Trader Joe’s: Pumpkin Joe-Joe’s

Trader Joe’s, Aldi’s cousin store, is a sight to behold if you visit during the fall months. If you think Aldi goes a little crazy selling pumpkin spice-flavored everything, well, you haven’t seen anything yet. I picked up these cute little pumpkin sandwich cookies on a recent Trader Joe’s run.

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Joe-Joe's

Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Joe-Joe’s were $2.49 for a 10.5-oz. box at the time of publication. The box contains a tray with 20 cookies.

The cookies are described as “pumpkin sandwich cookies with pumpkin cream filling in every bite.”

They do have some processed ingredients such as soy lecithin, organic caramel color, and natural flavors (which means laboratory-produced flavors that make foods more addictive).

However, I also noticed these cookies contain pumpkin puree, along with organic pumpkin powder.

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Joe-Joe's ingredients and nutrition

Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Joe-Joe’s ingredients and nutrition information. (Click to enlarge.)

One serving is two cookies (32 grams), and it contains 150 calories (with 50 calories from fat), 6 grams of total fat (9% of your daily value), 3 grams of saturated fat (15% DV), 0 mg of cholesterol, 70 mg of sodium (3% DV), 24 grams of total carbohydrates (8% DV), 1 gram of dietary fiber (4% DV), 13 grams of sugars, and 1 gram of protein.

The cookies contain wheat and soy, and they may contain traces of milk, egg, and coconut.

They’re a product of Canada.

As with many of Trader Joe’s products, the packaging caught my attention, with its whimsical images of a pumpkin patch, a red barn, and an old farm truck under the light of a harvest moon. The images of the cookies on the box even have little pumpkin stems on top. Although after I opened the box, I put the cookies in a reusable plastic container with a lid because there was no way to seal the cookies back up in their original tray packaging.

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Joe-Joe's

The cookies are traditional sandwich cookies with crisp outer cookies and an especially soft cream in between. The filling is much softer than what you’d find inside an Oreo or other sandwich cookie, and it squishes out a little when you bite into the cookie.

They’re plenty sweet, as you would expect with cookies, so people who are fans of more classic, “real” pumpkin flavor may not appreciate these cookies as much, even though they do contain pumpkin puree. Still, I thought they were a good treat.

And a treat they should remain, as the calories would quickly add up if you indulged in more than a couple of these rich cookies at a time.

The Verdict:

Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Joe-Joe’s pumpkin sandwich cookies are a fun seasonal goodie if you are into the pumpkin spice trend. They contain real pumpkin puree, but they are high in sugar, calories, and fat, so try not to overindulge.

About Rachael

Rachael is the Senior Editor for Aldi Reviewer. She is a self-employed editor and writer who enjoys reading, cooking, and gardening when she isn't busy shopping at Aldi.

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