Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Butternut Squash Bisque Reviews

(14 customer reviews)

Made with brown butter and sage.

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14 reviews for Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Butternut Squash Bisque Reviews

  1. JulieW

    I was really looking forward to trying this bisque. TJ employees raved about it. However, stay away, do not buy. It had a terrible plastic chemical smell when warming up on stove and the taste was even worse. It was within date so I know it hadn’t gone bad. But the smell and taste were so chemical that I think a recall is in order. Sorry TJs, but this is a big miss!

  2. Liz Gray

    Absolutely delicious! I look forward to this every year. The soup is creamy, and does not have any gluten or corn! A great fall soup, taste great if you add pumpkin seeds! This is way better than a the box soup!

  3. jemila

    I would suggest to anyone who gets a really bad hit on a product, like the ‘chemical smell/taste’ above — take it back, say you’d like to trade for another, in case that one (or that batch?) may have been bad for some reason.

    My experience – tasted pretty good. No chemical smell/taste! But actually I used it to tone down the Thai -style carrot-sweet potato soup which was too spicy for me. Worked just right.

  4. Sierra Minder

    I love TJs refrigerator soups. This was terrible. Worst I’ve ever had. Tempted to return it. That bad. Very bland, and a weird taste.

  5. Jessica

    I guess I should have realized when the first ingredient was water that this wasn’t going to be as “bisque” as I had hoped. Tried reducing it down on the stove top and that just intensified the sweetness which was already a bit too sweet. Tried adding butter to make it richer and that helped a little but what helped the most was adding bread to the bottom, drizzling balsamic on top, and some pepitas. Won’t be getting this again unless I want to drink something sweet.

  6. MAK

    Don’t bother! I usually love the TJ’s soups and buy them frequently. This was a BIG disappointment! Not much flavor and what there was, wasn’t pleasant. It wasn’t sweet and it wasn’t savory. I really can’t tell you what it tasted like except to say, it was bad enough I dumped the whole container down the drain after a few bites. It wasn’t rancid, just a peculiar flavor. Next time I go there, I will tell them and I know they will replace with another soup. I do appreciate that about Trader Joe’s.

  7. Anonymous

    I was surprised to see so many bad reviews – I really enjoy this soup. It’s yummy, it’s seasonal, and it’s very healthy. The whole container is only 200 calories! I think that “bisque” is certainly a misnomer – it isn’t creamy enough to merit that title, but that doesn’t mean it’s not good. I’ve also bought this item on multiple occasions and never had a problem with any mysterious smells or tastes, so don’t let that put you off. (Plus TJ’s employees are very obliging, so I’m sure if you encounter a bad batch you would be able to exchange it quite easily.)

  8. Anonymous

    Tastes like spiced water. I’m not picky on soup yet this was just really bad

  9. KL

    Do not waste your money! Bland and watery. Nothing close to the texture of a bisque. Tried adding pumpkin spice pumpkin seeds for texture and sweetness but no…nothing could save this sad soup.

  10. Ronnie Ralson

    One Word. Delicious

  11. Ronnie Ralson

    One Word. Delicious

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  13. Tara

    Tasted like acid. Just bought at store and had a best by date of over a month and a half away. Shoulda looked at reviews first, very disappointed. Was looking forward to having it for lunch today

  14. Jennifer Mayorga

    Did anyone else’s taste fishy? I am scarred now.

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