I have to be honest for a second, this is the first year I'm not all that excited about a lot of the Fall products hitting Trader Joe's shelves other than the returning items. And yes, there are some gems, but Trader Joe's Apple Cider Cookies just aren't one of them.
Review and taste
So, these apple cider cookies follow a certain formula: inexpensive crisp cookies packed tightly into a container.
For $3.99 for the size, it seems like a good value.
But, I took one taste and I really didn't like this.
Not one bit.
Apple cookies are a thing. If carefully balanced with various flavors they are really enjoyable.
These just ended up tasting down right strange.
The first one I ended up spitting out. The apple flavor seemed so concentrated and odd, I just couldn't do it.
I had another one a few days later. I didn't find it as overwhelming, but I never found it delicious enough to have more than a bite.
Perhaps the apple flavor was too concentrated for these little cookies where nothing else was allowed to shine through.
If perhaps these were done in a similar spirit like Trader Joe's Maple Leaf Cookies, we would be talking about a winner. But as they are right now, they aren't very good at all.
Totally passable if you are walking by these on the shelves.
Trader Joe's knows how to put a good-tasting cookie together. So if you are looking for something seasonal, reach for the Hot Cocoa Dunkers instead. Those were way better for the calories.
Would I buy this again? Nope, Trader Joe's Apple Cider Cookies are a hard pass from me. The flavor just seemed to odd for my taste buds to enjoy.
Did you try it? Let me know what you think in the comments section!
The box of Trader Joe's Apple Cider Cookies:
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Trader Joe's Apple Cider Cookies
Product Name: Trader Joe's Apple Cider Cookies
Product Description: Trader Joe's Apple Cider Cookies are a tart cookie.
Trader Joe's Apple Cider Cookies are seasonal
- These cookies are seasonal
- Not terribly well done or balanced in terms of flavor
- There are way better cookie options on shelves