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Say it ain't so, Joe! Ginger Joe-Joe's discountinued...

biscuit Oct 2, 2006 10:31 PM

I had been looking and asking about them for a couple of weeks without a soild answer.

Then I confirmed it via a T.J.'s store manager over the weekend.

My snack crack is no longer. RIP Ginger Joe-Joe's.

Tis a shame because it was a fantastically unique and pleasure-center enhancing flavor combo.

A week or so ago, as a stopgap, I bought the Vanilla-flavored Joe's and only managed to get a couple down before I thought something was seriously wrong with them. I even took them back and asked for an exchange, but, alas, you know the story (I took store credit in lieu of).

I don't know if my life will ever be the same.

(I might be a little thinner, though. *wink*)

  1. chica Oct 10, 2006 06:53 AM

    I recently bought the chocolate with real vanilla bean creme Joe-Joe's. IMO, I like them better than oreos!

    1. MsDiPesto Oct 5, 2006 02:23 AM

      Noooooo! The Ginger Jo Jo's are no more?! Now I know why I havent been able to find them. It does appear that they have more chocolate/vanilla combinations of cracker and cream though.

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        Laurella Oct 4, 2006 09:09 PM

        I feel your pain because we were devastated when they discontinued the PB Joe-Joes. They were delightful! The peanut butter wasn't too sweet and the combination with the chocolate cookie so satisfying. And no trans fat! The remaining Joe-Joe varieties just aren't the same.

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        1. re: Laurella
          biscuit Oct 5, 2006 03:18 AM

          Wow, those must have been great. I'm sorry I missed them. I didn't even know that flavor existed.

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          LisaN Oct 4, 2006 02:57 AM

          What about the Carr's Ginger creams. Those are good, and my Trader Joe's has them, I've seen them at other stores as well.

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          1. re: LisaN
            biscuit Oct 4, 2006 03:39 AM

            those aren't bad, but not quite the same experience.

            1. re: biscuit
              Atomica Oct 4, 2006 05:44 PM

              No, not the same. Better.

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            LisaAZ Oct 3, 2006 03:20 AM

            Newman's Own has Ginger Os...maybe that would do?

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            1. re: LisaAZ
              biscuit Oct 3, 2006 11:39 PM

              indeed. that could be a good substitute. i'll have a try.

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              sweetTooth Oct 3, 2006 12:44 AM

              What are Joe-Joes?

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                writergirl Oct 3, 2006 01:44 AM

                Sandwich cookies. I think they're better than Oreos. Oreos addicted hubby does not agree.

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                  biscuit Oct 3, 2006 02:43 AM

                  Well, you are obviously the smart one in that pairing. ;)

                  1. re: biscuit
                    Atomica Oct 3, 2006 03:26 AM

                    I haven't had the Joe-Joe's, but I've never liked one single Trader Joe's cookie. So the Oreos would suit me better too.

                    That's a thing about TJ's. You can't count on them carrying an item indefinitely.

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                      sweetTooth Oct 3, 2006 07:10 PM

                      Not a single one? Have you tried the Triple Ginger snaps or the pistachio ones or Almond Dark Chocolate Chunk? Which are your favorite non Trader Joe's cookies?

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                        silence9 Oct 4, 2006 04:46 PM

                        Don't forget their Dunkers (especially the chocolate dipped ones). They are the gentleperson's biscotti (easier on my dental crowns)!

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                          Atomica Oct 4, 2006 05:43 PM

                          No, not a single one. I occasionally buy a tub of cookies and am always disappointed. They are all over-the-top sweet and one note for me. Right now in my cupboard I have a tub of mostly uneaten "Captain's Cookies," which I should love because I love graham crackers, but they have a horrible, off, funky taste. I also have a tub of "Laceys Cookies, Dark Chocolate Almond." Those are like eating a bad overly sweet candy bar.

                          1. re: sweetTooth
                            free sample addict aka Tracy L Oct 5, 2006 05:20 AM

                            I love those triple ginger snaps. I think a nice cookie sandwich could be made from two of them.

                          2. re: Atomica
                            LindaWhit Oct 3, 2006 08:57 PM

                            Have you tried the Triple Ginger Snaps? Now THOSE are cookies they damn well better NOT get rid of!

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                            writergirl Oct 3, 2006 07:49 PM

                            I'm the smart one, he's the lucky one! ;-)

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