Dealer Joe’s Premium Peanut Butter Roundels

Trader Joe's Premium Peanut Butter Roundels

So…what’s a roundel?

Appears like a singular member of a 1960’s Motown group, or a extremely balloony formed letter of the alphabet. In the event you would have requested me what a roundel was just a few days go, I’d have mentioned a kind of, or pulled some equally dumb joke out of nether areas. I am a dad, it is what I do.

However because it seems…a roundel is a “small disk, particularly an ornamental medallion.” Or a round disc used as an emblem. Says Wikipedia: “The time period is utilized in heraldry, but additionally generally used to discuss with a sort
of nationwide insignia used on navy plane, usually round in
form and often comprising concentric rings of various colors.” So like all these bull’s eye kind offers on previous airplanes, or to my suburban-acclimated thoughts, the Goal image. 

Hrm. Did not know that ’til now. That makes Dealer Joe’s Premium Peanut Butter Roundels meals for each physique and thoughts.

You do not see TJ’s throw the phrase “premium” round too typically. So, that together with the practically irresistible combo of chocolate and peanut butter made this an intriguing purchase. Sadly, there’s one thing right here that appears a bit missing if not even a bit disappointing in some methods. 

Appears to be the chocolate. 

Forgot to take a pic of the particular product (lo siento, amigos), however the roundels look very similar to the package deal pic – essential coat of darkish chocolate with some milk chocolate striped on prime. It appears fancy, however actually, it is kinda bland and waxy. This is not the standard TJ high quality darkish chocolate right here, it is noticeably totally different. The package deal even confirmed it is totally different by it is cacao content material – solely 49% versus the standard 60s octane mix. Even with a decently thick coat, in all honesty, to me, it would not style like a lot, and that is disappointing.

So naturally, the principle taste is the peanut butter portion. It is good, not nice – a bit roasty and earthy, however quite a lot of added sugar. I imply, it is higher than the standard Reese Cup fare…however not over-the-top scrumptious, and it would not fairly have the “consolation vibe” of a superb pb to me. I might want a bit roastier, possibly a contact saltier, and never as candy. It is doable that with a greater chocolate coat the peanut butter would stand out a bit higher or otherwise, however as is, it is actually not disagreeable but it surely’s removed from transcendent.

The outline on the field is fairly apt of the roundel being a “patty.” There isn’t any cookie or cakey kinda base. It is a pbv cup in a special type. That is one thing else that would have improved it – one thing a bit crunchy in there, possibly just a few precise peanuts. 

And be forewarned – these get tremendous melty very simply. Use warning when giving to children. Needed to hose off each my ladies afterwards. 

So what do these roundels signify? An honest sufficient deal with for the $4 or so from TJ’s. Not earth shattering. I might be considerably stunned if we get them once more – good, however not nice. A minimum of I bought so as to add to my vocab whereas I used to be at it. Matching threes. 

Backside line: Dealer Joe’s Premium Peanut Butter Roundels: 6 out of 10 Golden Spoons