The easiest brownies I’ve ever made!
Please note that this review was not paid for or sponsored by any third party. However, I was given a free sample of this product to review. The opinions in this review are strictly my own. I am not affiliated with Costco or any of its suppliers. I am just a fan of the company. I write these reviews to help my fellow shoppers.
Today I’m feeling in a sweet mood so we’re going to be talking brownies! Specifically the Costco Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate Brownie Mix. I have previously reviewed the Krusteaz Triple Chocolate Brownie Mix and was super excited to see the Ghirardelli one at Costco. I have fond memories involving Ghirardelli! My husband and I went to the Ghirardelli store in Vegas and enjoyed a big sundae, if you like ice cream sundaes I definitely recommend checking out Ghirardelli if you have one close by. Anyways on to the review!
These brownies are for some serious chocolate lovers. They’re super chocolaty, rich and sweet! I followed the package directions and they turned out slightly crisp and a little chewy on the top and super soft and slightly gooey in the middle just the way a brownie should be in my opinion. Although it states there’s three different kinds of chocolate chips I really didn’t notice the difference and they seemed to melt into the rest of the brownie. These were definitely tasty for a brownie that can be whipped up in less than five minutes.
I paid $12.99 Canadian for the box of five packs of Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate Brownie Mix! That’s actually really reasonable for five opportunities to make super convenient brownies!
I followed the package directions on how to bake the brownies by adding my water, egg and oil. These turned out perfectly and smelled amazing. You get five bags in the box and they best before date is over a year from the date I purchased the mix.
One 2 inch brownie prepared is 150 calories, 3.5 grams of fat, 110 mg of sodium, 29 grams of carbohydrates, one gram of fibre, 20 grams of sugar, and one gram of protein. These definitely aren’t healthy for you but a little chocolate is good for the soul!
I have to say, I think I prefer the Krusteaz Triple Chocolate Brownie mix just a tad bit more than the Ghirardelli but both are tasty and the best part is how convenient brownie mix is!
Convenience: 8/10 (lost a couple points because you need ingredients and need to bake them)
Does anyone add anything to their brownie mix like extra nuts or M&M’s or anything? If you do please share as I’m curious!
16 thoughts on “Costco Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate Brownie Mix Review”
I replace the water with tart cherry juice and a splash of red vermouth. After the batter is in the pan, I put a heaping teaspoon of blackberry jam in each one- portion square of batter.
Scratch baker here but I wanted to try these. I did. Did not like the artificial/weird taste of the brownies. I passed the remaining bags onto friends who adore them. So not a waste!
I run a food and cocktail blog so I do very few things using mixes but this is a standard in my home. I do sub at the water for milk and I usually add either nuts or some sort of baking chip or even both and people always ask for my recipe thinking I made them from scratch!
I do under bake them just a little bit because I definitely like the gooey sort of brownie.
I just made them with peanut butter chips in them, so good!
Sounds so good, I love the idea of peanut butter.
I just checked out your blog Barbara. I love it 🙂 Especially the cocktail recipes!
I heap them full of walnuts and use bourbon instead of water. Always turns out fabulous. This is the first time I ever used Costco Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate and to my surprise they were very wet. Because this box of 6 pouches calls for 1/3 cup water instead of 1/4 cup water. Not a happy camper after wasting 3 pouches!
Using a plastic knife to cut them keeps them from crumbling or tearing.
Best boxed brownie mix ever…Costco’s are much moister and tastier than the other store packages. I cook them at the lower degree number and let them set until completely cool before cutting. Even then, they are a little hard to cut without crumbling the edges, but are so worth it. Everyone loves them and they are so easy!
I did not have any luck with these, they fell apart and wouldn’t cut without breaking up, don’t know what I did wrong
let them cool for appx an hour and they should be a bit more solid, if not wait +2 hrs or overnight, I do this often 🙂
Do you put ice cream on top?
Ummm yes. Amazing idea.
Store that features the brownie mix in the Toronto area – North York, Scarborough, Weston etc. Thank you.
I use milk instead of water…. I’m not sure it changes anything but it’s just a personal preference. They truly are delicious and so easy to whip together if you need something at the last minute!
Totally going to try milk! Thanks!
very nice post well done thank you