Grocery chain Trader Joe’s recently launched Non Dairy Mint & Chip Bon Bons, a seasonal vegan ice cream treat. The new item is made from coconut milk infused with fresh mint, dotted with crunchy chocolate chips, and enrobed in a chocolate shell. The bon bons are sold in the store’s freezer case in a pack of eight for $4.29 per box during the holiday season.
“When it comes to ice cream flavor combos, mint and chocolate go together like chestnuts and an open fire. The only issue is, being a classic ice cream flavor (emphasis on the cream), it’s not always accessible to those who don’t eat dairy,” Trader Joe’s describes the new treat. “We wanted to pay tribute to this dynamic duo of the dessert world, while making sure that our dairy-free customers would have a chance to try it, so we put a supplier who specializes in coconut-based desserts to the task. They came back with Trader Joe’s Non Dairy Mint & Chip Bon Bons. We ardently approved.”
Vegan at Trader Joe’s
In 2020 alone, Trader Joe’s expanded its vegan offerings to include a variety of products such as Cheese-less “Cheesecakes” (a coconut milk-based dessert sold in the frozen case); Organic Almond Beverage Chocolate Bar (a vegan milk chocolate bar made with the store’s Almond Beverage); Non-Dairy Oat Frozen Dessert (strawberry ice cream dotted with almond brittle and candied strawberries); Vegan Caesar Dressing; Vegan Mac (a prepared vegan mac and cheese sold in the refrigerated section); and Cheddar Style Slices and Mozzarella Style Shreds. Trader Joe’s now also carries a variety of vegan burgers, including its own Plant-Based Protein Patties (in vegan beef and turkey flavors) and the Impossible Burger.
For more on Trader Joe’s, check out our Essential Vegan Guide to Trader Joe’s.