Friday, February 24, 2017

Trader Joe's Carrot & Pea Vegetable Patties

As is often the case for TJ's frozen food products, the box suggests two alternative ways of preparing the contents: fry in oil or heat in oven.

I've tried both with these patties, and neither yields a satisfying texture; they're mushy in the middle either way.

The taste is nothing to write home about, either. It's been a while since we've heard from the Trader Joe's Blandification Committee, but this item is proof that the committee has not been disbanded.

I tried them with mango-ginger chutney. I tried them with traditional hamburger fixings. Neither was a good match. Maybe hot sauce would help?

The patties are also quite a bit smaller than most things billed as "patties." You can slap one on a hamburger bun, but it ends up looking like the diminutive beef patty in that famous Wendy's "Where's the beef?" ad:

Just about any way you look at it, this product is a big fat fail.

Will I buy it again? 



  1. hahaha, I saw these on another blog and told them no way a english pea is passing my husbands lips. They sound gross to me.

  2. They're too much like those squishy dr praeger patties for me, basically a way to get vegetables into kids but not in any way a proper veggie burger patty.
    And yeah, really bland. Again, kid food. Not for me, i like sturdy veggie burgers and actual vegetables.