Trader Joe’s Chicken Egg Rolls. I’m a dumpster diver when it comes to most Asian food. I’m pretty sure I’ve tried every Asian styled food item at TJ’s at some point or another and some are excellent and many are awful! I eat Chinese/Thai/Japanese food a few times a week. It seems that there is Asian fast food lunch place all over the place near where I work. I really can’t get enough of it and it’s making me fat! But that’s for another blog…
I’ve always been hesitant to get frozen egg rolls. I’ve had them before. They seem to come out at football games and poker night and they are always a soggy mess and never taste all that great. I’m here to tell you that these are no different! The thing about these egg rolls is that there is only one way to prepare them and that’s in a deep fryer. Something most of us don’t have or want to crank up every time we want some egg rolls. So most of us just put them in the oven and bake them hoping they turn outright. Which never seems to happen.
The same happened with these. I didn’t want to heat up several cups of oil so I flipped on the oven and baked them per the instructions on the packaging. Sure enough, the wrapper on the roll came out soggy and mushy. The outside wrapper tasted like cardboard to me. Once that happens, I can barely get through the rest of it. But I did manage to
choke down eat a whole egg roll and try to taste the inside by itself in case you want to deep fry them and they just didn’t have a lot of flavors and the insides were all mushy too.
I’m sorry but I am going to have to give these Trader Joe’s Chicken Egg Rolls a really low score. They just didn’t cut it for me. They were flavorless and mushy. I am going to give them a 5 Bell score!