Costco’s Christmas fruit cake is almost as good as the one grandma used to make!
Today I’m reviewing the Costco Kirkland Signature Christmas Fruit Cake! This is a staple item at my parent’s house during the holiday season. I don’t know anyone who likes fruit cake as much as my dad does.
Location in Store
You can find the Costco Kirkland Signature Christmas Fruit Cake in the bakery section at Costco. It’s not refrigerated. The item number is 13585.
I don’t love fruit cake but I actually don’t mind the Costco Kirkland Signature Christmas Fruit Cake. It’s very moist and comes loaded with glazed fruit and nuts. You really don’t taste much of the actual cake because every bite is full of either fruit, nuts or both.
Out of all the store-bought fruit cakes my dad has had over the years he claims this one is the best he’s tried. It tastes mildly spiced and is a “medium” fruit cake, meaning it doesn’t have a ton of molasses.
It’s sweet due to the glazed fruits, currants and raisins but not sickeningly sweet. If you’re a fruit cake fan I think you’d probably enjoy the taste of this cake.
I paid $15.99 for the 1.6 kilogram Costco Kirkland Signature Christmas Fruit Cake. The fruit cake is very dense and heavy! A tiny piece goes a long way.
Buying a Christmas fruit cake is easier than making one from scratch. If you’d like to age your fruit cake you can pour your favorite liquor over top, wrap it in cheesecloth and put it in the fridge to marinade.
The cake freezes well and lasts well in the refrigerator as well. It’s also quite easy to slice. The fruit cake had a best before date of about three months from the date I purchased the cake.
Definitely not healthy at all, 1/12th of the cake is 530 calories, 19 grams of fat, 64 grams of sugar, 84 grams of carbohydrates, three grams of fibre, six grams of protein, 160 mg of sodium.
If you make your own fruit cake at home from scratch you know exactly what’s going into it. There are some ingredients in the Costco fruit cake that I don’t love like sulfites, palm oil and a bunch of chemical-sounding ingredients.
The Costco Christmas Fruit Cake contains sulfites, wheat, eggs, milk, pecans, walnuts and almonds. It may contain sesame, other tree nuts, soy and peanuts.
Give it a try!
If you’re someone who enjoys Christmas fruit cake but don’t want to bake one yourself or have anyone to have one for you, I recommend the Costco Kirkland Signature Fruit Cake, my dad enjoys it every year.
What do you think of the Costco Kirkland Signature Christmas Fruit Cake?
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