Costco Kirkland Signature Hormel Fully Cooked Bacon Review

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Please note that this review was not paid for or sponsored by any third party. I purchased this product with my own money and the opinions in this review are strictly my own. I am not affiliated with Costco or any of its suppliers. I am just a fan of the company. I write these reviews to help my fellow shoppers.

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Do you enjoy bacon all day any day? If so, I have a review for you! Today I’m reviewing the Costco Kirkland Signature Hormel Fully Cooked Bacon!

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This bacon is pretty tasty! Not as good as bacon straight out of the fry pan but for a super convenient bacon it’s pretty enjoyable. There’s different textures of bacon in the pack and some pieces of bacon have both textures. When I talk about the texture of the bacon, I’m talking about the difference between the rubbery less cooked bacon and the super crispy more well-done bacon. I only like crispy bacon and my husband likes his less done/more soft and rubbery so I give him the soft pieces and keep the crispy for myself. This bacon can be heated up or eaten right out of the package without doing anything to it. It’s not artificial tasting at all and tastes just like cold, cooked bacon that’s been saved. I probably wouldn’t use it for a big breakfast I was making on the weekend because I think that fresh bacon is best for a delicious big breakfast!

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I paid $16.99 Canadian (not on sale) for the 500 gram package of Costco Kirkland Signature Hormel Fully Cooked Bacon. Not exactly cheap but also not that expensive considering how convenient this is. You’re definitely paying for the packaging and convenience.

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The reason why I bought this bacon is for convenience! It’s perfect in sandwiches, crumbled over salads or in eggs. Great on burgers and just fine as a snack alone! The best before date on the package is about four months from the date we purchased the bacon. Which is a really LONG time! The packaging is resealable which is very convenient because you can just take some bacon out as you need it.

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Two slices is 80 calories, six grams of fat, 350 mg of sodium, six grams of protein, zero grams of fibre, sugar and carbohydrates. The ingredients list is basically pork, salt and preservatives. There’s also sugar on the ingredients list but it says there’s zero grams of sugar on the ingredients label so that’s slightly interesting!

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I would definitely buy this bacon again for the convenience factor! It was quite tasty and there are many ways I could use it. It’s perfect for people on keto as well!

Taste: 8/10

Cost: 5/10

Convenience: 10/10

Nutrition: 5/10

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14 thoughts on “Costco Kirkland Signature Hormel Fully Cooked Bacon Review”

  1. A 1 pound pkg. of raw bacon will give you 16 slices. Kirkland precooked has 50 slices, so equivalent to 3 1/3 pkgs. This is a steel, plus if you warm it in a Skillet it has more taste similar to making from raw.

  2. It’s $12.50 US dollars at our local New Jersey Costco. But that’s for a pound of cooked bacon. Think how much fat renders off of bacon when you cook it, this is probably the equivalent of ?2.5 lbs of uncooked bacon. I always fry this bacon before using it because I only like crispy bacon, but it takes only about 1 minute in the frying pan and generates very little grease to dispose of. It then tastes exactly like decent freshly fried bacon but very little mess. The only problem I have with this bacon is that it is so convenient that I’m eating more bacon, so it’s probably not good for me. I’ve kept it for several weeks after opening it in the fridge with no degradation of the product.

  3. I enjoyed this product but the last time I sent my husband to costco it cost $27.00!!! I was so shocked that I called the store to make sure it wasn’t a mistake. I know inflation is happening but honestly 27 bucks for just over a pound of bacon… Seems like gouging.

  4. I haven’t seen the Hormel branded package for almost a year down here in California. The “new” Kirkland package has some of the worst bacon I have ever tried. It is very fatty, microwaves non-uniformly with burnt sections at one end and near-raw at the other end. The taste is like rancid grease. I have stopped buying it for these reasons. Maybe the higher quality Hormel brand will mske a comeback. Oh, the price was $19 USD for a pound.

    • Yea, I was just looking for reviews because it costs so much. It’s currently $20.46/lb I was thinking of adding it to an order I already have scheduled for later today but at the price, I think the ~30 minutes to make my own in the oven AND get to keep the fat for later cooking makes the cost far outweigh the benefits. I’ve not had any Costco bacon before either, so it’s sad to hear that the quality is not great. I can buy locally produced farmer’s market bacon, with a wide variety of different wood smokes, for half what this costs.

  5. Very convenient and usually very tasty, although I cut off most of the edge fat before zapping it in the microwave for a few seconds. Unfortunately the price, at least in Western Canada, varies wildly and was a shocking $25 recently whereas it used to be in the $12 range.

  6. Maybe they’ve changed the recipe since you tried it (on the package I bought there is no mention of Hormel anymore; still no sugar which is great!), but it tastes more like fried bologna or fried SPAM to me. Yes, I’ve had both fried bologna and fried SPAM before; I’m not as disgusted by those are most people – but that’s certainly not what I want my bacon to taste like! I was really disappointed since most food from Costco, even Kirkland brand, is very good. As you said, convenience would be the only reason to buy this, just so it would look like bacon was added to something, but I completely agree, stick with traditional real pan fried bacon for real bacon flavor.


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