5 Healthy Trader Joe’s Valentine’s Day Treats We Think Your Special Someone Will Love
All ~love sonnets~ aside, there’s a new reason to fall in love with TJ’s this Valentine’s Day. They just rolled out a selection of adorable (and affordable!) food and drinks that are perfect for V-Day. We combed the store for healthy-ish treats to celebrate your special someone.
Here, our five favorites (plus a charming bonus we couldn’t pass up!)
Mini Heart Cookies
These dark chocolate-covered shortbread cookies are super cute and tasty. Our tasters said the “crunchy cookie and dark chocolate coating is pretty addictive” and that it reminded them of the “texture of a thin mint, without the mint flavor.” One taster even raved that it was the “best boxed product” he’d ever tasted from Trader Joe’s (and we taste a lot of TJ’s products!) Five of these cookies have just 130 calories, 6g fat, 3g of saturated fat, and 10g of sugar.
Rabitos Royale Chocolate Fig Bonbons
This box of figs stuffed with chocolate truffles and dipped in chocolate are just as luxe and delicious as they sound. The best part? They sell at Trader Joe’s for $7.99, while other retailers charge upwards of $20 for the same box. Two figs are just 120 calories, and have 6g of fat, 1g of sat fat, and 15g of sugar (only 6g of which are added.) Our testers said there was a perfect balance of chocolate and figs, and these treats tasted “rich and indulgent, while not being too crazy, nutrition-wise.”
“Gone Berry Crazy” Frozen Dark Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Pieces
This adorable packaging isn’t even the best part of these frozen, dark chocolate-covered strawberry pieces. Though they’re a little messy, they’re much less fussy than the large chocolate-covered strawberries you’d get on Valentine’s Day since they’re bite-sized. A few of our tasters said they would definitely buy these for their kids as a special treat. Six pieces have 100 calories, 3.5g of fat, 2.5g of sat fat, and 12g of sugar (only 5g of which are added.)
Henry Hotspur’s Hard Pressed for Rosé Cider
If you or your Valentine likes hard cider, this is a festive and tasty one to pick up. The pink color is cute for V-Day, and the brew is crisp, dry, and not overly sweet. Each 6-pack is $8.99 (one of our editors suggested buying 12 bottles to give your valentine “a dozen rosés.”)
Raspberry Star Cookies
These raspberry star cookies were one of our testers’ favorites. They called them “soft and buttery,” “rich and addictive,” and “absolutely divine.” But if you want to make them even more decadent, you can dip them in melted chocolate like Trader Joe’s did on their blog, Bake It Off. Warning: That may up their additive nature (and calories.) Without the chocolate, each cookie has 130 calories, 6g of fat, 2.5g of sat fat, and 8g of sugar.
Bonus: Trader Joe’s Greeting Cards
I couldn’t help but pick up a few of these adorable food-themed Valentine’s Day cards when I checked out of the store. I mean, how cute are they? And for just $.99, they’re an absolute steal.