Costco 2021 vegan item! Vegan meatless meatballs full of protein and flavor.
Today I’m reviewing vegan meatballs from Costco! Specifically the Gardein brand Meatless Meatballs. I saw these at my local Costco during my last visit and was excited to try them.
I previously reviewed the Costco Gardein Meat Free Crispy Tenders and thought they were really good. If you’re looking for a meatless burger from Costco check out my review for the Costco Beyond Burgers.
These vegan meatballs from Costco can be found in the freezer section at Costco and the item number is 1495911.
For a vegan meatball these are pretty good! We tried them in sauce and without sauce. They taste way better in sauce, the packaging also recommends that they taste best in sauce. Alone without sauce they’re a bit dry tasting but still decent.
I baked the meatballs in the oven and they turned out quite crispy on the outside. The flavor and seasoning is really tasty and resembles a meatbal! The texture is the one thing that gives away that these are meatless meatballs. The texture is very light and a bit spongey, overall they taste like a dry/slightly off meatball.
I paid $12.99 Canadian for the 1.19 kg bag of meatballs which isn’t bad! It’s a pretty big bag.
These are extremely convenient to warm up, you can choose to microwave them, bake them in an oven or toaster oven or saute them in a pan. You can probably also pop them in your airfryer!
The meatless meatballs need to be stored in the freezer and the best before date on the meatballs in about 11 months from the date I purchased the meatballs. These are great with sauce and I think would be delicious with the Costco Good Foods Plant Based Queso Style Dip!
Three meatballs is 140 calories, six grams of fat, eight grams of carbohydrates, three grams of fibre, one gram of sugar, 18 grams of protein and 280 mg of sodium! That’s an awesome amount of protein for only three meatballs.
These contain gluten, soy as well as canola oil! Not the healthiest ingredients listed.
Give it a try!
If you’re vegetarian or vegan and looked for a meatless meatball I would definitely recommend checking these out!
Have you tried the Costco Gardein Meatless Meatballs? What did you think?
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2 thoughts on “Costco Gardein Meatless Meatballs Review”
I’ve had different taste profiles from difference batches (bought in the Canadian market so ingredients may differ). Some were well seasoned and some lacked flavor. All in all I do like them but they are definitely best when cooked IN the sauce. Add to sauce when they are frozen, bring sauce to a boil, stir to coat well and cover. Simmer on medium-low for 10 minutes and they will have defrosted and absorbed some of the sauce.
I’m always open to try new food items and used these instead of real meatballs for my pasta shell stuffed with meatball casserole recipe. They were covered with tomato and herb sauce and topped with shredded cheese. I didn’t tell my family what I’d done. They noticed right away the meatballs were different in flavour and texture. After a couple of bites, no one finished the meal. Thank goodness we have a lovely dog that enjoyed them after I’d rinsed them off. Unfortunately, these meatless meatballs were a big disappointment for us.