Trader Joe’s New Cookies Are Basically Thin Mints in Disguise

published Jun 26, 2018
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In excellent news for anybody who has ever eaten a whole sleeve of Thin Mints in one sitting — so, basically all of us — Trader Joe’s just introduced a new chocolate mint cookie that looks a whole lot like the best Girl Scout cookie.

Just last month Trader Joe’s introduced its new Spicy Cheese Crunchies, which are essentially a healthier version of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. Now they’re continuing to duplicate all our favorite snack foods with these new cookies called Mini Dark Chocolate Mint Coins.

The Mint Coins are crispy, crunchy, mint-flavored cookies coated with dark chocolate. They look just like the Girl Scouts’ Thin Mint cookies, so of course the immediate question is, “Do they taste like Thin Mints?” According to Reddit, the answer is a resounding yes.

“Yes, they are like Girl Scout Thin Mints!” one Redditor declared. “The dark chocolate flavor is a little more complex though.”

“Haha they are literally exactly like them, just sampled them in store today!” another agreed.

This is great news. I love the Girl Scouts and promise to patronize them as much as humanly possible while they’re out there selling their Thin Mints and Samoas. But my love of Girl Scout cookies cannot be contained within Girl Scout cookie season. I want them year-round. Now, thanks to Trader Joe’s, I can pretty much have them. A six-ounce box sells for $1.99 at Trader Joe’s, and they’re on shelves now.

In addition to eating them straight out of the bag, or waiting to get home so you can have them with milk, Trader Joe’s suggests crumbling them over ice cream, crushing them and using them as a base for a chocolate cream pie, layering them in a trifle, or for decorating cupcakes. You could also use them to make Thin Mint popcorn, or as a garnish for a Thin Mint cocktail.

The coins might look just like Thin Mints, but Trader Joe’s says they’re inspired by the famous Mini Dark Chocolate Mint Stars they sell during the holidays. Those are a cult favorite, and they won’t be going anywhere. Trader Joe’s says the Mini Dark Chocolate Mint Coins will be available from January to September, at which point the star-shaped cookies will come back for the holidays.

Now if Trader Joe’s can just manage to come out with its own version of Caramel deLites, we’ll be set for the year.

What do you think of Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Mint Coins?