Costco Byblos Bakery Date Squares Review

Skip buying these Costco date squares, they’re too sweet, dry and lack flavor!

Costco Byblos Bakery Date Squares
Costco Byblos Bakery Date Squares

I’m reviewing Costco bought date squares today! Date squares are something that a lot of people really enjoy so when I saw Costco was carrying these Byblos Bakery Date Squares I decided to pick them up to try and review.

I’ve reviewed a few different squares from the Costco bakery, like the Layla Baklava, Monte Cristo Oat Fudge Bars, Kirkland Signature Variety Dessert Bars and the Kirkland Signature Nanaimo Bars. I like foods that contain dates, one of my favorite items from Costco, the RX bars have dates.

Costco Byblos Bakery Date Squares
Costco Byblos Bakery Date Squares

These can be found in the bakery section and the item number is 1522014.

Taste

Skip these date bars from Costco and either make them yourself or buy them from another bakery. These just weren’t good! I provide honest reviews and have to recommend not buying these.

Costco Byblos Bakery Date Squares
Costco Byblos Bakery Date Squares

These are way too sweet, they’re dry and crumbly and the worst part is you don’t taste any date flavor! Basically all I taste is sugar. These are not at all tasty and I usually do like date squares so I was disappointed in these.

Costco Byblos Bakery Date Squares
Costco Byblos Bakery Date Squares

Cost

Not only do these not taste great, they’re overpriced. They’re $12.99 Canadian for a box of 12.

Costco Byblos Bakery Date Squares
Costco Byblos Bakery Date Squares

Convenience

Each date square is individually wrapped in plastic. This makes them really easy to transport, share or freeze! Date squares are great for dessert or a treat with your tea or coffee in the morning (if they taste good).

The best before date is almost three weeks from the date we purchased the date squares which is a little concering…how do they last that long?

Costco Byblos Bakery Date Squares Nutritional Information
Costco Byblos Bakery Date Squares Nutritional Information

Nutrition

Ahhh! The sugar content is terrifying. One square is 290 calories, six grams of fat, 60 grams of carbohydrates, one gram of fibre, two grams of protein, 10 mg of sodium and a crazy 49 grams of sugar. That’s more sugar than a slice of Costco Tuxedo Cake or Pumpkin Pie!

Costco Byblos Bakery Date Squares Ingredients
Costco Byblos Bakery Date Squares Ingredients

The ingredients list is definitely full of ingredients that I don’t know what they actually are/do and also has sugar listed as the second ingredient. These are not gluten free nor vegan.

Scoring

Taste: 4/10

Cost: 5/10

Convenience: 10/10

Nutrition: 0/10

Overall

Walk on by!

If you love homemade date squares these Byblos Date Squares from Costco will not compare. Pick up your date squares from another bakery or make some at home.

Have you tried these? What did you think?


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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