January 8th—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed.
Panettone has long been a Trader Joe's holiday tradition. This year, we're embracing a new tradition -- not to take the place of the old, mind you, but to augment the available avenues via which you can achieve panettone pleasure. This year marks the arrival of Trader Joe's Mini Panettone.
Our Mini Panettone comes to us directly from one of the very few Italian panettone bakers who produce this small, ideal-for-one-person version of the traditional Italian holiday cake. It's a very rich, very moist, slightly sweet bread studded with raisins and candied orange rind. Where you might buy a full size version for a crowd or a special occasion, this Mini Panettone is just the right size for one, making it a fun breakfast choice and an anything-but-average snack or dessert. You don't need to cut it, and there's no possibility it will dry out before you finish it -- because you will finish it in one sitting. Trust us.
We're selling each Mini Panettone for the excellent price of $1.79. It comes in a festively-designed box with a ribbon on top, making it great for gifting, and even opening up decorative possibilities. Did someone say edibile Christmas tree ornaments?