Folsom, California, USA - October 19, 2011: Storefront view of a Trader Joe's grocery store with parked cars and shoppers going in and out.  Trader Joe's is a privately held chain of specialty grocery stores .The first Trader Joe's store opened in Pasadena, California in 1967 and today there are over 360 stores in 29 states.
Food - Drink
13 Trader Joe's Cookies, Ranked Worst To Best
Fig Cookies
Trader Joe's sells many signature cookies, including their Fig Cookies, which are based on Fig Newtons, but aren't quite as good. The fig filling is very potent and the cookie part doesn't do anything to balance it out, while Fig Newtons have a balance between the chewy and rich figs and soft and sweet cookie.
Dark Chocolate Chunk
While these chunky chocolate cookies look incredible, taking a bite feels like a betrayal. They taste stale and low-quality, and seem to have all the right elements, but zero good execution — you can barely taste the almonds or dark chocolate, and the overall texture is hard enough to hurt your teeth.
Triple Ginger Snaps
The downfall of the Triple Ginger Snaps is that there are chunks of crystallized ginger in the cookies, giving them an odd texture without adding the flavor you'd expect from real ginger root. The ginger pieces are like hard candy that's been in your mouth for a while: gummy, chewy, and ready to be spit out.
Cookie Butter Cookies
Trader Joe’s famous Cookie Butter has a sweetness that pairs well with savory snacks, but their Cookie Butter Sandwich Cookies went in the opposite direction, resulting in a major sugar overload. They were also very messy, with sticky cookie butter going all over the place upon opening the package.
Raspberry Shortbread
If you're a jam and jelly enthusiast, there’s a good chance you will adore these, but everyone else would likely pass after one or two bites. The shortbread is perfectly buttery and sweet, but the raspberry filling was gooey and strange, as if it were jam that had been liquified and then re-solidified again.