Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Dark Chocolate Covered Ginger

Add a new entry to the catalog of "snack-y desserts I wish I didn't know existed." Specifically, Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Covered Ginger. Now, usually I don't like things covered in dark chocolate. Partly that's because the dark chocolate often isn't very good. Partly it's because the bitter, complex flavor of dark chocolate is too strong to blend well with the filling. Somehow, though, Trader Joe's gets it right. Small chunks of crystallized ginger are coated in a smooth, mild dark chocolate that complements the sweet and spicy ginger flavor perfectly. I can "thank" my sister-in-law for the discovery of these morsels, as she decided to try them during a recent run to TJ's while visiting us. In the end, I ate about half the package. That will teach her to keep a delicious dessert within arm's reach!

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