The Astounding Multi-Flavor Joe-Joe's

During the run-up to Christmas, we HORDE both Peppermint and Chocolate-Covered Peppermint Joe-Joe's from Trader Joe's.  They made my 2009 Favorite (Holiday) Things List, and should be on there every year.  Starting at Thanksgiving, every 10 days or so, when Nat (and sometimes I) head to TJ's, we grab at least one box of the cookies and usually two.  To be clear...we eat a lot of these, but so do our guests and most specifically our nieces and nephews.  But...still...we *do* probably eat too many cookies from the end of November to January 1 each year.  I'll admit that!

Well...this year, there was a run on peppermint Joe-Joe's.  Our TJ's ran short and was out on two different occasions we went.  My sister went one day and they, too' were out.  Bummer.  But...on a random trip to the Park Ridge TJ's, we ran into this mysterious beast:  The Astounding Multi-Flavor Joe-Joe's package.  Inside, there were four flavors:
Peppermint (which they have normally, but three other's I had not had before:  Double Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Ginger.  I cracked the box in the store and I don't think the peanut butter ones made it to the register.

These are billed as a "collection of past and present Joe-Joe's cookies".  Past?!?  Wha?  I have never had 3 of the 4 before and Nat is a pretty good TJ's shopper.  Perhaps we've just missed them.  Now...I would love for the PB ones to "come back" but maybe it is a good thing if they're confined just to the holiday season?  I eat enough maple cookies in the fall anyway!


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