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Discontinued at Trader Joe's: January 2014-June 2014 [old]

Starting a new thread for 2014- what products have you noticed have been discontinued and you're sad to see them go?

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  1. Frozen Lemonade Concentrate: This has been lemonade go-to during the winter months, and now they are only carrying the orange juice concentrate.

    1. The high-fiber pasta, which was a lot more "normal" in taste and texture than whole-wheat or any other relatively low-carb alternatives. It was available as penne and spaghetti only; I'd been hoping they would expand the offerings, and then it disappeared. There simply were not enough people who liked it as well as I did, or saw a need for it. I wish I'd stocked up …

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      1. re: Will Owen

        I miss that as well. It was a really good product.

        1. re: Will Owen

          This product combined Spanish semolina and oat fiber to make a great tasting product. My guess is that it was too costly to produce and had to compete with the 20 other organic, whole grain, and traditional pastas that they sell. Too bad, because I really loved the spaghetti and my kids did too. Pasta la vista baby.

          1. re: Will Owen

            I would by ten packs of this pasta at a time, it was the best dry spaghetti when cooked al dente! Now I wish I'd bought a case at a time. Maybe I (and others) should've posted recipes using this pasta then more people might have gotten addicted to it as well and it would not have been discontinued.. to late now I guess.

            1. re: Will Owen

              It was an excellent product, in fact High Fiber "Penne" was the best TJ pasta.

              1. re: Will Owen

                I don't know why people wouldn't like this product--it tastes just as delicious as any pasta but so much healthier with it's unbelievable dietary fiber number. I keep hoping it's coming back but I guess I have to give up and search the web, with crossed fingers, for another supplier

                1. re: leegreen

                  Probably because people- and I speak mostly for myself- are very, very twitchy about 'alternative' pasta. I've had those alternative ones many times and never found one that was even tolerable, but i never tried the high fiber pasta at TJ's. Probably would have liked it, from what people here are saying.

              2. Not sure if this has been reported here yet, but the TJ brand of soy chorizo has been gone from stores for about three months. Employees told me at first, "oh, it's a supply issue, that's one of our best sellers, it's not going away," but now they're telling me it may not be back. I can't get a straight answer on it.

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                1. re: Boston_Otter

                  No! That soy chorizo is a huge hit with our family.

                  1. re: JulesNoctambule

                    imho, the name brand of that stuff, SOYRIZO is infinitely better

                    1. re: westsidegal

                      Unfortunately, it's twice the price, and when I've used it in recipes, I've been told it doesn't taste nearly as "meaty" as the TJ brand.

                      1. re: Boston_Otter

                        the gluten in TJ's was solidly packed.
                        gone now, so really doesn't matter.
                        haven't seen any replacement product.

                  2. re: Boston_Otter

                    The last time I asked, they said it was indefinitely out of stock at the warehouse because it was being formulated. I have several vegan friends who would be devastated if it was, in fact, discontinued.

                    1. re: ohmyyum

                      My meat-eater friends would be devastated, too; they like the stuff more than Soyrizo brand, not to mention actual chorizo. It's a staple in my house, and every employee I've asked about it says it's a staple for them, too. I'll drop TJ corporate a line to ask.

                      1. re: Boston_Otter

                        The Reynaldo and Cacique brand of soyrizo are widely available in the LA area, at half the price the TJ's as well. I'm not sure about in less Mexican-ethnic areas though.

                        1. re: aimeekm

                          Well, I'm in San Diego, so I was able to find a replacement.

                          1. re: aimeekm

                            Soyrizo™ itself is available at grocery stores, but at twice the price of TJs and much less quality.

                            I'll check Hispanic markets around here (Boston area); if they have soy chorizo for half the price of TJs it'd be less than a dollar for a package!

                            1. re: Boston_Otter

                              I usually pay $.99 for either of the 2 brands I mentioned.

                      2. re: Boston_Otter

                        I was also told it was "out of stock". However, when I printed out their veggie chili recipe today to make it again, the chorizo was mysteriously gone from the recipe as well. Not a good sign.

                        1. re: Boston_Otter

                          I haven't seen it for much longer than that,

                          1. re: Boston_Otter

                            I actually found this thread trying to see what happened to the soy chorizo, since it has long been the product that drove the trips to Trader Joe's for me. I contacted their customer service last week, and got this reply:

                            Thank you for the inquiry. We are revising/updating the label for our Soy Chorizo; inventory is due to deliver at the warehouse mid-March, and should be in our stores before the end of March (if not sooner).

                            I am sorry not to have a definitive date of return...we're almost there!

                            1. re: singleglowingstrand

                              Soy chorizo is back on the shelf at TJ. It is no longer vegan.

                              1. re: RoccoBuddy

                                See below as well

                          2. i heard a rumor the the maple sugar is gone. but that may have been a seasonal item so maybe it doesn't count.

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                            1. re: trolley

                              It's been gone since last March at my store and I've been told it was discontinued. I miss it!

                              1. re: ohmyyum

                                Ohmyyum is right, I also was told that it has been discontinued. I got hooked on it because that was what my store offered as a sugar choice with the coffee samples, then poof it was taken off the shelves a few months later.

                            2. Has anyone seen the frozen chicken mini tacos? I have not lately and the sign at my store has been removed

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                              1. re: littleflower

                                Both the chicken and beef mini tacos are now back in stock!

                              2. Does anyone buy the 100% cranberry concentrate? I buy a few bottles nearly every visit and it's always been there except last week. The lovely gentleman that searched for me assured me that it was coming in the next day but we all know how TJs works.

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                                1. re: fldhkybnva

                                  If that is discontinued, several female members of my family will have conniptions

                                  1. re: Rilke

                                    I would too

                                  2. re: fldhkybnva

                                    I just saw that early this week in the Boston area..

                                    1. re: andieb

                                      Great, awesome!

                                      1. re: andieb

                                        Cranberry concentrate safe and sound, bought some Friday.

                                        1. re: fldhkybnva

                                          Yay, glad you are still able to get it!

                                          1. re: fldhkybnva

                                            Isn't it too sour to drink?

                                            1. re: Sharuf

                                              Sour, not really. It's tart! I can drink it straight and often do but mostly mix it with water. I also drink vinegar, pickle juice, and tonic water so I'm pretty tolerant - I love bitter, sour anything really.

                                              1. re: fldhkybnva

                                                Have you tried the Kosher Dill Pickles? I just tried these and am very impressed with the taste and the snap/crunch of the pickles. I use the pickle juice to sprinkle over my turkey sandwiches.

                                                1. re: littleflower

                                                  Oh really? Nope, I've never tried any of their pickles. Are they whole?

                                                  1. re: fldhkybnva

                                                    Yes they are whole (they also carry sandwich pickle slices that are slightly sweeter in taste) which normally I wouldn't buy - prefer dill pickle spears) but these are really good and even imported in from Germany.

                                                    1. re: littleflower

                                                      Uh oh dangerous,I have a bit of a pickle addiction

                                                      1. re: fldhkybnva

                                                        I have a severe pickle addiction and yes - they are amazing.... I'm German and always missed the taste of the 'real deal' when buying pickles here.
                                                        If you think about TJ's background and founders though, its no surprise that they went the authentic German pickling route.
                                                        I agree with the recommendation - YUM! Going to the fridge....

                                      2. I haven't seen the meatless meatballs my last several visits, or a sign for them.

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                                        1. re: hlk

                                          Oh no!

                                          1. re: hlk

                                            I had looked for them before Thanksgiving and they were out then, too.

                                            1. re: hlk

                                              My store said both the mini chicken tacos and the meatless meatballs are being reformulated and will be back on the shelves probably around March. Apparently there is an ingredient that they don't find up to their standards that they are removing from these items, or at least that is what I was told.

                                              1. re: littleflower

                                                Thanks for the information!

                                                1. re: hlk

                                                  You're welcome, I will let you know when I see them come back in stock.

                                                2. re: littleflower

                                                  I'm totally freaked out about the idea of the meatless balls going away forever......crossing my fingers they come back, i'm going through withdrawls!!

                                                3. re: hlk

                                                  I would hate if they are gone for good.

                                                  1. re: cbg84

                                                    I was told that they are coming back in March with one ingredient removed that no longer meets TJ's standards...not sure how this will affect the taste of them.

                                                4. They had some crispy chocolate chip cookies that were good (kind of like Tate's--in fact we called them Fate's, for Fake Tate's). Haven't seen them in about 4-5 months. Not quite as good as Tate's, but cheaper.

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                                                  1. re: gnosh

                                                    I think you are talking about the Highbrow Chocolate Chip Cookies. Sadly they did discontinue them...if you happen to live near a Fresh Market they carry Tate's and periodically they go on sale.

                                                    1. re: littleflower

                                                      My Harris-Teeter carries Tate's whole wheat chocolate chip cookies. $4.99 a bag keeps me from over eating them!

                                                  2. This may have been discussed in another thread, but does anyone know during what seasons they carry dried mushrooms? I asked a couple of weeks ago and the employee told me that it is a seasonal item and they won't have them for a few months.

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                                                    1. re: bear

                                                      Seasonal? That's interesting though now that you mention it I haven't seen the little bags hanging around any more. I think I saw them in September and October so I guess it's a fall item.

                                                      1. re: bear

                                                        Yeah i saw them with the thanksgiving seasonal items- and not since. I bought several and really loved them too!!

                                                        1. re: bear

                                                          My TJ's still had them hanging up off one of the shelves a couple of weeks ago but they may have just wanted to finish selling the end of their winter seasonal batch.

                                                          1. re: littleflower

                                                            Thanks, littleflower. I've checked two of my local stores but will check the other stores in the area.

                                                          2. re: bear

                                                            Probably Fall, around Thanksgiving. I was recently looking for the condensed mushroom soup (in small box), and an employee told me it's seasonal, around Thanksgiving.

                                                            1. re: bear

                                                              The two area Trader Joe's I frequent haven't had them for ages. I asked twice, and once was told that they were sitting in customs and might return to the shelves, but they haven't. The other store told me the "seasonal" story. Just a thought, but Costco quit carrying the dried mushroom mix in the tall plastic jars that I was using for awhile. Apparently, there was a contamination issue.

                                                              1. re: skamama

                                                                Thanks, skamama. I looked for them at Costco to no avail but didn't ask. Good to know the reason. I figure I'll start looking in TJ's in a few weeks.

                                                                1. re: skamama

                                                                  They have always been seasonal at trader joes-- usually October and November.

                                                              2. Paratha bread! We loved this. Very disappointed to not find it for quite a while.

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                                                                1. re: nosey

                                                                  Agree! Haven't seen it in forever!

                                                                2. The pepperdews! I am soooo bummed. I Loved those

                                                                  1. The little fresh pizzas are gone :( The ones that were about 6 inches in diameter, in the refridgerated aisle, near the salad/sandwiches. I loved those little pizzas! Much better than the frozen!!

                                                                    1. My go-to trail mix is gone: ABC (Almonds, Blueberries, Cranberries). It was simple, tasty, and, at $3.99, one of the cheaper mixes. Boo.

                                                                      1. Not sure what is happening with Fruity O's. I frequent 3 different TJ's, and the only 2 times I have found them, it's been either 1 box or just 2 boxes on the shelf, and no shelf tag any more!

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                                                                        1. re: Zhenzhu

                                                                          I wouldn't be surprised if they are discontinued; they got returned a lot when I was working there.

                                                                          1. re: Zhenzhu

                                                                            My store in the mid-atlantic had an abundant supply of Fruity O's on the shelf. I would ask your store manager about it and see if they can order more.

                                                                          2. The frozen raw jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined, are gone. The clerk told me it was a "quality control" issue. Darn - they were my quick go-to protein when I didn't have anything else handy, and I created a bean puree side dish that was a really good accompaniment to them.

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                                                                            1. re: Ketzela

                                                                              Bummer. That was one of my go-to items as well. Had been looking for it for weeks.

                                                                              1. re: Ketzela

                                                                                I bought those constantly and at one point they disappeared. I asked and the crewman said they were being over fished so they were looking for a new source. I was thrilled when they reappeared but from the beginning noticed a real problem with disgusting texture...like chewing on shrimp flavored cartilage. My grandsons are sorely disappointed as scampi had been as frequent to them when they visited as popcorn. All I can say is, no 8 & 11 year olds should come to expect jumbo shrimp..LOL. I am so sorry it's gone though.

                                                                                1. re: Ketzela

                                                                                  Frozen U15s are available in my TJs in South FL.

                                                                                2. Went to buy the fully cooked teriyaki chicken strips in the deli prepared foods section and they have been out of stock lately. Asked a crew member about it and was told that they keep asking for the teriyaki and balsamoc rosemary chicken to be shipped but all they send the store are the chili lime and regular grilled strips.

                                                                                  Anyone seen/bought these at your store in the last week?

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                                                                                  1. re: littleflower

                                                                                    I just saw them in MD. I actually gasped and whispered "ooh there they are I know someone's been looking for them." I'm glad I remembered it was you. I couldn't find the inquiry anywhere on the monthly thread and thought I was losing my mind :)

                                                                                    1. re: fldhkybnva

                                                                                      Thank you so much for remembering and for letting me know. Both the teriyaki strips and balsamic rosemary chicken breasts are fully cooked and lifesavers for me since I have very little energy to cook. Woohoo! thank you again so much, fldhky!

                                                                                      1. re: littleflower

                                                                                        No problem. I was thinking that they were probably pretty convenient for you. I haven't seen the balsamic rosemary chicken but it sounds great, maybe I'll check that out next time.

                                                                                    2. re: littleflower

                                                                                      Happy to report that both the teriyaki chicken strips and the balsamic rosemary chicken breast, both fully cooked in the prepared foods section, are back in stock.

                                                                                    3. I've lost track - is the frozen puff pastry seasonal, or gone? The other day I used the box I'd had in the freezer for many months, maybe even a year or more. It's the kind in the long narrow box, not the prior version in the flat square box. I thought this version was even better than the flat-box one. More butter flavor, and easy to unroll after an overnight thaw in the fridge. I think maybe the flat-box version tended to dry out or pick up flavors from the freezer.

                                                                                      None to be seen when I was at TJ's the following day, though they had plenty of the frozen pie crust, and a single package of frozen phyllo, which I snatched up on general principles. I don't often use phyllo but figured the TJ version is probably better than what my supermarket sells.

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                                                                                      1. re: greygarious

                                                                                        I think it's seasonal.

                                                                                        1. re: Savour

                                                                                          Which season?

                                                                                        2. re: greygarious

                                                                                          it is "seasonal" for the holidays--usually appears about october. i use puff pastry in all seasons, so i hoard it in my freezer.

                                                                                          1. re: chez cherie

                                                                                            OK thanks. I make a wonderful summer berry dessert with it, so I'll try to remember to horde it next holiday "season."

                                                                                          2. re: greygarious

                                                                                            Yes, it's seasonal. I needed some to make onion tarts last week and was so disappointed.

                                                                                            But Whole Foods had a very expensive and high quality product by DuFour that I used.

                                                                                            1. re: greygarious

                                                                                              I get wonderful puff pastry from a candy/cookie supply store in my area (Pittsburgh). It's dirt cheap - $2 for a sheet that is about 14" x 24" (? guessing there but it's huge). I don't know if it's normal for all candy supply stores to also stock cookie stuff - Pittsburgh is a little weird when it comes to cookies. There isn't a wedding in this part of the country that doesn't have an enormous (and I'm talking 100 square feet easy) multi-tiered displays of cookies. I was shocked the first time I went to a non-Pittsburgh wedding and realized this isn't exactly normal :-/

                                                                                            2. I just posted in the March thread, I went to TJ's today to get the carmelized onion cheese and it's been discontinued apparently….

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                                                                                              1. re: schrutefarms

                                                                                                Uh oh I'm sure many will be upset. I'm not a fan of that one but Wegmans (and I'm sure other places) carries Yancey's steakhouse onion cheese which is delicious.

                                                                                                1. re: schrutefarms

                                                                                                  Oh, no! I love that stuff.

                                                                                                  1. re: schrutefarms

                                                                                                    Yesterday I whined, with as much equanimity as I could muster, about the extinction of the English Cheddar with Caramelized Onions, one of my top 5 purchases there. A
                                                                                                    clerk overheard, and piped up that they'd just been told it will be coming back, reformulated into a thinner wedge. I didn't quite follow the shape she was trying to describe....just hope the shape is the only thing they're changing about it!

                                                                                                    1. re: greygarious

                                                                                                      It's back, just saw it. It's long and rectangular like a dollar bill.

                                                                                                      1. re: greygarious

                                                                                                        Yes, I saw it today at the Santa Cruz, CA store. The onions were darker. I didn't buy it because I've been hoarding the old stuff in case of disappearance.

                                                                                                        1. re: Discerning1

                                                                                                          I bought the newly issued caramelized onion cheddar and it's tasty.

                                                                                                          1. re: Discerning1

                                                                                                            I also bought some for the first time this weekend and it was delicious!

                                                                                                            1. re: Discerning1

                                                                                                              It seems, thankfully, that the only change is in the shape of the cut.

                                                                                                          2. re: greygarious

                                                                                                            Yay!

                                                                                                        2. Turkey breast tenderloins - apparently not officially discontinued, but at least at my store they have stopped ordering it which is basically discontinued

                                                                                                          1. I was just informed at a local TJ's that kimchi (the fresh stuff in the foil pouch) has been discontinued. Bummer, because it was good and conveniently, vegetarian (handy if cooking for vegetarians or someone with a shellfish allergy).

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                                                                                                            1. re: Caitlin McGrath

                                                                                                              Yes, I just discovered their kimchi rice has been discontinued. I wept silently in the frozen foods section.

                                                                                                              1. re: CeeJae

                                                                                                                Oh no! I loved that with the korean marinated shortrib slices and the vegetable/scallion pancakes. It made such a nice pseudo-Korean dinner.

                                                                                                            2. Where have the TJ mini chicken and mini beef tacos gone? Please bring them back

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                                                                                                              1. re: stevedunlap

                                                                                                                I was told by the manager back in January that they are removing an ingredient that no longer met TJs standards, and should be back on the shelf by March. I forgot to check that section to see if they have returned.

                                                                                                              2. Trader joes Kimchi :( it was my favorite thing there. (They still have the dried stuff, but this was a thousand times better) SOGOOD. Please help bring it back by going to the website and requesting they bring it back!

                                                                                                                1. For any fans of the soy chorizo, apparently it's back.

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                                                                                                                  1. re: fldhkybnva

                                                                                                                    It's no longer vegan.

                                                                                                                  2. Rice Bran Oil, RIP ... I loved cooking with it. It could handle the super high heat from our gas range.

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                                                                                                                    1. re: 4344eat

                                                                                                                      That's a bummer. I just discovered it and really liked it for the same reason as you. I was impressed that it didn't seem to splatter all over the stove top the way so many oils do.

                                                                                                                      1. re: Harts52

                                                                                                                        I am on a 4 day rotation for everything including cooking oils, due to chemical and food allergies and sensitivities. I was told that the Rice Bran Oil was discontinued, and that leaves me with only 3 oils! I can't find it in any other form either, except online. Was it a fad that faded?

                                                                                                                        1. re: kbavaar

                                                                                                                          Asian markets usually have rice bran oil.

                                                                                                                          1. re: kbavaar

                                                                                                                            I love that oil. I wish they would bring it back.

                                                                                                                            Maybe WF has it?

                                                                                                                            1. re: Harts52

                                                                                                                              Yeah, very disappointing. Is their Ukrainian sunflower oil any good? Wonder if that would be a good substitute. If not, at least now I have an excuse to use up my junky Wesson soybean/canola blend before going back to peanut oil.

                                                                                                                      2. I was told the other day, near Seattle, WA that the TJ original Soy Milk (blue /white carton) are not longer available. My kid has been drinking that for 20 years!

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                                                                                                                        1. re: Toddsee

                                                                                                                          I haven't been able to find the Soy Essential soy milk lately and am afraid it's gone. They still have the organic unsweetened which I'm getting instead but I'd prefer the other.

                                                                                                                          1. re: Bax

                                                                                                                            I just heard that Soy Essential, my very favorite soy milk product, has been discontinued. Does anyone know where to get it or a very similar product (who made it for Trader Joe's?).

                                                                                                                        2. asked about the thai spice blend in the jar -- originally $2.99 then $.99, now POOF! "it wasn't moving .." (i'd say it is because they initially priced it too high).

                                                                                                                          1. I haven't seen Gin-Gins in almost a month. So sad because I like them way better than TJ's other ginger chews (both crystallized and uncrystallized ginger).

                                                                                                                            1. From a visit in mid-May:

                                                                                                                              Trader Joe's seems to have stopped selling their baguettes - which were probably not bakery quality but respectable.

                                                                                                                              And they now don't stock PLAIN, non virgin olive oil. Only various types of extra virgin oil. TJ's was my go-to for quality olive oil at a low price.

                                                                                                                              1. Reply to Will Owen

                                                                                                                                I, too, am frustrated at the fact Trader's discontinued their high fiber pasta. It was so delicious! I wish I could find another just like it somewhere. Seems to me it needed a more prominent display. What can we do about it?

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                                                                                                                                1. re: lorrainedibrell

                                                                                                                                  Dreamfields makes a delicious low carb, high fiber pasta. I actually prefer it to regular pasta (although it is a little more expensive). Here in Florida I buy it at Publix. I'm sure you can locate a store at http://www.dreamfieldsfoods.com/.

                                                                                                                                  1. re: sarahvw1

                                                                                                                                    I'm not sure it's actually low carb and tends to spike blood sugar just like regular pasta.

                                                                                                                                    1. re: fldhkybnva

                                                                                                                                      You are correct. It is only lower in NET carbs (after you subtract the 5 grams of dietary fiber). It also has 7 grams of plant protein (per serving). I have no clue about whether or not it spikes blood sugar. I do know that I prefer it to all others (except homemade) because of the taste! :-))

                                                                                                                                      1. re: sarahvw1

                                                                                                                                        Right I'm just highlighting that many products low in net carbs often have the same physiologic effect as full carb products related to the ingredients used to make them low carb. It's OT but just a warning to others who might have blood sugar issues.

                                                                                                                                        However, I looovee TJs low carb tortillas.

                                                                                                                                    2. re: sarahvw1

                                                                                                                                      Thank you, Sara! So glad to hear of an alternative. Traders had us spoiled, so other spaghetti didn't taste as good as their high fiber. I shall try Dreamfields asap and let you know.

                                                                                                                                  2. The turkey kielbasa has been discontinued. I really liked it and was excited to grill some up and serve it with the new fresh sauerkraut they're selling. The guy who looked it up for me said that the computer only said "discontinued" with no date or reason why.

                                                                                                                                    1. The brown jasmine rice was MIA today but the clerk said he THINKS the package is being redesigned. He said another of the rices had temporarily disappeared, coming back with a new label. Same weight but different shape package so it looks smaller. It's been my go-to rice for years. There WAS a crop failure but that's over 2 yrs ago so I doubt it's related: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8168...

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                                                                                                                                      1. re: greygarious

                                                                                                                                        It was MIA at my store in MA last week but found it this week, so hopefully will show up for you as well.

                                                                                                                                        1. re: greygarious

                                                                                                                                          It was back in stock today - whew!

                                                                                                                                        2. The Watermelon Cucumber Cooler that just appeared in stores a couple of months ago has already been discontinued. I didn't even get a chance to try it!

                                                                                                                                          1. Lachoy "creations" teriaki chicken family meal in the box... Haven't been able to find it in any stores in my area anymore...but ConAgra company responded to my email that it should be available! Went to store manager, he said it showed in system as a discontinued item. Any body know anything about this item? My family loved it.

                                                                                                                                            1. the Maple blondies seem to have vanished,

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                                                                                                                                              1. re: Enfielder

                                                                                                                                                They are always a fall-winter seasonal item.

                                                                                                                                              2. Hoping it was just my store's supply issue, but I couldn't find the frozen salmon burger/patties or the dried crispy jeju mandarins on my last trip...

                                                                                                                                                TJ why you gotta do me like this?

                                                                                                                                                RIP arugula caprese salad, canneles de bourgogne, strawberry soy milk, et al.

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                                                                                                                                                1. re: cruel_shoes

                                                                                                                                                  The frozen salmon burgers are still around. They and the mahi mahi burgers disappeared for a few weeks but both have been in stock at my local store for 2 weeks.

                                                                                                                                                2. As I posted on the monthly TJ thread, a clerk there told me that TJ corporate officials do take customer input into consideration and suggested contacting them through the contact link at the website, www.traderjoes.com. If there are enough requests to bring back an item, or reformulate it, they will do so if they are able to obtain it.

                                                                                                                                                  1. Thier dried raviolli and tortellini has been missing from the shelves, I heard it is stuck in customs.
                                                                                                                                                    Does anyone know if its ever coming back on the shelves ?

                                                                                                                                                    1. I began a new thread for the last half of the year - let's continue here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/981403

                                                                                                                                                      1. No more chipotle hummus! GEEZE! they have about 10 alternate flavors but they had to eliminate my very favorite.....always happens to me at TJs....

                                                                                                                                                        1. The turkey kielbasa which was incredible, the fennel, propolis and myrrh toothpaste - unrivaled, the portobello ravioi and chipolte hummus.

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                                                                                                                                                          1. re: susanhil

                                                                                                                                                            Since this thread is for the first half of this year, can you please repost this on the updated thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/981403 There have noticeably been more products discontinued at TJ's than I have seen in a long time. Hope they are replaced with more great products.

                                                                                                                                                          2. I love the Borel wild blueberries ... hopefully it's seasonal, but we haven't been able to get them last couple of times. I hate when stuff I love gets discontinued - it's happened since the 90s, from soy chocolate pudding to samosas ... to types of products they just don't sell any more. For instance, in the 90s, they not only sold some gift items, they had fresh apple cobbler that was fantastic!