So far, I haven't tried too many pumpkin items this year. I like pumpkin, but it has to be done right. I like pumpkin in a more subtle about. Now, this cookie is basically Trader Joe's answer to Oreos, however there are some key differences between this and an Oreo.
First, this is supposedly a pumpkin cookie, but it didn't strike me much in terms of pumpkin flavor. It seemed to me that these had more in common with the Vanilla Joe Joe's that they sell year-round. This cookie isn't quite as crisp as an Oreo either.
But the purpose of these cookies to me is not the cookie itself, but the filling. If I had to pick the highlight of eating a creme filled cookie, then the answer is in the filling.
First, for me, I don't understand Oreo's Thin Cookies one bit. I'm team Double Stuf. Or at least team Mega Stuf if I can find them.
These are closer to Mega Stuf than Double Stuf. With each bite it seemed like there was more than enough filling that it was bursting out of the cookie.
What also makes these special is that these are a soft pumpkin spice flavor. Yes, it's pumpkin but it also has notes of cinnamon and nutmeg.
The cookie isn't quite as crisp as an Oreo, but it doesn't matter because as a snack, this one measures up. It's nowhere near as pumpkin assertive as a slice of pumpkin pie. Nope, just soft, pleasant flavor.
For $1.99 these are inexpensive. The bummer is that they are seasonal and when they are gone they are gone for the season.
The box of Trader Joe's Pumpkin Joe Joe's:
How Trader Joe's describes this:
Out of the package you get:
Would I buy this again? For me, Trader Joe's Pumpkin Joe Joe's is a fun find to have once a year, I'm absolutely waiting for Trader Joe's Candy Cane Joe Joe's to hit shelves.
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Trader Joe's Pumpkin Joe Joe's
Product Name: Trader Joe's Pumpkin Joe Joe's
Product Description: Seasonal pumpkin flavored Joe Joe's.
An inexpensive and seasonal cookie with subtle pumpkin spice flavor.
- Inexpensive at $1.99
- Generously filled
- Subtle pumpkin flavor
- Hardline pumpkin fans might not think this pumpkin product goes far enough