Dark chocolate lovers, Trader Joe’s Fireworks Chocolate Bar is exactly what you need to make your 4th of July weekend extra exciting! Dark chocolate, chili powder, and popping candy (think pop rocks) makes this the most fun you can have while trying to beat the heat and enjoy fireworks in the sky and in your mouth.
I first saw TJ’s Fireworks Chocolate Bar back in February and immediately bought it thanks to its tempting placement by the register. It was a great Valentine gift back then and now it’s near the 4th of July and I now have the perfect excuse to buy this chocolate bar again.
This chocolate bar is a limited edition so hopefully it is still stocked at your local TJ’s. Fear not there is a non-TJ’s version out there, it will cost you double the money, but if you really love it or don’t have a TJ’s near by there is another option.
I first tried this candy around a month before I saw it in TJ’s. So, when I read the description I knew exactly what this product was going to be like. Chuao makes a firecracker bar and are most likely the supplier of this product. Having tried both products I find them very close. The Chuao seems to have more popping candy and the TJ’s seems to be a bit more spicy. I’ve seen the Chuao at my local World Market, and I’m sure it’s in many other locations. I do recommend the TJ’s version of course, but like I said before it’s half the price.
The chocolate is a very nice dark chocolate, I would say pretty high up there in the cocoa count. It has a nice crack when you bit into the bar, a good sign of quality. As soon as you bite in the popping begins! It’s so much fun to eat this chocolate. The final note is a bit of spice from the two types of chili powder. This is a great product to share with friends and even when the popping novelty ends, you are left with a very good chocolate to enjoy.
Ingredients: Dark chocolate (unsweetened chocolate [processed with alkali]. sugar, cocoa butter, soy lecithin [emulsifier], natural vanilla flavor), popping candy (sugar, lactose [milk sugar], corn syrup solids, carbon dioxide, chipotle chili powder, sea salt, pasilla chili powder.
Contains Milk, Soy. May contain traces of pecans and walnuts.