The pros: Trader Joe's Bite Sized Crispy Cookies filled with Belgian Chocolate might remind you of another cookie, but improved.
The cons: The allergy list on this on is pretty long for cookies.
Growing up, I remember going to my Great Aunt's apartment. She always had a bag of Pepperidge Farm's Milano cookies in her apartment. We always seemed to share them. Often we enjoyed them with tea.
There was something really delicious about the buttery cookie and the chocolate filling keeping the two cookies glued together. Because unlike Oreos, you really couldn't separate the two.
It did not matter whether you dunked them, dipped them, got a knife, those two oblong shaped cookies were united in being. Oreos are engineered to be separated (and have the filling removed).
Well, when these hit shelves this week I saw people mentioning that they were like those Milano cookies. I tend to agree with them with two key differences.
The filling here is substantial compared to the Pepperidge Farm cookies. The chocolate is more meaningful here. Each bite you get a bite of delicious chocolate. The two sides are still firmly affixed to one another, but this chocolate makes this bite distinct from the Milano cookies because of the ratio used here.
The shape of the cookie is another key difference. These are not shaped to be dunked. These are shaped to be popped in your mouth in a bite or two. These are much smaller. But I also think these are what Milano cookies should have been from the start.
My only complaint here is the amount of allergens involved here. If you have no allergies, then this won't concern you. If you are around people who you might be sharing this with, then there is an unusually long list, so keep this in mind.
For $2.49 you get 18 cookies that are as pretty as the box makes them out to be. Compared to getting them in the grocery store, this is reasonably priced for a good product overall.
Here is the visual run down of what you get if you buy this product:
The box of Trader Joe's Bite Sized Crispy Cookies filled with Belgian Chocolate:
The nutritional information:
Out of the package you get:
Would I buy this again? Yes, I would buy Trader Joe's Bite Sized Crispy Cookies filled with Belgian Chocolate again. They are like an improved Milano cookie.
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