Friday, December 17, 2010

Shameless Plug - Candy Cane Joe-Joes

I love shopping at Trader Joes. I go there at least once a week. I love the reasonable prices, friendly staff, variety of foods, their improved efforts to support local farmers, their minimally processed prepared foods, the delicious chocolates, the cat cookies, the shredded Swiss and Gruyere cheese, the cilantro chicken won tons...

Clearly, I could go on and on.

It's ok to have cookies when you also have grapes on the counter too, right?

I don't typically buy a lot of cookie products, but from time to time (like the times Kara comes with me), we get the Joe-Joes. These yummy chocolate or vanilla sandwich cookies should not be confused with Oreos. They are better than Oreos, especially the vanilla ones. (I am sure Nabisco would like to get the patent protection a little tighter on that recipe.)  During the holidays, they are selling Candy Cane Joe-Joes. I was encouraged by the cashier to buy them ASAP as supplies are limited! She was being so nice to Jamie, and they did look yummy, so I happily added them to the pile of food I was already buying.

Let me tell you, it was money well spent. These cookies are just the right amount of minty with teeny candy cane bits in the icing. Kara has proclaimed them the best Joe-Joe ever. If you have a Trader Joes nearby, I strongly urge you to buy these cookies. Remember, supplies are limited!


  1. I'm feeling a Trader Joe's run coming on!

  2. Just do it! You wont be disappointed.

  3. Do you know what else is amazing at TJ's right now? Their chocolate peppermint whoopie pies. Have I told you about them already? Same idea as the candy cane Joe-Joes, just bigger, with more filling and candy cane bits. Sooooooo good.

  4. Those R&D folks at TJ's have got it goin' on!