Saturday, November 1, 2014

Sweet on Trader Joe's Saturday: Cookies & Creme Cookie Butter

How about a little reprieve from the pumpkin reviews?  I hear there are people who don't enjoy pumpkin...these must be the same people who don't like kittens. ;)

review: trader joe's cookies and cream cookie butter

Today, we review Trader Joe's Cookies & Creme Cookie Butter. 

You (hopefully) are familiar with the original Cookie Butter, which is a peanut butter-like spread made from Speculoos cookies.  This one is a chocolate and cream spread.  Trader Joe's describes it as "a sweet spread made from crushed cocoa biscuits and creme filling."  A 14.1 ounce jar costs $3.69.

review: trader joe's cookies and cream cookie butter
A mom's (my) take: Unlike original Cookie Butter which has a pronounced flavor, I found this to be a little lacking.  Spread on a graham cracker, all I tasted was graham cracker.  On its own, I liked the crunchy bits in the chocolate portion, but didn't get a big flavor of either cocoa or cream.  This cookie butter isn't bad, just nondescript.
Overall rating: 3 of 5 stars

A teenager's (kiddo's) take: This cookie butter doesn't jump out at you; rather, you have to "search" for it. The flavor isn't very strong, and it takes some time before you realize what you're eating. However, when eaten by itself or when you are really trying to taste it, the flavor isn't bad, and adds a delicious touch to whatever you're eating it with.
Overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

review: trader joe's cookies and cream cookie butter
Trader Joe's Cookies & Creme Cookie Butter: we prefer the original.

Read all of our Trader Joe's dessert and sweet treat reviews!

{I've had a few people ask, so I thought I would address it here...we have no affiliation with Trader Joe's. My local TJ's only knows me as the lady who hoards all things pumpkin. ;)}


  1. Awww....too bad it is not as good as the original. I wonder if they changed suppliers.
    We don't t have a Trader Joe's anywhere around here. SAD, huh? xo Diana

  2. What?! There are people who don't like Pumpkin! That's okay...more pumpkin for those of us who can't get enough during the "season". I'm still looking for the Pumpkin Spice creamer to arrive in the grocery stores. I did try those mini pumpkin ice cream sandwich thingies this week and LOVED them. Excellent choice...stink with the pumpkin I say! ;-)

  3. Where can you find the original? I don't have a trader joe's anywhere near me, unfortunately, but would still love to try this out! My local grocery store sells Justins butters, so I've been trying out some of their flavors lately.


  4. Kiddo is the best. No matter how much he may not like what's being sampled, he always finds a way to say something nice. He gets that from his mom & dad!

  5. Still - yes please! It looks so pretty!

  6. At least the packaging is CUTE!
    P.S. Kiddo ROCKS!!! xo

  7. Good to know! I looooove the regular (and crunchy!) cookie butter and wasn't entirely sure I needed to try this one.

  8. The "original" cookie butter at TJ's is actually a knock-off of Biscoff Spread, which can be found online. I LOVE this cookies and crème spread. It is best on a spoon, out of the jar, no crackers needed.


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