The pros: 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.
The cons: Way too easy to eat the whole box.
The verdict: 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.
Here is the visual run down of what you get if you buy this product:
The box of Trader Joe’s Maple Leaf Cookies:
The nutritional information:
How Trader Joe’s describe this:
Out of the package you get:
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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