Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Trader Joe's Mini Mint Ice Cream Mouthfuls

Ever wished there was a really good bite sized mint ice cream cookie snack? Then you have clearly not been to Trader Joe's!

These little snacks are the size of an Oreo, and have mint ice cream sandwiched between two cookies.

The cookie layers taste a lot like an Oreo -- but they have the texture of an ice cream sandwich wafer. They're soft and smooshy. Paired with the ice cream, they are really good. Eaten on their own, they're a little oily...but just don't eat the layers separately, and you'll be fine.

The ice cream is a very smooth mint, with a creamy texture. I wouldn't eat the ice cream on its own, either. By itself it's a little toothpasty and doesn't have much in way of mouth feel...but it does have the Universe's tiniest chocolate chips. And how could you not love the Universe's tiniest chocolate chips?

The cookie and the ice cream separately are just kinda "meh," but paired together they're pretty good. So it's kinda like an edible version of Hall & Oates. (Unless you don't like Hall & Oates, in which case think of any other musical duo that you do like. Hey, I can't do everything here.)

Trader Joe's


Cybele said...

I liked these, but for a very specific reason. I'm lactose intolerant ... I can usually have three or four ounces without incident, so one of these this summer was a great treat that fit the bill.

Gigi said...

Cybele: I hear you!- I never do dairy reviews any where other then when I am home ('nuf said).

Have you tried the TJ's Mochi? I think it's even milder then the ice cream in these cookies.

Jim said...

Ice cream sandwich? :) Only in America would you get something like that. It sounds delicious mind you!


Gigi said...

WAIT A SECOND! my little mind was just blown! do you guys not have ice cream sandwiches over in the UK or just not little ones like these cookies?

Jim said...

There is no such thing as an ice cream sandwich here :O

Gigi said...

Have you considered moving?
Seriously, I had no idea that you guys have been being deprived of the joy that is the ice cream sandwich.

How is that even possible?