Lumpy Bumpy Bar

No, it’s not a soap for STDs. It’s my latest find at Trader Joe’s! Lumpy Bumpy Bar is creamy caramel and peanut nougat drenched in dark chocolate. Yum. This lumpy bumpy bar is 290 calories (130 of the fat kind), 14g of fat, 6 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber. Whatever that means, hah! It’s chewy, nice and nougat-y, and goes well with the dark chocolate. It had me at lumpy.

Three stages of L.B.B.

1. Uncut

Reaction: That’s not so lumpy OR bumpy.

2. First Cut

Reaction: Where’s the bumps and lumps at?

3. Second Cut

Reaction: Ohhhhh, I found the lumps and bumps!

This delicious Lumpy Bumpy Bar was bought at the Trader Joe’s in Santa Monica (the one where it is always ridiculously crowded, out of my favorite foods, and takes at least 10 minutes to check out; supposedly one of the busiest in the nation). I found this gem where the chocolate bars are normally located at TJ’s: near the cash register for last minute “oh I really absolutely need this” grabbing.

Trader Joe’s
3212 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 581-0253

7 Comments

  • John "Dumpster" Baybee on October 16, 2008

    This looked mighty tasty, but then I thought to myself, “wait a minute, self! haven’t you seen this delicious candy-bar concoction somewhere before…?”

    “OF COURSE!” I exclaimed, startling the priest behind the confessional screen, “It’s a Snickers!!” And snicker we did at the inappropriate, but whimsical outburst.

    Now to do a side by side comparison… the nougat in the TJ version looks quite a bit more dense and sticky which my enamel may find frustrating, but their version also appears more generous in the chocolate and caramel department so, at this point, it’s anybody’s game! SQUEE!!

  • Diana on October 16, 2008

    Why? Why must you taunt me with such tantalizing photos?!?! But FOR ONCE, I can do something about it — I work right by that evil Santa Monica TJ’s! Diana is about to get lumpy and bumpy! :)

  • Meg on October 16, 2008

    John Dumpster Baybee – It does taste like a Snickers, but you are correct that the nougat being more dense in the Lumpy Bumpy Bar. Overall, I think the L.B.B. is much more dense and chewy, thus more fulfilling than a Snickers.If you are worried about your teeth, a Lumpy Bumpy Bar might not be for you.

    Diana – Haha! Let me know what you think of your Lumpy Bumpy day! :)

  • doc santos on October 28, 2008

    Mine was WAY bumpier. Wish I snapped a pic before it got scarfed down.

    It tastes a little more sophisticated than a Snickers to me. ie, less sugary. But there’s room in this world for both candy bars!

  • Meg on October 28, 2008

    Doc – I’m jealous of your bumpier experience!

    I agree with there being room in this world for both candy bars :)

  • Dallas on November 2, 2008

    I just had my first LBB yesterday (just so happens)
    and I’d say it is several stars above a Snickers.
    Big fat peanuts both in the nougat and on top.
    As if there was the regular chocolate covered bar, then peanuts were sprinkled on top and it was re-dipped in the delicious dark chocolate. The box mine came in says it’s Gluten Free.

  • Meg on November 4, 2008

    Dallas – I totally forgot to mention that they are Gluten Free! Mmm… delicious dark chocolate!

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