Costco Grand Belgian Specialties Chocolates Review

Are you looking for something small and sweet to gift to a friend, coworker, neighbor or teacher during the holiday season? The Costco Grand Belgian Specialties Chocolates come in a pack of three nicely-wrapped small boxes. Looking at them, they look like a nice gift, but will the person opening them be happy or disappointed?

Costco Grand Belgian Specialties Chocolates box sitting on a table.
Costco Grand Belgian Specialties Chocolates.

It’s the holiday season so I’m jam-packing in as many Christmas product reviews as I can. I picked up these Grand Belgian Specialities Chocolates during my last Costco trip because I loved the idea of being able to have a gift on hand in case of someone drops in unexpectedly!

The best Costco chocolates at Costco are the Kirkland Signature Macadamia Clusters, Anthon Berg Liquor Filled Chocolates, Lindt Lindor Assorted Chocolates, Kirkland Signature Luxury Belgian Chocolates, Utah Truffles Mint Chocolate Truffles and the Truffettes De France Chocolate Truffles.

Image of the product description on the box of the four different kinds of chocolates.
There are four different kinds of chocolates.

Location in Store

These are located in the Christmas / seasonal aisle. The item number is 1451188.

Taste

There are four flavors of chocolates in the box. Milk chocolate with truffle filling, mocha creme filling enrobed in white chocolate, a crunchy cookie & cream flavored ganache with milk chocolate and caramelized sugar and 76% chocolate ganache in a dark chocolate shell.

Closeup image of the four different kinds of chocolates cut in half and served on a plate so you can see the center of each chocolate.
Ready to enjoy!

I think they’re all really tasty, I love the mocha one but that’s because I love all things mocha flavored. The dark chocolate one is very rich and not too sweet. The crunchy cookie & cream chocolate has a crispy, crunchy texture that the others do not. The milk chocolate truffle heart is very simple but still delightful.

Image of the four different chocolates served on a white plate so you can see each flavor up close.
All four kinds. My favorite is the mocha.

I appreciate that there are only four different varieties of chocolate because I think they’re all done really well and are ones that most people would enjoy. They’re not as good as chocolates from my local chocolate shop but they’re pretty tasty and I’m enjoying my box!

Image of one box of chocolates open and sitting on a table so you can see the tray inside the box and the chocolates sitting inside the tray.
There are three trays of four chocolates in the box.

Cost

The package of three boxes costs $16.79 Canadian. Each box comes with 12 chocolates. There are three small trays containing four chocolates which mean there are three of each kind of chocolate in the box.

Image of the package of three Grand Belgian Specialties chocolate boxes sitting on a table.
There are three 160-gram boxes of Belgian chocolates.

Convenience

The boxes of chocolates come wrapped like a present. My box had two with gold wrapping paper and one with red wrapping paper. The wrapping paper makes them super convenient to gift because you don’t even need to wrap them.

Image showing the three small boxes of chocolates that come gift wrapped with a bow.
I prefer the red wrapping paper over the gold.

I like small gifts like these for coworkers, neighbors, my hairdresser, the amazon driver, my vet. or the mail person. The best-before date is listed as being ten months from when I purchased the chocolates.

Image showing the three small trays of chocolates that come in one box of chocolates. Four chocolates are in each box and the trays are sitting on a table.
All four kinds of chocolates come in each tray.

Nutrition

Calories

Three chocolates are 230 calories, 14 grams of fat, 22 grams of carbohydrates, one gram of fibre, 21 grams of sugar, two grams of protein and 20 milligrams of sodium.

I can easily eat four chocolates in one sitting which is sadly quite a few calories and a decent amount of sugar.

Image of the chocolates nutrition facts from the package.
Nutrition facts.

Ingredients

I’m not going to sugarcoat things, chocolates like this aren’t at all healthy. What I really don’t is the kind of oils listed like palm and palm kernel oil. The chocolates contain milk, wheat and soy and may contain eggs and tree nuts.

Image of the chocolate ingredients list from the package.
Ingredients.

Scoring

Taste: 8/10

Cost: 7/10

Convenience: 10/10

Nutrition: 0/10

Overall

Give it a try!

These aren’t the most amazing chocolates but for a store-bought, relatively cheap chocolate I think they’re pretty decent! I also love that they’re already wrapped and ready to gift.

What are your favorite small gift ideas?


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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