Trader Joe’s Soy Chorizo

EDIT- Apparently we did have the Soy Chorizo that was Vegan. Catherine corrected me. The research that I did on the product was from old articles and I apologize for that. Therefore, I’ve updated the pictures used and removed a paragraph from my original post regarding ingredients.

A life changing discovery was made last night thanks to my girl Catherine -> Trader Joe’s Soy Chorizo ❤ ❤ ❤

While I’ve never eaten real Chorizo before & honestly have only seen it at Chipotle, I’m so excited about this find. I swear that you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between fake and real… it was that good. Even the price is appealing at $1.99.

It’s packaged in a casing like real sausage but it’s actually a plastic tubing that you can’t eat. Cut the tubing and dump it into a pan with some olive oil and you’re good to go. Easy enough! It didn’t take that long to heat up/brown a bit. FYI- it won’t mold like a burger so don’t even try it!


I haven’t dabbled with many imitation meats because they kind of creep me out. With that said, I was definitely skeptical to try this stuff. Turns out that it’s so close to the real thing that it’s almost scary. I didn’t even think twice while devouring a 2nd helping. It has a ground meat consistency that’s slightly chewy and the spiciness of authentic chorizo sausage that makes the taste almost spot on. In my head, I was comparing the soy chorizo to ground meat since I’ve never had real chorizo before. IMG_8196

All in all, I can’t wait to cook some more meals with this soy chorizo. I’m thinking breakfast burritos (or any burrito for that matter), chili, nachos, and this hash! I have a feeling this may become a staple in my house.. maybe I can even get the boyfriend to try it 😉

I didn’t plan on making a post about this stuff but I felt the need to share because it’s a total game changer!

Have any of you tried Trader Joe’s Soy Chorizo?
If so, what did you think?

[This is not a sponsored post. I paid for my Soy Chorizo (well, Catherine did) with my own (her own) money and have never been contacted by Trader Joe’s to review their products.]

5 Comments Add yours

  1. I haven’t seen this at TJ’s but next time I go I’ll have to keep an eye out! I love any kind of smoked/cured meats so if this is only $1.99 it’s worth a try. Thanks for sharing!


    1. I had never heard of it until last night! I guess it’s by the pre-made salads/tofu (says the person who bought it)! I hope you do get it & love it as much as I did!


  2. The Dude Run Run says:

    I love the real deal but have some veggie friends who miss this down here in Texas so I will have to point them in that direction!


  3. YUM! I so wish they would put a Trader Joe’s in where I live. You’d think we’d have one. I’m in a pretty high trafficked area!


  4. Brittany says:

    When I worked at TJ’s a few years ago, this was one of the first things I bought after I was hired. I love, LOVE the flavor, but it does NOT LOVE ME. My gut was like a time bomb. Sad day. Glad you liked it though! 🙂


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