Sunday, March 17, 2013

Things I wish weren't Vegan: Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Almonds

There comes a time in every vegan's life when one is faced with an item so YUMMY, so decadent, so tempting that you pray that it is not vegan. You read the label hoping to see milk or eggs listed as an ingredient so you wont have to rely on your will power to keep you from devouring the food before you make it to the checkout line. You read and re-read the ingredient list and when you realize that yes this item is VEGAN you began to do the "I found a new awesome vegan goodie" dance in the store!!

Well my friends, Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Almonds with Sea Salt and Turbinado Sugar is the food for me. I was in Trader Joe's one day looking for some vegan chocolaty goodness when I came across these babies. Sweet, salty, and crunchy they are the perfect treat when I am looking to satisfy my sweet tooth.

The downside: I can not just eat one. Sure I have good intentions. I open up the package saying to myself, "Leolin I know that last time we ate this entire container before we reached home so you would not have to share it, but this time it will be different. This time I will eat 4 and then I am done for the day. Well make it 5 because it has to be a solid number. Ok just 7...ok 3 more won't hurt". By the time I finish having this internal dialogue with myself, I look down and realize that I have AGAIN eaten the entire container.

Why Trader Joe's WHY must you do this to me!?!? The only thing that has kept me safe from this sugary goodness is the fact that there were no Trader Joe's close to me. Having to travel atleast 30 minutes to the closest one, saved me from many chocolate tummy aches, but as they break ground on a new Trader Joe's in my neighborhood I realize that I am no longer safe.

Vegan family pray for me...

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  1. Those dark chocolate almosds are awesome. they rarely last very long in the pantry. hell sometimes they don't make it to the pantry.

    1. lol...I couldn't agree more...When I buy them I always try to have someone with me that way I can share and won't eat the whole thing by myself.