Consider this a brief lemon theme between these cookies and a recent review of a candle. But on my most recent shopping trip there were a few new items hiding in the fresh breads and desserts aisle. In my local store, that happens to be right when I walk in. So grabbed both and hoped for the best. The other variety is a brownie cookie, but that will have to wait for a different review.
Now, right off the bat, I’ll tell you these are more expensive that a lot of boxed cookies. These are $4.29 for the four cookie sandwiches that you see in the bag. However, these are huge. How big? About the size of my palm.
That wasn’t the only thing that struck me either. Each cookie sandwich is technically 2 servings. So you’ve been warned.
Now the cashier told me that she had sampled them earlier in the weekend. The do arrive to the stores frozen. So staff had gotten to try some fresh and chilled cookies. She told me she liked the brownie ones better.
So, I figured I would set the bar low and start with these. And honestly, they weren’t bad if you like a certain type of cookie.
This cookie is not for you if you like a crisp crunch of a cookie. You’ll also be disappointed in this if you are expecting an in your face lemon flavor.
It’s not here. If you like either one of those cookies then reach for Trader Joe’s Meyer Lemon Cookie Thins which are a boxed variety. Those were crisp and very lemony.
These are chewy, thick cookies. They are on the soft side. But I found half a cookie to be satisfying.
My husband on the other hand did not find one satisfying. I wrapped up the other three and they vanished in a day. He even commented, “You haven’t made these in a while.”
“I didn’t make these.”
“Oh, they’re just like the ones you used to make.” I’ll take the compliment when I get them.
Regardless, they are good. Not a must try item, but if you have a sweet tooth they are a good one to try. My husband approves of these, I was wishing for a bit more lemon flavor and a much smaller cookie (not words that come out of my mouth often). Otherwise, despite the slightly pricey cost per cookie, they weren’t bad.
I enjoyed the one I had.
Did you try it? Let me know what you think in the comments section!
Here is the visual run down of what you get if you buy this product:
The bag of Trader Joe’s Lemon Creme Sandwich Cookies:
The nutritional information:
With a bite removed from one cookie sandwich:
Would I buy this again? I liked them, but my husband polished off everyone in the bag. They were a hit with him.
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Trader Joe's Lemon Creme Sandwich Cookies
Product Name: Trader Joe's Lemon Creme Sandwich Cookies
Product Description: Trader Joe's Lemon Creme Sandwich Cookies are new and vegan
Trader Joe’s Lemon Creme Sandwich Cookies are new vegan cookies in the fresh bakery and bread aisle.
- Worthy of Repurchasing
- It was a tasty cookie that you wouldn’t know is vegan without looking at the bag
- If you are a soft cookie fan you’ll love these.
- One cookie is huge. For once I was wishing these were a bit smaller
- Crisp cookie lovers will need to find a different cookie
- Palm oil is used here
- A bit more expensive than some varieties of cookie
- No as lemony as I was hoping for