What People Are Saying About Trader Joe's New Strawberry & Rhubarb Hand Pies

If you've picked too many strawberries this season, we've got plenty of ways for you to use up your fresh fruit. A homemade strawberry lemonade recipe will keep you cool this summer, and our strawberry salad recipe adds a little sweetness to your greens. But if you're all about strawberry desserts, then there's nothing like a sweet and tangy strawberry rhubarb pie recipe. This is a classic way to enjoy rhubarb, but if you don't want to take the time to make an entire pie Trader Joe's has another option for shoppers.

The grocery store chain now has strawberry and rhubarb hand pies, and it's been making the rounds on social media. Generally, it looks like people are excited about these hand pies. On Instagram, user @traderjoesfoodreviews shared a photo of the hand pies and wrote that there are pieces of strawberry in the pie filling. The caption also includes, "I loved the sweet orange zest taste in the filling too! It was very prominent and helped to balance out the tartness of the rhubarb even more."

This is a glowing review that says the crust and filling are fantastic, so it seems to be a well-rounded dessert. In each package, there are two strawberry rhubarb pies, and the caption says that one pack is $4.99, though prices may vary across individual stories. Other people who have tried the product are chiming in.

Some customers say to heat the hand pie up

On the Trader Joe's subreddit, a user also shared a picture of Trader Joe's strawberry rhubarb pies and explains in the comments, "Instructions are to put them in the oven or air fryer. Crust is buttery and delicious, filling is tart and subtly sweet. Would buy again!" The back of the package has instructions for heating the pie with and oven or an air fryer, but it looks like some customers missed this since the instructions weren't prominently on the front.

One customer said, "I was wondering why the crust was a bit soggy but chalked it up to the filling being moist." Other Trader Joe's fans ate the pies without heating them up and still liked them, so this comes down to personal preference and maybe some patience. There could be a benefit to heating the pie up to get the crust extra tasty. 

Though most of the reviews are positive, some people simply didn't like these hand pies. In the comments of @traderjoefoodreviews' Instagram post, one person gave this product a 4 out of 10 rating. Will you be purchasing these at Trader Joe's or making a pie for yourself? For anyone making their own strawberry rhubarb pie, make sure to learn the secrets to the perfect pie crust.