The pros: Trader Joe's Pear Halves are well peeled, sweet, tender pears. They did a good job of making sure there were no extraneous inedible parts of the pear remaining.
The cons: Price. For what you are getting here, it is pricey compared to the grocery store. You can get a similar sized jar of similar quality. They can be found on sale for 2/$5. If Trader Joe's is the only place you are going to shop, then there is no issue. If price point is your concern, it might be worth a trip to another store.
The verdict: For $3.99 there are something things that need to be considered before buying this product. If you are busy or you have a tendency forgetting about your fresh fruit until it's well past its prime, then jarred fruit is the way to go. You are getting fresh flavor without the worry of it rotting. If you are used to jarred pears, then this is on par with most grocery store brands. The texture will vary slightly from one half to another, but overall they were firm and had nice texture without being mush. The flavor was good and it was nice to not have them drenched in syrup. They swim in white grape juice which on it's own tasted just ok. Much of the flavor of the pear had infused itself into the grape juice. It's not something I would pour a glass of when I'm done with the pears. Although as a chaser after eating the pears it wasn't bad. Overall, if this was about half the price, I'd buy it again. At just about $4, I'll pass.
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Would I buy this again? Trader Joe's Pear Halves was good, but I didn't think there was much value here. I actually to shop at several different places so this isn't a necessity. If Trader Joe's is the only place you are going to shop and you enjoy canned pears, then yes, this tastes good. I'm not going to repurchase because of the value here.
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