A little bland but not bad for gluten-free!
Please note that this review was not paid for or sponsored by any third party. However, I was given a free sample of this product to review. The opinions in this review are strictly my own. I am not affiliated with Costco or any of its suppliers. I am just a fan of the company. I write these reviews to help my fellow shoppers.
When I saw the cheddar and parmesan Brazi Bites at Costco last time I was there I got really excited because I’ve seen that these have been available in the United States at Costco for quite some time and I also absolutely love cheese and bread (not as much as I love butter and bread though) so I thought for sure these would be delicious.
These aren’t as good as I expected so I was a little disappointed but they’re not awful tasting either! They’re just okay! Before baking them they look like little flat discs but once you put them in the oven they puff up to golden brown, delicious looking cheese filled balls. I was expecting the Brazi Bites to be full of flavor but that just wasn’t the case. They don’t taste bad at all but they’re a little on the bland side. There’s way more dough than cheese which I expected but there’s only a tiny bit of cheese in the middle, the cheese definitely tastes strongly of parmesan and not really of cheddar, which I don’t mind because I like parmesan! These might be better dipped in some sauce to boost the flavor! I definitely didn’t mind the taste but I found I only wanted to eat just one or two and didn’t have any interest in eating more.
I paid $15.99 Canadian for the bag of 62 Brazi Bite pieces. Definitely a little overpriced in my opinion! They are gluten-free so that might make them slightly more expensive.
The Brazi Bites need to be kept frozen, basically they look like little discs when you put them on the cookie sheet to bake. After baking them they turn into golden brown, fluffy, doughy cheese balls. These work as an appetizer or a side or just a quick snack. We had them as a side with our steak dinner.
I absolutely love that these are gluten-free. Three bites is 130 calories, six grams of fat, three grams of protein, zero grams of sugar, zero grams of fibre, 15 grams of carbohydrates and 260mg of sodium. The ingredients list is short and sweet.
Even though these aren’t my favorite, I’ll gladly finish off my bag because I’m trying to eat less gluten and in the world of gluten-free these actually seem like a treat.
Have you tried the Brazi Bites? What did you think?
15 thoughts on “Costco Brazi Bites Review”
You definitely don’t know anything about the Brazilian pao de queijo. It is so funny, you have to align your expectations. they are far from being the best, but they do a good job when we don’t have the original recipe available.
I really like these and am disappointed that I couldn’t find them last week at Costco in Ajax.
They are just excepcional! But is always out of stock! 🙁
I love them. I can’t find them anymore at Costco. Did Costco stop selling them?
Please bring them back.
These bites are outstanding, just followed the simple instructions and served them along with our appetizers, what a great response, they flew off the plate .
I am gluten intolerant and these are spectacular compared to most gluten free products i’ve encountered.
I now bake a dozen at a time and keep them in the fridge for snacking,
thank you for these they’re great!
I loved them, buy them every time I can
I really like them! I think you may be overcooking them.
Just use the air fryer, 18-20 min, 120-celsius degree.
These are just okay. I bought two lot bags to try them. I won’t buy them again.
I thought they are ok, you eat them in Brazil when you are out and have a few beers, price is ok, usually I pay 6.50 for 12, so not bad,
Not what I expected and there horrible when you bake them either doughy or hard as rocks there’s no middle and not very tasty either 👎👎
Or maybe you have a ruined taste palate.
The doughy-ness comes from the texture of the tapioca flour. Its not undercooked though, just chewy cheesy goodness. Definitely would not want to overcook them, just a nice golden brown
Bought these thinking they would be really yummy. They are not bad..just a bit boring. Need some dip or sauce. Great if Gluten free is needed.
I am very disappointed with with the shape of the cheese balls. The ones that I got before were shaped like a disk and puffed very nice after baking them. Lately they are totally out of shape and does not compare with the ones before nor with the ones sold in Brazil. Its too bad that the change was for the worse. Hope you go back to the old ones.
Are these still stocked ? We got some at Christmas time but havent been able to find them since then, yes they are excellent.