I try to maintain an awareness of new products at Costco, particularly their “take home and eat” items, partly because I like to see how creative they can be with their own leftovers.
In this case we have two huge spinach tortilla shells stuffed with the suspects one finds in a Chinese chicken salad. Each is rolled, burrito-style, and cut in half to offer four portions. A dipping sauce is provided in a cup on the side.
Inside the wrap you’ll find chunks of breast meat from their house-made rotisserie chickens, dry chow mein noodles and shredded fresh veggies, including cabbage and carrot.
The wrap itself is good – ample and fresh-tasting due to quality ingredients and a generous hand – but the dressing is too viscous for me. I don’t know if there are gums present, or if they simply make a thick, vinaigrette-style, Chinese chicken salad dressing and use a stabilizer to keep it from separating. There is something “off” in that dressing, too, but I may be getting unpleasant notes as a by-product of the texture, which I associate with bad commercial salad dressing.
At $8.99, I don’t know that I’ll be buying them again, but if you don’t want to deal with the prep involved in making your own, I’d give ’em a try – but with a better dressing on standby.