Trader Joe’s Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes

Trader Joe's Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes

These cupcakes are described on the packaging as “Minty, delicious and festive.” They are definitely festive and minty. However, this is not something I would agree with. It seems peppermint desserts like Pretzel Slims and Chocolate Covered Joe-Joe’s can be hit or miss at TJ’s. There are also new things such as Peppermint Macarons are apparently fairly tasty. However, these cupcakes would be a miss for me personally.

They were not delicious, but don’t get me wrong. Bad. They were light and fluffy, with lots of frosting. I believe they were made from high-quality ingredients. The icing tasted sweet, creamy, and minty. However, unlike other sweet frostings I found that the flavor was too strong and overshadowed by the chocolate cake portion of the product. Mint and chocolate can complement each other. Take a look at Andes candy or York Peppermint Patties. While I am not sure what is going on in these products, I can tell you that I tasted more peppermint cheese than chocolate cakes.

It did not taste like toothpaste which was a plus. It didn’t taste like dessert to me. Even before the chocolate, the cream cheese, sugar and peppermint components of the icing seemed a little bit to cancel each others out. It’s possible that I am wrong. These cupcakes are getting a lot positive buzz. This is my opinion. They are not gross, but they don’t taste like anything that I would call “delicious”. Sonia loved them more than me, but she also said that she wouldn’t buy these products again. There are too many products at TJ’s we find “delicious” and I don’t want my RDA for calories or fat wasted on something I’d say “meh”.

These are very neutral and I will give them 2.5 stars. Sonia gives them three stars.

Bottom line: 5.5 points out of 10.