Dealer Joe’s Bitter Jelly Beans

Trader Joe's Sour Jelly Beans


My dad has a saying he’ll pull up now and again: If everybody have been to assemble collectively, and be capable to lay all their issues and troubles down in its personal pile, then be capable to stroll round and store for a brand new pile, most individuals would find yourself selecting their very own again up. 

Been an attention-grabbing previous couple weeks right here. Again to high school, work stress, COVID instances and shut contacts throwing a wrench into many a plan…I might go on, however nah. I bought my pile, you bought yours. That is to not say i do not care about others’ issues – I do – however possibly what’s actually making an attempt to be mentioned by that saying is, a number of occasions, something that would go away a bitter style in my mouth does not quantity to far more than a hill of beans in the long term. 

Now provided that it could possibly be a hill of Dealer Joe’s Bitter Jelly Beans. That’d be a pile I would decide time and again. 

Late summer season/not fairly fall is an odd time to debut such a product, I would suppose. We needs to be grateful these aren’t Bitter Pumpkin Spice beans or some weirdo concoction, although I am afraid I simply gave any person an thought. Why not spring, when jelly bean season is actually hoppin’ with the Easter bunny? Do not know. Oh effectively.

Anyhow, these little bitter jelly beans are fairly tasty. In fact, the bitter sweet normal could be Bitter Patch Children, and whereas TJ’s beans lack the punch of SPK’s, there’s nonetheless sufficient to go round. I personally loved providing some to my children with out telling them they have been bitter simply to see the little puckered faces they’d make. That was definitely worth the worth of admission proper there. However to me I would say the beans are extra tart, and just a little candy, kinda like, effectively, a SweeTart than really actually really bitter. 

The completely different colours are in all probability meant to indicate completely different flavors, however all of them style roughly the identical, with maybe just a little variance within the candy/tart ratio. Fairly colours although. 

And the descriptor “chewy” is correct on. The beans aren’t gelatinous in a typical jelly bean kinda means – they’re positively extra simply “chewy” which is completely advantageous and it really works. 

The actual bitter half, although, could also be when my pretty bride reads this evaluation and realizes the children and I ate the entire package deal whereas she was out. Sorry, love. It is a small bag, it simply kinda occurs…subsequent time I am going to TJ’s I am going to get one only for you.

Anyhow this small pack of bitter snacks is not life altering or extremely good or dangerous…it simply kinda is. That is not a nasty factor. Personally I would love extra bitter chunk, however as is, the jelly beans are adequate to get a cross in my e book. $1.49 for the package deal? Sounds proper. I would decide them up once more for positive. Now about every little thing else…

Backside line: Dealer Joe’s Bitter Jelly Beans: 6.5 out of 10 Golden Spoons