Trader Joe’s French POP-UP SPONGES


Made From Natural Vegetable Cellulose. Product of France. A pack contains 12 Sponges squished flat that will blow up in water in a second (the pop up part is magic)!

“INSTRUCTIONS: Dip in water before use” (pretty funny, huh?!)

Now when I first saw these I looked at the price and thought “too expensive”. A pack is $8. But I then I “Did The Math”… Since there are 12, each sponge works out about 67 cents, right? A sponge may last a month or more. I thought if a sponge lasts a month in the kitchen (or more hopefully) this pack contains about a year’s supply or more. So I decided to buy them. Guess what? They turn out to be just FANTASTIC sponges. These blow up from a thin little sliver to a big sponge an inch thick almost magically the instant you put them in water. They seem to be quality “natural” sponges. These sponges make tons of soapy bubbles and quick work of dirty dishes. My wife thanked me for finally buying good sponges and made me promise to buy them again (in like a year we think). End result is these are actually quite worth it and for this quality a decent value. BTW every week, I give our sponge a quick rinse in very diluted bleach and soap. I squeeze it over and over and the sponge looks brand new again (the filthy water is shocking even when your sponge seems clean). Be sure to rinse it really really thoroughly with water to get out all the bleach if you want it to last.

https://www.traderjoes.com/home/products/pdp/001911

When you’re ready to use, soak one in water and watch it pop up before your very eyes into a Sponge about 4 inches wide, three inches long, and an inch high!

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Julie
    Nov 11, 2021 @ 20:07:37

    I have been a regular user of these Trader Joe french sponges but the last package the sponges have only lasted a week at the most. Today my sponge started falling apart after only two days. This is just for washing dishes no strong detergents. Did I just get a bad batch or is this going to be the quality going on?

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