Are spicy green beans are your kind of thing?
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.
You probably wouldn’t guess this but I love veggies. I don’t feel a meal is complete without veggies or a salad. Usually it’s both in our house. When I saw Costco carrying these intriguing Eat Smart Time Savours Szechuan Green Beans I decided to try them.
These Costco Eat Smart Time Savours Szechuan Green Beans are convenient because they have everything you need to prepare them in the one kit. However you do still have to spend time cooking them and keeping an eye on them, you also dirty a pan by doing so. The beans are already washed and cut so that also contributes to the convenience of this item.
The kit includes fresh green beans, Szechuan sauce and sesame seeds. If you’re not a fan of plain vegetables, you might enjoy these. The beans were fresh and crisp which I appreciated. There’s definitely a lot of flavor going on, a lot of spicy flavor. I found that when you add the Schezuan sauce the beans actually become quite spicy and a little overly salty. I actually didn’t love the flavor of the sauce. My husband and I didn’t end up finishing these and I would much prefer just regular beans with a bit of butter.
These aren’t totally overpriced in my opinion, obviously you pay more for having everything neatly packaged into one bag but they weren’t that much more than regular green beans you buy. I paid $4.99 Canadian for the bag, not on sale.
Bt eating green beans you get a dose of Vitamin C and Vitamin A as well as Iron. However I feel like adding a bunch of sauce to the beans subtracts a few points from the nutritional value. In a ¾ cup serving there’s 100 calories, one and a half grams of fat, five grams of sugar, 300mg of sodium and two grams of protein. I’m not a fan of the added sugar or sodium. However if the Costco Eat Smart Time Savours Szechuan Green Beans tasted amazing, I’d be more inclined to ignore the extra sugar and sodium.
I won’t be repurchasing these again. The strong Szechuan flavor limits what you can serve the beans with and I found the flavor too salty and spicy for my liking, it over powers the natural deliciousness of green beans.
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