I usually love blueberry bran muffins but wasn’t a hugr fan of these muffins from Costco!
Costco is known for it’s giant, indulgent and cheap Kirkland Signature muffins! I remember being about six years old and my brother and I fighting about who was going to get the last chocolate muffin from Costco.
Today I’m reviewing the Costco bought Bread Garden Blueberry Burst Bran Muffins. The Kirkland Signature Costco muffins don’t come in a blueberry bran variety so I decided to try and review these ones from Costco.
I’ve reviewed a few baked goods from Costco like the Bread Garden Morning Glory Muffins, the Kirkland Signature Cranberry Orange Muffins, the Kirkland Signature Everything Bagel, Kirkland Signature Imitation Blueberry Bagels, Kirkland Signature Plain Bagels, Kirkland Signature Jalapeno Cheddar Bagels and Kirkland Signature Palm Leaves.
These muffins can be found in the bakery section and the item number is 1530723.
These are too sweet! I know that bran muffins are usually sweet but these are over the top sweet and the sugar overpowers the flavor of the bran and blueberries. Usually blueberry bran muffins have a hint of tartness coming from the blueberries but that was completely lost despite there being plenty of blueberries in each muffin.
The muffins are moist looking on the outside but dry and crumbly on the inside and just kind of “blah” tasting. They’re the kind of muffins that need a huge slab of butter on top to add some moisture and flavor.
A box of 12 individually wrapped Bread Garden Blueberry Burst Bran Muffins cost $9.79 Canadian.
Each muffin comes individually wrapped in plastic which makes them really easy to freeze or pack in your lunch, throw in your purse or keep a few in your car.
The best before date on the muffins is four days from the date I purchased the muffins.
One muffin is 160 calories, seven grams of fat, 35 grams of carbohydrates, six grams of fibre, 18 grams of sugar, five grams of protein and 370 mg of sodium.
That’s a decent amount of protein and fibre for a muffin but also a lot of sugar!
The ingredients list has all normal muffin ingredients with two food additives/preservatives at the end of the list.
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I’d rather make my own muffins at home but if I were looking for store bought blueberry bran muffins I’d buy a different, less sweet tasting brand.
Have you tried these? What did you think of them?
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