Trader Joe's Peppermint Product Report
1. the peppermint bark candy bar (2 oz) at checkout stand is like the most fabulous girl scout thin mint cookie with thin white chocolate coating. no peppermint candy chips on top. HIGHLY recommended. $1.50
2. Peppermint bark. $9.99. Big oval tin. 16 oz. imo, not as chocolate-y or minty as the candy bar. mint chips uneven and sharp.
3. peppermint jo-joes. ok, i understand the anticipatory frenzy from earlier this season. like mint oreos, but not cloyingly sweet and without the artificial mint flavor aftertaste. recommended! please tj's: keep these jo-joe's year round, as you might want to keep #1 above year-round.
Though the candy bar is slightly more expensive per ounce than the tinned bark, it also tastes better. Bark in pretty striped oval tin would be fine for hostess gift. jo=joes. anytime!
I found the filling in the peppermint Jojos to be a little too pasty. I am glad I tried them but now I have 90% of a box that I won't eat. (Maybe turn them into a crust?)
I tried the marshmallows this afternoon. They are definitely minty. I bought the dark chocolate covered graham crackers and I'm going to try to make s'mores.