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I was surprised to see these pop up just in time for Thanksgiving. They sell in the frozen section at Trader Joe’s close to the other frozen veggie-meat foods. They are most likely manufactured by Gardein. These little roasts sell for $4.99 and are a quick and easy meal. If you want to try them, I’d get them quick since they will probably only be available around the holidays, like the Turkeyless Stuffed Roast (< click to see my review of the roast).
The package contains 2 cranberry stuffed roasts and 2 packets of gravy.
Here’s a snapshot of the nutrition and ingredients:
They come frozen so I cooked them in my toaster oven and followed to directions on the package. For the gravy I opted for using the microwave.
These roasts were easy to cook and fast to prepare. You could even microwave the roasts if you’re in a pinch for time. I think these roasts are great for people traveling to a non-vegan friend or relative’s for the holidays as something easy to prepare on site.
As for the taste, I thought the roasts were good and comparable to the larger Trader Joe’s roast that I reviewed last year. I believe the gravy might be the same, which I personally don’t like. I think the gravy could use a bit more flavor and I always prepare my own. The major difference between these roasts to the larger was the fried coating.
Have you tried these new Trader Joe’s roasts yet? If so, let me know what you think in the comments or send me a message on Twitter!