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– November 30, 2014
Love this! I like that the smokey flavor of it is subtle and it’s not loaded with salt, yet still delicious.
– November 30, 2014
My family loves this – it’s great in omelettes, too.
– November 24, 2015
I thought I’d see what hams Trader Joe’s was offering, since Honeybaked hams are SO expensive. TJ’s were uncured, fully cooked, and spiral sliced, so I bought one to serve to three friends just before Thanksgiving. It was SOOO good!! I have never been a big ham eater, but I have been snacking on the leftover, refrigerated ham ever since. It is NOT too salty, not too sweet, and the smoked flavor is delicious. Other hams have unbelievable amounts of sodium (look up the nutritional info) – and Trader Joe’s is about 1/3 as much. The family want me to bring a Honeybaked ham for Thanksgiving Day, but I’m going to pull a switcheroo and serve a TJ’s spiral cut ham — they even include a packet to make the sugar/cinnamon crackle glaze, and it works great. After everyone has eaten the TJ’s and said “best ham ever” – I’ll tell the truth. : )
– November 22, 2018
GARBAGE – VERY DISAPPOINTED. I BOUGHT IT ON MONDAY AND LAST NIGHT TOOK OFF THE FOIL AND NET WRAPPING TO LOOK AT THE HAM. IT WAS A BALL OF FAT. I THREW IT OUT AND AM GOING TO GET MY MONEY BACK TOMORROW. I CALLED THE STORE AND SUGGESTED THAT THEY CONTACT THEIR SUPPLIER. HAPPY THANKSGIVING – NO HAM HERE.
– December 4, 2018
This is now my favorite ham. I didn’t use the glaze. I probably would if serving to guests. I tried a sample in the store and was hooked. We have had it heated up with veggies on the side. We have had it on salads. And we have had it as a snack with gluten free crackers. Not too salty like most hams I’ve tried. Not too sweet. Just the right amount of smoked flavor.
– December 25, 2018
I pretty much like TJ’s everything… had the spiral ham last year, great. This year, not so much. It was very dry & I undercooked it! Ugh, very disappointed. There was a big gap between spiral layers, pertinent? Don’t know, but $45. later, not happy
– December 26, 2018
After hearing how good Trader Joe’s spiral hams were we raced to the next town over to grab one for ourselves. We purchased the 1/4 spiral cut ham, and after glazing and cooking, the ham was dry and rubbery. No ham flavor just a mouthful of salt. So disappointed that THIS was our holiday dinner. Never doing ham again on a holiday. Not worth the risk!
To add to this disaster, the cornbread stuffing was wet and soggy. And this is after using only half of the recommended liquid called for on the box directions. It would best be described as completely tasteless. Definitely not cornbread, more like styrofoam.
– December 28, 2018
Always have gotten my Christmas ham at TJ. This year it was disgusting. Tasted like it was cured in Cinnamon. I couldn’t make anything with the leftovers because of the strong sweet and cinnamon taste. What a waste of money. Out of 14 people, only 2 liked it. Also it was full of fat. Gross.
– May 13, 2019
Guess we lucked out. Had the 1/4 S Spiral Ham (Lot 11937),for Easter dinner, it was good. Just had one of two leftover packages I put away in the freezer. That was good too.
– December 21, 2019
Purchased this ham a week
ago. Tried it and was very disappointed. It is tasteless and very fatty. Will not eat this garbage.Need my money
back.Rating is a 1 for effort.
– December 26, 2019
Bought TJ spiral ham for Christmas 2019. Followed directions explicitly. VERY DRY. Daughter’s TJ ham always delicious.
Something wrong this year in Bressi Ranch TJs?
– December 27, 2019
Terrible. The instruction were almost impossible to read. The instruction were on the package of glaze and not centered on the packet. I had to open the packet or glaze and cut it open to read the instructions completely with a magnifying glass.
– February 5, 2020
We had this for one of the Christmas meals this year, and I was terribly disappointed. TJ’s has put some spice or herb in it that overpowers the ham, or just doesn’t go with ham. In addition, it was very dry. I did not use the glaze, because I felt that would make it even worse. What’s wrong with the classic ham taste? No reason to make it “different.” And someone should have fed the hog just a bit more. Fat hogs are happy hogs.
– February 9, 2020
Important point to all those who say they ‘overcooked it’ or it was dry.
The ham is already cooked.
All you have to do is WARM it up.
Thus, this is the best. ham. ever.
Just don’t freaking COOK it, because – as the simple instructions say – it is already cooked.
I’m buying three next time, because I wish they were available year long. They freeze and defrost just fine. Soft, tender, tasty.
James B Muradian
– April 13, 2020
I love Trader Joe’s . There is not much I don’t like about this store but this ham is not for me. If this is the first ham I every had I probably wouldn’t eat ham. It has a weird texture had very low on flavor. It is low on salt which is good. My wife loves it so it might just be me. I eat ham all the time so who knows?
– April 13, 2020
I Love Ham! In fact I am just a big ham at heart, but this ham broke my heart. Trader Joe’s should not have labeled it “HAM” because it’s really a great big, over-cooked, dried-out pork chop. I literally walked into the the kitchen when it was cooking and very reluctantly asked my wife, “what is that awful smell?” It smelled a little like a dirty dumpster. I then asked my wife, “are you cooking cabbage?” It didn’t taste terrible. Like a dry pork chop.
– April 13, 2020
I bought the TJs ham for Easter. Just like one person noted, just WARM it up. The directions say 275 degrees and cover it. I did just that and it came out delicious, not dry. I don’t know if they changed the glaze but if you are worried about it being “cinnamony”:, it’s not. I smelled the glaze packet before making it and it is cloves, not cinnamon. Just like back in the day when my mom would would put whole cloves into the ham. I would definitely buy this again.
– April 14, 2020
Very disappointed. Dry and so much Fat. We Threw most of it out.
Kenneth A. Lane
– November 25, 2020
Bought it this Monday (Full Half) 11/23/20 and had to make it today 11/24/20. I opened the foil to look at the ham and discovered a hole over the round bone, so the vacuum was gone. I examined it and appeared ok but not like the cured hams. I cooked it and like others referenced, it was dry, tough and without flavor. What was really the last straw, was the terrible spiral slicing that was due to the large jointed bone (about a third of the ham). Reminded me of those .49 cent a lb. cheap shanks from days gone by. No more uncured for me, and no more foil wrapped hams either.
– November 26, 2021
Definitely the nastiest ham I’ve made or eaten. Overridingly unpleasant blend of tastes, none of which are ham. Threw the entire thing in the garbage.
– November 27, 2021
Very disappointed in this ham. I made a board for Thanksgiving this year; this ham was to be the main protein. We like to snack on spiral hams right out of the fridge, so obviously didn’t overcook it. It was very dry and chewy as though it had been frozen for a long time. The flavor was not fresh. We tossed it. The charcuterie was delicious as were the other items I bought for our meal.
– December 14, 2021
I absolutely loved the spiral ham and would recommend it to all of my friend and family. The dressing that Trader Joe’s make are great. I believe the problems that people are running into is that you have to measure and cook precisely. You’re not cooking wild animal meat for hour in which all of their meat has no antibodies, nitrates and etc. Sorry but not Sorry. Please read follow the directions.
– December 17, 2021
The ham is very lean and it will be juicy and not dry out if it’s cooked in a Reynolds’s oven bag. Don’t bother to use that glaze packet, the spice mixture smells horrible. The ham is fine without the glaze.
– January 2, 2022
First time trying TJ ham. bought the 1/4 spiral. there is something off about this ham, other than the fat. Can’t put my finger on it. Not any real ham taste. Looks like no ham bone for bean soup out of this. VERY DISSAPOINTED. I wonder where the ham is sourced from ?
– January 7, 2022
We bought our third Christmas ham this year expecting the same delicious flavor as we found in 2019 and 2000. I can’t describe how disappointed we were/are with what we brought home. Same label, ingredients and description but all I can say is Blah! What happened? Where’s the flavor? We bought our ham last month and kept it as a challenge to our creativity. How can we fix this? So far nothing has helped but we have a lot of have left to work with. Will let you know if we found a solution.
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