Costco Kirkland Signature Christmas Fruit Cake Review

Costco’s Christmas fruit cake is almost as good as the one grandma used to make!

Top down Image of the Costco Kirkland Signature Christmas Fruit Cake in packaging sitting on a table
Costco Kirkland Signature Christmas Fruit Cake

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.

Top view image of the Costco Kirkland Signature Christmas Fruit Cake without the lid on
Tons of pecans, almonds, walnuts and glazed fruit!

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.

Side image of the Costco Kirkland Signature Christmas Fruit Cake in the packaging
Costco Christmas Fruit Cake

Taste

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.

Closeup image of the Costco Kirkland Signature Christmas Fruit Cake slice sitting on a plate
A slice of Costco Kirkland Signature Christmas Fruit Cake

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.

Close up image of the entire Costco Kirkland Signature Christmas Fruit Cake without the lid on
The Costco fruit cake

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.

Close up image of the Costco Kirkland Signature Christmas Fruit Cake label that comes on the packaging that has ingredients
Kirkland Signature Christmas Fruit Cake

Cost

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.

Convenience

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.

Side image of the Costco Kirkland Signature Christmas Fruit Cake without the lid on
After taking the paper wrapping on the sides off

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.

Nutrition

Calories

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.

Image of the Costco Kirkland Signature Christmas Fruit Cake ingredients
Costco Kirkland Signature Christmas Fruit Cake Ingredients

Ingredients

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.

Scoring

Taste: 7/10

Cost: 8.5/10

Convenience: 10/10

Nutrition: 0/10

Overall

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?


Please note that this review was not paid for or sponsored by any third party. This product was purchased by Costcuisine for the purpose of producing this review. The opinions in this review are strictly those of Costcuisine. Costcuisine is not affiliated with Costco or any of its suppliers. In the event that Costcuisine receives compensation for a post from the manufacturer of a product or some other third party, the arrangement will be clearly disclosed (including where the manufacturer of a product provides Costcuisine with a free sample of the product).

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51 thoughts on “Costco Kirkland Signature Christmas Fruit Cake Review”

  1. Thanks for the review! They’re back in stores now! Where’d you find the nutrition info from?! Can’t seem to see it. Thanks!

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  2. I bought one recently for thanksgiving just sliced it days after my surgery because I was starving unfortunately I didn’t like the taste.
    Fruit cakes have been my best since childhood but this isn’t my kind of fruit cake I was greatly disappointed because I refused to fill up in anything just to have a great day with this fruit cake 😞.it’s now seated in refrigerator wondering what to do with it. I regretted why I didn’t choose from their other cakes.

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  3. I absolutely love this fruitcake! I agree with your dad, best fruitcake ever. I’ve had many homemade, store bought, and bakery ones over the years and this one wins every time!

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      • My Brother in law LOVES this fruit cake. I was getting him one for Christmas but was just told they have discontinued making it because it didn’t sell well. 😢

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      • My husband Todd also says it’s the best – no, wait… the SECOND best he’s ever tasted. (His Grandma’s fruitcake was the VERY best!) He has the recipe for his grandma’s fruitcake, and I’d love to try making one, but he says it’s too complicated and ingredients are expensive. So when we discovered the Costco fruitcake was very similar to his grandmother’s, we were thrilled we’d be able to buy one every year. But this year, as others have noted here, Costco isn’t selling them, except in Canada folks said. Guess I’ll check the mileage from Colorado to Costco. Actually, I’m gonna try grandma’s recipe. If anyone else want’s to try baking it, I can post the recipe here. It’s handwritten, but pretty legible.

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  4. My family has enjoyed Kirklands Fruitcake since they started selling it. I Have never liked fruitcake….until I found Kirklands. It is moist, full of fruit and nuts and such wonderful flavor. I can’t wait to get my hands on my next one.

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  5. October 31, 2021
    Colchester Costco says they are not having these this year! Replacing with peppermint bark! Yuck! My parents love the fruit cake and will be so disappointed!

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  6. Buy some Kirkland Spiced Rum and pour a half cup of it on your fruitcake once a week. Keep it wrapped in cheese cloth or plastic wrap. It will last forever; and, when you eat it, you’ll wonder how you’ve lived without it. Additionally, the alcohol will work wonders for your Christmas attitude. Say a prayer for the diabetics (my wife is one) who can’t enjoy this decadent pleasure. When I saw these fruitcakes at Costco my heart almost stopped. I couldn’t believe it; nor, could the other shoppers who saw a gray-haired, 75 year old, joyfully skipping towards the checkout. I may have to buy 10 of these this year and store them cryogenically just in case Costco ever stops selling them. I can’t get to Costco fast enough. Enjoy!

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  7. Just bought a Kirkland fruit cake today,nov.10. Same great flavour and ingredients, but very dry. Cannot slice a piece without it falling apart. Rate 9 out of 10 for flavour and ingredients, but 2 out of 10 for texture.
    Hopefully others will be better.

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    • I’ve bought a Kirkland fruitcake for the previous 2 years in Canada. I was so disappointed to find out how dry it is! It’s loaded with lots of yummy stuff, but always crumbles when cut. I never thought to soak it in liquor!! Anyhoo, I made my own fruitcakes last month and didn’t realize how expensive the ingredients are! Next year I’ll be soaking the Kirkland fruitcake in liquor!!

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  8. Went to the store in Universal City Texas just to fine out that theywill not carry this cake any more, but why?
    We give this cake out to my family for Christmas gifts every year and now.

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  9. Love Costco fruit cakes. Every year we get at least 3-4 for the two of us. My husband would never eat fruit cake until we brought one home from Costco. He Loves it as much as I do. I called our Altamonte Florida Costco & they said they are not having them this year. WHAT ? What a BUMMER ! Every year we buy them early due to they run out of them fast. One year he had to drive to the Orlando Fl Costco due to Altamonte ran out. Please get them back ! It is the main reason we get yearly membership.

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  10. I have tried three times to get one at the Bakersfield Costco on Rosedale Hwy. as of 11/19/2021 they are not in the store and I asked several employees and they are not sure when they will have them. Maybe by Christmas. Sometimes I think the this store is the worst. My daughter shops at a Costco in Oxnard and products we can no longer get here are available there.

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    • Damn…… that’s a bad deal. Costco definitely did serious homework on how to do fruitcake right because certainly no other store even comes close to being as desirable in both appearance and flavor + the cost is very reasonable. 😋

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  11. I waited all year to get a Kirkland fruitcake. Very disappointing. It was like a Christmas gift from Costco. Part of the tradition of our Christmas gone. Rethink this decision or tell us where we can get a similar product.

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  12. We were told yesterday, Dec 6 2021, that they won’t be making the fruitcakes anymore. This was at the store at 2431 N GERMANTOWN PKWY
    CORDOVA, TN. 🙁

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