Costco Kirkland Signature Broccoli Cheddar Soup Review

Broccoli and cheddar is a classic flavor combination that’s found in recipes for casseroles, pasta, side dishes and of course soup! The Costco Kirkland Signature Brocolli Cheddar Soup sounds like the perfect comfort food for any creamy soup lover! Is this the perfect cold-weather meal from Costco?

Image of the package of the Costco Kirkland Signature Brocolli Cheddar Soup two pack on a table.
Costco Kirkland Signature Brocolli Cheddar Soup.

Now that it’s cold and snowy here I figured it was the perfect time to do a Kirkland Signature soup review. My local Costco carries this cheddar broccoli soup during the fall and winter months each year. Creamy soups aren’t my favorite but I do enjoy them from time to time! Today I’m reviewing the Costco Kirkland Signature Brocolli Cheddar Soup.

Other soups I’ve reviewed from Costco are the Cuisine Adventures French Onion Soup, Johnny’s Potato Cheddar Soup Mix, Authentic Asia Hand Wrapped Shrimp Wonton Soup, Tonkotsu Ramen, Ajinomoto Tokyo Style Shoyu Ramen with Chicken, Sprague Organic Lentil Soup and the Tim Hortons Chicken Noodle Soup.

Location in Store

You can find the soup in the refrigerated section near the fresh pasta, refrigerated appetizers, sauerkraut and love beets. The item number is 615744.

Image of two containers of the broccoli cheddar soup.
There are two containers of soup in the package.

Taste

The soup isn’t as cheesy as I thought it would be! It has a mild, creamy cheddar flavor. There isn’t a sharp cheddar flavor and overall I find the soup has more of a salty plain cream flavor than a cheese flavor. There is a noticeable saltiness which makes the soup quite flavorful and I do find it decently tasty.

Closeup image of a spoonful of the soup with a white bowl of soup in the background.
There are small to medium-sized pieces of broccoli in the soup.

There are small to medium-sized chunks of broccoli in the soup and they add a bit of texture but not much additional flavor. mall to medium-sized chunks in the soup. In my opinion, the soup is quite heavy and pretty salty. It’s not a light soup so I can see this being served for lunch or supper on its own.

Top down image of a bowl of prepared soup with a spoon beside it.
Ready to eat!

Cost

The soups come in a pack of two. Two 830 milliliter containers of soup cost $11.99 Canadian at Costco which isn’t cheap but neither are cans of soup!

Top down image of the package of Kirkland Signature Broccoli Cheddar Soup
The Costco Broccoli Cheddar Soup is gluten-free!

Convenience

The Costco Brocolli Cheddar Soup is pre-made and ready to eat. It can be heated on the stovetop or in the microwave. As I said, this is a heavier soup so I think you can get away with having it alone for lunch or dinner!

Image of the Kirkland Signature broccoli cheddar soup cooking instructions from the package.
Cooking instructions.

The best-before date on the soup is also about three months from the date I purchased it and it must be kept refrigerated. There is a plastic seal on top of the soup under the lid as well.

Image of a saucepan with soup in it cooking on the stovetop.
I always prefer to heat my soup on the stove.

Nutrition

Calories

One cup of soup is 150 calories, eight grams of fat, 620 mg of sodium, 13 grams of carbohydrates, one gram of fibre, six grams of sugar and eight grams of protein.

That’s a lot of sodium in one cup but I find that most soups have quite a bit of sodium. The fat content is also quite high but that doesn’t surprise me with the milk and cheese.

Image of the Costco broccoli cheddar soup nutrition facts label from the package.
Nutrition facts.

Ingredients

The first three ingredients are what I expect to see in brocolli cheddar soup. I don’t love the fourth ingredient being a processed cheese product and all the other chemical-sounding ingredients that follow. Although this has broccoli in it I would not call this nutritious!

The soup contains milk and soy so it’s an option for anyone who is celiac or following a gluten-free diet!

Image of the broccoli cheddar soup ingredients from the package.

Scoring

Taste: 7/10

Cost: 8/10

Convenience: 10/10

Nutrition: 2/10 Points for broccoli.

Overall

Give it a try!

If you know you like broccoli cheddar soup you may want to give the Costco Kirkland Signature kind a try. It’s not super cheesy but it is flavorful, most likely from the salt content!

Would you buy this? Why or why not?


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26 thoughts on “Costco Kirkland Signature Broccoli Cheddar Soup Review”

  1. I discovered this soup a number of years ago when the ingredients were a lot cleaner, the nutritional stats were much better and the texture was superior. Now, it is garbage. I learned that Costco has changed their supplier a number of times on this product so it hasn’t been a consistent soup recipe. My advice – skip it – this is an incredibly simple soup to make at home (my version has 6 ingredients) and far more flavourful and nutritious.

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    • Thanks! I agree!
      And the cost is high too!
      Two cans of Habitant Pea soup is almost as much soup for only eight dollars regular price and we often get it for a lot less than that on sale.
      Even Campbell’s Broccoli Cheese ready to serve ingrdients looks better and far less expensive.
      I love Costco and shop there a lot but sometimes we just pass on things like this.

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  2. I purchased two 2-packs of this soup recently and every single mouthful was delicious. It’s no longer available and I’m pretty disappointed. The warehouse said that it be seasonal, which I don’t understand. Broccoli and cheddar cheese aren’t seasonal. Oh well.

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  3. I just bought it today for my daughter. She was having it for lunch and found a bunch of clear blob of jellyish something! what the heck could that be? I’m so upset cuz she can never find something good that she likes. Any thoughts?? Anyone else find these in the soup??

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  4. I have bought this now six separate times. All except for one time, one of the two containers had different degrees of sourness. It is not expired and yes, it was refrigerated and we ate it within 1-2 days. We bought them at 4 different Costcos.

    When it is good, it is tasty. But I have noticed that the ones NOT to buy are the ones that have a puffed up cellophane seal. Those almost guarantee it is sour. It is like there is gas build up or something. It is always one of the two if there is a bad one, not both. I have had only one occasion where both of them tasted ok.

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  5. I recently bought this soup and am on the second container of it. My impression is that it is not salty at all. The taste is very bland.
    After adding some extra salt and pepper, the taste is somewhat adequate enough to eat.

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  6. Tastes good, but if you’re a diabetic, avoid it like the plague!!

    Just a cup of it, makes my sugar sky rocket into orbit (11’s and 12’s) and takes a lot of insulin to take it back down.

    That’s too bad, because I eat a lot of fresh and cooked broccoli (good for diabetics) which I enjoy and the impact on my sugar from unprocessed broccoli is negligible. So they must be dumping that soup with sugar. Not sure why everything needs to have so much sugar.

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  7. All I want to know is if the use by date says 1-21-22 and the date today is 1-28-22, can I still eat it? It hasn’t been opened and it’s been refrigerated the entire time. It’s a use by and not a best by date so that’s why I’m so concerned.

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  8. I just bought this soup for the first time. I normally would cook my own. I doctored it a lot, and liked the results much better. 1. I thinned it with almost equal amounts of water. 2. I sautéed some diced onion, carrots and sliced mushrooms and added them. 3. I added about 2 cups of chopped fresh spinach. 4. Added some black pepper. 5. Topped each bowl with a few croutons and some bacon bits. It was absolutely delicious! I would recommend this soup as a base to do something with. I would not like it as it comes out of the container.

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  9. I just bought this soup for the first time. I normally would cook my own. I doctored it a lot, and liked the results much better. 1. I thinned it with almost equal amounts of water. 2. I sautéed some diced onion, carrots and sliced mushrooms and added them. 3. I added about 2 cups of chopped fresh spinach. 4. Added some black pepper. 5. Topped each bowl with a few croutons and some bacon bits. It was absolutely delicious! I would recommend this soup as a base to do something with. I would not like it as it comes out of the container.

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  10. I love both the cream of broccoli/cream of potato.
    Problem is they have not had either one in stock.
    Have they discontinued?
    Is there any other place I can purchase these items?

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