Costco Azuma Seaweed Salad Review

The flavor and texture of this Costco seaweed salad may not be for everyone!

Costco Azuma Seaweed Salad container sitting on a table.
Costco Azuma Seaweed Salad

I’m reviewing Costco Seaweed Salad today! The Azuma Gourmet Seaweed Salad. This is a product that’s been at my Costco for years however I’ve never picked it up to review.

Other salads from Costco are the Costco Summer Fresh Macaroni Salad, Costco Summer Fresh Greek Penne Pasta Salad, Costco Taylor Farms Dill Pickle Salad Kit, Costco Paisley Farms Four Been Salad, Costco Kirkland Signature Caesar Salad Kit and the Costco Kirkland Signature Quinoa Salad.

Location in Store

You can find this in the refrigerated deli section at Costco near the cheese and meat. The item number is 549137.

Costco Azuma Seaweed Salad served in a white bowl, top down image.
Ready to eat!


I don’t absolutely love this seaweed salad from Costco. The texture is nice and crunchy. I thought the salad would be soggy from the appearance but I’m pleasantly surprised by the crispness! I find the salad a little sweet but enjoy the savory sesame flavor, I also find the salad has a bit of earthy aftertaste I’m not particularly fond of.

Costco Azuma Seaweed Salad served in a white bowl, closeup image of the seaweed salad on a fork.
Bright green and crunchy!

My husband enjoys this seaweed salad more than I do so I think there are probably a lot of differing opinions on the taste of seaweed salad! Both of us agree that it gets stuck to your teeth.

Costco Azuma Seaweed Salad image of the back of the container/
The seaweed salad needs to be kept refrigerated.


The 794 gram container of seaweed salad costs $12.99 Canadian at Costco.


This Costco seaweed salad has a best before date of about a month from the date we purchased it and needs to be kept refrigerated.

Costco Azuma Seaweed Salad lid on a placemat, top down image.
Gluten free and vegan.

There are many ways to use this seaweed salad, as a side dish for any Asian meal, have it with tofu or top a stir-fry bowl with it. An amazing sauce to pair with this is the Costco Kewpie Deep Roasted Sesame Dressing & Marinade.

Costco Azuma Seaweed Salad nutrition facts.
Nutrition Facts.



1/2 of a cup of seaweed salad is 90 calories, four and a half grams of fat, 750 mg of sodium, 11 grams of carbohydrates, three grams of fibre, nine grams of sugar, one gram of protein.

Costco Azuma Seaweed Salad ingredients.


There are just a few simple ingredients with seaweed being the main ingredient. There is some added sugar to the seasoning which I’m not a huge fan of. The seaweed salad is gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan!


Taste: I give it a 3/10 and my husband gives it a 7/10

Cost: 7/10

Convenience: 10/10

Nutrition: 6.5/10


Give it a try!

If you know you like seaweed you may want to pick this up for a snack or as a side dish! Seaweed itself has a ton of nutrients and vitamins.

Have you tried the seaweed salad from Costco? What are your thoughts on it?

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22 thoughts on “Costco Azuma Seaweed Salad Review”

    • Yes, agreed, but also it has Tartrazine (yellow colouring) and brilliant blue colouring, both of which have health issues and Tartrazine comes with a warning in the EU. I didn’t read the label before I bought it…seaweed right? I’m afraid it will have to go in the compost.

  1. I think it’s a little slimy. But it satisfies the seaweed salad craving. I agree it does not need all the sugar, I think the flavor would benefit from less. I added more soy sauce and that did not make it taste better. I added some lemon on top and it was much tastier, can’t wait to try with just lemon. I think a little white vinegar would be nice too, or to use as a wash and drain some of the syrupy sugar flavor off with a sieve.

  2. Did it bought it made a few changes to. It::
    Add sweet onions really thin
    Add sliced cucumbers really thin
    Added white radishes really thin
    Went Trader Joe’s and bought some sesame seed in the bottle

    1/2 cup white corn

    Invited 8 friends over had Japanese sushi and salad they freaked out and all when’s the recipe::

    • I completely agree. I love seaweed salad but it’s supposed to be Savory not sweet. I was actually shocked to see that sugar is the second ingredient on the label. I’d like to see Costco’s replace this with a better brand that’s not sweetened.

  3. there is a small prints with on the box. It indicated that the product may contain cancr and reprudutive harm. I found these after we had consumed three containers! Wish I knew earlier

    • That’s a quirk of the State of California. As you know, everything causes cancer or reproductive harm (like seaweed, sugar, or parking garages). But here in California, they TELL us that everything causes cancer or reproductive harm.

  4. Hi
    I like the idea of seaweed salad. Could you make a different version if it please? I would like it to be more simple, no sugar no sesame seeds please.
    Thank you

  5. I love this seaweed salad. This is all I use on any salad I’m having.
    Whenever it’s available I would buy several containers and freeze them.

    • I think you right on that.
      Its too sweet for me. When I first open it I was going to do the same. But then I wash it off trying to get rid of this taste and add my own spices. It ended up a bit better but not so much. It feels like a waste if this beautiful seaweed. Why don’t the make no flavor one?


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