January 8th—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed.
When we first tasted the luxurious chocolates in Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Collection, we were impressed with the originality and depth of their flavors, and struck by the terrific price at which we could offer them. Needless to say, these passed through our tasting panel with flying colors, and made their debut at Trader Joe's during the holiday season in 2012, wrapped in absolutely beautiful packaging. To be clear, we wouldn’t be excited about this Dark Chocolate Collection if it simply came in a pretty package. We wouldn't be so keen on it if it was just inexpensive. For us, it has to be the total package: quality plus price equals value. And in this case, quality plus price plus great price equals an excellent holiday gift giving opportunity for the chocolate lovers on your list.
Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Collection is an assortment of dark chocolates, crafted in Ireland, with eight intriguing flavors: Brazilian Orange, Sicilian Lemon, Café Machiatto, Coconut Crumble, Chocolate Crunch, Key Lime Pie, Salted Caramel, and Simply Chocolate. They're packaged in an elegant box and presented inside a tastefully-designed gift bag, ready for giving. This collection would cost you a pretty penny anywhere else. At Trader Joe's, it's pretty, and each eight ounce package of about 18 pieces is just $6.99, a penny less than seven bucks. That's a holiday value you'll find only at your neighborhood Trader Joe’s.