Thursday, April 13, 2017

Trader Joe's Matcha White Chocolate Bar

If I've ever had green tea, I don't remember it. I don't remember even hearing of "matcha" green tea. So I had little idea what I was getting here, but decided to give it a try.

As with several of TJ's "filled" chocolate bars I've had before, the segments don't break cleanly, so you instantly end up with a mess, as the viscous, sticky, green liquid spills out.

It's weird that the "white" chocolate is actually green. I didn't take pictures of the bar itself, but you can see another reviewer's photos here.

Nina tells me that the flavor of the filling is authentically that of matcha green tea. OK, I'll believe that--but I don't much care for it. The chocolate itself feels and tastes cheap and waxy.

Will I buy it again? 

No. Nina and I together ate less than half of this bar, at which point neither of us wanted more, and the rest was thrown away.


  1. This is a good example of how different people's tastes are. I cannot get enough of this bar ;) Seriously, I crave it. But I can understand how it would not be everyone's cup of tea,as it were..;)

  2. Btw, if you are interested, Matcha is powdered green tea, specifically of Japanese origin. The whole Tea ceremony is whisking Matcha to make a drink of tea. Chinese Green tea has a different flavor, not so "vegetal" . There is a case in point of different strokes etc, I love the Chinese ones, and really don't like the Japanese ones but I adore Matcha used in desserts and sweets.

  3. I think it's the best thing I've ever had!