Friday, May 3, 2013

Trader Joe’s Organic Gingermints

Trader Joe's Organic GingermintsTrader Joe’s always selects their confectionery products with a bit of an atypical flair. Sure, they have some organic mints in tins at the check out counter, but they’re also offering these Trader Joe’s Organic Gingermints as well.

The tin is cute and bold, featuring orange and salmon accents and some wasabi-green highlights. The mints are Kosher and made with organic ingredients, gluten free and vegan. The steel, hinged box holds 50 “mints” though they’re really just ginger flavored ... no peppermint or spearmint flavors in there.

The ingredients are simple:

Organic cane sugar, water, organic tapioca syrup, ginger oil, organic maple syrup, organic ground ginger root, agar, gum tragacanth

Trader Joe's Organic Gingermints

They’re rather creamy looking, just slightly off white which could be from the maple syrup or ground ginger root. They’re also very gingery. They’re smoother than Altoids, less of a chalky quality to them. When I let it dissolve, it was a little syrupy instead, kind of like a slippery elm lozenge. Mostly I crunch them, which means that I get a big kick of the ginger immediately. They’re sweet, but it’s more earthy and clean with a lingering heat from the ginger. They’re spicy, but the burn doesn’t accumulate, so I didn’t have trouble eating three or four in a row.

I suspect that these are just repackaged VerMints which are also made in Canada and have the same agar and gum tragacanth ingredients, but that’s fine with me these are certainly easier to find. Trader Joe’s also sells a straight Organic Peppermint tin as well.

Related Candies

  1. Torie & Howard Organic Hard Candies
  2. Newman’s Own Ginger Mints
  3. GoNaturally Hard Candies
  4. VerMints
  5. St. Claire’s Organic Mints & Tarts
  6. Anis de Flavigny

Name: Gingermint
Brand: Trader Joe’s
Place Purchased: Trader Joe's (Silver Lake)
Price: $1.49
Size: 1.47 ounces
Calories per ounce: 101
Categories: All Natural, Candy, Trader Joe's, Compressed Dextrose, Ginger, Organic, 7-Worth It, Canada

POSTED BY Cybele AT 12:16 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     All NaturalCandyReviewTrader Joe'sGingerOrganic7-Worth ItCanada

  1. Speaking of ginger candy at Trader Joe’s, did you see this one?

    Comment by s on 5/03/13 at 12:47 pm #
  2. I wish candy manufacturers would stop calling stuff mints when there is no mint!  Similarly, calling mockolate ‘fudge’ when it bears no resemblance to fudge.  Anyway, I digress - I will definitely get a tin next time I’m at TJs, thanks for the review!

    Comment by mattysd on 5/03/13 at 1:43 pm #
  3. I agree that these taste just like Vermints, enough where I think they’re repackaged. Their peppermints have the telltale sign of actual mint herbs in the lozenge.

    So good!

    Comment by David on 1/17/17 at 10:30 am #
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