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Does Trade Joe’s Sell Horseradish? (Answered)

Does Trade Joe's Sell Horseradish

Horseradish – a sharp, pungent tasting root – is used worldwide as a condiment ingredient and a spice in hundreds of ingredients, and most commonly purchased in its prepared form. But can it be found at Trader Joe’s.

Trader Joe’s is known for a wide variety of offerings – including the occasional one-of-a-kind product – at affordable prices. As for horseradish, it has been sold under their brand name but that seems to no longer be the case, leaving its availability uncertain.

Keep reading, as we explore the availability of horseradish at Trader Joe’s.

Does Trader Joe’s Sell Horseradish?

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Long-time shoppers at Trader Joe’s report that until recently, there was a Trader Joe’s brand name horseradish available in stores and online. However, as of 2019, the Trader Joe’s brand prepared horseradish has been reported as discontinued.

That’s not to say that Trader Joe’s no longer carries ANY horseradish or horseradish products. Their brand name variety is simply no longer available.

To check the current price and availability of Horseradish, click here to view the listing on Amazon.

Why Would Trader Joe’s Discontinue Their Brand Name Horseradish?

There are many reasons why a certain product would be discontinued. Reasons include:

  • A lack of demand
  • A shortage in available ingredients.
  • The rise in production costs outstrips the returns.

There’s no way to say which of these reasons may apply, or if there’s another reason entirely for the decision. The only way to be certain is to contact the Customer Service or Marketing department of Trader Joe’s.

Are There Other Brands Of Horseradish at Trader Joe’s?

Different stores stock different products and sometimes different brands, so there’s a chance you can find a different brand of prepared horseradish in your local Trader Joe’s.

There’s also a chance that the produce section of Trade Joe’s may have the unprepared root in stock at certain times of the year.

What Are Some Common Uses of Horseradish?

Horseradish can be used for some medicinal purposes, but it is most often used as a condiment for fish and beef dishes, in a variety of preparations.

Freshly grated horseradish, or freshly prepared horseradish is often served as a garnish or a condiment for steaks and prime rib.

Mixed with other ingredients, such as mustard and tomato based sauces, horseradish becomes the key ingredient in cocktail sauces.

It can also be turned into horseradish sauce by mixing it with a mayonnaise-style base.

What Are the Most Common Preparations for Horseradish?

In its freshest preparation, a horseradish root can be chopped, minced or grated and used to garnish dishes.

In its second most popular state, horseradish is minced or diced, then mixed with distilled vinegar, water, and sometimes soybean oil and salt to help it remain fresh for longer.

It can also be turned into a horseradish sauce when mixed with a cream or mayonnaise base, or a cocktail sauce when mixed with a sauce with a tomato base.

What Kind of Horseradish-Based Products Can You Find At Trader Joe’s?

Trader Joe’s does stock a name brand Cocktail Sauce that contains horseradish.

Other horseradish based products may be found in individual stores. For a full product listing of available horseradish products in your area, contact your local store.

Alternatives to Trader Joe’s Horseradish:

Fresh horseradish can be found in several locations. For a prepared horseradish like the now discontinued Trader Joe’s Brand horseradish, the most popular options include:

  • Woeber’s Pure Horseradish
  • St. Elmo’s Steak House Coarse Cut Horseradish
  • Boar’s Head Pub Style Horseradish
  • Beaver’s Horseradish
  • Zatarain’s Prepared Horseradish
  • Bookbinders Prepared Horseradish
  • Silver Spring Prepared Horseradish/Horseradish Sauce

These are some of the most common and most popular types of prepared horseradish you can find today.

And then there are different sauces, which can be found everywhere from the grocery store aisles to fast food restaurants like Arby’s and Long John Silvers, where they’re offered as potential condiments of choice.

Where Can I Find Horseradish Aside From Trader Joes?

Any and all forms of Horseradish and Horseradish based sauces can be found at Amazon, and are available to order. However, for those who need it a little faster than Overnight or 2-Day delivery, there are other options.

Horseradish Root:

Fresh horseradish is most likely to be available in fall and possibly very early winter, as the best harvesting time is around late summer and early fall.

The best place to find it is the produce section of your local market. For fans of Trader Joe’s – if they don’t have it, check the seasonal availability, or the Whole Foods Market.

Prepared Horseradish:

Prepared horseradish can be found in the condiment sections of most markets and supermarkets. When it cannot be found there, it is often found in the seafood section.

The same is true of various horseradish based sauces, such as cocktail sauce, which is generally easiest to find in or around the seafood section.

What Stores Are Most Likely to Carry Horseradish or Horseradish Sauce?

Different brands can be found at different stores. To be sure if a given store has the brand and preparation you want, it’s best to call the Customer Service department.

However some options include:

  • Bookbinders Horseradish can be found at Walmart.
  • Silver Springs Horseradish may be found at Walmart and Krogers
  • Beaver’s Brand Horseradish can be found in Walmart, Kroger and Brookshire’s
  • St. Elmo Steak House Horseradish can generally be found at Kroger’s.
  • Zatarain’s Prepared Horseradish is usually found at Walmart or Krogers.

For other brands, or a specific sauce or style of horseradish sauce, check with local stores to see what is available.

Final Thoughts:

Looking for horseradish, prepared horseradish, or horseradish sauce? Trader Joe’s may no longer carry their Name Brand prepared horseradish, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find what you’re looking for. To be sure of finding the horseradish product you want, it’s best to contact your local Trader Joe’s to see what they have available.

And if Trader Joe’s is experiencing a seasonal shortage of horseradish – or any other type of lack – then there are plenty of places you can find the horseradish of your choice, for a tasty addition to your meal.


Shane is a fitness enthusiast who also has a passion for trying and cooking new foods. His favorite stores to shop at include Trader Joe's, Wholefoods Market, Sprouts, Stater Brothers, and Target.

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