The pros: Trader Joe’s Sublime Ice Cream Sandwiches is named perfectly.
The cons: Don’t look at the nutritional information. Just don’t do it. It won’t add to the experience.
The verdict: Growing up we had a local Ice Cream man. The sound of his truck made all of us kids drop what we were doing and get our money together. I usually asked Steve, our local ice cream man, for one of two menu item: A Marino’s Italian Ice in Blue Gelati or a Chipwich. I adored those two items. I love the Blue Gelati because it successfully turned by entire mouth a deep blue (not to mention there was an icy sugary syrup at the bottom). I adored the Chipwich for it’s simple genius: two cookies with vanilla ice cream and chocolate chips along the edges.
When I bought these, I brought be back to childhood. However, tasting them, it erased whatever memory I had of the taste and vasty improved it. Let’s start with the name of these. They are called sublime. Sublime defined is “(adj.) of such excellence, grandeur, or beauty as to inspire great admiration or awe.” Usually childhood memories are very vivid. I loved a good Chipwich. But Trader Joe’s Sublime Ice Cream sandwich instantly superseded any memory of the taste because it was so much better.
The cookie had the taste of a fresh, soft homemade chocolate chip cookie. There was nothing dry about it. Nor was it in any way soggy. The vanilla ice cream was the perfect consistency out of the package. You could bite into it without it being rock hard. The edges had been rolled in mini chocolate chips creating this perfect little bites each and every time. They were the definition of sublime and made you go, “mmmmm.”
Now, no review would be complete without a few things I wasn’t crazy about. Obviously, this isn’t diet food. But as a warning, each one of these divine treats amounted to over 400 calories each with 60% of your daily recommended intake of saturated fat. However, hopefully if you reach for this you understand that it’s not low-calorie. It’s also sweet but not so sweet that it detracts from any of the elements here. As an occasional treat these are so very good.
For $4.49 four individually wrapped packages, these are even cheaper per sandwich cookie than what I paid Steve in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. At less than $1.25 each, these are cheaper than any Mr. Softee I know and are sealed so when you are ready, you won’t even need to leave the house. They are worth picking up if you haven’t tried it. They are perfect for summer. Or when you need a really delicious dessert.
Here is the visual run down of what you get if you buy this product:
The box of Trader Joe’s Sublime Ice Cream Sandwiches:
The nutritional information:
How Trader Joe’s describes this product:
Out of the package you get:
Would I buy this again? Oh yes. While I don’t need Trader Joe’s Sublime Ice Cream Sandwiches and they are not necessary to existence, they were everything advertised: sublime.
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