Trader Joe’s Turkey Chili was some of the best I’ve had out of a can. Way better than the beef so I was optimistic about giving the chicken variety a try.
The appearance and composition is very well put together. There’s variety in size of the exemplary chunkiness between the beans, meat and veggies. It’s a good earthy Alabama red clay color and keeps a solid consistency on the spoon.
The flavor isn’t bad. Fortunately it has a little character of it’s own though not really what I’m after. A bit heavy on the onion, the tomato flavor needs to be cut more and something else I can’t put my finger on. Spice presence is extremely minimal. I would prefer it a bit more round in variety.
The chicken is irritating. From what I can tell it’s completely ground chicken which just doesn’t work right except maybe if it’s ground super fine into a chicken sausage. I’m getting odd bits of what should be shreddable chicken meat but they are tiny portions clumped together causing a bit of confusion in my mouth.
It’s like pre-chewed chicken breast.
Overall Score: 5/10