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?
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
Nutrition: 2/10 Points for broccoli.
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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