Trader Joe's may or may not be known for their holiday treats, but one Trader Joe's original is getting some extra attention this year, and it isn't just because of how tasty it looks.
For some customers, Jingle Jangle simply sounds like a fun name for a mix of holiday snacks. But for fans of the popular CW show Riverdale, based on the Archie comics, it has a different connotation entirely.
You see, in season 2 of the show, a major plot point has been how a new party drug called Jingle Jangle is gaining popularity among the teens in town, causing them to be high for several days, and acting something like this:
In the show, the drug is sold in pixie stick form, and (SPOILER), Archie starts using it to stay awake for several days at a time to protect his dad from murderers. Very intense.
So imagine Riverdale fans' surprise when they walked into Trader Joe's to find Jingle Jangle for sale with a sign saying: "the seasonal treat will sweep you off your feet." And for the low price of just $8.99:
Twitter users were flabbergasted:
Even Netflix got in on the faux outrage:
Although it did seem sort of tempting to some...
Trader Joe's definitely had some explaining to do. Lucky for us, a reporter from Vulture asked the hard questions, and it turns out the name is just a coincidence. In fact, Trader Joe's Jingle Jangle has been around for several years.
A representative from Trader Joe's said: "Trader Joe’s Jingle Jangle was introduced years ago. 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."
So if anything, Riverdale stole the name. Looks like maybe someone on the writing staff has an addiction to chocolate holiday treats:
It would appear this Jingle Jangle might be required snacking during future viewings of Riverdale:
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