Inspired Salads Winter Solstice Salad Kit Review

Inspired Salads Winter Solstice Salad Kit

Restaurant quality salad at Costco!

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.

Hi it’s Natalie from the Costco food and product review fan blog  Costcuisine! If you like my reviews for Costco food products the greatest thing you can do is follow me on  Instagram or Facebook and also tell your friends about my blog Costcuisine where I review tons of Costco food products each week!  In the last week, I reviewed Costco LazyPants sweatpants and hoodie, Costco Vonbee Honey, Apple & Cinnamon Tea Base, Costco Gerard Bertrand Cote des Roses Rose and Costco Ready Cuisine Orange Chicken

Last night Sean and I went to Costco and found a few fun new review items. We were having leftovers for dinner but I wanted a tasty side salad to go with our leftovers and decided to pick up this Inspired Salads Winter Solstice Salad Kit. The item number is 1509245 and this can be found in the produce cold room.

I purchased the 284 gram salad for $7.99 Canadian which in my opinion is pretty expensive for a side salad big enough to feed two people or a entrée salad big enough for one.

Inspired Salads Winter Solstice Salad Kit

The most convenient salad kit! All the toppings and dressing is sitting on a separate tray on top of the leaf lettuce (the lettuce is sitting on top of the grains). All I had to do was the flip the topping tray onto the lettuce and toss my salad! The best before date was about five days from the date I purchased the salad. This is a super convenient side salad or lunch and could be a delicious dinner with a piece of salmon, chicken or steak added.

Inspired Salads Winter Solstice Salad Kit

One whole salad is 570 calories, 30 grams of fat, 68 grams of carbohydrates, 600 mg of sodium, nine grams of fibre, 12 grams of protein and 32 grams of sugar. Definitely not really a healthy salad, that’s a lot of carbohydrates, sugar, sodium and quite a bit of fat. You could make it healthier by omitting some of the toppings and using no or less dressing but it wouldn’t taste the same and also for $7.99 I want to use everything in the kit! This reminds me of the salads you get at restaurants that you find out are actually no healthier than the other items you actually wanted but didn’t get because a salad seemed like the healthier choice.

Inspired Salads Winter Solstice Salad Kit

Extremely flavorful and delicious but one thing I didn’t love is that the Inspired Salads Winter Solstice Salad Kit has way more toppings than actual left lettuce! I ended up putting most of the lettuce in my bowl and giving Sean a bowl of toppings with a bit of lettuce haha. The flavors all blend really well together. The dressing is a ginger tahini that initially tastes very slightly sweet but finishes nice and savory. There’s sweetness coming from the cherries, blueberries and apples and some yummy crunchy texture coming from the lentils, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds. I love the butternut squash, beets and carrots and the grains add a bit of extra heartiness. This salad has a ton of flavors all coming at you at once and it’s definitely super tasty.

I’m glad I tried this salad! I think it’s a great product to pick up as a side salad if you’re making a fancy dinner at home (Valentine’s day is fast approaching) or if you’re just craving a restaurant style salad. It’s definitely a little expensive considering the size, next time I would add my own lettuce to stretch the salad out a bit more.

Cost: 4/10

Convenience: 10/10

Nutrition: 3/10

Taste: 9/10

What are you planning to do for Valentine’s Day? Do you have a favorite salad you buy from Costco?

Comments
  1. Thomas |
  2. Ana |