Costco Kirkland Signature Artichoke Hearts Review

Did you know artichokes are full of antioxidants and are also high in fibre, low in fat and loaded with vitamins. Have you ever tried artichoke hearts? Costco carries their own Kirkland Signature Artichoke Hearts and I’m excited to try them to see how they taste.

Costco Kirkland Signature Artichoke Hearts jar sitting on a table.
Costco Kirkland Signature Artichoke Hearts

Kirkland Signature Artichoke Hearts seem like a boring review but I picked them up to try for those who are like me and don’t eat artichoke hearts regularly.

Other similar products from Costco are the Costco Tasso’s Papandoro Peppers Stuffed With Feta and Kalamata Olives, Costco Matt & Steve’s Extreme Pickle Spears, Costco Del Destino Mango Slices and Costco Paisley Farm Four Bean Salad.

Location in Store

You can find the jar of artichoke hearts at Costco in the aisle with the other jarred vegetables as well as seasonings. The item number is 2547560.

Artichoke hearts served in a white bowl, close up image.
Great for pizza, pastas and salads.

Taste

Artichoke hearts taste to me like a mix between cabbage, brussels sprouts and asparagus to me. They have a very mild flavor and the texture of these Kirkland Signature Artichoke Hearts is quite soft! They’re packed in oil and vinegar and when I’m eating these I’m kind of reminded of sauerkraut.

Close up image of one artichoke heart on a fork.
Ready to eat out of the jar!

The artichoke hearts have a mild garlic flavor and I think that there could be a little less oil and more vinegar because they’re quite oily straight out of the jar but I’m someone who just doesn’t love a ton of oil. If you want to avoid so much oil you can always blot them with paper towel a bit.

Close up image of the center of one artichoke heart on a fork.
Artichokes are full of antioxidants.

These are great for salads, pizza, charcuterie boards or pasta dishes.

Cost

The artichokes come in a two pack, two one liter jars costs $13.99. I’ve seen artichoke hearts at the local grocery store and the Costco price is much cheaper.

Image of the two-pack jars of artichoke hearts on a placement on a table.
The artichoke hearts come in a two pack.

Convenience

The artichoke hearts need to be refrigerated after opening and the best before date is two years from the date we purchased them! Obviously they may not still be good if they’ve been sitting in your fridge for two years.

Image of Costco Kirkland Signature Hearts in a white bowl.
The artichoke hearts are kind of large but can be cut easily!

You can use artichoke hearts in a salad, on a pizza, on a charcuterie board or in pasta. There’s lots of different ways to use these! Also for anyone wondering, the artichoke hearts are a product of Spain.

Nutrition

Calories

Two pieces is 30 calories, two grams of fat, one gram of carbohydrates, one gram of fibre, one gram of sugar and one gram of protein. They’re low in calories, fat, carbs and sugar!

Costco Kirkland Signature Artichoke Hearts nutrition facts label.
Nutrition facts.

Ingredients

The ingredients list is short and simple, I wish instead of packing these in canola oil they used extra virgin olive oil but that would raise the cost quite a bit. These are gluten-free, dairy-free and overall really healthy!

I found this article from Healthline that points out some of the health benefits of eating artichoke hearts like lowering bad cholesterol, regulating blood pressure and improving liver health.

Costco Kirkland Signature Artichoke Hearts ingredients label.
Ingredients.

Scoring

Taste: 6.5/10

Cost: 8/10

Convenience: 10/10

Nutrition: 10/10

Overall

Give it a try!

If you’re someone who uses artichoke hearts a lot in recipes at home the Costco Kirkland Signature Artichoke Hearts are really reasonably priced and can be used in many ways!

What’s your overall opinion of artichoke hearts?


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18 thoughts on “Costco Kirkland Signature Artichoke Hearts Review”

  1. The Peruvian version is almost inedible. If you can find the Costco Italian ones (that seem to be disappearing from shelves) buy those! Tangy, flavorful, true taste of artichokes. The ones from Peru are woody, greasy, and flavorless.

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  2. I have been eating these artichoke hearts for years; never had an issue until this month when I opened a newly purchased jar, and was overwhelmed by an awful, chemical smell. The smell permeated the kitchen so I put the lid back and set the jar out on the back porch. Then I noticed that even the unopened jar smelled. I will be taking these back to Costco.

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  3. I like them too. Try mini skewers with art hearts, tiny mozzarella balls, grape tomatoes and a small block of pepperoni. It’s like an individual charcuterie stick.

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  4. I wanted to use Kirkland artichoke hearts in my dinner tonight. I couldn’t open them, no matter what I tried, nor could my husband. He finally went to his shop and got a large pipe wrench. I am wondering now if these are safe to eat or if there was something wrong with them. My hand is going to be aching for a while!

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    • 1. This is obvious of course but did you try to pop the air seal by hitting it firmly on the bottom? 2. When that fails tap the sides of the lid against the counter. 3. Always keep wide rubber bands to grasp the lid.

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  5. For the past several years my artichoke hearts seem to be fermenting in the jar. I’m not sure why. Has anyone else experienced this? Am I doing something wrong?

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    • I just bought some the other day from there and just opened one today and it had a cow poo smell to me, never had that in the past with them. I don’t know if my sense are off or its really them. And the date stamped on them were fine.. but not the smell. Any one else have this happened recently to them.

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  6. We love these artichoke hearts! (try chopping them & adding to potatoe salad) The oil/vinegar brine makes a terrific salad dressing. I’ve been using it to marinate chickpeas too.

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  7. We like to add these to the miltons cauliflower crust pizzas we also get from Costco. Definitely turns an already great pizza up a notch. PS – I just found out about this awesome site. We love trying new foods from Costco and this is a great resource to use. Thank you!

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  8. I’ve been using these for years for Mediterranean pasta and on pizza. I make an artichoke pesto and an artichoke lasagna. I pat most of the oil off them before use.
    We love them!

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