Trader Joe’s – Chicken & Vegetable Wonton Soup – Food Review


trader joe, wonton soup, price, calories, nutrition, review, chicken, vegetableAug 6, 2017

With cold, or at least cool, weather just around the corner, soup is in season.  This is a surprisingly good soup for those kinds of days, or really any kind of day.

The broth for this soup is very nice. There’s a slight sweetness to the broth, but also a bit of rebellion from green onions. As you work your way to the bottom of the bowl, where the white and black pepper settle out, the broth becomes more adventuresome. The broth has a medium consistency.

The wontons (dumplings) in the soup contain a chicken-based filling. While not as flavorful as the broth, the wonton filling is still good with noticeable vegetables interspersed throughout.  If you can manage to cut a wonton in half, letting some broth seep in, the filling is even better. The package contains a caution to, cook thoroughly. If I had to guess, the soup is not precooked. It took the full five minutes in the microwave to reach the required 165 degrees.

trader joe, wonton soup, price, calories, nutrition, review, chicken, vegetableJulienned carrots, cabbage, green onions and a bit of cilantro float throughout the broth along with the wontons. The label claims snap peas also, but the nearest I found to one looked more like an inch long piece of green bean. But there were more than enough carrots to make up for the scarcity of  snap peas. And who knows your container may just be the complete opposite of mine.  Another word of caution, for anyone watching their sodium intake, the label lists 1060mg of sodium per container.

The wontons are difficult to work with, as they keep running away. Chop sticks or “speared with a fork” are the best way to tame them. The wrapper/noodle part of the dumpling was a little soft and starchy.  But for a comfort food, soft and starchy works out to perfection.

Chicken soup for the soul, Chinese style, it’s hard to beat that on a cold day, or whenever you need a little comfort.

Price $2.29     Calories  220 per container


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4 Responses to “Trader Joe’s – Chicken & Vegetable Wonton Soup – Food Review”

  1. Dixie Says:

    I thought the dumplings were great and had no “slipping issues.” I found the broth a bit bland, so I pimped it out with black and white pepper, a wee dash of soy sauce and a wee dash of sesame oil. Yum. Now I want to try the TJ soup dumplings.

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    • steveo Says:

      I’m glad you enjoyed the soup and were able to corral your dumplings better than I could. I’ll have to practice with my lasso for the next bowl.


  2. becomebetty Says:

    I just tried this too. Yum. Not quite as good as my Chinese restaurant but a solid option

    Liked by 1 person

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