Costco Kirkland Signature Chicken Noodle Soup Review

Cold fall and winter weather means it’s soup season! I reviewed the Kirkland Signature Organic Chicken Bone Broth a couple of weeks ago and today I’m reviewing the Kirkland Signature Chicken Noodle Soup. The broth has a few different potential uses whereas this is classic chicken noodle soup that’s ready to eat – just heat it and serve it.

This convenience comes at a fairly high cost, but if it’s as good as the homemade version, it could be worth it. Read on to find out what I thought of the soup.

Image of the Costco Kirkland Signature Chicken Noodle Soup container sitting on a table.
Costco Kirkland Signature Chicken Noodle Soup.

Other pre-made dishes from Costco are the Kirkland Signature Yakisoba Stir-Fry, Kirkland Signature Meat Lasagna, Kirkland Signature Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes, Kirkland Signature Chicken Quesadillas, Kirkland Signature Mac and Cheese, Kirkland Signature Chicken Vindaloo, Kirkland Signature Enchilada Bake, Kirkland Signature Chicken Pot Pie and the Kirkland Signature Chicken Salad.

Location in Store

This is located in the pre-made meal / fresh deli section at Costco. The item number is 23086.

Top down image of a bowl of chicken noodle soup beside a spoon on a table.
The noodles are flat and thick.

Taste

The noodles are long rectangular flat noodles, I’ve never seen noodles like this in soup before, to be honest. They’re like thick mini fettuccini noodles and I find them a bit tough. I wish there was a different kind of noodle, like bow ties or rotini.
Closeup top down image of a bowl of Costco chicken noodle soup.
You can see the herbs and pepper.

The broth is very salty with noticeable herbs in it, there’s a slight peppery or almost taste. I also find the broth very thick and slightly creamy, it’s not a thin broth like I’m used to in chicken noodle soup.

It’s almost like they used a ton of Xantham gum to thicken it. The chicken is fine, it’s the same rotisserie chicken they serve. There are some bigger chunks of chicken and some smaller ones.

Closeup top down image of a bowl of chicken noodle soup with a spoon of it close to the camera.
Lots of rotisserie chicken, carrots and noodles.

The veggies in the soup are mainly carrots and celery. The carrots are pretty good, they’re not soggy but nice and soft. They also have a real garden carrot flavor, some carrots, like the mini baby carrots are really lacking in flavor I find. But not these.

Closeup top down image of a bowl of chicken noodle soup with a spoon of it close to the camera.
The broth is thicker than I’d like.

I don’t love the chunks of celery. They taste like plastic to me. Overall the soup is extremely salty; I could do with less salt. It’s fine and definitely has enough chicken but is very salty and the broth is thicker than I’d like.

Cost

The soup costs $3.49 per pound and I paid $14.48 for the entire 4.15-pound container I bought. That isn’t cheap for a chicken noodle soup. It’s a pretty big container, but you’re definitely paying for the convenience.

Closeup side view image of the container of chicken noodle soup showing ingredients, cost and best before date.
The soup comes in a large plastic container.

Convenience

The soup is ready to heat and serve. I heated my soup on the stove but you can also microwave it.

Image of the cooking instructions for the soup from the package.
Cooking instructions.

The sell-by date on the soup is three days from when it was packaged. I recommend freezing it if you’re not going to eat it right away. If you’re a single-person household you could easily divide the soup up into freezer-safe storage containers and just heat up one when you like.

Top down image of a saucepan with chicken noodle soup in it cooking on the stove.
Heating the soup.

I’m not sure kids would like this because it’s more than just your basic chicken noodle soup with thick broth and herbs. I could see a lot of people picking this up when they or a friend is feeling under the weather.

Top down image of a saucepan with chicken noodle soup in it cooking on the stove.
After heating it, the soup thins out a little.

Nutrition

Calories

A 240-gram serving of soup contains 120 calories, three grams of fat, 1040 milligrams of sodium, 13 grams of carbohydrates, zero grams of fiber, two grams of sugar and ten grams of protein.

No wonder it tastes so salty! That’s a ton of sodium, more than half your daily intake. The calories and fat aren’t that high but neither is the amount of protein in one serving.

Closeup image of the label from the soup showing cost, ingredients, sell-by date.
The soup costs $3.49 per pound.

Ingredients

This is a really long ingredients list for a chicken noodle soup. I find it very odd there’s parmesan cheese concentrate, that just seems unnecessary for chicken soup.

I don’t love how there’s sugar in the soup, I wouldn’t be adding that to a homemade version. I also would prefer if the broth weren’t creamy and they left the butter and sweet cream out.

The soup contains wheat, egg and milk and may contain soy, tree nuts, peanuts, fish, crustaceans, sesame and shellfish.

Closeup image of the label from the soup showing ingredients.
Ingredients.

Scoring

Taste: 6/10

Cost: 6/10

Convenience: 10/10

Nutrition: 5/10

Overall

Walk on by!

Personally, I find this chicken noodle soup way too salty and peppery but I’ve read online that a lot of people really enjoy it.

Have you tried this Costco Kirkland Chicken Noodle Soup? What did you think of it?


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6 thoughts on “Costco Kirkland Signature Chicken Noodle Soup Review”

  1. Peter … you sound like me 😂! I can’t help myself once I start trying to ‘improve’ a food product that is ready to eat. But seriously, I wouldn’t buy this soup because I almost always leave extra meat on my Costco rotisserie chicken and simmer it for hours in low sodium chicken broth then i pick the meat from the bones, and throw in whatever veggies I have along with a carb – noodles or a grain or beans. Delish – everyone loves it.

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  2. I haven’t seen this soup for years here in Ontario. They suddenly just stopped making it 🤷🏼‍♀️. I was under the impression that leftover rotisserie chicken was used to make it. I quite liked it but I always added additional unsalted chicken broth to thin it out. Wish it would come back, I’d like to try it again. I didn’t mind the price….. in my experience, if a product is cheap, that’s usually reflected in the quality.

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  3. Bought this from an LA store and it was awful. The herbs gave off a strong Palmolive taste, the carrots were overly soapy, and there was an unpleasant amount of heat for a traditional chicken soup. Basically, there was nothing about this that would make it comfort food.

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  4. The parmesan cheese concentrate is likely present to up the umami aspect, making it more savoury. And the thickening of the stock is more likely attributed to the cream and corn starch – both are used traditionally for that purpose, among others – seeing as they come higher up the ingredient list than the xanthan, which stabilizes and emulsifies in addition to thickening.

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  5. I would buy this to try it, and then microwave some of Kirkland ‘s frozen vegetables to throw in to make it much more interesting. I’d also add unsalted broth to the mix to stretch it out and reduce the saltiness. If all that didn’t improve it, that would be my one and only time I bought it.

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