They say we're entitled, narcissistic, lacking work ethic, constantly needing affirmation of our overinflated self-esteem and we just won't leave the shelter of our parents and let them BE already! Well, I say I deserve a day off for my hard work, some recognition for it's superior quality and yes, Mom, I will be at dinner on Sunday.
I'm just trying to hold on to my youth, really. Aren't we all?
I’m not one to tout products, I don’t have much brand loyalty and I’m not a very picky consumer. But I have to tell you what I think everyone should spend $2.99 to buy this holiday season: Candy Cane Joe-Joes from Trader Joe’s.
I discovered them around Christmas 2009 when I lived near a Trader Joe’s in California. Yesterday, I drove the 100+ miles roundtrip to Silverdale to buy five boxes, which I hope will last until I make my usual frantic mall run the weekend before the big day. At that point I plan to buy several more boxes, if they don’t sell out, to last through January. So far, I’ve shared one box with my family and one box with my coworkers. They’re a big hit.
So, what’s so great about Candy Cane Joe-Joes? Well, to start, they have little pieces of real candy cane inside the creamy filling. The chocolate crackers sandwiching in all that pepperminty-goodness are a little soft, not crunchy like Oreos, and they have a perfect filling-to-cookie ratio. They taste great by themselves, with milk, crushed up in vanilla ice cream or dipped in hot chocolate.
“They have a great after-taste and they almost crackle in your mouth,” Reporter Matthew Nash said.
Matthew’s our biggest critic in the newsroom so his thumbs-up holds a lot of weight.
You may think it seems silly to be so excited about a cookie. But chances are if you think that you’ve never had one. If you get the opportunity, try a Candy Cane Joe-Joe. The holiday cheer contained in just one of these little cookies is too good to pass up.