June 11, 2012 - Fearlessly Archived - Still a fun read, price & availability may have changed.
Trader Joe’s Monkey Business Trek Mix features chocolate covered cocoa nib clusters imported from Colombia just for Trader Joe’s. They come from a supplier that grows, roasts and processes cacao beans in Colombia. Here, they crack the roasted cacao beans, then drench them in creamy dark chocolate before combining them into clusters. The clusters are sent directly to the American supplier who crafts the mix – tart Montmorency cherries, dry roasted & salted peanuts and crunchy banana chips. You’ve never tasted a mix like this: it’s like a banana split with a jet-pack in your hand. And once you do, you’ll wonder how you ever got by without it.
We’re selling each 16 ounce bag of Monkey Business Trek Mix for $4.99 – further proof that when it comes to value, we don’t believe in monkeying around.