which both Nina and I thought might well be the single best product in the whole store.
Not too much later, though, this quasi-replacement showed up. It's not quite as good as the original, but it's still great. You get a medley of raspberries, blueberries, and red currants, instead of all raspberries. The crust is more prone to getting soggy if not eaten in its entirety soon after thawing. But those flaws aside, the berries are superb, and the glaze that holds them together seems unchanged from the old version.
My conclusion is that this is about 90% as good as the original. That makes it still of sufficient quality to join the Top Ten list.
Will I buy it again?
Shhhhh. Don't tell anyone, but I've already had four of them.