Costco Kirkland Signature Granola Review

I’m on a quest to find the tastiest granola Costco carries and have reviewed quite a few kinds. This Costco Kirkland Signature Granola looks perfect for breakfast or a snack. It’s grain free, sweetened with honey and full of healthy fats. It also appears to be made fresh in the bakery section. Is this the best granola Costco carries?

Costco Kirkland Signature Granola container sitting on a table, top down image.
Costco Kirkland Signature Granola

I’m a huge granola lover, I enjoy it for breakfast and eat it by the handful for quick snacks. I feel like I’ve tried a lot of granola from Costco and couldn’t resist picking up the Costco Kirkland Signature Granola.

Other granola products from Costco are the MadeGood Chocolate Chip Granola Bars, Costco Prana Granolove Oatmeal Cookie Crunch Granola, Costco innofoods Keto Granola, Costco Nature’s Path Organic Pumpkin Seed and Flax Granola, Costco Kirkland Signature Soft & Chewy Granola Bars, Costco Nature’s Path Organic Coconut & Cashew Butter Granola and the Costco Kirkland Signature Nature’s Path Ancient Grains Granola.

Location in Store

You can find this granola in the bakery section at Costco. The item number is 1637219.

Costco Kirkland Signature Granola with lid off, top down image.
The granola has big crunchy, chewy clusters!

Taste

The granola is almost equally chewy and crunchy, which is a nice balance. It has a the right amount of sweetness and a pleasant but mild vanilla-like flavor (even though vanilla isn’t listed as an ingredient). The nuts (almonds, walnuts and pecans) and lots of texture and flavor.

Image of a fruit and yogurt bowl with Costco Kirkland Signature Granola on top.
I made this fruit and yogurt bowl with the Costco granola!

The flavor of the granola is mild, you mainly notice an artificial vanilla flavor, kind of like a marshmallow taste. There’s both big and small clusters which I like, I snack on the big clusters alone and put the small clusters in other things.

I don’t like this granola as much as local bakery granola in my fruit bowl with yogurt. I found the artificial vanilla flavor a little bit overpowering and I missed the cranberries and raisins my bakery puts in.

Closeup image of the Costco Kirkland Signature Granola label on container.
The best before date is quite long and the price isn’t totally unreasonable.

Cost

The big plastic container of granola costs $9.99 Canadian which isn’t the cheapest granola nor the most expensive.

Closeup image of one cluster of Costco granola being held.
This Kirkland Signature granola is grain-free which is quite surprising!

Convenience

The best before date is three weeks from the date we purchased the granola, despite it having such a long best before date we put ours in the freezer. It freezes really well! I find myself going down to the freezer to get other things and grabbing a handful of granola at the same time. The frozen granola actually is pretty tasty!

This is great as a snack by itself or can be used in yogurt or fruit bowls, you can also top a smoothie with it for a bit of extra crunchy texture! Sometimes I’ll sprinkle a bit on oatmeal for a bit of extra crunchy texture.

Image of Costco granola being used as a topping on yogurt, yogurt cup sitting on a table. ,
I love to use granola as a yogurt topping.

Nutrition

Calories

1/12th of the container is 330 calories, 26 grams of fat, four milligrams of sodium, 11 grams of sugar and seven grams of protein. That’s not that much sugar and it’s a decent amount of protein. The amount of sugar isn’t that bad at all either, I was expecting 15 grams or more.

Ingredients

The ingredients are surprisingly impressive! Honey instead of sugar, lots of healthy nuts, pumpkin and sunflower seeds and most shockingly, olive oil! This is grain-free granola! Gluten-free, dairy-free folks, this granola is for you!

Costco Kirkland Signature Granola label
Costco Kirkland Signature Ingredients.

Scoring

Taste: 8/10

Cost: 8/10

Convenience: 10/10

Nutrition: 6.5/10

Overall

Give it a try!

We usually buy our granola from a local bakery and even though this granola isn’t quite as good, it’s a fair bit cheaper. I’ll definitely finish my container and might buy it again. This also isn’t the best Costco granola I’ve had. I prefer the Nature’s Path Ancient Grains Granola.

Will you try this granola? Why or why not?


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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8 thoughts on “Costco Kirkland Signature Granola Review”

  1. I have to watch my sugar intake, so I was searching online for how much was in the Costco Signature Granola I purchased recently. Found your post and thanks for enlightening me! I did not try to divide the granola contents into 12 parts to see how much that was for the 11 grams of sugar (lol), but I know I will get far more than 12 servings before the container is used up.
    I am presently enjoying it on top of my fruit and yogurt lunch ‘sundae’ that I have most days. The only complaint I had at first was how to get into the darn container. I gave up and handed it to my husband, who figured it out. It’s a tight fit!
    I had previously been buying the bags of Kirkland Ancient Grains or Nature’s Fare Coconut/Cashew Butter, but they also each have a fair dose of “cane” sugar per serving. (Is that supposed to make it sound better?) I know sugar is sugar, and honey fits into that category. But I am enjoying it in small portions.
    Thanks again.

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  2. Hi Natalie
    I love your reviews on Costco products and find them very helpful on deciding whether to purchase for the 2 of us.
    That being said I’m always pleased to see the granola back in the store. It has always been a favorite store bought item for me. This purchase I found the composition while still good has changed from the other years I have purchased . Would this be from the artificial flavor?

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  3. How do you find the nutrition info for these products? I’m particularly curious for their shepherd’s pie, coincidentally I also live in Edmonton. You reviewed the shepherd’s pie here although you didn’t like it as much as me:

    https://www.costcuisine.com/post/costco-kirkland-signature-shepherd-s-pie-review-nutritional-information

    if you could let me know how you found the nutritional info that would be so appreciated! I don’t really know how much I’m eating per day. I’ll look at some of your other reviews in the meantime, thank you very much.

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    • Hello to a fellow Edmontonian! I actually have to kind of dig for it through Costco, usually calling or emailing corporate or speaking to managers and getting them to look it up for me. All the nutrition information I post for things like this granola is directly from Costco. Hope that helps! 🙂

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