As you might have read in the updated version of my beloved Trader Joe's Mango Sorbet review, it was only a seasonal item for the summer, leaving my freezer and I very heartbroken this fall. I tried to substitute with several other brands, but nothing ever seemed to quite measure up to it. I am a Trader Ho, afterall, and even though I knew that the TJ's sorbet might not be back till next summer, or if ever at all, I still keep my eyes peeled every time I'm in their freezer aisle.
Fast forward to this past week, when I was doing just that, and low and behold, a cute little orange-colored box catches my eye. It was Trader Joe's Mango & Cream Bars and the box was super tiny. I thought, "This box probably has like, two popsicles in it. Four tops". Then I read on the box that it had eight bars in it. What? No way. Now I was super curious.
When I got home and opened up the box, I found out why they were so tiny: they have no sticks! Despite these bars not having sticks, they're still super tiny and adorable. They're about the size of Tofutti Cuties, which is no problem for me because I think they're the perfect size and just hit the spot without being too sweet or heavy.
The mango and cream part are separated, like in their Soy Creamy Mango & Vanilla Ice Cream (except these bars aren't soy). As the picture on the box indicates, there's a chunk of mango and a stripe of vanilla on the side. I would say that the texture of this bar is actually more icey than it is creamy, if that makes sense. Concerned about not knowing how to eat an ice cream bar without a stick? Never fear; there are two-step directions on the wrapper.
I'm hoping that these bars are more than just a seasonal item at TJ's! :D
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