The pros: Trader Joe’s Grilled Pesto Chicken Wrap is one of the better wraps, notice the word better. It was edible compared to a lot of the other options.
The cons: Not delicious, wasn’t a standout, having squash in a wrap was weird. I thought it was mushy celery at first. Flavor wise, this is not what you’d expect either. I was looking for something super herby. Instead I was confronted with the flavor and texture of squash and cream cheese with some grilled chicken mixed in.
The verdict: This was just ok. For a dollar more going to Subway is still the better option for a sandwich. I won’t be buying this again. It didn’t live up to its name. I was looking for a wrap with grilled chicken coated in a rich herby pesto. It only lived up to the chicken part and for $4, I want what I paid for. If you must reach for a wrap, Trader Joe’s Cubano Seasoned Wrap is the one to go for or if you can find it Trader Joe’s Turkey Gobbler Wrap.
Here is the visual rundown of what you can expect if you purchase this product:
The package for $3.99 in the refrigerated section:
The laundry list of ingredients (no they all didn’t fit in the picture and opening the package tore the list):
The wrap cut in half:
It’s amazing to me that Trader Joe’s freezer section has so many winners but the refrigerated section contains so many duds. Trader Joe’s Grilled Pesto Chicken Wrap was tolerable and I’ll only have it this once. I wish there was more chicken, less squash, and the pesto didn’t remind me of pesto at all. It had cream cheese in it! This just wasn’t the taste I was expecting at all. I really think a true grilled pesto can be well done with the right ingredients. This one was just wrong. What a shame.
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