This review was originally posted as a guest review for the Costco West Fan Blog!
Please note that this review was not paid for or sponsored by any third party. I purchased this product with my own money and 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.
I have decided that the Costco snack and chocolate aisles are strategically at the front of the store for two reasons, A) so you can pick up delicious looking treats that you would usually pass by while you’re waiting in the typical Costco checkout line and B) so you can easily return that same treat you picked up to the shelf when you have had enough time to tell yourself you already have 10lbs of chocolate covered everything at home. Have you ever had those items at Costco that you consider buying every time because they look so good but never actually purchase? Maybe you even put it in your cart and then quickly put it back without purchasing after you’ve decided you “really don’t need it”.
I swear I have been wanting to buy the Coconut Clusters by Inno Foods from Costco for at least six months. I often have been standing there, unsure, staring up at them while my husband is already busy at the checkout. When I was making my regular weekly visit to Costco West and saw that they were on sale, I decided it was time. Now I have finally tried them.
I purchased them from Costco on sale for $7.89. Regular price is $9.89. These are basically, sweet, crunchy delicious clusters of coconutty goodness. If you do not like coconut you may not like the taste. I am a chocolate lover and if given the choice I actually may pick these over chocolate. The list of ingredients is short which is always a good thing, organic toasted coconut, healthy organic chia, pumpkin and sunflower seeds along with brown rice syrup and cane sugar to sweeten them up. If you eat organic, you’re in luck with these as each ingredient is organic. The coconut tastes nicely toasted and the seeds give the clusters a slightly nutty flavour. They also have a major crunch factor going on, almost like a dry crunchy cookie, which makes them a perfect snack.
The Coconut Clusters are addictive and slightly calorie dense. Each 20 gram serving is 110 calories and contains 9 grams of fat. The problem with them being addictive is that a 20 gram serving is not much; you feel like you could easily eat half the bag in one sitting! To help visualize one serving, I measured out 20 grams on my scale at home and honestly, I could eat six times this amount easily (but I didn’t). I have to point out a positive is that each serving contains only 4 grams of sugar, which is way less than other treats I have had from Costco such as the Dark Chocolate Covered Mangoes.
I would definitely repurchase these. The clusters could be sprinkled on yogurt or ice cream and would make a perfect snack while road tripping, watching a movie, camping or shared at a potluck or barbecue. Due to the fact that these contain organic seeds, they easily are marketed as healthy but I think moderation is key in enjoying these. But believe me, if you like coconut, you WILL love them.
Nutrition: 4/10 (for sure they have healthy organic ingredients, but I would approach these as more of an indulgence)
Taste: 10/10 (these really are delicious)
Convenience: 10/10 (just open the bag and find yourself in coconut bliss)
Cost: 7/10 (reasonable when purchased on sale, might be considered slightly expensive when not on sale)
What’s your favourite crunchy snack? When it comes to coconut, yay or nay? Have you tried these, if so did you like them?