QFR Cheyenne: Chicken salad with grapes from King Soopers

Quick Food Reviews (QFR) features reviews of food available from grocery stores – hot food bars, deli bars, coffee kiosks (not that I drink coffee), frozen TV dinners, box foods and so on. Since a traveler these days will usually have a refrigerator and a microwave in his or her hotel or motel room, reviewing a city’s grocery store offerings may be of interest. New residents will find knowledge of their local grocery stores helpful as well.

The price, and ingredients, of King Sooper's Chicken salad with grapes

The price, and ingredients, of King Sooper’s Chicken salad with grapes

I visited my local King Sooper’s today (3702 Dell Range Blvd – the only King Soopers grocery store in the city) to wander around and see the brands of food they carry, in order to compare them and see what’s different between them, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Albertsons’ and Safeway – the major grocery stores in Cheyenne.

I headed to their hot and cold food bar first, and saw an offering of chicken salad with grapes. It had been many, many years since I’d last had chicken salad with red grapes, so I decided to buy a quarter of a pound and inaugurate this QFR column with a review.

The label shows a price of $2.03, purchased on 28 Feb 2018. I include the price because it will be interesting to see if the cost of this food goes up or down in future, once grocery stores complete their diabolical plot of replacing all human cashiers with self-service ones.

The ingredients: diced white meat chicken, chicken salad dressing, egg and egg yolk, red grapes, celery, red onions and almonds.

Red grapes, chicken, almonds and dressing

Red grapes, chicken, almonds and dressing

I love the contrast of flavors of the sweet red grapes and the white meat chicken. Although almonds are okay, I’m not really a fan, and in other circumstances would have added salted cashews (from my own stash that I always keep on hand).

I’m not a fan of celery and there was a lot of it, but I just picked it out. There was not enough red onions – which are also sweet. As you can see from the photo above, there was only one diced bit of red onion.

All in all, though, it was delicious.  I may try it another time, adding my own cashews and perhaps complimenting each forkful of salad with a bite of a Keebler’s Town & Country cracker.

The ingredients claimed an egg (presumably the egg white) and egg yolk. This did not translate into hard-boiled egg crumbles, but must simply have been a raw egg mixed in with the chicken salad dressing. According to a sign on on the top of this food bar counter, any of the food may have come into contact with peanuts or other food items that some people have an allergy too. Fortunately I am not allergic to peanuts so I paid no attention t the sign.

How to get to King Soopers

According to Wikipedia, there are “approximately 142 King Soopers and City Market stores in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and New Mexico.”

The King Soopers in Cheyenne, WY is located on Dell Range Boulevard. If you’re coming from Warren, a one-way road headed north, you will turn right on Dell Range and go all the way down past Walmart, Sam’s Club, Barnes & Noble and ‘restaurant row.” It’s in a mall adjacent to a Blue Credit Union (formerly Warren FCU), and you’ll turn left to enter its parking lot.

If you’re coming from Yellowstone, a two-way that changes into a one-way called Central Avenue, you’ll turn left on Dell Range. (Warren and Central run parallel to each other through Cheyenne).

If you’re on College, which also runs north and south on the east side of the city, and you’re headed south, you’ll pass Laramie County Community College on your left, a few other businesses and residential areas on your left, and then turn left on Dell Range. King Soopers is closer to you if you use this route.  It will be on your right on Dell Range.

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