Trader Joe just launched a meaty vegan Bolognese pasta sauce
This week a vegan Bolognese-style pasta sauce was spotted at Trader Joe’s. The new tomato-based sauce is made from vegan pea protein-based meat crumble and offers the hearty flavors of the traditional slow-cooked Italian meat sauce minus the wine normally used in Bolognese recipes. The new vegan Bolognese noodle sauce was first discovered by Instagrammer @thesnacksoflife and is now hitting Trader Joe’s shelves. Customers should contact their local store to check availability.
Trader Joe launched a non-vegan Bolognese sauce earlier this year. The new meaty vegan product is part of the food chain’s goal to have more plant-based alternatives in stock alongside the existing products.
Vegan at Trader Joe
During a January episode of Trader Joe’s “Inside Trader Joe” podcast, business insiders stated that the chain is actively working to improve its vegan options across all categories and that it is delivering on that promise. Last year, the chain launched next-level vegan meat patties in turkey and beef flavors to give shoppers more meatless options in the refrigerated section, which now includes vegan mac and cheese. a range of vegan cheese schnitzel and slices in cheddar and mozzarella flavors; a vegan taco salad kit with chipan spice seitan pieces and vegan ranch; and two new vegan dips in tzatziki and caramelized onion flavors. For dessert, Trader Joe recently introduced a vegan milk chocolate bar with an almond drink and vegan cheesecake in the frozen aisle.
And according to Amy Gaston-Morales, Category Manager for Deli, Frozen Meat, Seafood, Meatless, and Fresh Beverage at Trader Joe, there are other options on the way. The chain is currently developing options for plant-based seafood, as well as new iterations of its vegan meat and additional frozen plant-based meals.
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