Saturday, December 19, 2015

Sweet on Trader Joe's Saturday: mini Gingerbread Men

Less than a week until Christmas! Less than a week to eat all of Trader Joe's holiday goodies!!! Let's do this, people!

trader joe's mini gingerbread men review : part of a weekly review series of tj's desserts and treats
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

trader joe's mini gingerbread men review : part of a weekly review series of tj's desserts and treats
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 review : part of a weekly review series of tj's desserts and treats
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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  1. Love these little guys. They are all out at the Trader Joe's in our area. They are out of a number of the treats that are brought in just for the Christmas season.

  2. I think I'll open my box right now..with my cup of tea.!

  3. @Suburban prep you can still buy them through Amazon! :) I bought these at the Trader Joe's in my area on the whim. Oh boy, these cookies are addicting alright! But I don't regret buying them at all.

  4. This reminds me, I need to stop by for another box.

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  6. So cute and looking tasty also, cookies for child.

  7. Mini ginger bread is easy to make at home.

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  8. Mini gingerbread had good taste but I don't like because I love to eat Cake Bread.

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