Costco Hawaiian Sun Chocolate Covered Macadamia Nuts Review

If you’re looking for a taste of Hawaii this Christmas season, Costco carries the Hawaiian Sun Chocolate Covered Macadamia Nuts to curb your cravings. Each whole macadamia nut is roasted and dipped in smooth milk chocolate. These chocolates are simple but decadent.

Costco Hawaiian Sun Chocolate Covered Macadamia Nuts box sitting on a table, top down image.
Costco Hawaiian Sun Chocolate Covered Macadamia Nuts.

I’ve been to Hawaii twice and absolutely fell in love with macadamia nuts there. Have you ever had macadamia nut ice cream? If not, I highly recommend you try some if you’re traveling to Hawaii. We haven’t traveled anywhere in years so when I saw these Costco Hawaiian Sun Chocolate Covered Deluxe Whole Macadamia Nuts I wanted to pick up a box because it might be the closest thing to Hawaii for me for a long time!

Image of the box of chocolate covered macadamia nuts with the lid off so you can see all the chocolates laying in the box.
There are 48 chocolates in the box.

Other chocolates I’m enjoying from Costco are the  Kirkland Signature Luxury Belgian ChocolatesDeavas Belgian ChocolatesGrand Belgian Specialties ChocolatesHouse of Brussels Chocolate HedgehogsLindt Lindor Assorted ChocolatesAnthon Berg Liquor Filled Dark ChocolatesBaileys Irish Cream Chocolates and the Utah Truffles Mint Milk Chocolate Truffles.

Location in Store

These are located in both the Christmas seasonal aisle as well as the snack aisle that’s near the front of Costco. The item number is 1066295.

Taste

These are so simple that some might find them a little boring or bland. I love the taste of them. These chocolates have big, whole, delicious macadamia nuts covered in sweet milk chocolate. The nuts taste fresh and aren’t salted, just roasted so the natural flavor is amplified.

Image showing a chocolate with a bite taken out of it so you can see the macadamia nut in the center.
There’s a whole macadamia nut in each chocolate.

The chocolate is smooth and sweet and doesn’t taste waxy or have that cheap chocolate flavor. The flavor of the chocolates is pure and simple goodness, the flavor of the macadamia nuts and milk chocolate complement one another well.

Image of a hand holding one chocolate covered macadamia nut.
Ready to devour!

Cost

A box of 48 Hawaiian Sun chocolate-covered whole macadamia nuts cost $17.49 at Costco which has gone up as it was previously $14.99 Canadian in 2020. It still isn’t overly expensive, considering macadamia nuts are usually quite expensive!

Closeup image of four chocolate covered macadamia nut chocolates in their wrapper on a plate.
Simple but divine.

Convenience

These are perfect to have any time of year, not just around Christmas! They make a great gift or if you’re having guests over they’re a delicious offering.

Closeup image of four chocolate covered macadamia nut chocolates on a white plate out of their wrapper.
I find just one chocolate satisfies my sweet tooth.

Once the box is opened it only reseals by putting the cardboard top back on the bottom piece so we choose to store ours in a Ziploc container. The best-before date is about 11 months from the date we purchased the chocolates.

Nutrition

Calories

Three chocolates contain 190 calories, 14 grams of fat, 18 grams of carbohydrates, one gram of fibre, 15 grams of sugar, two grams of protein and 15 milligrams of sodium.

I feel satisfied eating only one of these and that’s not that many calories, fat or sugar for one chocolate. If you eat a ton of these you’re looking at quite a bit of fat, calories and sugar, although the majority of fat is healthy fat from the nuts.

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

Ingredients

The ingredients list is as simple as I hoped! Milk chocolate, vanillin and dry roasted macadamia nuts. I’m not the biggest fan of there being artificial flavor, why can’t they use regular vanilla extract? The chocolates contain soy, milk and macadamia nuts and may contain almonds.

Image of the ingredients from the back of the chocolate box.
Ingredients.

Scoring

Taste: 8/10

Cost: 8/10

Convenience: 10/10

Nutrition: 2/10 (For the healthy fats from the nuts)

Overall

Must buy if you like macadamia nuts!

As I said, these are very basic chocolates but are also absolutely delicious!

Have you been to Hawaii? Have you tried these chocolates? What do you think of them?


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4 thoughts on “Costco Hawaiian Sun Chocolate Covered Macadamia Nuts Review”

  1. Not a fan. The chocolate tastes like it’s low quality. lt’s also missing that deep chocolate flavour which should give everything a good balance.

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    • I do not know where DMV area is.
      I am in Toronto. Costco used to have them cheap for Christmas time but not this year i see on Amazon they have them but very expensive comparing to CAD $15. They sell them for over CAD $40

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