I'm so lucky that I teach. There are some items that would be difficult to review on a regular basis. Cookies and dessert items are the hardest to review. If I were by myself there are a number of boxes that I would have gladly polished off on my own.
But my pants would not be as appreciative. So, a few kids in a website design group that I run as always gifted the extra cookies. They absolutely help with these reviews. Let's face it, as an adult we don't have the same tastes buds that we did as kids.
I've tried some of the candy from my youth. For the most part, a lot of them are now way too sweet to be enjoyed to the same capacity.
These borrow from a lot of successful other cookies. This seems to have the cookie to cream ratio of a very overstuffed double stuff Oreo. The cookie reminded me of a thick maple leaf shaped golden Oreo or Trader Joe's Vanilla Joe Joe's. Perhaps you can even think of them as a much larger and more intensely flavored Vienna Fingers.
The filling is plentiful, soft, and full of maple flavor. But it's a good balance to the cookie. The cookie is thick and has the maple leaf shape. It even has pretty deep ridges so it is in no way unclear that this is a maple leaf.
The maple shines beyond shape. The maple really shines and I tend to think that maple is a way under utilized flavor at Trader Joe's. I would not mind a maple filled end cap to see how many ways they can incorporate the flavors. But those are my dreams of Trader Joe's.
Each cookie is one serving. Each cookie is several bites. While the cookie is pretty plain, the maple in all its sweet, complex, and slightly smokey flavor come through. I'm not sure how I overlooked this item. I think I may have assumed that this was a seasonal product, but it isn't.
Fun detail to note, these are made in Canada. Perhaps they are a not so subtle nod to their national symbol.
For $3.49, these are perfect for those with a sweet tooth, anyone who loves maple flavor, or just the junk food junkies. And, they are kid approved too.
This is available at Trader Joe's or on Amazon.com through third-party sellers.
Would I buy this again? If calories did not count, then yes, I would buy Trader Joe's Maple Leaf Cookies. I could easily devour the whole box, so I might need to avoid letting these leafs fall in my cart.
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The box of Trader Joe's Maple Leaf Cookies:
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Trader Joe's Maple Leaf Cookies
Product Name: Trader Joe's Maple Leaf Cookies
Product Description: Trader Joe's Maple Leaf Cookies are a delicious cookie regardless of whether or not Fall is the current season.
Trader Joe's Maple Leaf Cookies are a year round treat.
- Trader Joe's Maple Leaf Cookies are delicious cookies that share the usual format of so many filled cookies, but have a flavor that stands out.
- Way too easy to eat the whole box.
I absolutely love everything maple. When I have a chance to hop skip and jump over to Vancouver Canada which is pretty infrequent nowadays I always load up on maple flavored things. I'm eager to try these but like you I'd be afraid that they may become a little addictive. I wish they would come in little individual packets or a packet of just 2 or 3. LOL.
Hey Dag! The only problem I can see with reaching for a packet of 2 or 3 is putting a few of those tiny packets in my cart lol. If you like maple, then these are dangerous. The kids liked them too. Thanks as always for stopping by and sharing your thoughts!
Babs George says
My husband and I have been enjoying these wonderful cookies for several years. I purchase these cookies everytime I go to Trader Joe's. They don't last long!
Hey Babs George! I can totally see why they don't last long. I can't believe how many times I passed these by. Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and sharing your thoughts!
Maple is better than chocolate - way more tempting and harder to resist! YUM!!! Get thee behind me, Satan! ;->
Hey Judie! I totally get that. Maple when used right is absolutely amazing! Thanks so much as always for taking the time stop by and share your thoughts!
Claire Tremblay says
We love these cookies! Being Canadian I was wondering if they were made in St-Georges-de-Beauce, close to Quebec. Any idea?