The pros: Trader Joe’s Key Lime Tea Cookies are a seasonal flavor variety that isn’t shy on the key lime flavor.
The cons: They are seasonal. So if you like them, you might want to pick up a few boxes to get you through the season.
The verdict: So previously, I mentioned that I sometimes have other taste testers on this blog. Once in a while, one of those taste testers is my husband. After being married for three years, I’ve learned certain truths: if your spouse likes to eat something, they will disappear.
I never need to ask if he likes something. If he likes it, the leftovers will be gone the next day. If it sits there all week, barring scheduling issues, it was a flop. And yes, I still ask anyways.
I had to move this review up sooner than I was going to. My husband sat and ate almost the whole box in less than 24 hours. He really likes Trader Joe’s Key Lime Pie. So, when I brought this home I knew if the box was emptied then it was a success.
If you enjoy the tart nature of key limes, then this absolutely brings the flavor to the front. The tart nature is balanced out by the powdered sugar coating each one of these cookies.
I’ve seen cute signs that say something to the extent of “A cookie in each hand is a balanced diet.” Well, these cookies are small, so you can sit and have 5 in just a single serving. So, perhaps it is balanced as you get one for each finger on your hand.
The cookies themselves are light and airy. When I say airy, they have lots of air pockets. Short of being macarons, I don’t think I have ever seen so many gaps in a cookie. No matter, the end product is really well done. It would probably be better with some tea, although the box did not last long enough in my household to make that determination.
For $3.99, these are a really solid seasonal find for someone who can’t get enough of the seasonal flavor of key lime. If you aren’t so keen on key lime, then there are plenty of other dessert options at Trader Joe’s.
Here is the visual run down of what you get if you buy this product:
The box of Trader Joe’s Key Lime Tea Cookies:
The nutritional information and the ingredients:
How Trader Joe’s describes these:
Out of the package you get:
Would I buy this again? Yes, I would buy Trader Joe’s Key Lime Tea Cookies again. They were a hit in my household even if my husband ate almost all of them for me.
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