Friday, November 21, 2014
Trader Joe's Triple Ginger Snaps
A few months ago, something led me to this Huffington Post article about the 17 best-selling Trader Joe's products of 2013. The #1 item was Triple Ginger Snaps, which I had not heard of before. I like ginger snaps as much as the next guy, so I made a point of finding and buying a tub of them on my next TJ's run.
The result? Instant addiction.
Triple Ginger Snaps, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love the size. I love the texture (especially those little chewy bits). I love the taste. Hell, I even love the tub they come in.
It is now a rare day that I do not have a container of these on my kitchen counter, beckoning me to eat "just a few" after dinner. In fact, even though it's only 10:30 in the morning as I write this, I think I hear them calling me right now.
Will I buy it again?
Seriously? You need to ask?
I bow to no one in my love of ginger. Ginger is excellent. I cook with it a LOT. I like gingerbread, ginger candies, and ginger tea. Heck, I even like redheads.
To recap: THUMBS UP FOR GINGER.
But these cookies leave me cold. I know—apostasy!!!!! Off with her head!!!!
I cannot account for it. Texture: meh. Taste: okay. Size: fine. Maybe I'd like them better if they were less chewy and more snappy.
Dunno. I am prepared to accept the full force of social opprobrium on this one.