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Trader Joe’s is discontinuing yet another favorite product

Social media is filled with comments about Trader Joe’s discontinuing a snack. Some employees say not so fast because customers love the snack so much that they may bring it back.

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Many of Trader Joe’s well-known products have disappeared from shelves this summer, including dog food, cat food, Dark Russet Potato Chips, and others, yet the season is still young. Some buyers have noticed indications that yet another product is being phased out.

The Rolled Corn Tortilla Chili&Lime Flavored Chips are “about to be discontinued,” according to TJ’s Reddit users. The snack, which is also recognized as a Takis knockoff, is said to have momentarily run out of stock. Fans do have some good news, though, as the status of the snack may vary depending on where you are.

On August 17, a Trader Joe’s customer wrote, “Takis Soon to Be Discontinued?” along with a photo of a bag of Rolled Corn Tortilla Chili&Lime Flavored Chips bearing a banner announcing the product’s impending removal from shelves.

The Rolled Corn Tortilla Chips Chili&Lime Flavored are still listed in the thread as TOS (Temporarily Out Of Stock), according to a post in the thread, which states that “A Crew member replied in the comments saying that their store is still showing the product as TOS (Temporarily Out Of Stock) with an ETA to their local warehouse at the end of this week.”

Customers should check their local TJ’s store to see the situation based on this information. Other commenters point out that it is only momentarily out of stock in the Mid-Atlantic, New Jersey, and Southern California regions. Others who identify themselves as Trader Joe’s employees claim that the term “stopped” doesn’t always mean the product will be discontinued permanently; rather, the supply may currently be unstable.

Could it be that the chain is clearing out some inventory this summer to make room for its much sought-after fall merchandise? Before you know it, the price of everything with cinnamon, pumpkin, butternut squash, caramel, and apple flavors will drop. The fanfare surrounding them will be enormous if this year is anything like the last one.

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