|The Joe-Joes and the Os -- all peppermint|
It's peppermint cookie season.
Two years ago, we were enthralled by Trader Joe's Candy Cane Joe-Joes. Then last year, we were shut out when we waited to late to buy ourselves a box of the Oreo knock-offs with peppermint chunks in the cream filling.
So this year, we acted early. I found peppermint knock-offs at both Trader Joe's and Wegmans, and I brought them home for an epic battle that you can recreate with a quick run to the store. They both have chocolate cookies. They are both filled with cream. They both add peppermint for that seasonal twist.
|Joe-Joes at Trader Joes|
The answer: Mrs. HowChow says both. They're both dangerously delicious. Crunch. Cream. Peppermint. They're similar enough that she got a bit overconfident and guessed wrong about which was the Trader Joe's original. Wegmans double-stuffs its Os, so you get more cream in each cookie. But Trader Joe's put bigger slivers of peppermint in its Joe-Joes, so you get a more-exotic crunch. Mrs. HowChow happily ate both.
(And I sampled another plate as I wrote this. It's all in the name of science.)
This is definitely a fun taste-test for you to run at home. I'd love your comments -- including candy cane Oreos because I assume that the true originals have gone peppermint for the holiday as well. The only down side is hearing two open bags of cookies call your name from the pantry.