Please note that this review was not paid for or sponsored by any third party. I purchased this product with my own money and the opinions in this review are strictly my own. I am not affiliated with Costco or any of its suppliers. I am just a fan of the company. I write these reviews to help my fellow shoppers.
Whenever it starts to get chilly outside all I seem to want to eat is comfort food! Soup is a favorite and has been ever since I was a kid.
I grew up eating soup regularly for lunch and now as an adult I find I regularly crave it. One of my favorite kinds of soup is definitely Won Ton Soup. I could not possibly go for Chinese food and not order Won Ton Soup.
This Costco Authentic Asia Hand Wrapped Shrimp Wonton Soup is super delicious. The broth is your typical nicely seasoned, salty Won Ton soup broth. I could definitely taste a lot of garlic which I enjoyed but I know there are people who despise garlic. Despite having shrimp wontons the broth does not have a fishy taste at all. You get 5 shrimp wontons in each bowl which is very generous considering the bowls aren’t that big. The wonton wrapping is tasty and soft. The shrimp inside the wontons are full sized shrimp that are not rubbery or super soft, just nice and firm. I really enjoyed the taste of this soup. Also my husband generally does not eat or like shrimp and even he enjoyed this soup.
You get six 145 gram microwaveable bowls for $14.99 Canadian. If you get them on sale you can find these for $10.99. I was lucky enough to get them on sale and I feel the cost is reasonable but slightly expensive when not on sale. I think you’re definitely paying for the packaging and convenience with these. They come in their own little individual plastic bowls that you easily microwave. I put my bowls through the dishwasher after using them and they make awesome containers to bring food to work in. Honestly don’t throw these out, they last really well and are durable.
The soups are so convenient, you just open them up frozen, fill with water to the water line and heat them in the microwave. I love being able to have wonton soup anytime I and like how I don’t have to worry about the expiry because they’re frozen. These make a wonderful soup to bring to work, you can also add things like spinach or steamed carrots to the soup to give it some vegetables.
The Costco Authentic Asian Hand Wrapped Shrimp Wonton Soup is low in calories, fat, fibre and sugar and HIGH in sodium. One soup has 740mg of sodium! That is basically half the daily recommended daily amount of sodium. If you’re not watching your sodium and drinking water this is probably not a big deal but if you’re cautious about the amount of sodium you consume you may want to consider other options. It has a reasonable amount of protein for a soup, eight grams per bowl.
Overall I really enjoyed having this wonton soup and am looking forward to using the rest of my bowls up. I would probably repurchase this again, especially if it were on sale. The taste and convenience factor is great but the cost and amount of sodium are slightly high for my liking.
Nutrition: 8/10 (as long as you’re not watching your sodium)