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Trader Joe's forced to confirm its Jingle Jangle isn't Riverdale's meth-like Jingle Jangle

Nick St. Clair peddles Jingle Jangle (Photo: Screenshot)

Fans of both semi-artisanal chain grocery stores and Riverdale, this story’s for you: Trader Joe’s has been forced to deny its Jingle Jangle holiday mix of chocolate covered pretzels, popcorn, and peanut butter cups has anything to do with Riverdale’s drug of choice, also called Jingle Jangle. (On the show, it keeps you up all night and gives dudes boners .)

Though the jokes about TJ’s JJ have been circling Riverdale fan Twitter for weeks, even busting out of the show’s writers’ room, Trader Joe’s didn’t officially comment until today, when an intrepid Vulture reporter got them on the horn. In a statement, Joe’s told Madison Malone Kircher that, “Trader Joe’s Jingle Jangle was introduced years ago,” long before Riverdale reared its CW head, but long after The Archies’ single of the same name was released. The rep went on to say, “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.”


Fair enough, Trader Joe’s. As long as we can still groove around on your Jangle when we’re high (on life), a la the Riverdale gang:

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Marah Eakin

Marah Eakin is the Executive Producer of all A.V. Club Video And Podcasts. She is also a Cleveland native and heiress to the country's largest collection of antique and unique bedpans and urinals.