Last Updated on September 5, 2018 by Michael Brockbank
I’m a sucker for most Oriental foods. Even edibles that are themed as Asian often tickle my fancy. Recently I came across Kahiki Thai Basil Chicken Yum Yum Stix. As they were very inexpensive, I decided to give them a try…and it was worth the money.
And the best part is they are pretty decent when it comes to health and managing your intake.
What are Kahiki Thai Basil Chicken Sticks?
This product is more reminiscent of a thin spring roll. They are packed with chicken, cabbage, yellow carrots, green onions and various things you’d find in similar products like this.
In a single package, you get a serving of three rolls that are probably about as wide as your finger. Maybe a bit bigger.
And when you stick them in something like a NuWave Air Fryer for 10 minutes, they come out crispy and quite delicious.
Why Should You Want Kahiki Thai Basil Chicken Sticks?
If you’re a fan of egg or spring rolls, you’ll probably enjoy this product. When served with a small side of teriyaki, they are simply amazing.
In reality, I can’t tell the difference between these rolls and those you’d pick up at a nice Asian restaurant. I would even pit them against spring rolls from Panda Express – one of my favorite places to eat.
That is, as long as you don’t microwave them. Even though you can easily slap these in for two minutes for a quick nuclear-powered meal, they are far better in an air fryer or conventional oven.
Kahiki Thai Basil Chicken Yum Yum Stix are made with 100% natural ingredients. This means there are no preservatives or MSG added to the processing of these sticks. It’s nothing more than real meat and veggies in a crispy herb wrapper.
The package itself is an entire serving of three sticks. It’s low in calories for a serving and I didn’t feel like I needed to add anything to my lunch. Essentially, it’s just these three sticks and a glass of water for me.
What sold this product for me was the ultra-low price for a serving. For less than a dollar, I was able to eat a decent lunch while keeping an eye on my caloric intake. And because of the natural ingredients, it’s a healthy way to eat light.
Great for Portion Control
Finding products that are already portioned out to proper serving sizes is ideal for many people. It reduces the chances of accidentally overeating as long as you keep yourself to a single package.
Sticking to realistic portion sizes is how I’ve lost so much of my weight.
What Kind of Health Benefits Are In Kahiki Thai Basil Chicken Sticks?
One of the major highlights to this product is the natural ingredients and lack of preservatives and MSG. Let’s take a bit of a closer look at why I like this product as a healthy meal.
Low in Calories
Each serving of three rolls is only 170 calories. This is lower than many other products I’ve had for lunch or dinner in a single sitting. The only thing I often eat that is lower would be the low-sodium style of Progresso Soup.
Low in Carbs
Another part that sold me on the product is the 18g of carbs in each meal. As I am trying to burn off as much weight as possible, I try to keep my meals below 30g of carbs. The Kahiki Thai Basil Chicken sticks easily meet that goal.
Good Protein Value
This product is loaded with protein. You get as much as 10g when you consume all three sticks, which is much higher than several products I’ve used in the recent past.
Good Vitamin Content
Thanks to the collection of vegetables in these rolls, you also get a variety of vitamins. One of the more noteworthy is that of getting 20% of your vitamin A for the day.
Good Sodium Content
And if you’re trying to watch your sodium intake, this product does a decent job at that as well. For example, you’ll only get 650mg of sodium in a single serving of three sticks. This is much lower than most soups I eat.
No Preservatives or MSG
If you want to keep away from manufactured junk in your food, this is a good product to try. Because it doesn’t have preservatives, though, the “Best By” date is pretty short-term. Then again, I don’t think they’re in my freezer long enough to go bad.
Will It Work to Help Lose Weight?
The most important thing to me when I eat light is making sure I feel satisfied. Otherwise, I might find myself doing some early snacking. The Kahiki Thai Basil Chicken rolls gives me that sensation of eating enough.
It’s low in calories, fewer carbs and loaded with nutritional value. As I am a fan of basil, the product simply tastes great to me. Which is very surprising considering that you’ll spend less than a dollar per package.
Yes, this is probably the cheapest healthy meal I’ve had.
Where Can You Get It?
I picked up the Kahiki Thai Basil Chicken Yum Yum Stix from my local Walmart for about $0.80 per package. I haven’t seen them at Safeway, so I’m not sure which stores carry the product.
And from what I can tell, it’s fairly new to my Walmart as well. I just hope it’s not one of those temporary things and they disappear from the freezer section entirely.
Walmart is guilty of teasing me with stuff I like only to make it go away.
What’s the Bottom Line?
As I am trying to burn away some fat, this product is the only thing I eat at lunch. However, I can see adding some fried rice to make it more fulfilling. In any case, they are surprisingly good and not that expensive to eat as a standalone dish or as a side.
Thanks to the price of Kahiki Thai Basil Chicken rolls, I am sure they will be a regular addition to my freezer. Or, at least until Walmart stops selling them.[template id=”3591″]