Well, if the Soba Noodles knocked it out of the park, then I will be giving these the bench. Now, in previous reviews I've liked Gochujang flavors when they have tried to incorporated them. But here in Trader Joe's Gochujang Chop Salad Kit, they just didn't work for me. Not. One. Bit.
So here is pretty much a lackluster salad kit. I'd rather stick to my bag of Butter Lettuce, to be honest. Or some other salad mix. Or better yet, I'd rather experiment with my own.
Now, within this plastic bag are even more little plastic bags. One has puffed brown rice that pretty much tastes like tinier Rice Krispies. The other bag has a lot of sesame seeds. And the final pouch contains the dressing.
If they tasted great, I wouldn't complain about the plastics, but here they just didn't work very well.
The dressing is a sesame soy sauce with a subtle funky heat that is gochujang. For me, that just wasn't a great pairing with the crisped brown rice. It just made the salad kinda weird.
Now, there are a LOT of sesame seeds in that bag, so you might be better off pouring individual portions rather than dumping the whole thing on this entire salad.
Some sesame tastes good. A tongue full of sesame isn't necessarily delicious.
For $3.99, it's new, but it won't be a repeat buy for me. I really didn't enjoy eating this one.
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The bag of Trader Joe's Gochujang Chop Salad Kit:
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Out of the package you get:
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Trader Joe's Gochujang Chop Salad Kit
Product Name: Trader Joe's Gochujang Chop Salad Kit
Product Description: Trader Joe's Gochujang Chop Salad Kit is a korean style salad with lots of mix ins.
Trader Joe's Gochujang Chop Salad Kit has lots of funky add ins.
- A salad mix with everything ready to go
- Some elements were overwhelming
- Some elements didn't seem to belong