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ISO - substitute for Trader Joe's Chickenless Nuggets

JoanArkham Oct 4, 2012 05:35 AM

It's happened to me again...something I love gets discontinued at Trader Joe's. We tried the "chickenless tenders" they offered as a substitute, and hated them. The Morningstar Farms version is just OK, and somehow has a lot more fat than the old TJ's formula. I know these probably exist under some brand name somewhere...any ideas?

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    ratbuddy RE: JoanArkham Oct 4, 2012 05:31 PM

    Probably not the same, but I like these little guys: http://www.veggiepatch.com/content/ch...

    They're usually over by the Lightlife products somewhere near bagged salads, at least where I live.

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    1. re: ratbuddy
      JoanArkham RE: ratbuddy Oct 9, 2012 11:49 AM

      Have seen those but not tried them...the nutritional info looks pretty similar though. Thanks!

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      CurlieGlamourGirlie RE: JoanArkham Oct 9, 2012 10:06 AM

      These are a little different than a true 'meatless' nugget, but I LOVE the soy edamame nuggets.

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        meldaw RE: JoanArkham Oct 9, 2012 11:28 AM

        I feel the same way. First it was the Soy Nuggets and now the Breaded Chickenless Nuggets. I sent an email to TJ's and the following is the response I got (p.s. I want to find their supplier):


        This product was discontinued due to nationwide slow sales. Inventory is no longer being produced, and we are contractually bound to a non-disclosure agreement and may not divulge our supplier. I am sorry for the disappointment, and appreciate your desire to its return.

        I have made note of your request and comments below and have advised our Product Steering Committee, who will absolutely take this under consideration. I cannot guarantee a specific outcome; however, we absolutely take customer requests into account when we develop new products and revise or bring back old ones!

        Customer Relations

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        1. re: meldaw
          JoanArkham RE: meldaw Oct 9, 2012 11:51 AM

          Good idea. I've never emailed them before, but maybe I will this time. Those nuggets were a real weeknight comfort food/guilty pleasure staple.

        2. Dommy RE: JoanArkham Oct 9, 2012 11:07 PM

          My favorite chickenless nuggets are the Quorn Nuggets. Great texture, not overly salty. The thing is they are PRICY!


          1. GraceW RE: JoanArkham Oct 11, 2012 08:14 PM

            TJs Tofu Edamame Nuggets are different--but you might try them.

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              sciencediet RE: JoanArkham Oct 12, 2012 06:28 AM

              My daughter was devoted to these until we discovered TJ's Chickenless Tenders. It's not the same thing at all, but she likes it better, so much so that I didn't even realize that the nuggets were gone (and I still have a box in the freezer). I agree that the Tofu Edamame Nuggets are a good substitute as well.

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