December 1, 2014—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed.
We took a look through our archives at some of our holiday-specific offerings and we were shocked (shocked, I tell you!) to discover that we've been selling Trader Joe's Candy Cane Joe-Joe's every holiday season since 2006. That's nine years! And yet, each year, they feel new again. We'll chalk that up to the whole "absence makes the heart grow fonder" phenomenon, and we'll use that as justification for our continued assertion that these make sense as a holiday-only item. We know there are those of you who'd like to find them every time you shop at Trader Joe's. We sympathize. But we also know exactly how happy you are when the holiday season rolls around and you encounter your first box of the season. It's your joy, ultimately, that convinces us to offer these only seasonally.
What's that? Haven't tried Candy Cane Joe-Joe's? Where, pray tell, have you been for the last nine years? Oh, cookie lovers, wait no longer. These are simple chocolate wafer cookies (a la the original JoeJoe's), sandwiched together with a cool, creamy, minty filling that's studded with pieces of crushed candy canes. For fans of the classic chocolate-peppermint combo, these are classic cookies that always please the palate.
Like the original Joe-Joe's (and other iterations, both everyday and seasonal), you'll find Candy Cane Joe-Joe's only at your neighborhood Trader Joe's. And, as previously mentioned, you'll find them only during the holiday season. Stock up now, stick some in the freezer, and you may be able to make them last a little longer. After that, you can anticipate the joy you'll feel when they come back again next year… We're selling each 16 ounce box for $2.99, while they last.