Costco Don Lee Farms Organic Veggie Bites Review

Costco is carrying these gluten-free, organic, plant-based vegetable & sunflower seed veggie bites!

Costco Don Lee Farms Organic Veggie Bites package sitting on a table, top down image.
Costco Don Lee Farms Organic Veggie Bites.

Today I’m reviewing a product that’s new to my local Costco. The Don Lee Farms Organic Veggie Bites. I tend to really like plant-based food and have been exploring more gluten-free foods lately so I wanted to try these when I saw them.

Close up image of one  Costco Don Lee Farms Organic Veggie Bite with more veggie bites on a white plate in the background
One veggie bite cooked and ready to enjoy!

When I saw the bites I thought they looked similar to the Costco Sol Cuisine Plant Based Spinach Chickpea Bites. Other Costco plant-based foods I love are the Wholly Veggie Buffalo Cauliflower, Costco Traditions Forest Fruit Vegan Frozen Bars and the Costco MadeGood Red Velvet Mini Cookies.

Close up image of the middle of of one  Costco Don Lee Farms Organic Veggie Bite with veggie bites on a white plate in the background.
The inside of one veggie bite – you can see all the veggies!

Location in Store

You can find these veggie bites at Costco in the refrigerated deli section by the fresh pasta, refrigerated dessert and refrigerated appetizers. The item number is 1340640.

 Costco Don Lee Farms Organic Veggie Bites company story from the packaging.
Don Lee Farms Company Information.

Taste

After tasting these, I don’t love them. They’re not awful or anything like that I just don’t find them that flavorful or tasty. The flavor is quite bland and they remind me of a mushed-up vegetable tater tot, which is essentially what they are. Just not a really yummy mushed-up vegetable tater tot. They’re very slightly salty and you can definitely taste that they’re made of vegetables.

Costco Don Lee Farms Organic Veggie Bites on a cookie tray in the oven baking.
Cooking in the oven.

I notice there’s also a hint of spiciness that is more of an aftertaste, just a tiny amount of heat, most likely from the herbs and spices used. After baking the bites, they get crisp on the outside and stay soft on the inside.

Costco Don Lee Farms Organic Veggie Bites with the outer cardboard taken off, so the plastic container is visible, sitting on a table.
All of the veggie bites come in one plastic container.

Cost

The price for the 794-gram container of veggie bites is $12.99 Canadian. This isn’t too expensive if you like them, but I can’t say I’m a huge fan.

Costco Don Lee Farms Organic Veggie Bites cooking instructions.
Heating instructions.

Convenience

There are three methods to heat the veggie bites: in a microwave, a skillet, or the oven. I used the oven method, which involves preheating the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit, placing the bites on a cookie sheet and cooking them in the oven for 10-12 minutes. The bites are already pre-cooked, so you’re just reheating them.

Costco Don Lee Farms Organic Veggie Bites cooked and served on a white plate, sitting on a table.
After heating them in the oven.

The best before date is just under a month from the date we purchased the veggie bites. However, the packaging states that once opened the veggie bites should be consumed within three days. I feel like these need a sauce to go along with them and they’d be best as a side dish or appetizer.

Costco Don Lee Farms Organic Veggie Bites nutrition facts label.
Nutrition Facts.

Nutrition

Calories

Six bites contain 170 calories, eight grams of fat, 22 grams of carbohydrates, three grams of fibre, four grams of sugar, three grams of protein and 280 milligrams of sodium. That’s actually not bad for six bites! Seeing the nutrition information makes me really wish I liked these more. The sodium is really reasonable and the fat and calories aren’t very high for six bites.

Costco Don Lee Farms Organic Veggie Bites ingredients label.
Ingredients.

Ingredients

The fact these are called veggie bites is not at all misleading. These Costco Don Lee Farms Veggie Bites are full of veggies! They’re organic, plant-based as well as gluten-free and I actually love the ingredients listed. Maybe that’s why I don’t find them that tasty, because they’re not filled with a ton of unhealthy ingredients.

Scoring

Taste: 6.5/10

Cost: 7/10

Convenience: 9.5/10 (It’s hard to finish one pack in three days!)

Nutrition: 10/10

Overall

Give it a try!

I don’t love the taste but I love that these are loaded with vegetables, are gluten-free, plant-based and organic. I think trying them with some sauce would make them extra tasty!

Would you try these? If you have tried them, what do you think of them?


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14 thoughts on “Costco Don Lee Farms Organic Veggie Bites Review”

  1. Cut them in half and throw them in the air fryer on 400 for 9 minutes- make a chipotle aioli with veganeese lemon and chipotle spices. They are delish!

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  2. Really like them and my grandson-14 months does too! Quick and easy and healthy to serve. Where did they go? Enough people like them, very sad that Costco doesn’t seem to carry anymore. Anyone know where else you can buy them?

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  3. I thought they were good, slightly crispy and creamy inside, with a nice flavor. I serve these as a side dish and use a no sugar added ketchup from Heinz or a sugar free ketchup from Thrive. My husband ate them and hasn’t complained. I believe they store are a nice change from steamed veggies and the ingredient list is pretty good. I freeze them in portions. We might come up with casserole ideas or appetizer ideas. I hope they continue carrying them .

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  4. I liked them in the skillet. I made a mayo/saracha sauce to go with. I froze the remainder as I live alone ~ they were still yummy

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  5. I like them. They are great with a little duck sauce, but I didn’t have any so I improvised. Next time I had them with sugar free apricot preserves. Just what they need!

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  6. I dropped one on the floor while taking them out of the oven and the taste made me wish I’d dropped the whole package.

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    • I love these things…the flavor reminds me of a vegetarian spring roll. Easy to cook in an air fryer, done in about 10 min. I don’t find them bland at all, very flavorful. I’ve tried them with a vegan ranch dressing and also a ginger soy dipping sauce, either way they rock.

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