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Trader Joe's Chocolate Chip Waffles

"We need to remember what's important in life: friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work. Doesn't matter, but work is third." ~ Leslie Knope

I wasn't planning on getting these waffles, but I spent a week working nightshift with my favorite nightshift nurse who turned out to be a not-so-closet Trader Joe's fan. We bonded over Christmas music and the fact that TJ's is best at 8:00am - the end of our shift and the beginning of TJ trading hours. She convinced me to get these waffles, as if I needed any convincing to get TJ's chocolate breakfast food. 

Please note that these aren't just regular chocolate chip waffles - like chocolate chips added to a regular buttermilk mix. These babies are DOUBLE CHOCOLATE for double the fun. 

 Chocolate waffles that have protein, iron, and calcium. That's practically a health food. :P

It's still nice that they include package instructions,  y'know in case you forget how to use a toaster.    

The looks are deceiving y'all. By naked eye observation, it's a freezer waffle of standard size. But wow, they did not hold back any chocolate flavor. These waffles have such a pure, unadulterated chocolate flavor, and the chocolate chips just melt in your mouth. I rather like them plain because it highlights the bittersweetness that I've come to enjoy about chocolate. And the smell! If you love chocolate, this is the smell to wake you up in the morning. 

I could have put in a little more work to make this waffles and ice cream a little more aesthetically pleasing, but it would have delayed the pleasure of putting this in my mouth. Or rather A's mouth. As much as I love taking pictures of food, there's something nice about not taking pictures. Or taking ugly pictures. It keeps life real. And you know what you need in real life? Double chocolate waffles. With vanilla ice cream. Trust me. This one might give lava cake a run for its money. Just sayin. 

Sliced strawberries. Strawberries and nutella. Strawberries and bananas. Strawberries, bananas, and nutella if that's your thing. Berries drizzled with chocolate syrup. Y'all could get really creative with this. 

I really really really hope these are not seasonal. I can see myself craving these waffles mid-April for sure. $2.29 is $0.30 more than the usual TJ's waffles, but I'm not aware of any comparable supermarket dupes. Lest we get ahead of ourselves, this is still a freezer waffle that pales in comparison to real homemade, old-fashioned waffle-ironed waffles. But by flavor alone? These waffles are definitely repurchaseable and usable for special breakfasts-in-bed or celebration brunches. 

TL;DR: Trader Joe's Chocolate Chip Waffles. Double chocolate waffles, just a push of a toaster button away. 7.5 out of 10. 



  1. Sadly, DH was told last week (after searching desperately for three weeks) that they are indeed "Seasonal". As if chocolate ANYTHING is seasonal, lol!


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