If you’re a fan of Trader Joe’s Jingle Jangle like Sporked editorial assistant Naajia Shukri, this news should put a springle in your step: TJ’s has a spring version of the snack mix called Springle Jangle, and it’s in their stores right now.
Now, I consider myself to be an avid (although relatively new) fan of Trader Joe’s, but I have yet to try their Jingle Jangle. For those who are also uninitiated, here’s the Jingle on the Jangle: It’s a chocolatey holiday snack mix comprised of milk and dark chocolate-covered mini pretzels drizzled with white chocolate, dark chocolate-covered caramel popcorn, dark chocolate-covered broken Joe-Joe’s cookies, milk chocolate gems with a red candy coating (which as far as I can tell are M&M’s adjacent), and milk and dark chocolate mini peanut butter cups. I was kicking myself for never having tried it during the holidays, but then I remembered why I was writing this article in the first place: Springle Jangle is here. Trader Joe’s really does anticipate our needs.
You may be wondering, what’s the difference between the Springle and the Jingle versions of the Jangle? Well, there are quite a few. As far as I can tell, Springle Jangle includes milk and dark chocolate peanut butter cups, pink and yellow drizzled yogurt-covered pretzels, butter toffee peanuts, chocolate Joe-Joe’s cookie bark, pastel-colored candy gems, and pastel-colored nonpareils. If you’re keeping track, that’s peanuts instead of popcorn, yogurt pretzels instead of chocolate, pastel-colored gems instead of red, Joe-Joe’s cookie bark instead of chocolate-covered Joe-Joe’s cookie pieces (not really sure what the difference is there), and nonpareils added just for funsies.
In other words, this still looks fantastic and I’m getting it while I still can.
Springle Jangle was released for the first time in the spring of 2020 and then again this year for spring 2022. Both seasonal releases have gotten die-hard fans of the OG Jangle talking. Some think the Springle Jangle mix is even better than its Christmas-themed counterpart. Others prefer the Christmas one for its better balance of dark chocolate and pretzels with the other components. Bottom line: we’re all going to have to try it for ourselves to see if it truly lives up to the hype. Can’t wait to go to TJ’s, mingle, and spring for a single thing of new-fangled Springle Jangle. Ah, poetry 🙂