Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Chocolate Covered Pomegranates At Trader Joes
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.