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Vegan turkey burgers are having a moment. Do you want yours 3D printed or from Trader Joe’s?


While plant-based beef is everywhere you look, the plant-based turkey category is vastly underexplored. However, new products are coming to market to provide consumers with new choices that are not dependent on the cruel turkey industry.

At grocery chain Trader Joe’s, a new vegan ground turkey product is set to hit stores this month, according to an Instagram post shared by @bigboxvegan. Internal communication with employees shows that the new Turkeyless Ground is made with textured peas and wheat protein and will be stocked in the refrigerated section of the store nationwide.

Priced at $5.49 and sold in 12-ounce packages (may vary by region), the new vegan turkey pomace is intended for use in dishes such as tacos, meatless meatloaf, peppers stuffed, etc. Trader Joe’s suggests seasoning the course with its in-store spices such as Taco Seasoning and Mushroom & Company Umami Seasoning Blend (both vegan) to bring out maximum flavor.

“Plant-based protein is about having options: the ability to make a dish that will satisfy meat eaters and non-meat eaters, the ability to occasionally participate in a Meatless Monday, the ability to enjoy a juicy burger, whatever whatever the preference for protein – we could really go on,” Trader Joe’s product describes. “So we think it’s only fitting that the plant-based protein scope itself is also full of options. In this spirit of plant pluralism, we are proud to present Trader Joe’s Turkeyless Ground, a superbly flavorful protein that evokes the flavor, texture and, at 21 grams per serving, the protein content of ground turkey at a truly delicious degree.

Trader Joe’s Vegan Turkey Burgers

The new, more versatile product will fill the void left by Trader Joe’s pulling its plant-based turkey burgers from the shelves. The grocery chain originally launched its turkey-free protein patties in mid-2020. The formed patties were sold in packs of two 4-ounce patties for $4.99 and had slightly more protein, 23 grams, per serving than the new patterns.

The vegan turkey burger patties closely followed the launch of Trader Joe’s own plant-based beef patties, simply called “Protein Patties”, which Trader Joe’s launched in January 2020. Since then, Trader Joe’s has further expanded its refrigerated section with additional vegan meats, including Impossible Foods’ plant-based ground beef.

3D printed vegan turkey burgers?

And Trader Joe’s New Vegan Grounds aren’t the only new vegan turkey product on the market. Using the power of 3D printing technology, Israeli company SavorEat offers consumers the ability to fully customize their plant-based meats. While SavorEat hit the market with plant-based beef burgers, this week it’s expanding its reach to include plant-based turkey burgers and pork-free breakfast sausages. The company’s technology is based on its Smart Robot Chef, which is powered by machine learning and artificial intelligence. The machine receives preference inputs – such as preferred protein and fat compositions and cooking preferences – from users who interface with an application, and then produces and cooks the desired plant-based meat from these inputs.


This design allows restaurants to reduce waste by using only a specific amount of plant-based meat, while providing the consumer with a product that perfectly matches their nutritional and taste needs. Creating exciting new plant-based beef, turkey and pork options is also a way to reduce waste on the production side, as animal-free meats require fewer environmental inputs and emit fewer greenhouse gases. Greenhouse.

While plant-based beef, and to some extent plant-based pork, is widely available, outside of Trader Joe’s upcoming pitches and a handful of older products, plant-based turkey is a less saturated category that differentiates SavorEat from other companies in the space.

“At SavorEat, we’re passionate about offsetting carbon emissions and reducing waste, which is why we’ve created a product that can do both,” said Racheli Vizman, CEO and co-founder of SavorEat, in a statement. “By expanding into other plant-based meats, we aim to offer greater variety and personalization, to empower the planet to eat differently, with healthier and more sustainable options to reduce ecological impact.”

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