Have you ever eaten dry ribs? They’re a common appetizer at a lot of restaurants, but not something I normally make at home. Are the Hampton House Dry Garlic Ribs from Costco as good as take-out or restaurant dry ribs? That’s what I was wondering when I put them in my cart!
I’m reviewing the Costco Hampton House Seasoned Oven-Ready Dry Garlic Ribs. These have been at my Costco for as long as I can remember but we’ve never picked them up to try. My husband wasn’t too excited about buying these because he thinks dry ribs are usually really fatty, full of gristle and have very little meat.
Similar appetizes from Costco I’ve reviewed are the Costco Pinty’s Buffalo Chicken Flings, Costco Kirkland Signature Breaded Panko Shrimp, Costco The Original Poppers- Stuffed Jalapenos, Costco P.S.I’s Grande Gourmet Coconut Shrimp, Costco TGI Friday’s Loaded Potato Skins and the Costco Bibigo Steamed Dumplings.
Location in Store
You can find the dry garlic ribs in the freezer section at Costco, the item number is 288939.
These dry ribs from Costco have a strong garlic smell, even in the freezer you can smell the garlic, which I guess kind of makes sense since they’re dry garlic ribs. Both my husband and I were surprised by the quality of meat, it’s better than we expected.
Being dry ribs the meat is a bit fattier and gristly, but overall the quality of the meat is impressive. We didn’t have the whole bag but tried to eat a few different looking ones because the appearance (size and shape) varies from rib to rib. In the four ribs I tried I didn’t find a ton of fat or gristle.
There’s also a good amount of meat on each one, I’ve had dry ribs where there’s basically no meat on them but these are quite meaty. The flavor is pretty good, a basic garlic flavor. Even though they smell strong of garlic the garlic flavor isn’t that strong. The seasoning from the packets that I put on after cooking the ribs doesn’t stick that well but they’re flavorful enough without the added seasoning.
The 1.36 kilogram bag of dry garlic ribs at Costco is $15.99 Canadian which seems quite reasonable for such a large bag.
The Hampton House Dry Garlic Ribs need to be kept in the freezer and the best before date on the bag is about nine months from the date it was purchased. I used the oven method to cook the ribs and they turned out nice and crispy, if you have an air fryer I would definitely try using that to cook these.
One thing to be cautious of is that these Costco dry ribs aren’t pre-cooked so you’re dealing with raw pork, make sure you cook your ribs according to package directions and if you have a thermometer at home, check the internal temp.
The bag is resealable and comes with two packets of seasoning to put on the ribs. There’s no dipping sauce, but I don’t think they really need a dipping sauce. These are great as an appetizer, snack or even a lunch with some veggies on the side!
Five ribs is 330 calories, 21 grams of fat, four grams of carbohydrates, zero grams of fibre and sugar, 27 grams of protein and 620 mg of sodium. These aren’t the healthiest and are high in fat and sodium but low in carbs! You also get a lot of protein from only five ribs!
The Costco Hampton House Garlic Dry Ribs are made of pork and unfortunately for anyone avoiding gluten they are not gluten-free. They also may contain egg, milk and soy. The seasoning packet consists of salt and spices.
Give it a try!
These are better than a lot of dry ribs I’ve tried at restaurants and as take-out. There’s more meat on each rib and the meat that’s there tastes a bit higher quality.
What are your thoughts on these dry garlic ribs from Costco?
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