This week, kiddo and I review Trader Joe's Mini Ginger Pumpkin Ice Cream Mouthfuls. In other words, mini ice cream sandwiches.
Trader Joe's describes these as "pumpkin ice cream between ginger cookies." A box of 12 mini cookies will set you back $3.99.
I was feeling pretty good about reviewing these since the cashier picked them up and said, "ooooohhhh" in a Homer Simpson-esque manner.
A mom's (my) take: Right away, you can tell that these aren't the prettiest ice cream sandwiches you've ever seen...but they might be the tastiest. Creamy pumpkin ice cream is sandwiched between two of the softest and spiciest gingerbread cookies. These are tiny, 2-3 bites, but they pack a flavorful punch. I've eaten a lot of treats and sweet from Trader Joe's (you may have noticed), and these might be my favorite so far. I may go back and buy every single remaining box. You know when you've had "one of those" day and you need a pick-me-up? These. You know when you get happy news and you want to celebrate? These. Who am I kidding...you need no excuse to eat these. Just do it.
Overall rating: 5 of 5 stars (x 10)
A teenager's (kiddo's) take: These are hands down the most flavorful ice cream sandwiches I've ever had. The flavor of the cookie is not subdued by its coldness or the ice cream within, but rather accented. The ice cream packs one heck of a punch when it comes to flavor and that classic ginger-y spice. I would also eat the entire box in a second.
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Trader Joe's Mini Ginger Pumpkin Ice Cream Mouthfuls: you need them. Or, if you shop at our Trader Joe's, you can leave them for us. ;)
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