Costco Kirkland Signature Garlic Butter Shrimp Review

Costco must feel that there’s a big opportunity in the shrimp market, because their Kirkland Signature brand sells a lot of different options! I’ve reviewed the Kirkland Signature Tempura Shrimp, the Kirkland Signature Breaded Panko Shrimp and the Kirkland Signature Tail On Cooked Shrimp in the past. Today I’m reviewing these Kirkland Signature Garlic Butter Shrimp. Not only do you get the shrimp themselves, but there’s enough garlic butter in each pack to use it as a sauce for things like pasta.

Image of the Costco Kirkland Signature Garlic Butter Shrimp box sitting on a table unopened.
Costco Kirkland Signature Garlic Butter Shrimp.

Other seafood products from Costco include the Olivia Marinated Butterfly Shrimp, Sato Asian Fare Shrimp Wontons, Authentic Asian Hand Wrapped Shrimp Wonton Soup, SoKusa Shrimp Chips and the P.S.I’s Grande Gourmet Coconut Shrimp.

Image of the back of the garlic butter shrimp box showing ingredients, cooking directions and nutrition facts.
The shrimp is farmed ASC certified.

Location in Store

I bought these in the freezer section at the Kalispell, Montana Costco. I doubt it will be long before I see them in my local Costco in Canada. The item number is 1200200.

Top down image of 12 garlic butter shrimp served on a white plate.
Ready to eat!


I’m not a huge shrimp person, I like to have it occasionally but I really like the flavor of this shrimp! It’s absolutely loaded with flavor coming from the butter and garlic. I find the shrimp salty but not overly-so, just really well seasoned.

Top down image of a plate of pasta served on a white plate, on top of the bow tie pasta is shrimp.
I served the shrimp with pasta.

If you’re not a huge garlic fan you may want to skip these shrimp as they do have a strong garlic flavor but I find the butter balances it out well. The texture of the shrimp is a bit rubbery and chewy but the flavor kind of overpowered that for me. I think I cooked it a bit too long in the pan.

Closeup image of a plate of bow tie pasta with garlic butter shrimp, a fork is hovering over the plate with a shrimp on it.
The garlic butter the shrimps comes in serves as a sauce for the pasta.


The box comes with two-pound bags and costs $15.99 USD which isn’t bad for a shrimp product. I counted and there were 20 shrimp in my one bag.

Top down image of two bags of frozen shrimp unopened sitting on a table.
There are two bags of shrimp in the box.


This isn’t wild-caught shrimp, it’s farmed responsibly and is ASC-certified (Aquaculture Stewardship Counsel). The ASC is an independent not-for-profit organization that creates protocols for farming seafood.

Top down image of a pan on a stovetop with the shrimp starting to be sauted in the pan.
Starting to saute the shrimp.

There are three cooking methods listed under the directions: saute, bake and microwave. I decided to saute my shrimp which I think is probably the most time and effort-intensive method. I wouldn’t dare try microwaving these as I bet the result would be some extra rubbery, tough shrimp.

Image of the cooking directions for the shrimp from the back of the box.
Cooking directions.

The shrimp need to be kept frozen and the best-before date is just under a year from when I purchased them. The box recommends serving the garlic butter shrimp with pasta, which we did and it was the perfect pairing. You don’t need to make a sauce because the garlic butter the shrimp comes in is the sauce.

Image of the serving suggestions for the shrimp from the back of the box.
The box recommends serving with pasta.

Even though it suggests serving with pasta there are many different ways you could serve this. Even my 18-month-old daughter enjoyed this shrimp so I think both kids and adults might enjoy it!

Top down image of the garlic butter shrimp sitting in a pan after being sauteed. They're in a pool of garlic butter.
After sauteing the shrimp.



One cup or about eight shrimp contains 350 calories, 31 grams of fat, 340 milligrams of sodium, three grams of carbohydrates, zero grams of fiber, one gram of sugar and 20 grams of protein.

The fat is a lot higher than I thought it would be! That’s a ton of fat. The sodium is lower than I thought and the amount of protein is pretty good for eight shrimp.

Image of the nutrition facts for the garlic butter shrimp from the back of the box.
Nutrition facts.


I didn’t expect there to be romano cheese or vegetables like carrots, tomatoes and red bell pepper in the shrimp. The ingredients list is pretty simple without a ton of additives or chemicals.

The Kirkland Signature Garlic Butter Shrimp contains shrimp and milk but is gluten-free.

Image of the ingredients for the shrimp from the back of the box.


Taste: 8.5/10

Cost: 7/10

Convenience: 10/10

Nutrition: 3/10


Give it a try!

If you like shrimp I think you’ll absolutely enjoy this Kirkland Signature Garlic Butter Shrimp from the freezer section at Costco.

Have you tried the Kirkland Signature Garlic Butter Shrimp? What did you think of it? Drop a comment below!

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