Dealer Joe’s For the Love of Chocolate Mousse Cake

Trader Joe's For the Love of Chocolate Mousse Cake

About this identical time final 12 months, I waxed poetic about love and marriage, impressed by some heart-shaped cookies from Dealer Joe’s. It was straightforward to get impressed each as a result of my spouse, Sonia, is fairly superior, and since these cookies had been surprisingly good. I discussed how I disliked Valentine’s Day, and the way foolish that ubiquitous conventional coronary heart form is—you realize, the one this chocolate mousse cake is in. I would a lot reasonably eat an anatomically-correct coronary heart cake, particularly from one of many few shops which may simply be quirky sufficient to hold one thing that weird sometime.

Within the above-mentioned Raspberry Hearts overview, I rambled on about sentimental nonsense and the way “what would not kill you makes you stronger” and yadda yadda yadda inspirational what-have-you and “hope is simply across the nook” sort jazz. And naturally the universe seized the chance to dish out some of the difficult and troublesome years of our grownup lives. 

Nicely, my buddies, I’ve determined to now not dispense “knowledge” of any type and to pout like a toddler till the universe lets up on us for some time. There will be no “rising above the storm” this 12 months. If issues are as troublesome this 12 months as they had been final 12 months, I am going to do nothing however complain and whine and moan like a bratty baby, and we’ll see if that technique methods whoever’s in cost up there into giving up the entire “refining them within the fireplace” enterprise or no matter’s been happening currently.

I hope you all perceive that I am principally simply kidding. And naturally, our troubles are usually not distinctive. I am nicely conscious of that. I am regularly reminded of the age-old quote, typically attributed to Plato: “Be type, for everybody you meet is preventing a tough battle.” More true phrases had been by no means spoken.

Ahem, on to the meals overview. 

There is a nice chocolate cake odor that wafts out from the plastic container proper when the lid is eliminated. The presentation is sort of good, and the worth is good for a considerate little V-day reward on your important different—$3.99.

The feel’s only a tad stiffer than I might have imagined…and I will not say the cake is “dry” by any means, but it surely’s not notably moist, both. It tastes like a number of variations of chocolate and chocolate cake layered on each other, and it is fairly candy, loads choco-riffic, and would function an enough dessert for the top of a mean meal. It reminded us of the Chocolate Mousse Pumpkins we had, which in fact are remarkably much like the Chocolate Mousse Eggs, reviewed on this weblog a pair years in the past. I believe Sandy Shelly mentioned it finest when she referred to as them “kinda like a flowery Little Debbie.” This product is not any totally different, besides it is a lot bigger than a single Little Debbie snack cake.

The general worth and presentation is not unhealthy, so we can’t besmirch it too vastly. A cake is not an individual, however we’ll be type anyway. I promise this would possibly not be the most effective chocolate mousse or chocolate cake you’ve got ever had, however there is a good probability it will not be the worst, both. Three stars a chunk right here.

Backside line: 6 out of 10.