January 8th—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed.
Trader Joe's Gingerbread House Kit is a traditional German hexenhaus—literally, witch's house—whose origins can be tied to the Grimm's tale of Hansel & Gretel. Sure, that witch had her vices, but she was just terrific at decorating her candy house! And you can do the same with our table-top version.
Our supplier has crafted these kits for us using natural ingredients—no synthetic colors, artificial flavors, or preservatives are used in the building blocks (gingerbread) or décor (icing and candy). Each kit contains the pieces to make a substantial hexenhaus, and we've even included a cookie base to make everything sturdy enough to last on your table through the season.
We've priced our Gingerbread House Kits at $7.99 each, a terrific value. Make one for show and one for play—kids love toys they can eat, and since this is just a replica, there's no witch around to eat them! Whatever you do, don't wait too long to buy yours. We only order these for the holidays and when they're gone, even a fairytale witch won't be able to conjure up any more until next year.