If you’re a cheese and nut lover and are looking for an easy, on-the-go snack, you might like these new Costco Kirkland Signature Cheese Fruit and Nut Packs! Is it worth picking these up from Costco or are you better off making your own snack?
I love a good quick and easy snack and these new Costco Kirkland Signature Cheese, Fruit and Nut packs seem like a good balance of protein, carbohydrates, and fat!
Other convenient snack items available at Costco are the Sargento Balanced Breaks, Jojo’s Dark Chocolate Bites, Sargento Balanced Breaks, Kirkland Signature Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies, RX Protein Bars, Kirkland Signature Organic Dried Mangoes, Schwartz Brothers Bakery Everything Bagel Chips, MadeGood Chocolate Chip Granola Bars and the That’s It Mini Fruit Bars.
Location in Store
You can find these in the refrigerated section near the sausages and cheese. The item number is 1222508.
I don’t have a ton to say about this product, they’re really simple. Cheese, nuts and dried fruit. I tried the dried cranberries and decided to skip them because I find them hard, dry and too sweet. Both of the cheeses are great but I definitely prefer the sharp cheddar over the white cheddar.
The sharp cheddar is more flavorful but the white cheddar is still tasty. I prefer cashews over almonds so that’s another reason why I like the sharp cheddar pack better. The nuts aren’t very salty which I appreciate because I find the cheese is salty enough.
The cheese, fruit and nut packs cost $14.99 Canadian at Costco. The box has 16 in it, eight of each flavor. The Sargento Balanced Breaks cost $14.99 Canadian for 12 packs and the packs are the same size.
The snacks come in a plastic container with two sections, one section has cheese and the other section has nuts and dried cranberries. They need to be kept refrigerated and the best-before date is almost four months from the date I purchased them.
These are great to have as an easy, on-the-go snack and can be easily popped into a work bag, backpack, lunch bag or purse!
The white cheddar flavor contains 190 calories, 13 grams of fat, 11 grams of fat, two grams of fibre, eight grams of sugar, 180 milligrams of sodium. The sharp cheddar pack contains 180 calories, 12 grams of fat, 13 grams of carbohydrates, one gram of fibre, eight grams of sugar, eight grams of protein and 160 milligrams of sodium.
I find the added sugar and peanut oil in the dried fruit and nuts a bit disappointing. These are still a relatively healthy snack option because they contain fat, protein and carbs which helps with blood sugar control and feeling satiated. They’re not low in calories and the pack is kind of small, after having one I still feel hungry.
Give them a try.
As I said before, these are a very simple snack. I think you could make a better version at home but of course that wouldn’t be as convenient!
Have you tried these cheese, fruit and nut packs before? What did you think of them?
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