Costco Ghirardelli Chocolate Snowmen Review

Ghirardelli is a well-known brand of chocolates based in San Francisco. I’ve gone to a couple of Ghirardelli stores over the years and I’ve always enjoyed their chocolates. These Costco Ghirardelli Chocolate Snowmen are cute and come in four different delicious-sounding flavors!

Image of the bag of Costco Ghirardelli Chocolate Snowmen sitting on a table.
Costco Ghirardelli Chocolate Snowmen.

This is my last Costco seasonal Christmas products review for this year! We bought these Costco Ghirardelli Chocolate Snowmen and I’ve been eating them for probably the last month but never got around to writing the review until now.

My favorite chocolates from Costco to buy are the Lindt Lindor Assorted Chocolates, Kirkland Signature Macadamia Clusters, Kirkland Signature Luxury Belgian Chocolates, House of Brussels Chocolate Hedgehogs, Utah Truffles Mint Milk Chocolate Truffles, Hawaiian Sun Chocolate Covered Macadamia Nuts and the Truffettes De France Chocolate Truffles.

Closeup image of the front of the bag of chocolate snowmen showing the weight of the bag and four flavors of snowmen.
There are four different kinds of snowmen in the bag.

Location in Store

You can find the chocolate snowmen in the Christmas seasonal aisle at Costco. The item number is 1643745.

Taste

The chocolate snowmen come in four different flavors, dark chocolate sea salt caramel, milk chocolate caramel, peppermint bark and milk chocolate. My favorite is surprisingly milk chocolate although it’s very plain!

Image of all four different kinds of snowmen served on a white plate with the corresponding wrapper above them. Dark chocolate sea salt caramel, milk caramel, peppermint bark and milk chocolate.
My favorite is the classic milk chocolate!

The dark chocolate sea salt caramel has a liquidy caramel center that has a hint of saltiness to it, similar to a Caramilk bar. The milk chocolate caramel is the same except for the caramel is sweeter and doesn’t have the same salty flavor.

Peppermint bark is a white chocolate snowman with bits of crushed candy cane, it’s probably my least favorite out of the four. Milk chocolate is just solid, plain milk chocolate.

Side view image of the four different kinds of snowmen with a bite taken out of each one showing what the inside looks like.
With a bite out of each one. The caramel ones have a liquid filling.

I wouldn’t call these chocolates amazing or some of the best chocolates I’ve had. They’re a middle-of-the-road, tasty enough chocolate that satisfies my chocolate craving when I’m passing by the bag sitting on my kitchen table. They definitely don’t compare to Belgian or Swiss chocolate and don’t taste like anything that comes from a local chocolatier.

Cost

The 428-gram bag costs $15.99 Canadian from Costco which is a little expensive in my opinion. I’d rather put my money towards a box of Lindt Lindor chocolates from Costco.

Closeup image of the back of the bag of chocolate snowmen showing the Ghirardelli product description.
Each snowman is individually wrapped.

Convenience

Each snowman is individually wrapped which makes these easy to share with others at work or pop a few in your purse or glove box! The best-before date listed on the bag is nine months from when I purchased the chocolates.

Top down image of a bowl full of Ghirardelli snowmen in their individual packaging.
I love how colorful these are!

The bag recommends storing the chocolates in a cool, dry place. Also, I should point out that there aren’t an even number of each flavor of the snowmen in the bag, we had more milk chocolate and peppermint bark snowmen than the caramel flavors.

Nutrition

Calories

Four snowmen contain 210 calories, 12 grams of fat, 23 grams of carbohydrates, one gram of fibre, 20 grams of sugar, two grams of protein and 50 milligrams of sodium. One chocolate satisfies me, which is just over 50 calories and three grams of fat.

Image of the nutrition facts from the back of the bag.
Nutrition facts.

Ingredients

The first ingredient is sugar which isn’t really shocking. I do find it interesting that Ghirardelli uses extracts to preserve freshness! The last ingredient is “flavour” and I’m not really sure what that actually is or means.

Anyways, these aren’t healthy and have some ingredients I prefer not to see like palm oil. The chocolate snowmen may contain peanuts and tree nuts and of course, contain dairy but appear gluten-free.

Image of the ingredients list from the back of the bag.
Ingredients.

Scoring

Taste: 7/10

Cost: 6.5/10

Convenience: 10/10

Nutrition: 0/10

Overall

Walk on by!

This isn’t a strong recommendation to avoid these Ghirardelli chocolates, I just think Costco has better chocolate options for a similar cost or even less expensive.

Have you tried these? What do 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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3 thoughts on “Costco Ghirardelli Chocolate Snowmen Review”

  1. As a dark chocolate only person, it’s a bit annoying when that flavour seems like an afterthought in assorted chocolate offerings. And white chocolate? That’s not real chocolate! So thanks for your review. Nothing beats #1 Belgian or #2 Swiss, imho 😋
    Merry Christmas 🎄!

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    • Dark chocolate is simply gross. It’s just a trend like avocado or coconut oil. There’s nothing satisfying about eating dark chocolate.

      I’d rather eat the cocoa beans instead of dark chocolate. At least that way I know there won’t be lead inside the dark chocolate.

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      • I wouldn’t say that avocado and coconut oil are trends. Tons of literature that says otherwise. They’ve been around for a long time already.

        As for dark chocolate… Dark does not prescribe a specific percentage… Its really should be about what you enjoy. If you are pushing more than 72%, it will tend to be on the bitter side. But of course that means less sugar and more of the ingredients that are good for you. The choice is yours. I find that mixing with nuts helps offset much of the bitterness.

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