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Oct 21, 2012 11:59 AM

has TJ's released the "tetra pak" turkey gravy yet this year?

hi - when i looked at the Bellingham WA Trader Joe's a couple of weeks ago, they had the big display of pumpkin bread mix and other "fall" items - but i couldn't find the gravy. I realize it's a seasonal item - has anyone seen it yet or has it been discontinued?

thank you from a vancouver bc TJ's fan. (ps - i realize also that TJ"s can be regional - so for those who are able to reply, pls note that i usually shop in Oregon or Washington State)

ps - by tetra pak i mean the shelf-stable, heat and serve turkey gravy - not a mix. IT's about one pint per carton i think.

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  1. Yup, the one that is in a carton is on the shelf in NC so it hasn't been discontinued. I've never tried it; I guess it's a yea for you?

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    1. re: ohmyyum

      yes, it is a handy shortcut. Usually i make a bit of turkey gravy from the pan and then augment with this cuz there's never enuf gravy is there?!

      or we just use it "straight up"

      i am not a gravy making expert so this product is really handy

      1. re: Georgia Strait

        Using it to augment pan gravy is a great idea, because yes you are right that there is never enough! You may want to call your trader joe's to make sure it's in stock. They are so great with customer service that I'm sure they'd be willing to hold some for you, especially if you are buying more than one carton, and if you explain that you will be crossing the border just to get some!

    2. I saw it in NJ yesterday.

      1. we have this in san diego, as of a couple days ago.

        1. I read this thread this morning, and ran out on my lunch break to buy some. They just put it up over the weekend (Kentucky). It may not be homemade, but it's darned good, and only 20 calories/0.5 fat grams per serving. I personally do not eat gravy for its health benefits, but it's nice to know.

          1. It was definitely in stock in Westchester county, NY this week-end. I usually make my own gravy but need a gluten-free option for one of my guests. Although it isn't labeled "gluten-free", the list of ingredients seemed alright. An email to TJs got a quick reply that it is indeed certifiably gluten-free although the packaging does not indicate it. Yay!