Costco Hilo Life Tortilla Chips Review

These chips stand out among all the other tortilla chips at Costco because of their nutrition facts – they have a whopping 17 grams of protein per serving! I’ve never seen another tortilla chip with that much protein. These tortilla chips are also keto friendly. Do these chips taste good enough to become your go-to tortilla chip?

Image of the Costco Hilo Life Tortilla Chips bag sitting on a table.
Costco Hilo Life Tortilla Chips.

I’ve never seen chips before that have 17 grams of protein in one serving. These Costco Hilo Life Nacho Cheese Tortilla Style Chips are keto-friendly and I’ve never reviewed a keto chip before so today is the day!

Other keto products from Costco are the Carbonaut Keto Bagels, Ozery Seedwise Keto Clusters, HighKey Mini Cookies, Keto Izza 3 Meat Keto Pizza, Volupta Erythritol Monk Fruit Sweetener, Kirkland Signature Lean Ground Beef Burger Patties, No Sugar Company Keto Bars, Innofoods Grain Free Granola, Universal Bakery Keto Bites and the Carbonaut Low Carb Keto Bread.

Closeup image of the front of the Hilo bag showing 17 grams of protein per serving, made in Canada.
17 grams of protein in one serving.

Location in Store

You can find the Hilo chips near all the other chips at Costco. At my store that’s on the side of the store near the unrefrigerated juices. The item number is 1554078.


Honestly, I didn’t think these would taste as good as they do. They’re very similar to a Dorito but maybe a bit better! The main flavor is cheese and they aren’t spicy.

Image of a hand holding one nacho cheese chip with a bowl of chips in the background.
The chips are thick and crunchy.

The chips are nice and thick as well as crunchy which makes them great for dipping but they’re flavorful enough that I think they taste best on their own. One thing I don’t love about these chips is the powdery aftertaste they have. Otherwise, they’re really tasty.

Top down image of a bowl full of chips sitting on a table.
Ready to snack on!


These chips aren’t cheap! The 340-gram bag costs $10.99 Canadian at Costco. I have seen them on sale for $8.49 before but that’s still pretty expensive!


The best before date listed on the chips is about four months from when they were purchased. The bag isn’t resealable but that’s not a huge deal because the bag isn’t huge so it likely won’t take forever to eat.

Image of the product description from the bag. Description states the chips
Hilo Life Tortilla Chips are keto-friendly.

I think the Hilo chips are a great party snack and snack for anyone wanting a keto friendly chip with a good amount of protein.



25 chips contain 260 calories, 19 grams of fat, eight grams of carbohydrates, three grams of fibre, three grams of sugar, 17 grams of protein and 390 milligrams of sodium. That’s a lot of protein for one serving of nacho chips but there’s also a lot of calories and fat in one serving too.

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


The Costco Hilo Nacho Chips are gluten-free but contain dairy and nuts (almonds). The first ingredient is vegetable oil which I find slightly surprising, I thought the first ingredient would be almond flour. Although the Hilo chips are keto-friendly, gluten-free and have a nice amount of protein per serving, they’re not healthy. They’re no worse for you than a regular potato chip but I wouldn’t buy these thinking they’re nutritious.

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


Taste: 8.5/10

Cost: 6/10

Convenience: 10/10

Nutrition: 3/10


Give it a try.

If you know you like Doritos or nacho cheese flavored chips, I think you’ll like these! Yes they have a lot of protein for chips, but that doesn’t make them really good for you!

If you’ve tried these chips, 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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7 thoughts on “Costco Hilo Life Tortilla Chips Review”

  1. I love these. I’m on a low carb lifestyle eating plan and I more or less get these for the carb count. I really like them alot. Crunchie and cheesy. I crush a small amount on salad as a crouton. A definite buy for me.

  2. Yep these are tasty keto chips. Yep they are expensive which is not too surprising. The vegetable oil being the first ingredient is probably because there are several different dry ingredients including two different Almond flour products plus Pea, Chia and Potato powdered proteins and starches along with several other powders/spices. The only real liquid ingredient is the oil from what I can see so it is in the greatest quantity probably by weight (grams).
    Thanks for another great review Natalie!

  3. I received a bag of these for Xmas, as part of my keto diabetic diet. They certainly are cheesy, and being so thin, seem to melt in your mouth.


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