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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TJ's did have similar concept of the same cookie in the past. That when Pepperidge Farm sued TJ's for stealing the concept.
Hey Alek! Wow. This is amazing insight on this product and explains so very much. Thank you so very much for sharing this. It explains so much to me and the readers here.
Oh my gosh although I'm not the biggest boxed cookie lover in the world I was excited that these were from the Netherlands and that the sugar content is not horrible. I prefer buttery richness over sugar any day of the week. I think I might just to have to get these. The one thing I miss most about Europe are the treats.
Hey Dag! If you try it, I'd love to hear your thoughts. You have a better expertise at European cookies than I ever will. I think American tastes are just so much sweeter, so I'd be curious to hear what you think.
H M says
I just returned from my local TJs. These cookies have been removed from shelves. No reason given, just that all TJ stores were not currently not allowed to sell them. Pity.
Hey H M! No way!!! Wow. I've heard of products being regional but that is something else completely!! Thanks so much for the info. I'm sure a lot of people will find that helpful.
H Lyons says
I found the oil mix to have an extremely unpleasant flavor – no buttery-ness at all. Chocolate was nice, but couldn’t eat any more after one.
Hey H Lyons! Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts on this.