My all time favorite Costco product!
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.
I need to share these with you all because they are my absolute favorite!
I’ve been keeping my eye out for these so I can tell you about them and finally they are here. Every holiday season I look forward to finding this one particular Costco product on the shelves. I was first introduced to these clusters a few years ago on Christmas Eve at my in-laws. We were watching a movie and I wasn’t particularly drawn to these clusters in their plastic tub with their non-festive purple plastic lid and label. After I consumed about four clusters I was hooked.
The taste of these clusters is similar to Turtles except far, far, far better. These are big and thick, super decadent chocolate, caramel, nut clusters. They’re stuffed full of Macadamia nuts and have delicious chewy, soft caramel. The nut caramel concoction is all coated in a smooth, rich, milk chocolate. These are addictive and it’s very hard to eat just one. These are like Lays “betcha can’t eat just one”. Every time I purchase these they taste fresh and seem to stay fresh. They have a perfect ratio of chocolate, caramel and macadamia nuts and aren’t sickingly sweet.
The Costco Kirkland Signature Macadamia Nut Clusters are definitely not cheap, I purchased my container for $17.99 Canadian. Macadamia nuts are not cheap, especially in Canada. These will seem even more expensive when you put them out for Christmas and walk away for half an hour and find the container empty. They’re worth the cost in my opinion. I’ve had higher end chocolates that don’t taste nearly as good as these, have very few nuts and are at a much higher price point. I recommend if you serve these to guests, put some aside for yourself before you let everyone else indulge in these.
Nutritionally, let’s not even go there. However macadamia nuts have a lot of health benefits so if you like to take the glass is half full perspective like I do, focus on the fact these are loaded with healthy macadamia nuts and forget about the chocolate and caramel!
The resealable plastic tub make these very convenient and it ensures the clusters stay fresh and protected from being broken or squished. I also recommend reusing the plastic container, they make awesome containers for food items or just random odds and ends around the house. These clusters would make an absolutely wonderful gift or item to bring to a party, or a potluck or even to a host to say thanks for having me. Just make sure they’re not allergic to nuts.
I only ever find these for a few weeks around Christmas and they seem to disappear quickly which is why I wanted to share this as soon as I got my hands on them. I’m already looking forward to buying them again next year and hope Costco Canada continues to bring them back each year.
Nutrition: Tis the season
What's your favorite kind of chocolate during the holidays? Favorite kind of nut in chocolates? I also like hedgehogs!