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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Snacktion: Trader Joe's Lumpy Bumpy Bar

Posted By on Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 4:07 PM

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Name: Lumpy Bumpy Bar

Brand: Trader Joe's

Origin: Southern California

Found at: Trader Joe's (3 Masonic at Geary)

Cost: $2.49

Ingredients: Sugar, peanuts, corn syrup, dark chocolate, caramel, water, invert sugar, cocoa butter, vanilla extract, egg albumen, kosher salt, potato starch, invertase.

Calories per serving: 290

Why I bought it: I was caught by the name and reeled in by the description of "creamy caramel and peanut nougat drenched in dark chocolate." Normally, milk chocolate enrobes that sort of combo in a candy bar.

Tasting notes: This can be a bit messy if you try to bite into it; a knife might be a smarter choice. The nougat is reminiscent flavor-wise (if not so much texturally) of a Charleston Chew.

Would I buy it again? With its proximity to the cashier, the problem will be to not buy it every time I go to TJ's.

What other blogs/sites thought of it: Futile Sniff declares that "it had me at lumpy," while Candy Blog bestowed its "Tempting" rating (6 out of 10).

--Tamara Palmer

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