The chocolate-dipped Girl Scout cookies known as Thin Mints have a devoted following. And those who crave them when the scouts aren’t selling have discovered a similar cookie from Trader Joe’s, Mini Dark Chocolate Mint Stars. But TJ’s stars only shine for part of the year, since they are just available during the winter holidays.
Rejoice, cookie connoisseurs. Trader Joe’s now offers a similar cookie with a new shape to fill the void when the chocolate stars have gone out: Mini Dark Chocolate Coins.
If you know Thin Mints, you know what these crunchy treats taste like. They’re round shortbread cookies, dipped in dark chocolate and infused with peppermint oil.
Should the cookies themselves not be enough, Trader Joe’s website offers some ideas as to how to eat them. “Crumble atop ice cream,” the site suggests. “Crush and use as the base for a chocolate cream pie. Layer in a trifle. Decorate cupcakes. Whichever way you choose to enjoy them, enjoy them you will!”
Cookie monsters crumbled happily when Trader Joe's posted the news on Instagram. “Currently addicted! Try them frozen!” wrote Instagram user danielle_traub.
“Oh my gosh... I love those!!” wrote a Instagrammer going by clpachek. “Damn you Trader Joe's!!”
The coins are available from January to September in 6-ounce boxes, and sell for $1.99. For the three months that the mint stars are available, the coin cookies temporarily disappear. And if the new cookie has put Girl Scout cookies on your mind, check out the best Girl Scout Cookies ever, ranked.