Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Chocolate Covered Pomegranates At Trader Joes

The best part of the chocolate-covered pomegranates is actually the texture when you bite.

Someone could write an entire blog about little finds at Trader Joes, and I love the place.  But the first item that really surprised me enough to want to shout from HowChow was the plastic clamshell filled with chocolate-covered pomegranates.

Dark chocolate is delicious.  Pomegranates are very special around here.  But they were even better than I had expected.  They have the slightest crunch -- not the liquid squirt of a liquor-filled chocolate, but a crunch and the light, diffuse flavor of fruit.  I palmed them all in less than two days -- including one bowl of ice cream that I topped with  a small handful.

If you haven't found the Trader Joe's in Howard County, look for the Costco and the Best Buy on Rte 175 just west of I-95.  TJ's is across from the Costco.  You need to turn north onto Rte 108 from Rte 175, then turn right into the shopping center.  Full warning:  The seeds aren't cheap, and Mrs. HowChow thought that they weren't all that.  But I'm infatuated.


Anonymous said...

You can also purchase dark chocolate covered pomegrantes at BJ's. Wherever you buy them, they are full of flavonoids and anti-oxidants, so you know that they are the ultimate health food!

Jen said...

I love it, too, but it is a PRODUCTION grocery shopping there. I could live on the chocolate-covered bits of everything, they sell!

Lyss said...

I am determined to find some recipes for those little devils. Mmm.

K8teebug said...

These are awesome!

Emily said...

I picked up a package of these today, on your recommendation. WOW! They're fabulous. And they won't last long at this rate. My waist would probably appreciate it if I didn't buy them very often!

Nakiya @ Taste of Baltimore said...

HowChow - I completely agree with you about wanting to blog about EVERY TJ item! I love that store so much and am able to find so many unique things, I just want to tell the world all about it sometimes :)
These look great though - I'll keep an eye out next time I go there. Right now, my mission is to find Trader Joe's macarons!