Trader Joe’s Italian Custard Cream Puffs Review

Trader Joe's Italian Custard Cream Puffs

There’s a new dessert that has Trader Joe’s fans all hot and bothered. Well, “cold and bothered” might be more accurate, actually. But there’s a new chilled dessert in town, and the crowd is going absolutely wild for it. That dessert is the Trader Joe’s Italian Custard Cream Puffs.

After reading not one but two articles about how tasty these are, we knew we needed to try them for ourselves. We do love Trader Joe’s after all, and a custard cream puff or two sounds like it would really hit the spot on this cold Minnesota winter evening. Luckily, we were able to track these down, because it does seem like some folks are having trouble finding them.

Trader Joe's Italian Custard Cream Puffs

Anyway, there’s no cooking necessary here; you’ll just take the box out of the freezer and let the cream puffs thaw for 90 minutes. That’s all there is to it.

At first glance, it appears that there’s not a ton of custard on each one. However, once you break them open, you will find that the custard isn’t just on the tippy top; it’s on the inside as well.

Trader Joe's Italian Custard Cream Puffs

And the custard is delicious. It’s super sweet and super creamy, and oh-so-craveworthy. We could eat this stuff all day.

The shell is crumbly and a lot dryer than we expected, but that’s not a bad thing. The dryness of the pastry contrasts really well with the custard, so it works super well here. And, of course, the whole thing is topped with just a tiny square piece of chocolate. Chef’s kiss.

According to the box, three cream puffs is a serving. Since there are six cream puffs in a box, this means you’re allowed to eat half the box in a sitting. If you do that, you’ll be looking at 250 calories and 160 mg of sodium. That’s not bad considering how delectable these little guys are.

The Trader Joe’s Italian Custard Cream Puffs are a super tasty treat that we highly recommend. They’re super sweet and super easy, which makes them a good option to bring to a holiday potluck — just make sure you give them the hour and a half that they need to thaw.

To learn more about the nutrition content, ingredients, or thawing instructions for this frozen dessert, check out our package scan below.

Trader Joe's Italian Custard Cream Puffs
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