If you wanted to learn Italian, you could fly to Italy. But because flying to Italy is costly and time consuming, we’ll offer up an Italian lesson. Cannoli means “little tube.” This is, quite literally, the best name for a tube-shaped, cheese-filled dolce (that’s Italian for “dessert”). We’ve taken this dessert, made it piccolo (“small”), and called it Trader Joe’s Mini Cannoli.
First, phyllo dough is rolled into that signature cylindrical shape and fried to perfection. The crunchy shells are filled with a smooth, sweet buffalo ricotta filling that’s accented with the bright orange zest. This is the typical construction of a cannoli, but we actually added one extra step. After the frying and before the filling, the insides of the shells are lined with dark chocolate. It’s a delightful surprise, and it keeps the shell as crispy as can be. If you find yourself in need of something sweet, something crunchy, or a new addition to your holiday dessert platter, simply defrost the Mini Cannoli for 20 minutes and enjoy. Snag a 7.4 ounce package of six for $3.99 – much less expensive than a plane ticket to Italy and, better yet, found in the freezers at your local Trader Joe’s.
INGREDIENTS: CANNOLI SHELL (WHEAT FLOUR, LARD, SUGAR, SUNFLOWER OIL, WHITE WINE [CONTAINS SULFITES], COCOA SEA SALT, NATURAL VANILLA FLAVOR), BUFFALO MILK RICOTTA CHEESE ( BUFFALO MILK WHEY, SEA SALT), CHOCOLATE LINING (SUGAR, COCOA MASS, COCOA BUTTER, SOY LECITHIN, NATURAL VANILLA FLAVOR), CREAM [MILK], SUGAR, CHOCOLATE CHIPS (SUGAR, COCOA MASS, COCOA BUTTER, SOY LECITHIN, NATURAL VANILLA FLAVOR), ORANGE PEEL, NATURAL VANILLA FLAVOR.
Servings per container 2 | Serving size 3 cannolis (105g) | Amount per serving: Calories 350
Total Fat 16g (21% DV), Saturated Fat 8g (40% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 5mg (2% DV), Sodium 50mg (2% DV), Total Carbohydrate 44g (16% DV), Dietary Fiber 0g (0% DV), Total Sugars 41g—Includes 39g Added Sugars (78% DV), Protein 7g, Vitamin D 0mcg (0% DV), Calcium 130mg (10% DV), Iron 1.1mg (6% DV), Potassium 60mg (0% DV).
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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