Hot Cocoa O's
And now, an exclusive interview with one of our Buyers, conducted by the Fearless Fox.
Fearless Fox: Hot Cocoa O’s??? What’s wrong with good ol’ hot hot cocoa?
Buyer: Well, first, a bowl of cereal is very different from a mug of hot cocoa. They can happily coexist, Fearless Fox. We’ve been on a quest to develop a new holiday cereal flavor, one that was just as fun as our Joe’s Pumpkin O’s. Finding the right flavor profile was a challenge – but, really, who doesn’t love chocolate?
FF: Okay, warming to this idea. What makes these Hot Cocoa O’s “hot cocoa,” per se?
B: The O’s are chocolate – made with oat flour, corn flour, and cocoa. But the best part of this cereal is the marshmallows. Hot cocoa isn’t hot cocoa without marshmallows, so we knew they were a must in our cereal version.
FF: But aren’t those marbits (that’s the industry term for freeze-dried marshmallows, FYI) usually full of stuff that we definitely don’t allow under the TJ’s label?
B: Yes, Fearless Fox, they usually are – but the marbits here are most certainly not. We literally searched the world for all-natural, Trader Joe’s-friendly mallows, and finally found them in Belgium. These vanilla marbits combined with the cocoa o’s in a bowl of milk truly replicates the flavor of a cup of hot cocoa, but now you get to enjoy it cold during breakfast.
FF: All right, sold. Let's hear the details. How does one get their hands (or paws) on these?
B: Luckily, our Hot Cocoa O’s will be around throughout the holiday season. At $2.99 for a 12 ounce box, we suggest you pick up some ASAP.
B: Wow, he's quick..
OAT FLOUR, CORN FLOUR, CORN MEAL, SUGAR, COCOA PROCESSED WITH ALKALI, MARSHMALLOWS (GLUCOSE-FRUCTOSE SYRUP [WHEAT], SUGAR, PORK GELATIN, CORNSTARCH, DEXTROSE, NATURAL VANILLA FLAVOR), SEA SALT, NATURAL FLAVORS. CONTAINS WHEAT. MAY CONTAIN TRACES OF MILK, ALMOND, HAZELNUT.
Servings per container about 9 | Serving size 1 1/4 cup (40g) | Amount per serving: Calories 150
Total Fat 1.5g (2% DV), Saturated Fat 0g (0% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg (0% DV), Sodium 140mg (6% DV), Total Carbohydrate 32g (12% DV), Dietary Fiber 4g (14% DV), Total Sugars 9g—Includes 9g Added Sugars (18% DV), Protein 4g, Vitamin D 0mcg (% DV), Calcium 10mg (0% DV), Iron 1mg (6% DV), Potassium 180mg (4% 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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