Trader Joe’s S’mashing s’mores

Trader Joe's S'mashing S'mores
I hope you all had a great Memorial Day Weekend. While there are deeper meanings, the holiday has many other aspects. I spent the majority of my weekend working around the house, just like most of you. You can imagine how busy it was. Let’s just say that I could be considered Patient Zero if a human male nesting instinct were ever discovered. There are only a few weeks left before our baby arrives. So, I cleaned the oven, stained and assembled the baby furniture, and did this and this… I spent way too much time at Home Depot, and too many dollars. I am just thankful that I was able to spend some quality time with my wifey, have a few cookouts with friends, and finally get the grill back in order to make some delicious grilled mahi mahi. I’m not complaining about the weekend. Especially since Tuesday is my day off. So I am going to just relax and enjoy the rest of the week.

Perhaps some of your friends went camping this weekend. You are not my envy. A few weekends ago, I was able to get my camping fix with my brothers and dad. As we all know, camping is all about making s’mores. To get a decent s’more I just had to run to Trader Joe’s and pick up a box of his S’mashing S’mores and put them in the microwave.

Okay, okay, I’m jealous. And all that talk about making a S’mashing S’more was certainly exaggerated. Pre-fab s’more-related products are just not as good as the real thing. These were no exception. I just can’t seem to pinpoint the reason. I think it would be the marshmallowy parts. I don’t like Mallo-Cups and marshmallow fluff, as they are too artificial to me. These guys’ mallowy parts make me feel a little bit like that. They don’t have the perfect toasted taste for s’mores. It’s OK, but it’s not great enough. The chocolate is good and the graham cracker portion is good. I also like the way that both are layered. They are fine in general, and I don’t mind eating them. But they don’t do it for me. You can also microwave them, as suggested by the package. For This essentially created another mess and only marginally improved their quality.

Sandy, though? They’re her favourite! On more than one occasion, I had to inform her that the s’more bits were not an acceptable alternative breakfast option. They turned out to be a TJ treat that she enjoyed more than I did. Sandy gives them a solid thumbs-up with a “3.5-4” Golden Spoon rating. She only wishes there were more. They make Sandy happy so I will continue to buy them. I might sneak in a few here and there but overall, I am not as enthusiastic. They are something I would love to have more of. Should You can eat it, but I prefer a 2 or 2.5.

Bottom line: Trader Joe’s S’mashing S’mores is 6.5 out 10 Golden Spoons