Trader Joe’s Wine Country Chicken Salad Reviews

(19 customer reviews)

With white chicken meat, cranberries, and pecans.


19 reviews for Trader Joe’s Wine Country Chicken Salad Reviews

  1. Sharon A

    Have to say that this was the most disappointing Chicken salad after all the good reviews I read. Brought it 2 weeks before use by date. You could taste the cranberries and celery, and pecans, maybe. The chicken was not chunks as customers described. Wouldn’t mind that it wasn’t chunks but It was a tasteless mush of chicken and dressing. Couldn’t distinguish chicken flavor from dressing flavor; both tasteless. Trader Joe’s products are usually very good and appealing and I like to try new things there. Maybe I just got a bad batch, trying to be generous. Will not buy again.

  2. Kay Burns

    This used to be a great tasting, relatively healthy salad. Not anymore. Not a “bad batch” — recipe and nutritional values have totally changed.
    Original Fat per serving was 11g, now 27g. Protein was 21g, now 11g. Sodium was 210mg, now 430mg. Sugar was 2g, now 14g!
    No chicken chunks. Just oily, starchy, sticky sweet mush. Yuck. My favorite product for years. Will NEVER buy again.

  3. Sandy Rhodes

    Does not taste at all like the Wine Country Chicken Salad that I’m used to purchasing. Tastes flat but leaves an aftertaste.

  4. William

    I am always so pleased with everything I get at Trader Joe’s so I was really excited to try this chicken salad. I should’ve read the reviews before I bought it. I took one bite and threw the entire container away. It was the worst chicken salad I have ever tasted. The consistency was horrible and the taste was just horrendous.

  5. E. Charles

    Ingredients include sugary mayonnaise AND honey AND sugar. It might be good if only it weren’t so disgustingly sweet.

  6. Ursula

    I bought this on Thursday.
    It sounded good. I tasted it and it was disgusting. Don’t know if it was the dressing that was bad or the taste of the chicken. All I know I won’t buy it again and threw the container out.

  7. George Craft

    I agree with the above negative reviews. I am a customarily delighted TJ’s customer. They usually reward my loyalty with good-tasting products. But this is the worst yet! Mushy, sugary, slimy on the tongue. The worst chicken salad I have ever tasted (and that’s a lot of chicken salads). Please listen and adapt, Trader Joe’s!

  8. Kat

    I actually bought this and read the reviews before tasting it – which resulted in me pushing it to the back of the fridge. I finally ended up opening it last night, 2 days before it’s best by date. It’s not great by itself – but had a few good chunks of chicken and the celery was actually still crunchy. I didn’t want to just throw this out so I decided to boil some pasta and throw together a Waldorf Style pasta salad with it. I added chunks of colby jack cheese and apple, the sweet and salty together is a must. 3 Stars because although the taste of the chicken salad was lacking, the ingredients were good I was able to make 2 meals of out it with none wasted.

  9. Sharon Dehmlow

    Although I love Trader Joe’s products, I have to say this was the worst chicken salad I’ve ever had. No flavor! I took a couple of bites and threw it out. TJ’s needs to taste it and change it, or take it off the shelves.

  10. Mary Peterson

    Wow! Its a good thing you don’t know how good it use to be before they changed it. I was addicted, along with family, friends & co workers. Taste buds explosion. Sweet & savory & we couldn’t get enough of it. So I found the recipe & made it at home. I’m sorry you all didn’t get the experience. Maybe it’s better that way. Thanks for reviews because I’ll stick to making as much as I want at home. Costco rotisserie chickens work great.

  11. Tiffany

    Terrible! I love chicken salad but this chicken salad is a mushy mess. Even the cranberries mushed apart when I scooped it out. It’s more like a spread and didn’t taste good. Cost too much to be this bad. Threw the whole container in the trash. Never again!

  12. Lisa

    What happened to Wine Country Chicken Salad? It’s not supposed to have any green onion or any onion at all in it and I just bought it and open the lid and a strong pungent smell of onion came out. I have purchased this chicken salad for many years and I’ve noticed lately that it has gone downhill unfortunately. As mentioned by others there seems to be a lot more mushiness to it and now this overwhelming smell of onions is awful. What happened Trader Joe’s?

  13. MW

    Believe the bad reviews. This is the worst chicken salad I’ve ever tasted. That said, I wouldn’t be able to say that there’s even any chicken in it. It’s a slimy mess that seems like the main ingredient is Tapioca starch or something. Way, way WAY too sweet. Don’t do it! I threw more than half away.

  14. sara spinosa

    yea these reviews are all correct. chicken salad is not good! slimy mess

  15. Carol

    Unfortunately after three spoonfuls of mushy chicken salad I threw the rest away. The texture was slimy. Not sure if this is what caused be being bed ridden for 2 days with headaches, and extreme intestinal discomfort. Missed 2 days of work.
    Hope this review helps.

  16. Carol

    I meant to give my review Above a zero star however that is not an option so I’ll give it one store

  17. Walker

    I didn’t taste the chicken or pecans, little flavor other than the dominant salad dressing. Im surprized they still carry it.

  18. Susan

    Absolutely awful. A sugary, mushy mess. Unappealing looking and unappetizing taste.

  19. Joan

    What is this mess? Where is the chicken? It used to be good, but now it’s just mush and not in the least tasteful.Gross and it costs way to much for this hot mess..

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