Allergy Shmallergy

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Highlights from the Frozen Food Section of Trader Joe’s February 10, 2011

I have a love/hate relationship with Trader Joe’s.      Their allergy-free products are delicious and otherwise hard to find.   But many of their products are made on production lines with nuts and peanuts, making them useless for our family.  Trader Joe’s  frozen food is particularly helpful to me as I want the kids to eat well when I don’t feel like cooking.   So, I compiled a list which highlights some of Trader Joe’s dairy-free, egg-free, tree nut-free, peanut-free and sesame seed-free products.  And, if you’re only avoiding some of the aforementioned allergens, then you’ll have even better luck.  I hope this saves you all some time at the market and in the kitchen !


Mini Chicken Tacos:  also gluten-free!

*Beware of the beef tacos which are not free of the above allergens.


Party-Size Mini Meatballs

Turkey Meatballs

*Beware of the Trader Joe’s Meatballs as they contain milk.


Trader Joe’s Beef and Green Chili Burrito


Chicken Cilantro Mini Wontons


Pork Gyoza Potstickers

*Beware:  The chicken potstickers contain sesame oil.


Trader Joe’s Penne Arrabbiata


Coq au Vin


Gluten-free Waffles


An assortment of Sorbets and Fruit Bars (such as their Fruit Floes)


A wide assortment of frozen vegetables, meats, fish and shellfish to cook


3 Responses to “Highlights from the Frozen Food Section of Trader Joe’s”

  1. Dee Says:

    Great list!!! I have to ask since everyone has different sensitivity levels…did you call any of these manufacturers to find out if they are produced in the same facility or same line as sesame? If you have I will save myself some work. Have you all eaten these products safely?

    • malawer Says:

      Because food allergies and allergists’ guidance are so individualized, I recommend that everyone call the manufacturers themselves. As you mentioned, everyone’s sensitivities are different and manufacturers change production all the time.

      That said, we have eaten some but not all of the products. I would love it if my children were adventurous enough to try the all… (Sigh) someday! I have to put in a special shout out for the potstickers which are DE-licious! As you know, it’s hard to eat Asian food with a sesame seed allergy, so these give my kids a taste of it safely.

  2. What exactly truly influenced you to create “Highlights from the Frozen Food Section of Trader Joes
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