Category: Vitamins & Supplements.
Tags: dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian.
Bea – February 23, 2015:
Great product, get’s me going not like a laxative but more natrual just get’s the food moving along, like the fact that they are chewable and tasty. Great product good price.
Gladys Bennett – June 23, 2015:
I have been using this product several years off and on because it works well. My only issue is that the tables get dark spots after a while (still way before exp date) and I end up throwing half the bottle. away. Trader Joe’s say that it is ok to take at that point. I don’t feel comfortable doing do.
Roberta Sigala – February 22, 2019:
I was shopping for your enzymes @ your store in San Gabriel yesterday, and I was told by an employee that this product has been discontinued… I was left wonderful why, will you please explain why?
This is a great product that I have been using for many years now… I don’t understand why you would stop making it.
Cheekygrrl – March 10, 2019:
My tablets also got the dark spots and I used them anyway. They were fine. Did me a LOT of good! I hear they got discontinued 🙁 I went to my local store with this on my list and was informed no longer available!
Anjie Martinis – March 20, 2019:
How can you discontinue the Papaya and Pineapple Enzymes?? These are the BEST product. They work like a charm. I have warded off many child stomach aches, digested too full of meals, helped with bloating and constipation etc. They are one of a kind enzyme and taste great too! Dark spots…. who cares. It works either way. I hope you reconsider or make something similar. I am VERY disappointed when I went specifically to buy them today and there were none. Sad face. Sad face.
Casa Manzenita – March 27, 2019:
Broken hearted, sad face to the 1,000,000th degree! Been taking these for years and years and years. They are the best tasting out of all brands.
Please reconsider! Bring them back!!
Barbara Hoddy – March 29, 2019:
I wish someone would have told me you were discontinuing the Papaya and Pineapple Enzymes! I would have stocked up. I have been using them for decades. They even got me through the nausea of chemo! Pleeeeeeeezzzze bring them back.
Kay – March 29, 2019:
Sad to see the enzymes go. Why did you discontinue? They are Dr recomended for cost and have worked really well for me. Have tried others that don’t work as well. At least direct us to the manufactuer so we can find it under a different label.
Kent & Debbie – March 29, 2019:
“Big Mistake,” dropping this product!! My wife has been using this Papaya & Pineapple Enzymes for years. These are the best ever and other brands do not work half as good as these.
“NOW HEAR TYHIS” Bring Them Back, PLEASE!
Ben – March 31, 2019:
Why discontinue stuff that people rely on and can’t duplicate anywhere else? Please explain. More and more I’m worried that Trader Joe’s is listening to and adding trendy stuff, instead of being and doing good for people like it used to. Please bring back the staples like Papaya & Pineapple Enzymes (lots of good reasons from others above; irreplaceable), instant miso soup (best flavor and great for camping/backpacking), coconut flour, green clary sage and lemongrass hand soap, organic monterey jack cheese, etc. Thanks for listening and doing something.
Douglas Williams – April 4, 2019:
I went to Trader Joe’s today and was RUINED when told the Papaya-Pineapple Enzymes have been discontinued. I’ve relied on these for at least a decade. Buy them regularly because I have sensitive stomach.
They’re the only thing that works for me. PLEASE at least let customers know where we can buy it. Give us the manufacturer name or generic
KWolfe – April 16, 2019:
I too am so sad that these aren’t available any more. It was my favorite product at Trader Joe’s.
MsMoHes – April 17, 2019:
I went to TJ’s to purchase my favorite Papaya and Pineapple enzymes only to hear that they’ve been discontinued. I am so entirely bummed!! These enzymes were super effective, easy to use, tasted good and so economically priced. They were my “go to”. Bad form Trader Joe’s. I wish you had provided an option of some kind for those of us who loved this great product.
Irene Leung – April 18, 2019:
SAD ! Why they have to discontinued this product. I need to take this papaya and pineapple enzyme everyday for my stomach . Also my two brothers and sister are taking it too. I hope they will put this product back . It is a great product. Is anywhere they still selling it ?
Joe S. – April 18, 2019:
Very distressed that Trader Joe’s discontinued this product. Had gastric bypass surgery years ago and found that these helped me eat food without pain. They have been a lifesaver. Literally. PLEASE bring back !!!
Sherry – April 20, 2019:
5 stars for the product 0 stars to TJs for discontinuing a product that actually works. Now I am forced to look elsewhere. I thought you were smarter than that TJs.
Sonya – April 21, 2019:
Went to TJ’s today to pick these up and was shook when the manager said they were discontinued! My husband has relied on these for years and years. They are the only thing that works for his stomach. Just recently our daughter began taking them and now she relies on them heavily. What is the thinking? Why would you just up and discontinue a product like this?! These enzymes are what led me to love other TJ products! Please please please bring them back! I will help get signatures or anything…whatever you need in order to bring these back. We are begging!
Gary Figueroa – April 23, 2019:
As a long time customer of Trader Joe’s, it really disturbs me when the “store” abruptly discontinues a food item or in this case a much valued and reliable consumed digestive aid. Even more distressing is to be advised by TJ staff to seek an alternative at [fill in the blank.] Utter nonsense.
Katie Althoff – April 26, 2019:
Why did you take them away!?! Please explain!
Janet Kramp – April 26, 2019:
20 stars for the product but negative stars to management! Ok TJ’S add me to this list of ever growing customers who went to get the Pineapple Papaya enzymes (cuz I am almost out!) & was given the VERY BAD NEWS by the front customer service folk!!! I almost started to cry!!! I was also told that The Evening Primrose Oil is also discontinued and the company plan is to shrink the entire supplement department. I have used these enzymes for decades. They make my quality of life SO MUCH BETTER!!! My hope is that TJ management may reconsider. Please let me know if you change your mind…or let us know who was co-packing them for you and where they may be sold elsewhere. Thank you for the consideration..
Teresa – May 7, 2019:
Please bring it back
Allyson – May 14, 2019:
I’m going to call Main Office to see if they can bring them back!
Suzy – May 19, 2019:
The pineapple papaya enzymes are great. Please, please bring them back.
Shelly Brazil – May 21, 2019:
Pleeeeease bring ‘em back!!!!!!!
Khrystyne – May 23, 2019:
I went to TJ’s today and thought I’d pick up a couple bottles of the enzymes. I COULDN’T FIND THEM. And now I see here that they have been discontinued???!!?! I don’t understand….WHY??!!?! Thank God I have one bottle left. It’s the ONLY thing that works for me when my stomach is upset – I have tried other brands and they don’t even come close! I have brought them to the attention of many of my friends and co-workers who now swear by them. Can we start a petition? Who do we need to contact to either bring them back or buy directly wholesale from? STOOOOPID move, TJ. I will still shop at your stores…..but now will ponder if it’s worth the parking hassle.
Lamina – May 31, 2019:
I absolutely love this product , especially during cold & allergy season . It helps alleviate sinus problems , cough , chest congestion, it’s an all around miracle ,& essential must have in your alternative health cabinet!! Love it , but sad to hear that Brooklyn store no longer carry it
Please !!! Bring it back !!!
Denise Simpson – June 3, 2019:
I used the Papaya and Pineapple enzyme tablets for years. They were my go to for unset stomach, Etc. Will they ever come back???Please bring them back.
heather – June 18, 2019:
So disappointing to see this product is no longer available. It really helps with inflammation and gluten intolerance! Begging you, PLEASE bring it back!!!
Annie – June 22, 2019:
Almost from the beginning of taking these amazing tasting and effective Papaya & Pineapple Chewable Enzymes my digestive issues nearly went away. I have suffered from bloating, gas, irritable bowel and now when I use these enzymes after meals, no more bloating. I can eat like normal people do.
SADLY TJ’s have discontinued them and I have looked everywhere for a replacement that is as tasty and effective with no luck. PLEASE, PLEASE Trader Joe’s….Bring them back for us! I haven’t felt so healthy in years! If you cannot do that, please divulge your vendor so we can order them ourselves. THANKS!! Love, Love Your Store!
Carrie Kelly – June 22, 2019:
IT is JUST LIKE TRADER JOE’S to discontinue yet another great product. The Papaya Pineapple enzymes are one of their best vitamin products. My 90 something mother relies on them. I hardly shop there any more, and this is a PERFECT example of why .
AJ – June 23, 2019:
So disappointed when I found out the Papaya Pineapple enzyme was discontinued! Why????
LAG – June 27, 2019:
I am past 80 years old and one of the reasons that I have made it this far is Trader Joes Papaya & Pineapple Enzymes…It is sad that a company that has such good products would drop this one….
Berta Shaffer – June 28, 2019:
We need Papaya and Pineapple enzymes.
One more of my favorite products disappeared from shelves.
Bea – June 29, 2019:
Why on Earth did you discontinue such a great selling product? The other brands are expensive and foul. I really relied on being able to get these from you. Please bring them back!
george c – July 4, 2019:
bring it back, please
Walter – July 18, 2019:
OK, just one more voice in the wilderness lamenting the loss of yet another prized TJ’s product.
One would think that management could set up a website selling all the products that people want but have been deemed to not be earning their shelf space. I am now buying my papaya enzyme tablets online. Looks like a lost opportunity for Trader Joe’s.
GG – July 24, 2019:
I loved these! When we ate a heavy meal (read: red meat), we always took these. It helped digest food much more smoothly and not have a horrible time the next day (read: no constipation).
I have since began using Whole Foods brand of papaya enzymes. The taste is awful, but it helps the same way that Traders did. It’s a shame that it’s been discontinued. Every time I pop into TJ’s, I have a glimmer of hope that it may come back. Alas…we are without.
L – July 28, 2019:
Getting sick and tired of companies making a great product and then snatching it away. Trader Joe’s is a big offender at this. They quit with their Glucosamine tablets which were the best.They discontinue good products all the time, but this is by far the WORST! Was TJ’s bought out by a big conglomerate like Safeway? Will never understand why companies insist on messing up a good thing. It couldn’t have been because the Papaya enzymes never sold. Our Trader Joe’s had a hard time keeping these in stock. Would always buy 2-3 bottles at a time to be on the safe side. They were PERFECT AS IS. Delicious too. There is no need to mess with the formula and screw it up. Just LISTEN to your Loyal Consumers and bring it back.
(Like the person above posted, 5 Stars for the Pineapple-Papaya Enzymes, ZERO stars for Trader Joe’s being disloyal to their customers).
Sara – July 30, 2019:
Add me to the list of long-time customers shocked and heartbroken that Papaya & Pineapple Enzymes are discontinued – please, please, please bring them back! Been using them for years and have carried them with me everywhere. I take them whenever I feel uncomfortable after a meal…and they are just amazing. Trying other products but haven’t found one that works as well yet. Very Sad.
Chris Florian – July 31, 2019:
PLEASE bring back the TJ’s papaya and pineapple enzymes!!! They are great for people without a gall bladder, it helps break down foods.
I am SO UPSET they are discontinued!!!
I buy 3 bottles each time I go.
Neli Stoyanova MD – August 13, 2019:
I think this is the best product of this kind on the market. If there is a health issue related to using it, Trader Joe’s should let us know about it. If the product is safe to use, it would be a bad business decision to discontinue it. Please, reconsider- this product is helping a lot of people.
Lisa – August 14, 2019:
Please bring pineapple papaya enzymes back!!!! My entire immediate and extended family have relied on these for 4 decades! They really work! Please!!!!
Dawn – August 22, 2019:
Please bring Pineapple Papaya Enzymes back! We have been giving them to our dog daily for stomach upset (with our vet’s blessing). She was not eating & her stomach was making noises. We started giving her Trader Joe’s Pineapple Papaya Enzymes & it has been a miracle for her. We were so upset to find out they have been discontinued. We even tried a Trader Joe’s in a different state, but none there either. Not sure what we will do when we get to the bottom of our current bottle.
Marc – August 25, 2019:
Bring back the papaya pineapple enzymes please!
Dan – August 25, 2019:
Please bring it back! My whole family takes these!!
Merrick Dean – September 3, 2019:
Yep add me to that long list !! Why do you discontinue things that are popular ! This and your discontinuation of the Calcium, Magnesium with Vitamin d in a Greens Base.. Has just ruined my health 🙁
5 stars for the product but minus stars for discontinuing this !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dorian Gables – September 5, 2019:
TJ’s Papaya Enzyme works like magic. I’ve tried other brands but the one TJ carries (or carried/discontinued,boo!) works the best..tastes great too. Why TJ? Why? Bring these back. This product is what brings me into the store and I leave purchasing other items whilst I’m there. Now that I know the product is discontinued, I don’t have the same urgency to make my way into TJs.
Candy Richichi – September 6, 2019:
I’m so disappointed that’s Trader Joe’s discontinued the enzymes. I am dependent on these since I and stomach surgery years ago. Why would they taking something away that helps people. When I was told this I started crying. Please bring them back. I’m begging you. Nothing else compares !!!
Ashlee Reed – September 9, 2019:
What happened to the Papaya Enzymes??? My family and I have used them for decades for when we needed some digestive assistance. Will you please tell us what happened and the likelihood of the item returning to the store again?
Laura Krug – September 16, 2019:
My whole family is mourning the loss of these enzymes !!!!! We have all been taking them for years. We are soooooo sad.
Not that bad