Saturday, November 15, 2008

They're Back

Last night I got a sweet tip from my sister who lives in California. The seasonal Trader Joe's Candy Cane Joe-Joe's are back in stock.
As far as TJ's goods are concerned, these babies are definitely in my top 3, possibly even the top 2 (nothing, I repeat, nothing can take that #1 spot away from the frozen chocolate croissants that you bake to perfection yourself and then devour fresh out of the oven). About the Candy Cane Joe-Joe's, these are not simply peppermint flavored oreos, no ma'am. These are oreos with crushed up bits of actual candy cane mixed into the creamy white middle layer. They're perfect. They're only available at Christmas time. And they sell out fast. Last year I bought a case of them. A case, I tell you (I can't remember exactly how many boxes are in a case, but I think it's something like 16). And you'd better believe that we either ate or gifted every single one of those boxes of cookies. This year since I'm following the compact and trying to discern the difference between wants and needs I only bought 8 boxes when I went to the store this morning. Good thing I've been de-cluttering lately, so I've got room to store said boxes.

De-cluttering duties today included leafing through more paperwork, clearing out the bookshelf on our main level, and organizing toys during the two hours I had to myself while Bert took the girls to a birthday party. On her way to the party I asked Una, "Are you ready to party?" Her response: "I'm going to rock the party!" Well said, sister. Well said.

7 comments:

Denise Eskelson said...

You have just ruined my holiday commitment to eat a little bit healthier. Shame on you! Those Jo-Jos look like heaven in a cookie. Yum!

amydear said...

I just heard the good news on these this week too. LOVE THEM. I will have to wait until Monday to go stock up, though.

Mary Poppins said...

denise--you will not be disappointed.

amydear--i bet you're thinking monday can't come soon enough.

Katie said...

I LOVE those cookies. Why doesn't CO have trader joe's...I really don't understand. I hope you enjoy them :)

Mary Poppins said...

katie--i'll eat one in your honor. sorry you're without TJ's. look on the bright side, at least you have king soopers. the funniest name for a grocery store ever.

Baba/Ann said...

Good news for Katie...I hope. In our area Walmart has them. If you have flannel P.J. bottoms, an over-sized sweat shirt and furry slippers to wear, get on over to your local Walmart and buy some.

Mary Poppins said...

baba/ann--your description of the wal-mart clientele is hilarious. i'm dying laughing over that one.