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.
Other Christmas foods from Costco are the Kirkland Signature Pumpkin Pie, the Kirkland Signature Red Velvet Cheesecake, the Kirkland Signature Nanaimo Bars and the Kirkland Signature Ginger Cookies.
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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83 thoughts on “Costco Kirkland Signature Christmas Fruit Cake Review”
Année 2022 le gâteaux aux fruits à moisi ont a du le retournée d’autre ont dit qu’il manquais de cuisson
Please, bring back the fruitcake. It’s the best ever. So sad and disappointed. Christmas is not the same without it.
I was sent all over the store this year, last year and year before— looking for the fruitcake. It was the best fruitcake ever. Once again I am disappointed. The least they could do is publish the recipe!
St. Peters, MO
I agree. I wait all year for this favorite fruit cake. And Kirkland decided not to make it anymore. I am so sad
Costco made the
best fruit cake!
Not even the high end ones can compete.
I haven’t seen them since Covid.
I’m willing to order them.
Are TheseX Mas cakes made by POM bakeries
I too am a fan of this fruitcake. Over the years I have tried many others, some good some tolerable and some not much. We usually get three of the Kirkland ones. One to eat, one to freeze and one to give. I have only had one fruitcake that was as good, that was from a friend who is no longer able. I would gladly buy them from Canada if that was the only way to get them.
Pls bring back your fruitcake. It’s the best!
We still get it in Canada.
We don’t in California. How can that be remedied?
Ugh I know, the US is for some reason not getting them. I’ve considered shipping them myself to people haha.
Will Costco offer its traditional fruit cakes this year in the familiar red tin box?
Most likely in Canada but the US discontinued them last year.
Can you order a Costco fruitcake in canada please reply to me how to order firstname.lastname@example.org
On December 12th, I bought it at Costco Mississauga Ontario for $16.99. I would love to try it but will have to wait until Christmas. I don’t know this cake. I am an immigrant with a different Christmas tradition. Hoping for an unhealthy but tasty feast. 🙂
pls pls have the fruitcke at my costco, holbrook ny than k you
So sad no fruitcake this year . so sad.
Costco please bring back fruitcake and oysters .
There the best
My mother made the best fruit cake when I was a kid, She used to add a little rum for flavor and made brandy hard sauce. I liked the hard sauce, but now at 80 I don’t need all the sugar. I have tried dozens of brands od fruit cakes and never found one i enjoyed like my mom’s. That is until I tried the Kirkland fruitcake. It was the best and only I would eat after finding it. I would buy two of them and keep them in the freezer. I would first slice then into small slices. Then take a slice now and then, that way it would last me until the nest Christmas. Unfortunately Costco has quit carrying them. It is all a product of so many bad fruitcakes gaining the reputation of being a joke that one was passed down for years. It is also like many items of food enjoyed by earlier generations and no longer popular with younger people. Maybe next year Costco can bring the down from Canada. or have them available online. It has been a very big disappointment to me. disappointment
I totally get it James, As a child my dad would always look forward to the fruitcake his mom made or my mom’s mom made. Now that they are gone my dad buys one of these every year and soaks it in rum. Although not the same as my grandma’s the Costco one does taste pretty good and brings back fond memories! I’m thinking of setting up a shipment option from Canada for next year so disappointed Costco fruitcake lovers can get one shipped from Canada since I’m at Costco so often, hopefully they still have them.
Dec 12.2022 bought fruit cake at Costco Mississauga Ontario.
How do I get one shipped from Canada?
Hi Laura! I’m not sure if I could ship them this year in time for Christmas but I think next year I will have a shipment option from Canada where I buy them and ship them myself since so many people are disappointed!
Please sign me up for next year. Regardless of price.. Susan Smith 1100 Bower Basin St. ,Las Vegas, NV, 89144.
I will pay you cash, credit card ,or PayPal. Thank you so much. We miss Costco fruitcake. We eat two a year.
The Charlotte, NC Matthews store also told me that they will not have the Fruit Cake this year.
Really ! Costco’s Grinch really knows how to spoil Christmas !
A lot of people are disappointed by this!
After years of getting a COSTCO fruit cake. Now none. You could of took Christmas Day. But not the Fruitcake
I got one today and I have to say they are the best out there. Your dad is right they are so good. Thanks for the review.