UPDATE: I wrote this review several years ago. By now, of course, Trader Joe’s has tried out (and abandoned) many other chocolate chip cookies, all better than this one. I’ll have to get the latest one some time, won’t I.
Absolute no for Trader Joe‘s Chocolate Chunk Chewy Cookies. The cookies are dry and the chocolate is not satisfying and tastes cheap. I’m Yankee thrifty, but I’m tempted to throw the rest of them out! Ingredients look fine (ie, no corn syrup, which I won’t eat anymore), and there’s a bit of honey, which will usually raise my rating, but not this time.
Top Ingredients: enriched unbleached wheat flour, brown sugar, semisweet chocolate chips, butter, sugar,
Part of my bitterness is because several years ago they used to make a chocolate chunk cookie that was totally great. It was dense, hard, but not too hard, somewhat grainy, with good quality chocolate. (may have been Guittard’s.) All you needed was a couple of them to make the starving (or sad) feeling in your gut go away. I met a guy standing in line behind me once, holding a bag of these cookies, and he told me he would eat the whole bag in one sitting.
Ah, men, and their lucky, lucky metabolism.
Grrr at TJ for always always dropping good food. I wrote a lyrical poem about our local Trader Joe’s, which is one of the two biggest (some say the biggest) TJ stores in the country, here. It’s not very nice.
As I said above, this cookie was discontinued a long time ago. I can’t find a picture of them. So I’m going to include the graveyard cartoon on all dead foods from now on, even if I’m glad they’re gone. (If you want to see what the guy in the coffin is thinking, the entire cartoon is here.)