Trader Joe’s Watermelon & Peach Macarons Review

Trader Joe's Watermelon & Peach Macarons

We’ve grown quite fond of Trader Joe’s macarons. We’ve reviewed several different versions of them here at Freezer Meal Frenzy, including the chocolate and vanilla variety, the Macarons Variés sampler, and even the lovey-dovey heart-shaped version. And we’ve loved all of them.

So when we saw the Trader Joe’s Watermelon & Peach Macarons while we were out on a recent shopping trip, we knew we had to try them. We’re intrigued by the fruity flavors here, as opposed to the more dessert-based macarons we’re used to. So lets gobble up some macarons!

Trader Joe's Watermelon & Peach Macarons

Before we dig in, though, we just want to point out how cute the tray is. When you open up the box, you’ll find all your macarons organized in little compartments, which is just gosh-darn adorable.

Each macaron is about the circumference of a quarter, we’d say, so they’re not ginormous or anything. This ain’t our first maca-rodeo, though, so this is pretty much exactly what we were expecting.

Trader Joe's Watermelon & Peach Macarons

What we weren’t expecting, however, was that the box says you should thaw your macarons for about an hour before eating them. We’d been eating ours straight out of the freezer, which has always been a delightful way to indulge in these. It’s amazing to have the outer shell sort of dissolve in your mouth as the super-cold filling oozes out. In fact, we recommend not thawing these for longer than, say, five minutes. If we’re eating these the wrong way, well, we don’t want to be right!

The thing that really sets these apart from previous macarons we’ve tried is the fruity filling. And you know what? We’re not the biggest fans. We think the fruity sweetness of both types of macaron (watermelon and peach) isn’t quite right for the sweet wafery shells. Admittedly, the peach version is slightly better than the watermelon version, because there’s a sweet-sour afterbite to the watermelon version that really exacerbates the issue.

Don’t get us wrong; these are still delightful to eat. We just think that if you haven’t tried TJ’s macarons before, you should definitely start with one of their other flavors. That said, we still found ourselves enjoying these quite a bit.

The box claims that three macarons is a serving, which will add up to about 150 calories. That means there are about 50 calories per macaron. With that information, you can determine how many or few you are willing to eat — say you are willing to add 200 calories to your diet, you can scarf down four of these suckers.

We don’t like the Trader Joe’s Watermelon & Peach Macarons as much as the other macarons we’ve tried, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t still find a lot to enjoy here. If you’ve never had a TJ’s macaron, you really need to get on that, because they make for such a wonderful treat.

To learn more about the nutrition content or ingredients for these Trader Joe’s macarons, check out our package scan below.

Trader Joe's Watermelon & Peach Macarons
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