Category: Salsa, Dips & Sauces.
Anonymous – July 1, 2016:
Bring back the spicy black bean dip. This stuff is dry, and not anywhere as good as the old bean dip.
Anonymous – July 27, 2016:
Bring back the old Spicy Bean Dip!! This stuff does not even compare! Way too much of that “natural smoke flavor.” Yuck! The old dip was so versatile and delicious! I know many who are anxiously and hopefully waiting for its return!
R. Gaudio – September 4, 2016:
I agree with the critics. The old spicy black bean dip was GOOD. The new chipotle black bran dip is mediocre. The chipotle flavor tastes fake and leaves a bad aftertaste. Today I tried cutting it with some real beans (food-processed) just to make it more palatable. But the harsh chipotle flavor still comes thru. Bring back the good old stuff!
Brittney – October 7, 2016:
My FAVORITE Trader Joe item was the spicy black bean dip. I went to the store just to buy some more of it and it wasn’t there, but I was assured it would be back. It is back and I can tell you the new recipe is not comparable and the smoke flavor ruins the whole thing. Where can I buy the old stuff? PLEASE bring it back!!!
HH – October 8, 2016:
We have been eating TJ’s Spicy Black Bean Dip for more than 20 years. I was so sad to see it replaced, but I did try the Chipotle version. It is dry and the chipotle flavor is overbearing. It went straight to the trash after two bites; but I should have brought it back to the store to really make my complaint known. I am going to try to make my own now. (Black beans, water, tomato paste, onions, white vinegar, honey, salt, jalepenos, “spices”, garlic– according to the label).
Caitlin – October 17, 2016:
Yuck! This stuff is terrible. I LOVED the old spicy black bean dip. I found the smoky Chipotle flavor of this new version to be really overpowering and unpleasant. Please bring back the original recipe!
Syd – October 20, 2016:
I’m mourning the loss of the old spicy black bean dip. It was a staple in our house for the past 16 years.
The new dip tastes nasty and almost chemical, it went straight into the garbage.
Why did they change/discontinue??
Please bring the old dip back.
Suzie – October 25, 2016:
Agree 100%! I am also MOURNING the loss of the spicy black bean dip! My husband and I even have a treasured memory of a grueling winter hike we did when we were dating, which ended with us downing a bag of tortilla chips and a whole jar of the dip. I cannot believe that Trader Joe’s thinks the Chipotle version is ok! I also tasted it and trashed it. ICK. PLEASE PLEASE bring back our favorite spicy black bean dip.
Side note: We moved from DC to Denver 11 years ago when there were no TJ’s in Colorado yet, and not joking – I tried EVERY black bean dip that Sunflower/Wild Oats/Spouts/Natural Grocers/WFs had to offer – and none came close. Because I love this dip so much. TJs arrived in Colorado and I stocked up – I just didn’t realize I should have stocked up much more! 🙁
Debbie – November 1, 2016:
Not even worth one star.
Bring back the original low fat Trader Joe’s spicy black bean dip!!!
The only good thing about the Chipotle one that REPLACED it, is the jar that they used is the same as the original dip. A constant reminder of what I cannot buy anymore.
BRING BACK THE FAT FREE TJ SPICY BLACK BEAN DIP!!!
Cal_TJ – November 15, 2016:
Please bring back the original bean dip! How could you discontinue it after so long? The new one is much worse! It’s too thick and doesn’t taste as good.
Ellen Naumann – December 6, 2016:
Horrible! The smoky flavor way too strong. Loved the old Black Bean Dip.
Josh – December 20, 2016:
This stuff SUCKS!!!!! Bring back the old bean dip!!! If you could rate this crap lower than 1 star, I would!!! Why mess with a successful product that everyone loves? Who made that decision? Did Trader Joe’s hire the guy that convinced Coca Cola to replace its recipe with New Coke?
Elisabeth Horwitt – January 4, 2017:
I’m with everybody else. I hate the “smoky” flavor. I want the old bean dip back.
Mike Fuller – February 3, 2017:
We hate the new stuff as well. My wife plans on playing with the ingredients from the original and making her own. Why the change? Why not offer both?
Dolores White – February 28, 2017:
How can they think this new Chipotle BB Dip is better than the long standing original fat free Spicy Black Bean Dip! If they have to bend to the new trend of “Chipotle” everything, go ahead, but don’t penalize your long time customers by eliminating the old familiar, great staple of their regular Fat Free Spicy Black Bean Dip!! PLEASE reconsider and bring it back!!!!!
Tammy Lubasky – March 13, 2017:
PLEEEEEASE bring back Trader Joes Fat Free Spicy Black Bean Dip!!!!!!!!!!! It was a staple in our home for more than 20 years. Not a fan of the new bean dip at all.
norm drx palmer – March 15, 2017:
This is the causal one hundreth monkey response that will finally get some action….one of the only reasons for making the 1 hour trek to trader joes was for stocking up on the spicy black bean dip. Willing to try the chipoltle stuff, but like all the other label readers out there realized the “natural” flavoring and added smoke flavor only adds a synthetic taste and aftertaste.. YUCKO..The Original Spicy Bean Dip had only 100% wholesome ingredients that were VERY addictive. The CHipopltle stuff is a REAL turn off …in this case bring back the old and get rid of the new and improved…
Panda – April 16, 2017:
My one star review is being very generous. The Spicy Black Bean Dip was the thing that got me through the door, but this Chipole stuff is going to keep me away. It has convinced me to start making my own dips though. Even if you don’t bring back the Spicy Black Bean Dip(which you should) I think it is bringing your brand down to have a product as disappointing as that Chipotle dip on your shelves.
Carla Melby – September 1, 2017:
Please, please, please get rid of this poor substitute and bring back the Spicy Bean Dip!
Black Bean dip connoisseur – September 20, 2017:
I HATE THE NEW BEAN DIP JUST AS MUCH AS I LOVED THE OLD ONE!!! WHICH IS A LOT!!!! Whyyyyy would you try to fix something that WASNT BROKEN!!! listen to the public and give us what we want!!!! THE OLD SPICY BLACK BEAN DIP!!!!!!!! Chipotle is the worst thing to have happened to Trader Joe’s. Why wouldn’t you just put out 2 versions????
Jake Curry – October 11, 2017:
Talk about a horse shit product. For love of humanity bring back the spicy black bean dip. Who ever made the decision to change it to this fermented barf paste really needs to question there self worth. I have been going to trader Joe’s for well over 7 years. I would even consider myself a loyal customer. But now that you got rid of the bean dip I will NEVER EVER SET FOOT IN YOUR BLOODY STORE. Make America great again. bring back the bean dip. #whydoyouhateme
Carl Samantello – December 1, 2017:
Please, Please, Please Bring back the Spicy Black Bean Dip!!! This product is no where near as good
Rik – December 14, 2017:
Dear Trader Joe’s,
I am writing this review as I munch on salted tortilla chips and your fat free spicy black bean dip… a jar of which I found in buried in the back of my kitchen cabinet. I eat this precious dip knowing it could very well be the last jar of your fat free spicy black bean dip out there. Please, for the sake of your customers do away with the chipotle dip bring back the fat free spicy black bean dip.
A very sad customer
Mary Treptow – April 15, 2018:
I got this yesterday and am shocked, this is so spicy hot that it’s inedible. After one bite It felt a dare joke. I love everything else about it.
David Russell – July 13, 2018:
Agree with everyone. The orig fat free spicy black bean dip was great. This new stuff is awful. Won’t buy again.
timby – March 5, 2019:
this stuff is crap! the only thing that was stopping me from ending it all was the old spicy bean dip! im not proud of this but when they discontinued this i slammed a bottle of gin and almost jumped off my hotel in vegas. the cops had to talk me down from doing it for 3 hours. The old dip used to re-invigorate me and now every day i feel sad, as if i am nothing but a hollow shell of the man i used to be. If TJ doesnt re add it to stores, i will shed my corporeal vessel and show them the horrors that lie beneath. – a loyal but distraught customer
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