Thursday, September 8, 2016

Trader Joe's Goat Cheese & Sundried Tomato Ravioli

Good stuff--but why wouldn't it be? How can you go wrong when you combine pasta, cheese, and tomatoes?

That's it. I'm out of things to say about this, because the name of the product accurately tells you what to expect.

Will I buy it again? 

Yes. I think it's my favorite of all the TJ's ravioli products I've tried.

Nina's View

Delicious. Alas, it falls into the category of Never Buy for me because: dead baby boy goats and sad goat-mommies.


  1. Re: Nina's comment.

    Say what? I'm unclear on her concept. Would love an explanation.

  2. Nina,
    Rising Moon Organics makes excellent vegan ravioli, sold frozen at whole foods and similar markets. And (of course) much more than trader joe's. I love the gnocchi sold on the shelf (vegan) for a squishy plush kind of pasta-y meal, even better with some good olives and marinara too

  3. Try the spinach and ricotta ravioli. Its our favorite

  4. Hi Dan ~ the more I learn about dairy farming, the less I want to eat dairy. Even the most "humane" dairy farming is pretty gosh-darn inhumane.

    Cows and goats are bred annually. As soon as they give birth, their calves and kids are taken away from them so that all their milk production can be harvested for human consumption. The male calves either go directly to slaughter or are "crated" to become veal, the male kids are insta-meat. You really don't want to know the details of any of that. It is grotesque. Heifers can go on to become milk producers themselves, but they are raised on milk substitutes and taken away from their mothers.

    Cows and goats are mammals. They have strong mothering instincts and they scream for each other for prolonged periods after separation. They are sentient animals with emotions of bonding and love which we routinely exploit for our pleasure and convenience.

    Look, I love cheese. Ice cream is delicious. Milk goes great with cookies. I get it: dairy=tasty.

    But it is deliciousness built on the repeated pain and suffering and death of animals whose emotional lives are not so very different from our own. I prefer to participate less in this unnecessary evil.

  5. Thank you. Live and learn.