Trader Joe's Must-Get Item: Perk Up Your Trek Mix

Trader Joe's Perk Up Your Trek Mix

“Don’t be a drip.”

I saw Trader Joe’s new Perk Up Your Trek mix ($3.99) on one of those display stands at the end of the aisle of my local TJ’s and was instantly taken in by the big orange coffee cup on it. What makes this particular trail mix stand out from all others, besides that coffee cup picture, is that it contains chocolate-covered espresso beans!

A genius addition to a trail mix in that who wouldn’t welcome an extra boost of energy when hiking? The mix is also made up of lots of almonds and pecans. Too many, in fact. And I wish the almonds were a bit more salted. There are also dried cranberries and golden raisins to add a touch of sweetness. The cranberries mix nicely with the espresso beans which totally stand out with that thick dark chocolate shell.

Part of me is tempted to just separate the beans out for later so that I can enjoy them on their own. Reminds me when I was a kid and would separate the chocolate chips from my mint chocolate chip ice cream and spoon all the chocolate into my mouth after I was done with the ice cream. Mmmm!

Anyway, I would have loved less pecans and more beans!

Nutrition facts.

3 Responses to Trader Joe's Must-Get Item: Perk Up Your Trek Mix
  1. Diana
    March 30, 2009 | 2:21 pm

    I was totally guilty of doing that with mint chip ice cream as a kid too! I’d always end up getting a stomachache after, but never seemed to learn my lesson.

    This trail mix sounds dangerous. I used to buy the Salt & Sweet one but stopped after I realized I couldn’t stop myself from consuming the entire bag in two days.

  2. Caroline on Crack
    March 30, 2009 | 2:23 pm

    OMG that Salt & Sweet one is awesome, too! Is that still around? I haven’t seen it in awhile.

  3. V
    March 30, 2009 | 2:52 pm

    this stuff is so good. a few more cranberries wouldn’t hurt though…

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