Costco Brown Sugar Boba Bars Review

Everyone is loving these delicious Costco brown sugar boba ice cream bars!

Photo of the box of Costco Shaomei Brown Sugar Boba Frozen Dessert Bars.
Costco Brown Sugar Boba Bars

It’s almost summer which means it’s a perfect time to review these Costco Shaomei Brown Sugar Boba Bars that everyone is talking about! If you’re a fan you have to try these delectable brown sugar boba bars from Costco.

If boba isn’t your thing but you’re craving something frozen, check out my reviews for the Costco Kirkland Signature Vanilla Almond Ice Cream Bars, Island Way Sorbet, Oreo Ice Cream Sandwiches and the Heavenfull Stroopwafel Ice Cream Sandwiches.

I also love the ice cream that the Costco food court sells.

The last time I went to Costco I went to find the boba bars in the freezer section near all the other ice cream and frozen treats. I found the sign but they were completely sold out of the boba bars. If you see these at Costco, don’t wait, they sell out fast. Lucky for me my dad needed to stop at Costco for something a few days later and was able to pick me up a box but he made sure to tell me he had to climb in the freezer to get them because there was only a few left.

The item number for the boba bars is 1521605.

Photo of a brown sugar boba bar with a few bites out of it so that you can see a tapioca pearl.
Costco Brown Sugar Boba Bar


These are amazing! They’re the popsicle version of a “bubble tea” or “boba drink”. If you like brown sugar milk tea with tapioca pearls, you’ll absolutely love these. The boba bars are like a frozen version of brown sugar flavored milk tea bar, you can definitely taste the brown sugar flavor and the ice milk is nice and sweet and creamy. The tapioca pearls are the little balls you see in the photos, they’re chewy but not at all hard and have a slight tapioca flavor.

Photo of an unwrapped brown sugar boba bar.
Costco Brown Sugar Milk Tea Boba Bar

I found each bar has different amounts of tapioca pearls! Some have only one or two pearls and others have about five. The brown sugar ice milk is delicious enough that I don’t mind a few bars with less pearls.

Photo of a Costco brown sugar boba bar with a bite out of it.
Costco Boba Bar

If you’re someone who doesn’t want to chew anything while enjoying ice cream you may not love these. In summary, the Costco boba bars are ice cream bars that taste distinctively like a brown sugar milk tea with tapioca pearls.

Photo of the box of brown sugar boba bars with one pulled out so that you can see the wrapper.
Costco Ice Milk Boba Bars


I paid $14.99 Canadian for the box of 10 bars which I’ve heard is way cheaper than the price in any other grocery store!


The best before date is almost two years from the date I purchased these! They need to be kept frozen and each bar is individually packaged in plastic. The brown sugar boba bars from Costco make a cold & creamy delicious dessert or snack.

A photo of the ingredients list for the Costco brown sugar boba bars.
Costco Brown Sugar Boba Bar ingredients


One bar contains 140 calories, five grams of fat, 23 grams of carbohydrates, zero grams of fiber, 15 grams of sugar, one gram of protein and 45 milligrams of sodium. 140 calories isn’t that bad for one bar in my opinion!

Photo of the nutrition facts for the Costco brown sugar boba bars.
Costco Brown Sugar Boba Bar nutrition facts

These are super-good and fun to try. Even though I prefer the drink version of boba brown sugar milk tea I also totally enjoyed these frozen Costco brown sugar boba bars.


Taste: 9/10

Cost: 7/10

Convenience: 10/10

Nutrition: 0/10


Must buy!

Both kids and adults will love these. There’s a reason people are going crazy for the boba bars from Costco!

Have you tried the brown sugar boba bars from Costco? What did you think of them?

Please note that this review was not paid for or sponsored by any third party. This product was purchased by Costcuisine for the purpose of producing this review. The opinions in this review are strictly those of Costcuisine. Costcuisine is not affiliated with Costco or any of its suppliers. In the event that Costcuisine receives compensation for a post from the manufacturer of a product or some other third party, the arrangement will be clearly disclosed (including where the manufacturer of a product provides Costcuisine with a free sample of the product).

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14 thoughts on “Costco Brown Sugar Boba Bars Review”

  1. Love love love! Just the right amount of everything for me. I just hope they won’t disappear like everything else I fall in love with at Costco.

  2. I bought a box at superstore and these are delicious they definitely have way more pearls though than what you described as the Costco version does

    • I bought them at Cooltop ice cream warehouse 10451 Shellbridge way Richmond on “to good to go app”, got 16, plus 4 dixie cup ones with brown sugar in them for $7.99 for 20 total, will definitely buy them there, you pick them up at office after ordering them. When there give email for their constant sales.

  3. We loved them , went to Costco this morning to buy more and there were none available. looked all over incase they had been moved.

  4. Absolutely loved them. The Boba, brown sugar and ice milk went great together. Wouldn’t mind a Taro or Mango Boba ice milk either.

  5. Got these and wouldn’t say they are a favorite. Brown Sugar flavor just too painfully strong. Hopefully Costco will get a Taro or Green Tea version if they make them. I found the boba not crunchy at all, but then I do have a tendency to eat my frozen desert pretty slow, and at the end it was starting to drip. More of a fan of real bubble tea with jelly.

  6. I bought a pack of 4 from The Real Canadian Superstore last summer for around $6.99. I really enjoyed them. The store jacked up the price to about $8 a few weeks later, and I noticed a local Chinese grocery store also sold them for around the same price. I didn’t know that Costco started to carry them. It’s on my grocery list now and I hope I can find them at my local Costco! (btw love your blog)

  7. Odd, the ones I’ve bought from T n T and H-Mart were full of boba….wonder if they changed their regular recipe since they are making it for Costco now. The pricing from T n T and H-Mart was $8.99 for 4 bars.


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