Candy Cane Trader Joe Joes Cookies

A rich cocoa cookie sandwiching an intense peppermint filling and crushed candy canes. Move over Thin Mints, your cousin visiting for the holidays is way hotter than you, and with her pink and brown colors of the season, a much snazzier dresser as well. Fans of Trader Joe Joe's cookies already know that this stand-in for an Oreo has the unique ability to be both better tasting and less expensive than its Nabisco inspiration. The filling is lighter and fluffier, and in the case of the creamy vanilla flavor, has obvious flecks of vanilla in the filling. Candy Cane Joe Joe's are a seasonal offering -- same great, dark cocoa wafers as the existing Chocolate Joe Joe's, but filled with a very bracing peppermint vanilla filling, which has crushed candy canes throughout. The crushed canes are finely crushed enough not to shred your gumline, but gritty enough to still stand up and be noticed. This is one "minty" taste combo; very strongly mint flavored, but very much candy cane at the same time. This means it doesn't taste or remind me of toothpaste -- my litmus taste for all mint flavored foods. It is strong enough you won't likely eat an entire handful or a box (a good thing), but not so strong it will create a hip rumor, like Altoids. Set two out for Santa with a cup of Hot Cocoa, or give them to carolers this season. Two Candy Cane Trader Joe Joe's are 140 calories, 6g fat, 19g carb, 1g protein.
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November 20, 2006

I've never been a huge chocolate sandwich cookie fan (Sorry Joe-Joe fans), but these cookies are fantastic. These are definitely going on the thanksgiving dessert table.

November 27, 2006

we just bought these and love 'em

November 30, 2006

i haven't tried the regular joe-joe's but i couldn't resist trying these, and i'm glad because they are quite delicious! they have just the right amount of peppermint flavor, and the cookie part complements the filling perfectly. i also really like the design of the box.

December 8, 2006

For someone who loves Chocolate Mint these Candy Cane Joe-Joe's are sublime. Pair them with a cold glass of milk or Trader Joe's Hot Mint Cocoa for a delectable treat.

December 11, 2006

Southern California is SOLD OUT of the Candy Cane Joe Joe's. 3 stores all had the same story so we have resign ourselves to the sad truth.
An employee in the San Dimas, CA store said, "We had no idea they would be so popular." Really? We did.

December 25, 2006

They said they didn't manufacture enough and that the warehouse was completely out. I was going to buy them for my daughter's Girl Scouts Christmas Party. I hope they make more next year!

December 29, 2006

THey were the best only TJ's sold out way to fat I loved them... hopefully there back next year...

December 29, 2006

TJ's found about 200 boxes of Candy Cane Joe Joes in the warehouse. So they are in some Southern California stores. Get them while they last.

January 19, 2007

My girlfriends were visiting from Houston over Thanksgiving and couldn't get enough of these. They each ended up purchasing a box to take home.

January 22, 2007

it's great. it's somewhere in between the regular amount of filling in an oreo and the double stufs.
it makes me not feel so bad about myself.
the candy cane pieces are a nice touch, as well.

February 1, 2007

I was DEVASTATED when they ran out of these! They are soooooo good!

March 2, 2007

I sampled these in the store and they were better than oreos! They were a nice treat.

May 10, 2007

I had to take them home for Christmas. They were my entry pass.

May 11, 2007

I actually found them to be too minty? And I love the heck outta chocolate and mint...

July 31, 2007

Can't wait for the holidays so I can try these out!

November 8, 2007

I just know I'll be packing on the holiday pounds! These are the perfect blend of chocolate, mint, and cream. They're just GOOOOOD! I love dunking them in tea, but that's just me.

November 11, 2007

I missed them last year--they were sold out for the season before I could get them. Just picked them up today (early November) and cannot stop eating them. THEY ARE PERFECT.

November 12, 2007

This is now my favorite mint/chocolate cookie. I love the little crunch from the candy cane pieces. I was so bummed last year when they sold out before I could try them so this year I bought them the first time I saw the display. Perfect with a mug of hot cocoa :)

November 23, 2007

These definitely beat "thin mints" (and I'm a Girl Scout mom!!). Fortunately, I'm the only one in my family that likes these! I did share some with a coworker and now she's hooked, too. Good thing the new TJ's close to our office opens next week!

December 9, 2007

At first I wasn't too crazy about them, but the more I ate the more addicted I became. I love the smell of them too, reminds me of peppermint stick ice cream from Brighams or thin mints.

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