You know how some dummies are obsessed with pumpkin spice? Not me. Spoiler alert: pumpkin spice is just a few regular spices mixed together. You can buy each of those spices at the grocery store for a dollar each, all year round. If you have $5 and access to Walmart, you can literally turn anything into a pumpkin spice version of itself. Have fun ruining all your food, dummy.

If I seem passionate about this topic, it’s because I’ve spent years watching a far superior flavor go unnoticed and underappreciated. I’m talking about KEY LIME, baby: tart, sweet, smooth, and adorably tiny. I will eat anything in this world that has been flavored with key lime. Which is why I screamed in the middle of Trader Joe’s when I saw this.


Key lime tea cookies! They’re amazing. I ate six of them in the car. The texture reminds me of Italian wedding cookies: buttery, dense, crumbly. The cookie itself isn’t flavored; it’s iced with powdered sugar and key lime. And man, that icing is INTENSE. It’s supremely sour, but the icing is fairly thin, so you don’t end up too overwhelmed– it dies down into the sugary buttery goodness. There’s also tiny pockets of crystallized sugar in the cookie, which give it a slight crunch that is basically the most delightful surprise you could ever ask for.

key lime cookies

I think these could be too intense for people that aren’t on the key lime bandwagon (see my thoughts above re: dummies), but for those of us that love the weird balance of sour and sweet, you’ll be in heaven. I highly recommend them with a cup of black tea, or in the parking lot of Trader Joe’s before you’ve even put your seatbelt on.

Awesomeness of Key Lime Flavor Rating: 10 out of 10
Awesomeness of Pumpkin Spice Flavor Rating: -5 out of infinity
Overall Rating: 9.5 out of 10

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  1. Lisa Cunradi says:

    HI, I luv key lime pie, so i want to give this a try. Others have said they are too salty.
    Did you?

    • Junk Banter says:

      That’s a tough question, because salt is my favorite food. That said, I didn’t find them too salty–there’s definitely pockets that have a bit of crunch and sweet/saltiness to them, but it’s balanced really well. They are pretty cheap ($3 i think?) so I’d say give it a try if you luv key lime pie!

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