Trader Joe’s content is always popular, and this Instagram post drew a number of comments (via Instagram). One Instagram user who’d tasted the meal said: “It wasn’t bad, not amazing. But definitely cool to have a hot meal from TJ’s.” Most users, who had yet to try the dish, commented, “sounds like a winner to me,” “def getting this next time,” and “ooo yeah I want this,” and of course it wouldn’t be an Instagram comment thread without at least one “I need this in my life.”
Others responded with lukewarm endorsements like “Might be good” and “could be good for finals” (admittedly a time when taste takes a backseat to expedience). One commenter, however, did raise a concern regarding the product’s nutritional profile with a succinct “sodium god.” A look at the product label does show that a container’s worth of this meal (which does count as a single serving, kudos to Trader Joe’s for not pulling sneaky math tricks here) has 780 mg of sodium. As the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommends not exceeding 2,300 mg of sodium per day, 780 mg isn’t terrible, but it’s probably best not to add salt or other high-sodium condiments no matter how badly this dish may need them.