Saturday, October 25, 2014

Trader Joe's Pomegranate Blueberry Sherbet

I realized the other day that not only had I written over 100 reviews of Trader Joe's products without any ice cream among them, but I had never even purchased any TJ's ice cream. I thought it was high time that changed.

But it couldn't be just any old ice cream. I mean, I'm a simple guy, and plain old chocolate is still my first choice of ice cream. But it's no fun writing about a TJ's product when it's the sort of commodity that you can get anywhere, just with a different label on it. I didn't know what kinds of ice cream TJ's might have, because I had never looked over the selection, but I knew that they must have some unusual types--ones that were unlike anything I had ever had anywhere else.

I was right. I started looking over the choices, and quickly spotted this: Pomegranate-blueberry sherbet. That was it. I didn't need to look through the rest. I didn't even know such an item existed, yet I knew instantly that it was going to be a winner. That was what needed to come home with me.

Of course, I'm a big fan of both pomegranate and blueberry going in, so it could hardly fail. I suppose I'm of the opinion that it's probably impossible to make a bad pomegranate-blueberry sherbet. But one could surely make one that was merely mediocre. TJ's has not done that.

This stuff is scrumptious. It gets the balance of the two flavors just right. It's just the right hardness--not maddeningly difficult to scoop out of the tub, yet not mushy-soft and melting too fast. It's smooth and creamy, with lovely bits of fruit mixed in. It might be the best sherbet I've ever had. And, surprisingly, it's not very expensive; I paid $2.49 for this pint.

It's so good that it went from me never having heard of it straight onto my Top Ten list.

Will I buy it again? 

I haven't even finished this carton yet, and I already want another one. So I guess that means "yes."

Nina's View

I have been cutting back on desserts, as a certain porkification has been settling in lately. However I did taste of a spoonful of this out of Bob's bowl and BOY-HOWDY is it delicious. Yum yum yum.

This is why I don't purchase this kind of stuff for myself. Because if it were in my freezer it would all be gone by now. And by "by now" I mean about 10 minutes after bringing it home from the store. I would put it in the freezer just long enough to feign some dignity.


  1. So, thanks to you, I tried this last year and loved it! Yesterday I noticed there was only one left in the freezer, so I asked if it was going away. Lo and behold, the guy came back from the computer and said it was, that it was discontinued. I grabbed the last one available. Very sad =( Another guy did say that they never know what those codes mean for sure. There could be another one coming from another supplier, there could be a new flavor coming to switch things up, who knows. That's the sad thing about keeping a relatively small selection of goods in the store; they have to get rid of some items in order to make room for new things :-/


  3. Please comment if anyone hears otherwise... But that's what I heard from my TJ's =(


    Please use this weblink to request them to bring it back. I was told if enough people request it, they will.

  5. Who needs to be smacked for discontinuing this product!!!!!? Bring it back now!!!! Right Now!

  6. Really wish they would bring it back!!!

  7. can't we do like a petition type thing to bring this back?

  8. Mmmm, guess what I found at Kroger today? Private Selection - Pomegranate Acai & Blueberry Sorbet. Now, it's been over a year since I had the TJ stuff, but this is delicious and I had to force myself to stop halfway through the pint, which feels familiar ;-) Amazing...