This week, we're reviewing Trader Joe's mini Gingerbread Men cookies. Described as "gingerbread cookies with white fudge icing," a (big!) 16-ounce box costs $2.99
A mom's (my) take: Danger! Danger! These cookies are utterly addictive! Crispy, crunchy, spicy...I cannot get enough of these. The creamy white chocolate coating on each cookie is the perfect foil to the spicy flavor. I noticed in the ingredients list that not only are these made with ground ginger, but with crystallized ginger...I think that's the secret to their amazing flavor. Open a box at your own risk.
Overall rating: 5 of 5 stars
A teenager's (Jack's) take: These little guys are pretty darn good. You can definitely tell that there is real ginger being used in the cookie, the consistency of which is a nice balance between chewy and crunchy. The "fudge icing" isn't very fudg-y, but it does have a pleasant taste, which is not too rich or over-the-top, something which I particularly enjoy. Lastly, there is a nice spicy aftertaste, something that will probably send you back for another handful... or boxful.
Overall rating: 4. 5 out of 5 stars
Trader Joe's mini Gingerbread Men: scoop up a box before they're gone!
[note: We have no affiliation with Trader Joe's. I'm sure they have never read this blog and have no idea who we are. Hey, we like being incognito, although we never wear sunglasses indoors. ;)]
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Here's what else we're loving this week:
- these black and white cookies over on PW Food & Friends....I've always wanted to make them!
- gingersnap bark. Make it this week, the perfect Christmas treat and you won't have to turn on your oven!
- how cool are these name snowflakes??? Jack...what you you say? Want to make some?
- this snowman cake. THE cutest!