Monday, April 11, 2011

My New Trader Joe's Addiction : Peanut Butter Goodies

Girl Scouts better watch out. The cookie syndicate may have the thin mints and Samoas market cornered, but they may soon be losing foothold on the Tagalong business. 

Yes, Trader Joe's is encroaching on GS's sacred peanut butter cookie territory with their newest substance, the Peanut Butter Goodies. 

Being a long-time loyal GS user, um, supporter, I was skeptical of this product, thinking no way will it ever be as good as the original. But, at under $3 a box (25% cheaper than the real deal), it warranted a try. Besides, I was jonesing for a cookie fix at the time.

So, I rush home with my new purchase, hands slightly trembling as I dissembled the box. Under the fragile cellophane jacket, 16 ravishing chocolate-covered discs grinned at me with their peanut freckles. 

I already knew this was going to be some good stuff. 

Taking my first bite, my senses were assaulted with a symphony of flavors and textures: crunchy cookie, smooth peanut butter mousse with just the right amount of salt, all concealed by a thick layer of rich milk chocolate. To make them extra lethal, TJ's laced the PB goodies with crushed peanuts on top for even more texture. 

Suddenly, Tagalongs with their feeble chocolate coating, seems diluted compared to TJ's wares. What's more is that these PB Goodies taste so much more substantial and real with contrasting textures and striking the delicate balance of sweet vs. salty. Hmm, better have another one just to make sure it's not a fluke. 

1/4 box after, consider me a convert. Now, if you would excuse me, I'll just ride out this sweet sugar high, thank you very much. 


  1. Ooh, I like the idea of crushed peanuts on top! Must try.

  2. But what about the female leaders of tomorrow? They need your support, Tsz ;-)

  3. Marie: Let me know how it is!

    Cathy: They're still my main supplier for Samosas :D

  4. These are INSANELY good but TJs needs to be informed ASAP that the packaging is terrible, lest not enough people buy them and they discontinue them. I passed them by in the store, but tried them at a friend's last night. Another friend there said she'd done the same thing (passed them up due to the uninspiring box).

  5. Just tried them, and this may be the best peanut butter-chocolate cookie that I've ever had.

  6. OMG these are soooo good!!!! Definitely addictive though!

  7. I was told today that the Peanut Butter Goodies have now been discontinued. I'm calling Trader Joe's tomorrow to confirm.

  8. I am very upset because we can't find the cookies anymore. Looks like there is a shortage or worse... Does anyone know?

  9. I inquired with Trader Joe's a few weeks ago and here is the response I received:

    "Thanks for contacting us. We have discontinued the Peanut Butter Goodies in our stores due to slow sales. Because our stores have such limited space, if an item does not meet a minimum sales volume, we will discontinue it in order to bring in something we think will sell better. I will pass your comments on to our buyers for consideration. From time to time, if there is enough outcry to bring back a discontinued item and we are able to do so, we will give it another run."

    I miss these cookies desperately. I think we should petition Trader Joe's to bring them back.

  10. Everyone who misses these cookies, please take a minute to write to TJ's to ask that they bring them back!!

    1. Please tell me where I can buy these

  11. Tj's stopped making them. They said sales were slow. But if enough people complain they might start again.

  12. Very sad. I brought a box back from Calif to try bc there is no TJ's in my state. They were in the cupboard and I forgot about them until today. They are delicious and I am very sad :(


Related Posts with Thumbnails