Monday, June 1, 2020

Spring Rolls from Dollar Tree - Deal of the Day

I've bought my share frozen Egg Rolls or Spring Rolls. I don't expect amazing Oriental appetizers here, and this Deal of the Day,  Spring Rolls by Jennifer's Garden, did not exceed my expectations, in the extreme, unfortunately.


 I'm used to egg rolls without noodles, so the usual eggroll has more crunch or meaty textures inside wonton crust.


The Spring Rolls come pre-cooked, but not browned. That will happen if you grill on the stovetop like I did. I'm glad I didn't microwave them or the Spring Rolls would have been mushy inside and out.


The filling is quite soggy inside because of vermicelli noodles being so tender to the point of mushiness. The noodles are clear glass-style and plain in flavor.


The filling has crunchiness from slivers of carrot and cabbage.


The flavor filling is steamed veggie, almost like a veggie soup,  with a bit of earthy mushroom.  I thought there would be stir fry seasonings, with more soy flavors, but these egg rolls are a bit bland, not bad, just underwhelming.

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Spring Rolls are typically deep-fried. I liked the crunchy wonton wrappers even with minimum to no seasoning.

 I guess the most offputting part of these egg rolls are the extra greasy wonton wrappers. I should have rolled them around on an absorbent paper towel first, so that could be my fault.


You do get a nice amount with a 10 count. They are small, barely two and a half inches in length. And they are stuffed with filling.


I had a bottle of Sweet Chili Sauce, so that helped quite a bit. I would highly recommend serving these with a soy sauce for needed extra flavor.


So on the 99 Cent Chef's Cheap$kate Dining Scale of 1 to 9, 9 being best, I give this latest Deal of the Day, Spring Rolls by Jennifer's Garden a 6!

These Spring Rolls are fine, just on the bland side. You could get away serving them with other food at a party, but I would keep them in the freezer...when you are alone to gorge another time.

5 comments:

B. Keene said...

Yum, looks good for store brought.

Unknown said...

I Cooked mine in an air fryer and they were really good for that amount for a $1

Just A Mother said...

I buy these all the time! Bake them in the oven 7 minutes then turn them over and bake another 7 minutes, they are GREAT! Not greasy a all, crisp on the outside and slightly moist on the inside.
I rate them a 9.5 and the fact that the price is only $1.00 for a PKG. of 10 gives them a solid 10 rating in my opinion!

Unknown said...

I just tried the spring rolls they are not bad put them in the oven and they was nice and crunchy not bad for a dollar

Ricca said...

Thank you for the review. Fried mine and the crust was really nice but agree they lack flavor.

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