Trader Joe’s Kalua Pork Spring Rolls

Trader Joe's Kalua Pork Spring Rolls

Yes, dear, the air fryer was left on the counter.

We have been working hard to keep everything neater and less cluttered. It seems absurd to leave the oven on when we have just finished making the lasagna. Before I got out the air fryer, I made sure to put the ….mostly away. The crock needs to be washed thoroughly and is currently in the sink, if I remember correctly. 

Here’s the reason the air fryer is gone. I needed to review the new Trader Joe’s Kalua Pork Spring Rolls.

Yes, I do know. We had them as part of lunch the other days and enjoyed them. They were delicious, but I was a little confused about what they tasted like so, this morning, before you awoke to read the review, I made them and ate them at 5am. The airfryer is out. It needs to be cleaned. I’ll take care. Don’t worry, there are still spring rolls for me. I hope that all this is satisfactory. 

You’ll be amazed at how delicious these are. These are a great way to get greasy comfort food. This is especially true when the spring roll contains soft, delicious pulled pork. It also includes glass noodles and all the usual veggie suspects like green onions, carrots, and cabbage. To give it a mung bean flavor, the noodles are flavored with a bit of soy sauce. All that, plus the garlic and black pepper…chef’s kiss. 

It’s a strange taste, and I don’t know how I missed the hickory smoke flavor. It’s kinda the dividing point on the product. It’s an added flavor and can be tasted in every bite. It is, however, an added flavor. The pork was not hickory-smoked, which would have been great, but it has an additional smoke flavor. This smokey aroma lingers even after the spirng roller is gone. Although it isn’t overkill, I swear off liquid smoke-infused foods ten times more often than actual smoked meats. Although they’ve done a good job, I still prefer real smoked meat and not anything with “natural hickory flavor.”

Anyways, love. I’ll get to the airfryer when I have my coffee break. Next time we go to TJs, if I want more, you can complain. The cost of four rolls was $3 to $4 per box. They’d cost at least twice as much if you served them in a restaurant. It’s worth another try, I’d argue, and I believe you would agree. 

Bottom line: Trader Joe’s Kalua Pork Spring Rolls – 7.5 out 10 Golden Spoons