Monday, June 8, 2015

Trader Joe's Cookie Thins--Meyer Lemon

This was an impulse buy on my last trip to Trader Joe's, when they had a bunch of these boxes strategically, temptingly placed in the checkout lane. I succumbed to their wiles. But I'm happy to have found them. They have quickly become one of my favorite TJ's cookies.

They're intensely lemony, crunchy, and oh-so-thin. Sweet but not too sweet. It's easy to eat a lot of them but not actually consume a lot of calories.

I love them. I'm tempted to push them straight onto my Top Ten list. But I'm going to hold off for a while and see if I still love them as much after a cooling-off period. [Edit: I continued to love them just as much after a second box, so they did indeed make my list.]

For a contrary view, the "Serious Eats" blog says this:
The cookies claim to have no artificial flavors or preservatives, and yet I can't believe that the Meyer Lemon Thins are made any other way. The cookies taste like artificial lemon hard candy and have an unfortunate, funky aftertaste. Many companies have misstepped when trying to replicate the taste of Meyer lemons, but that doesn't excuse cookies that taste like dish soap.
So, so wrong.

Will I buy it again? 

Eagerly. The blog post quoted above has also given me to understand that the Cookie Thins line includes two other flavors: coconut and ginger. Wanna guess what I'll be buying on my next TJ's trip?


  1. I love these, and have wanted to try the toasted coconut thins but have an aversion to the texture of flaked coconut. If you have not already written your review for these, can you please detail the texture of them if they do or not have chunks of coconut running throughout the cookie

  2. I have tried the coconut ones, and the review is scheduled to post next Wednesday, 6/17. No chunks of coconut, so you're safe. And they're super yummy.

  3. Great thank you! I have just added them to my next TJ's shopping list.

    BTW, just want to say that you have the best TJ's product review website out there. So awesome that you post daily. Love Nina's reviews she makes the website sing.

  4. So happy to have found your blog. Thanks for taking the time to review TJ's products. I love lemon so these are going on my list!