Tonight, being in Pittsburgh, I found myself confronted by my grandparents' absurdly overstocked kitchen. Sitting next to the boston cream pie and the danish rolls was an open box of Trader Joe's "Petits Palmiers." Feeling rather peckish, I thought I'd have a munch.
Trader Joe's take is remarkably tasty, considering the quantity that they produce. The palmier itself has a rich, golden brown color and there is a good amount of crunch. The puff pastry is soft and light, which gives a melt-in-your-mouth experience. It's also not too sugary, which, given the American predilection for sweet, is admirable.