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– January 15, 2016
Our family tried the Chicken Pot Pie and it was very good.
Krista L Pendino
– March 21, 2016
This was awsome! Cooked in 25 minutes. So easy to make for my family even after working a 10 hour day. And it looked and tasted homeade. My husband, 12 year old and 2 year old all loved it! I did buy two because my family can eat. Plus I was able to take left overs to work.
– September 5, 2018
Buttery crust, big pieces of chicken, nice fresh veggies with a creamy flavorful sauce.
– October 22, 2018
Sorry–not nearly as good as the previous version. A slab of crust, not very tender; chicken was tough and tasteless. Disappointed in this new version–loved the previous one!
– December 19, 2018
my wife bought chicken pot pie and heated via microwave. the crust was impossible to cut, even with a bread knife. the old version was a lot better. the ingredients was the same as the old version, but the crust was a disaster.
– December 28, 2018
Why o why did they change the crust?.. Used to be so good but now is blah.Bring back the crispy puffy buttery crust
– February 21, 2019
they changed the recipe and it’s not NEARLY as good as the original. Much less chicken, and crust not nearly as flaky. Used to go to TJ’s just to purchase their fresh pot pie. Won’t bother now. Another corporate “cheap out”
– March 5, 2019
Terrible. The filling was almost foam like and there was no flavor- it needed salt and pepper. Will not purchase again.
– March 27, 2019
Loved the “original” version! Bring back flacky crust. And flavor. Will NOT buy again!
– March 28, 2019
Also three huge slice of potatoe raw!!
– April 2, 2019
My husband, who eats everything, was very excited about this. But while it was cooking (we followed the instructions to bake in the oven) there was an odd odor that didn’t smell like chicken, smelled more like rotten fish. When it was done, we dished up and he took one bite and for the first time ever had to spit it out. He never spits out his food, and usually powers through anything, but he gagged immediately. I didn’t even bother to try it after seeing his reaction as I already was turned off by the odor. We had to dump it out and take it out to the garbage as it smelled up our house. The taste was one of the worst things we ever tasted. He described the flavor as what he would expect poop to taste like. The expiration date said 4/4, which is in 3 more days, so it wasn’t past expiration. Won’t buy again. Ruined our dinner for the night, had to scramble to make something else.
– May 30, 2019
It tastes like poop it was completely inedible we had to make PB & J’s after our Family tried it. We were so disappointed and my dad ate the whole pie and we hope he doesn’t get sick and die.
– July 11, 2019
WHY did you mess with perfection?!?
What the heck fugue state was behind the decision to take the BEST PART OF THE PIE OFF THE PIE?!?!
NO PUFF PASTRY CRUST?????
I wanted to weep.
And now there is too much chicken and it’s dry. One tiny piece of potatoe? Hardly any mushrooms?
Major let down.
You ruined my dinner.
And this product.
You should lower the price.
This is now only worth $5.
– August 7, 2019
We picked up a family favorite, Chicken pot pie for dinner and we were all so sad. I notice the package was different and it was a $1 cheaper but didn’t think they had actually changed anything. They replaced the buttery flakey crust with a doughy topper. The filling didn’t even come up half way. Such a disappointment!
– September 27, 2019
Filling tastes and smells like spoiled milk; very strange almost acidic bite. Yes it was properly refrigerated and yes it was well within the “use by” date. Also like others have mentioned, huge slices of RAW potatoes. How does this even make it to store shelves?
– January 30, 2020
I didn’t realize that I was buying it from the refrigerated section and put it in the freezer when I got home. No way was this going to be heated in 25 min I thought. I was right. Stone cold. The problem is there is NOWHERE on the box that it says “cook from frozen” or if refrigerated/thawed. Most foods have instructions for these options or at least warn you not to freeze/thaw. It only states perishable keep“refrigerated. Duh. Please improve cooking instructions as most of us toss our meat items in the freezer with the exception of what’s for dinner that night. We don’t remember which case we retrieved it from.
– April 23, 2020
Terrible. Bad flavor, bad texture, no apparent top crust. Yuck. WAY below T Joe standards. Has anyone in Trader Joe management tasted this? Cheap supermarket versions far superior, hard as that might be to believe.
Ghastly. You should take this off the market until you are able to make significant improvements. Giving it one star, I guess, because it did not make me ill.
– May 13, 2020
This chicken pot pie with super disappointing I’m actually really disgusted by the fact that trader Joe’s has caved in to corporate greed and substituted this inferior box of crap for what was initially a great pie. It was also very disappointing to find that there is absolutely no instructions on the box regarding no freezing. It literally took forever to cook and I finally had to eat something else and disappoint my neighbor who am I invited to share my pie. it seems like more and more trader Joe’s has become greedy and has sold out their values for delivering a great product in favor of corporate greed super disappointed it’s actually despicable.
Okay… I’m actually going to do what probably doesn’t get done very often. I’m changing my review. Unbeknownst to me, my neighbor went back to trader Joe’s and got a second chicken pot pie….he loves them. I had just finished trying the first pie and I gave it a scathing review. It took way too long to cook and lacked a Do Not Freeze label…it did not meet my standards. But, I must say that the second pie that my neighbor brought home…the exact same kind of pie from trader Joe’s, was a completely different pie. The Crust was flaky and crispy…the sauce was absolutely divinely delicious and fresh. I must say I would be disappointed if I hadn’t tried the pie twice. I would not have known what deliciousness I was truly missing out on. I don’t know what was wrong with my first pie. Clearly something wasn’t right with it. It was frozen when I started and took too long to cook so I was already frustrated but this pie…this second pie was sheer perfection…so delicious so perfect in every way. I want to encourage anyone who gave it a bad review to try it again I think you’ll be glad you did. I was…simply yummy!!!
– June 1, 2020
Dreadful. And I usually love chicken pot pie. Big chunks of raw carrots and potatoes and little bits of chicken but overall the worst taste and smell. Definitely not up to Trader Joe standards.
– June 14, 2020
Funny reading these reviews. I tried one and was pleasantly surprised. I usually throw out leftovers but I saved it and ate it again. And then I went back to the store and bought two more. One of the things I liked most was it wasn’t full ofFatty sauce
– October 1, 2020
I copied and pasted the message from DW above, as that was EXACTLY how I would describe it. Almost inedible! “Filling tastes and smells like spoiled milk; very strange almost acidic bite. Yes it was properly refrigerated and yes it was well within the “use by” date. Also like others have mentioned, huge slices of RAW potatoes. How does this even make it to store shelves?” I will not buy it again. The frozen ones at Walmart are better than that!
– November 14, 2020
Wow. I thought it was amazing. There was massive chunks of chicken and vegetables and not too much sauce which I prefer. The crust was crusty. It did take a long time to cook in the oven but who cares. Amazing. Delicious.
– November 18, 2020
Apparently most of you can’t read that it says keep refrigerated and it was in the refrigerated section, not the frozen. I suspect if you did not use before the best by date or you froze it would be the reason that the pot pie was unpleasant. I’ve cooked mine within two days of purchasing and followed the instructions on the box. It was actually pretty good ! I added a little bit of celery salt and black pepper just for my own taste. But definitely not bad, especially with all of these one star and other terrible reviews. Follow the instructions and give it a try!
– December 2, 2020
Bad. And I’m pretty sure I have had it recently (this year) and it was better. Some are saying bad, some are saying changed recipe, others are saying it’s great. But I swear there has to be two different recipes or two different sources or something. My girlfriend and I have had this at least twice this year, and it was great. Would be the third time today and I decided to write my first review after searching online trying to see if anything changed. Still within sell by date, always refrigerated.
But it tastes sour and it stinks. Neither of us could finish more than a few bites and were shocked by how bad it was. I don’t know if I’ll ever buy it again.
– December 15, 2020
I loved it! I thought it was great. I bought 2 more. I froze them, not sure if you can and then thaw them when ready to eat.
We will see how that turns out when the time comes.
– December 19, 2020
The crust is great, but there should be more of it. The sauce was like glue, really gummy and unappetizing. The potatoes seemed raw and flavorless. I was looking for a nice, quick, filling dinner. Not sure I’ll save the leftovers.
– December 24, 2020
This review is for the chicken pie found in the refrigeratable section at trader Joe’s, Monrovia.
For the first time now Ive had something from trader Joe’s that was truly bad. This chicken pie it’s terrible, so much that I couldn’t even finish my serving. First, to my surprise, the chicken was fatty, the sauce was gummy (weird texture), bad flavor and worst of all a foul smell that lingered in our kitchen for a while. Not recommended.
– May 16, 2021
Disgusting, tastes like moldy cheese somehow despite there being none present. Followed instructions perfectly, wasn’t expired, and was the only Trader Joe’s meal that I couldn’t eat.
– November 4, 2021
WHY DID THEY CHANGE THE RECIPE? This used to be my favorite frozen dish, the treat I would give myself when I was too tired to cook. I LOVED this chicken pot pie, lapped up every bit of melted sauce off the plate.
But now, they’ve cut out all interesting spices and added more pepper. Boring!!
Very disappointed that I no longer have my favorite go-to treat any more.
Dr. Robert Corwin
– February 7, 2022
Having bought the frozen version for years and since they haven’t had it in stock for weeks,I thought we’d try the fresh variety.What a mistake! It was nothing like the picture on the box.Shredded chicken,not chunks,tiny bits of carrots not chunks and a dry tasteless sauce,nothing like the frozen variety.We took a couple of bites and tossed it in the garbage.Made a complaint on their website and have yet to get a response.Will return to the store for a refund ,absolute worst pot pie I have ever eatin.DO NOT BUY!
– February 21, 2022
Bought today, just heated this mess for dinner, following directions to the letter. Had to wrap it up and throw it out. I would not ask my worst enemy to eat this garbage. The crust was doughy and flavorless. The chicken (if that’s what it was) was rubbery, tough , and tasted like nothing. There was no sauce, and mushy vegetables. It was very dry and smelled terrible. It is literally the worst thing I have ever bought at a grocery store. Buy at your own risk.
– May 17, 2022
I just bought this product and it is absolutely terrible! Chicken is ground up (not chunky as advertised) and no sauce. Crust is tough and overall a sad, sad product. I had to throw it out! It is hard to believe Trader Joe’s sells this product.
– June 10, 2022
It was awful. Flavorless, horrible textures and actually left a bad taste in our mouths. Did anyone from Trader Joe’s “Kitchen Tasting” ever sample this disaster? Threw it out as others have said above.
– June 19, 2022
Made it in the oven as directed. Really disappointing- inside very very bland and watery, crust pretty tasteless as well. I had some and threw the rest away.
– July 6, 2022
This pie used to be delicious, not anymore. I have never tasted a tangy or vinegary chicken pot pie before until now. It had such a sour taste I was sure they had replaced the green peas with capers. That’s exactly what the green peas taste like. It was a sloppy, disgusting, rancid mess. Everyone should complain to corporate about this latest disappointment.
– November 13, 2022
By far the most disapointing product I have ever purchased from Trader Joes. Gravy had a sour taste and needed salt. Potatoes were undercooked. Crust was soggy and had an off-taste, like slightly rancid butter.
– December 26, 2022
Great. But I did it in toaster oven for 35 minutes. Found sauce needs to boil up a bit to finish cooking veggies, Bits of chicken are real but dry, maybe try some dark meat? I think batches of their prepared dinners can differ. Also they must use various regional private label suppliers which accounts for batches tastes different. Some better than others,
– January 4, 2023
Very strong taste of vinegar or something bitter. I won’t be buying this again. Very disappointed!
– January 6, 2023
First time trying and I concur with all the people saying it was odd and sour. Very thin curdled looking sauce.
Not flavorful. And the packaging had no expiration date – I looked all over.
The outstanding thing about TJ is they give a refund or credit, no questions asked. I will be bringing the package back in (though they don’t even require a receipt or package. That’s what makes them the best)
– January 6, 2023
So disappointing. Super odd tangy, tart taste that doesn’t belong in a chicken pot pie. I thought I had accidentally used it after the expiry date but it was actually several days before the date on the box. Not sure who thought this was good enough to put on shelves but they need a new job.
– January 10, 2023
I agree there must be some regional variation in the suppliers. Bought it tonight from Claremont CA and was pleasantly surprised how flaky and crispy the puff pastry topping was. Sauce was flavorful, not sour at all, and had big chunks of white meat chicken. I thought it was a lot better than I was expecting and DEFINITELy not horrible like some of these reviews are saying!
– January 24, 2023
Awful … potato wasn’t cooked and had almost vinegar taste .. won’t ever try it again
– April 7, 2023
It was horrible, crust like damp cardboard.
– June 12, 2023
Bloated packaging after three days in fridge and eel before use by date. Tasted acidic as stated in other reviews. Crust is terrible. Threw it away.
I wouldn’t even feed it to my dog. Worst product I’ve ever received from trader joe’s and really disappointed as i’ve almost always had good experiences.
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