Who's up for smashing a spot of Jingle Jangle and binge-watching Riverdale??
You can pick some up at Trader Joe's, in fact. But while you might be thinking you're about to get lit with kween Veronica Lodge thanks to dirtbag Nick St. Clair's mad stash, this is not the Jingle Jangle you're after.
It's candy, not the Pixy Styx-like fictional party drug of choice for Riverdale teenagers on The CW television series.
New York Magazine Associate Editor Madison Malone Kircher spotted the Jingle Jangle ice cream in her local Trader Joe's, posting the name similarity on Twitter with a reference to the Southside Serpents gang from the show (wrongfully accused of dealing Jingle Jangle).
At $8.99, "The seasonal treat will sweep you off your feet," folks.
Launched as both candy and ice cream versions, Jingle Jangle at Trader Joe's is a limited holiday release of organic mini pretzels covered with milk chocolate, dark chocolate covered caramel popcorn, dark chocolate covered broken Joe-Joe's, milk chocolate gems, and milk and dark chocolate mini peanut butter cups.
Meh, sounds like drugs to us.
Kircher reached out to the U.S. grocery store chain for a statement, and she got one.
“Trader Joe’s Jingle Jangle was introduced years ago,” a TJ's rep told Kircher via email. “It’s just a fun name that plays off of sleigh bells referenced in Christmas carols, since it is a holiday item. It’s also a fun way to describe the sound customers might hear when they give the tin can a shake.”
“Safe to say it has nothing to do with a fake drug distributed to teens in pixie sticks on a television show?”?
Mystery solved, and Betty Cooper would be proud. Load us up on TJ's Jingle Jangle and let's get after the Black Hood, huh?