Healthy Choice Mango Edamame Wrap Review

Healthy Choice Mango Edamame Wrap

The Healthy Choice brand has been on our naughty list for quite some time now, ever since one of their Power Bowls started on fire in our microwave. We swore off the brand entirely for a while, but we decided to come back to it when they started releasing frozen wraps. We could definitely use some more wraps in our lives.

Today we’re hesitantly checking out the Healthy Choice Mango Edamame Wrap, which we don’t suspect will start any fires. On top of being less flammable than the Power Bowls, this wrap is also vegetarian-friendly.

This is a microwavable wrap, but the instructions are oddly specific. Remove the wrap from the wrapper, place it seam-side-up on a paper towel, then cook for two minutes on 50% heat. When that’s done, heat it for another 60 to 90 seconds on full power. If you want to verify these instructions, you can check out our package scans at the bottom of this review.

Healthy Choice Mango Edamame Wrap

Now, if you somehow picked up this Mango Edamame Wrap without expecting it to be a strange flavor combo, we should warn you that it’s definitely unusual. The sweetness of the mango, the bitterness of the kale, and the earthiness of the edamame are locked in a battle over which flavor will ultimately rise to the surface.

Healthy choice seems to be in favor of the sweetness, as they’ve also added red wine vinegar and lime juice, both of which underscore the mango flavor. Honestly, it’s kind of confusing to eat, because there’s just so much going on here.

The vegetable (and fruit) blend is also kind of a mash. There are chunks of edamame and mango, but the filling is a veggie mash that doesn’t have a lot of structure to it. It doesn’t hold together, so it comes spilling out if you break the shell anywhere (our shell burst apart in the microwave, exacerbating this problem).

This is not a diet-friendly wrap, with 340 calories, but it’s also not very filling. Without a real hearty base (like potatoes or tofu), this feels way too lightweight to be eaten as a meal, but too high in calories to be eaten as a side (or in batches of two). If you don’t really care about calories, you might not mind this, but calorie counters will find tons of better options in the freezer aisle.

The Healthy Choice Mango Edamame Wrap is a vegetarian lunch made for those who want something really unusual to munch on. If that’s what you’re looking for, then you might want to give this one a try. If you’re more interested in time-tested flavor combos or low-calorie meals, then you might want to pass on this.

To learn more about the nutrition content, ingredients, or cooking instructions for this frozen wrap, check out our package scans below.

Healthy Choice Mango Edamame Wrap
Healthy Choice Mango Edamame Wrap
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