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.
Trader Joe's Shoppers Are Skeptical About Its New Gingerbread Ice Cream
By Samantha Sied
Gingerbread has a long history as a comfort food and a holiday staple. Trader Joe’s has become known for making products based around the treat, and the grocery chain's latest gingerbread product is an unusually cool take on the warm cookie classic.
Instagram wasn't sure what to think when @traderjoeslist posted about Trader Joes' new gingerbread ice cream. Some were excited, with one commenter stating, "My 11-year-old and I started jumping up and down in excitement. We are GIANT gingerbread and ice cream lovers here!”
While some were excited to try the treat, others expressed doubt, with one commenter saying, "After that [Trader Joe’s] banana pudding ice cream I'm scared." Others were skeptical about the ice cream due to the accompanying photo of the nutrition label showing the calorie content and ingredients list, with some complaining about the inclusion of thickeners like carob bean gum.