Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Trader Joe's Chocolate Chip Sandwich Cookies
I couldn't tell, with any degree of confidence, exactly what I was buying here, based on the photos and description on the front of the box. But it said "chocolate" and "cookies," and I decided it was worth a go.
Imagine a small but otherwise ordinary chocolate chip cookie. Now imagine a second one. Now imagine putting them together, bottom to bottom, glued in place by a thin layer of chocolate. That's what we've got here.
Which could be great, if the cookies were great. But they're not. They're run-of-the-mill industrial cookies--lower quality than, say, Chips Ahoy. So the result is thoroughly mediocre. I'll finish off the box, no doubt, but with only modest enjoyment, not with any real enthusiasm.
Will I buy it again?
Nope. With almost zero work, I can instead buy pre-made, refrigerated chocolate-chip cookie dough and wind up with cookies that are ten times better than these. When I'm lucky enough that somebody with actual baking skill makes me some, they're a hundred times better.