Saturday, June 18, 2016

Sweet on Trader Joe's Saturday : Shooting Stars Cookies

With packaging this cute and cookies so unique, there's no passing up this latest offering from Trader Joe's.

trader joe's shooting stars cookies review : part of a weekly #traderjoes review series
We're reviewing Trader Joe's Shooting Stars: chocolate-coated sugar cookies covered in popping candy. The box description reads, "each star-shaped cookie is drizzled with semi-sweet chocolate, then topped with carbonated candy "meteoroids" that pop in your mouth..."

A 4.25-ounce box costs $2.99.

trader joe's shooting stars cookies review : part of a weekly #traderjoes review series
There's also a warning on the box. This is NO JOKE, people. Do not open the packaging near your face. The popping starts immediately and is quite vigorous.

trader joe's shooting stars cookies review : part of a weekly #traderjoes review series
A mom's (my) take: The cookies are good...crispy, crunchy, and with a heavy dose of really great chocolate. I was expecting the popping candy to be flavored like Pop Rocks, and it's not...which I think is smart. It's all chocolate and sugar cookie flavor with an added popping dimension of fun. Here's the deal: each box should come with eye protection. I'm not kidding. Right out of the box, the candies start (energetically) popping. Be SURE to close your eyes as you go in for a bite. Cookies with a side of danger. I kinda like it.
Overall rating: 5 of 5 stars (Maybe subtract off a star for potentially putting an eye out. ;))

A teenager's (Jack's) take: Love these! The popping candy alone make these a joyride for your whole mouth, but fortunately, the rest of it is great. The base of a classic shortbread-y sugar cookie and a flavorful chocolate covering are awesome in themselves, yet they don't steal attention from the candy topping... I would eat the whole box, but I anticipate my head would explode!
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 stars

trader joe's shooting stars cookies review : part of a weekly #traderjoes review series
Trader Joe's Shooting Stars: A little dangerous, totally worth it! 

[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. I bought these for my husband who grew up loving Pop Rocks.
    He wasn't sure if he liked them or not at first but I think he liked as they were gone rather quickly.

  2. Those would be great for Fourth of July. Thanks for the warning:)

  3. How strange...immediately I want to go buy those, just to see if they really DO pop right out of the box!!

  4. How made this delicious cake,that looks amazing,i want to eat,really mouth watering..

  5. Do you know where to purchase popping candy like this? I'd like to make my own since we're not close to TJ's.


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