Sweet on Trader Joe's Saturday: Mini Ginger Pumpkin Ice Cream Mouthfuls

Yes, yes...we continue on with the pumpkin.
review: trader joe's ginger pumpkin ice cream mouthfuls

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.

review: trader joe's ginger pumpkin ice cream mouthfuls
I was feeling pretty good about reviewing these since the cashier picked them up and said, "ooooohhhh" in a Homer Simpson-esque manner. 

review: trader joe's ginger pumpkin ice cream mouthfuls
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. ;)

review: trader joe's ginger pumpkin ice cream mouthfuls
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  1. I haven't noticed these at my Trader Joe's, but I'll have to keep an eye out for them since you two both enjoyed them so much! They sound quite tasty indeed.

  2. Oh my goodness, these look amazing! I WANT!

  3. Thanks for the suggestion! I cannot wait to try these. Happy Sunday, Bridget :)

  4. wow those look amazing, as much as I love your Trader Joe's post, every week I get more and more annoyed that I don't have a Trader Joe's to run to and buy the goodies...lol...I know I'd be running for these :)

  5. I simply love Trader Joe!! My hubby can't understand my fascination with him but my gosh he's never sold me a bad product. I enjoy browsing the aisles and I always find something new I want to try. Have you bought his coconut body cream-- OMG I can't do without it. The fragrance stays on your body and close and it feels so good going on. Boy!! Do I sound like I'm selling for him?? I'm not. I just carried away with his things.

  6. This is a little off topic, but as an English instructor, I wanted to compliment your son on the wording of his reviews. I can tell he's a good writer!

    1. Oh, Lori! This is one of my favorite blog comments, ever! ;) Thank you! Can't wait to show him your comment!

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  8. My mom makes a very similar treat. Perfect way to eat pumpkin when you live someplace where October is still 80 degrees.

    Pumpkin squares
    1 16 oz. can pumpkin
    1 cup sugar (or less; Mom ends up using about 1/2 cup)
    1 tsp salt
    1 tsp ground ginger
    1 tsp cinnamon
    1/2 tsp nutmeg
    1 cup chopped pecans, toasted (optional)
    1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream, softened
    36 gingersnaps

    Combine pumpkin, sugar, salt and spices. Add pecans. Fold mixture into ice cream.
    Put 1/2 gingersnaps on bottom of 13x9 pan. Top with 1/2 ice cream mixture. Repeat. Freeze. Garnish with whipped cream.

  9. I simply despise parking at Trader Joe's, but it might be worth it if these are the reward.


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