Are you a huge packaged salad fan like I am?
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.
I can’t believe how excited I get when Costco introduces a new salad kit. When I saw the Taylor Farms Buffalo Blue Chopped Salad kit at Costco my heart basically skipped a beat. My heart also sunk when I saw the word “blue”, meaning blue cheese. Blue cheese seems to be a very polarizing cheese. People either seem to like blue cheese or hate it. I feel like blue cheese is like the cilantro of cheeses. I’m not a blue cheese fan and neither is Sean. One time Sean and I went out to a really nice restaurant for dinner and Sean wanted the steak but it came with blue cheese on top, the waitress assured Sean when he asked about it that it was just a tiny bit of blue cheese and he wouldn’t even taste it or could just scrape the tiny bit off. Well his steak came out absolutely covered in melted blue cheese, you basically couldn’t even see the steak. I don’t think I thought it was funny then but now I find that story kind of funny.
The thing that I love about the Costco smaller salad kits such as the Baja Salad Kit and the Asian Cashew Chopped Salad kit is the low price. A salad kit at a local grocery store is always about $4.99 Canadian. On sale the cheapest I’ve seen is $3.99. This salad kit was $3.59. This salad kit isn’t super tiny either, you get quite a bit for the price so in my opinion $3.59 is completely reasonable.
To have the washed salad, toppings and dressing all neatly packaged in one convenient bag is the main reason I buy these kits. This salad kit makes an easy side dish or starter and also can be made into a meal by itself. I would add a few extra veggies, maybe some avocado and a protein source and boom you have a healthy meal!
One cup of prepared salad has 100 calories, nine grams of fat, two grams of fibre, three grams of sugar and 390 mg of sodium. If you’re health conscious, trying to lose weight or watching your fat intake I recommend just using a little less dressing and toppings.
The salad kit contains romaine, red & savoy cabbage, broccoli, carrots, buffalo seasoned crouton crumbles, blue cheese and a buffalo ranch dressing. Let’s break it down, the salad is fresh and chopped nicely so it’s easy to eat. The croutons are definitely on the salty side with a hint of heat but they’re not the huge croutons you’d find in a Caesar salad, more like little crumbles of crouton. The blue cheese is separately packaged in a tiny pouch so if blue cheese isn’t your thing just leave it out! The salad kit is still delicious and worth it even if you don’t use the blue cheese packet. The dressing is a spicy, zesty buffalo ranch. It’s definitely got some spice and heat to it so if you can’t handle the slightest bit of heat this may not be your kind of kit. Picture mixing a little bit of buffalo red hot sauce with ranch dressing and that’s what it tastes like.
Whether you like blue cheese or not this salad kit is tasty, reasonably priced and convenient. Need a quick dinner? Pick up a Costco pizza and this salad kit and you’re good to go. Or a Costco rotisserie chicken and this salad kit. I think it’s pretty smart that Taylor Farms kept the blue cheese in a separate pouch because that way even those who despise blue cheese can enjoy this salad kit. I’ll definitely be repurchasing this many times in the future.
So I have to ask! Blue cheese fan or not?