Trader Joe's Shoppers Are Loving Its New Vegan Buffalo Dip

Do you like to shop at Trader Joe's? Loyal customers of the 500-locations-strong grocery chain, which was originally founded in Pasadena, California (via Reader's Digest), tend to appreciate its low prices, excellent customer service, and constantly rotating selection of products – some of which, including frozen Mandarin Orange Chicken, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, and Buffalo Style Chicken Dip, have attained cult status.

What exactly is Buffalo Style Chicken Dip, you might ask? According to the store's official website, it's a scoopable dip featuring the flavors of Buffalo chicken wings, with cream cheese, sour cream, and Monterey Jack cheeses lending dairy richness to chopped chicken breast flavored with cayenne pepper, vinegar, and garlic. Sounds delicious — but not exactly vegan- (or vegetarian-) friendly. If you love dip but avoid animal products, take heart: Trader Joe's has introduced a plant-based version of its Buffalo Style dip, and TJ's shoppers are pretty pumped about it. 

A vegan dip option loaded with veggies

If you've been eyeing Trader Joe's famous Buffalo Style Chicken Dip but don't eat dairy or meat, you might be excited to hear about the store's new vegan version. On its website, TJ's writes that the cauliflower, red pepper, and carrot-laced dip "creates a marvelous canvas for that slow-building, infamous Buffalo cayenne kick that everyone, not just meat eaters, can enjoy." And Instagram users are already taking to the social media platform to share their thoughts about the Vegan Buffalo Style Dip.

When the Trader Joe's-tracking account @traderjoeslist shared a photo of the new dip yesterday, plenty of TJ's lovers chimed in with their appreciation. "It's SO GOOD. I eat it with celery," one person commented.

"This makes me so happy," added another. 

Meanwhile, the account @traderjoesgoesvegan hyped the dip, too, awarding it 4.5/5 points and writing, "It is sooo good with carrots and peppers, but I definitely plan on having this in wraps, sandwiches, maybe a mashed chickpeas Buffalo salad." So if you're going vegan for your next game day, you might want to keep this dip in mind.