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Hankook Original Kimchi Review

Last week on the blog I reviewed the Costco Dalisa Beef Tournedos! I’m short on reviews because we just had a baby girl but should be back to my regular schedule next week!

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I enjoy kimchi and know that the best kimchi is always homemade. I don’t make my own kimchi and recognize that store-bought kimchi is best from a small, locally owned business, T&T or H Mart. I’ve seen the Hankook Original Kimchi at Costco for a long time but have never tried it. I’m definitely not a kimchi expert but I wanted to pick it up to review.

I paid $11.99 Canadian for the big 1670 gram container of kimchi, which isn’t bad for such a large container!

The kimchi needs to be kept refrigerated and the best before date is a month and a half from the date that I purchased it. There are many ways to use kimchi. I like to use it to make kimchi fried rice but you can use it in a variety of recipes or just enjoy it on its own.

Kimchi is exceptionally healthy, low in calories and loaded with nutrients. Kimchi is loaded with probiotics due to it being made from fermented vegetables, so that’s great for gut health! It also is known to boost the immune system and lower inflammation. A 100 gram serving is 30 calories, zero grams of fat, six grams of carbohydrates, two grams of fibre, three grams of sugar, two grams of protein and 560 mg of sodium. The ingredients list is cabbage, seasonings as well as salted shrimp so this particular kimchi is not vegetarian.

This kimchi is just okay, definitely not as good as homemade but not bad at all! I find it very salty and a bit heavy tasting. It’s tangy, salty and spicy and the vegetables are not super crisp but not mush either. In my opinion, it’s pretty spicy but I also have a bit of lower tolerance for spice!

Cost: 9/10

Convenience: 10/10

Nutrition: 8/10 (healthy except for the sodium!)

Taste: 7/10

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Written by Natalie

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  1. I am Korean who makes and enjoys kimchi sometimes. Actually kimchi doesn’t have expiry dates so you don’t need to worry about it. But once you open the store-bought kimchi, it starts to go sour soon so I recommend you to use the sour kimchi for fried rice or some other way to cook it. That way it becomes more edible instead of eating too sour kimchi. Most Koreans have kimchi refrigerator specially made for storing kimchi with better temperature to make it sour slowly since they make it a lot for winter.

  2. Congratulations on your new arrival! Now you’ll have to start adding baby product reviews!

    Hope you’re all doing well!

  3. ” I don’t make my own kimchi”

    On what basis are you comparing this store bought to homemade when you never made it yourself nor mentioned you eat homemade kimchi??

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