The muffins in the Costco bakery are a classic product that’s been around for years. They’re famous for their jumbo size! They come in a variety of common muffin flavors and I’m going to be reviewing each one in this post. Find out below which Costco muffin tastes the best and how many calories each kind has!
As a child, the Costco Kirkland Signature muffins from the bakery department at Costco were a major treat for my brother and me. Back then they came in a big variety pack with three or four different kinds and we would fight over who got which kind. In this post, I’m going to be reviewing each current flavor of Costco muffin and also providing the nutrition information!
Other Costco bakery products are the Costco Kirkland Signature Plain Bagels, Costco Kirkland Signature Jalapeno Cheddar Bagels, Costco Kirkland Signature Imitation Blueberry Bagels, Costco Kirkland Signature Lemon Cream Cheese Danishes, Costco Kirkland Signature Cinnamon Danish, Costco Kirkland Signature Everything Bagels, Costco Kirkland Signature Cinnamon Raisin Bagel, Costco Kirkland Signature Cherry Danish and the Costco Kirkland Signature Almond Danish.
Location in Store
You can find the muffins in the bakery section at Costco. The item number is 192026.
They’re quite spongey and light. Less dense than it looks from the outside! They’re a bit crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. The blueberry muffins are moist enough but not super moist.
There is not a ton of flavor in the dough and they’re mildly sweet with a hint of lemon. Not a ton of blueberries and not evenly distributed but the few there are taste yummy. The blueberries add sweetness as well.
The chocolate muffin seems denser but not as quite dense as you would think from the outside appearance. The chocolate muffin seems a bit moister than the blueberry.
They are very rich and chocolatey, it’s like eating a chocolate cupcake. There is the odd chunk of chocolate that gives it some texture but there aren’t a lot of those pieces. They’re quite sweet and decadent! I remember them being a lot fudgier and moist as a kid but they’re not very fudgy anymore.
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
The first thing I noticed was the nice banana smell! You can definitely tell they’re banana muffins from the smell. The muffins have a strong banana flavor too.
There are a good number of chocolate chunks in the muffins, but they’re not evenly distributed. Some bites have tons of chocolate and others barely any. The chocolate chunks themselves are tasty, but nothing too special.
As with the other muffins, they’re good, but not great, particularly given how many calories you’re eating.
Chocolate Chip Muffins
These muffins are fairly plain – just a basic muffin mix and chocolate chips. I wondered if the muffins would have chocolate chips or chunks inside.
After tasting them, I can confirm it seems to be the same chocolate chips that are on top mixed into the batter too. The chocolate chips aren’t super evenly distributed.
Some bites have a lot more than others. Overall the chocolate chip muffins are tasty, but a little on the plain side. As a chocolate lover, I think I’d rather have a double chocolate muffin or go with the banana chocolate muffins if I’m not in the mood for pure chocolate.
I just find these ones kind of boring compared to the others.
You have to buy two packs of muffins at Costco, you can’t just buy one. Each pack comes with six muffins and two packs costs $7.99 Canadian which is really reasonable! Less than a dollar per muffin.
The muffins have a best-before date that’s four days from the date they were packed on. The Costco muffins freeze really well so if you can’t eat 12 muffins in four days, no big deal, just pop them in your freezer.
If you’re in a single-person household or just want to buy one pack of six muffins, it is a little inconvenient that Costco forces you to buy two packs.
These are great for a snack, breakfast or dessert. Kids seem to really enjoy them as well as adults! They’re perfect to bring camping or on a road trip.
Blueberry Muffin Calories and Ingredients
The blueberry muffin has 600 calories, 33 grams of fat, 800 milligrams of sodium, 67 grams of carbohydrates, 33 grams of sugar, nine grams of protein and three grams of fiber.
I’m happy to see that there are real blueberries listed in the ingredients! The muffins contain wheat, soy, milk, egg, sulfites and may contain tree nuts, peanuts and sesame. Unfortunately, the only real healthy ingredient listed is blueberries and the oils used in the muffins as well as other ingredients are pretty unhealthy and known to be inflammatory.
Chocolate Muffin Calories and Ingredients
The chocolate muffins at Costco have 680 calories, 36 grams of fat, 640 milligrams of sodium, 81 grams of carbohydrates, three grams of fiber, ten grams of protein and 51 grams of sugar.
The muffins contain wheat, soy, milk, egg and may contain tree nuts, peanuts and sesame. There are additives in the ingredients list such as propylene glycol monostearate which some people may not be fond of.
Chocolate Banana Muffin Calories and Ingredients
The chocolate banana muffins at Costco have 780 calories, 43 grams of fat, 900 milligrams of sodium, two grams of fibre, 91 grams of carbohydrates, 49 grams of sugar and 10 grams of protein. I’m very shocked by the amount of sodium! The carbs, calories, fat and sugar are also very, very high.
The muffins contain wheat, soy, milk, egg and may contain tree nuts, peanuts and sesame. There are additives in the ingredients list but I’m happy to see bananas listed as an ingredient instead of artificial banana flavor.
Chocolate Chip Muffin Calories and Ingredients
The chocolate chip muffins at Costco have 750 calories, 42 grams of fat, 840 milligrams of sodium, 86 grams of carbohydrates. three grams of fibre, 48 grams of sugar and ten grams of protein. I don’t know how something with so much sugar could also have so much sodium!
The ingredients list is similar to all the other muffins with the muffin mix being the first ingredient with chocolate chips as another ingredient. The muffins contain wheat, milk, soy and egg and may contain peanuts, tree nuts and sesame.
Taste: Costco Blueberry Muffin: 7.5/10 Costco Chocolate Muffin: 7.5/10 Costco Banana Chocolate Muffin: 7.5/10 Costco Chocolate Chip Muffin: 7/10
Give it a try!
These muffins have positives like their taste, cheap cost and jumbo size but a huge negative is they’re really unhealthy!
What kind of muffin is your favorite?
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14 thoughts on “Costco Kirkland Signature Muffins Review”
Calories in the almond poppyseed muffin? This one is my favorite!
the muffins are really big I cut them in half a eat the rest the next day they taste very good and if you freeze they still taste the same ever time I freeze them I love the blueberry and banana chocolate chip the most good price great taste what more could you ask for
my favourite one is the blueberry one but I cut it in half and save the other half for the next day the taste so good and very moist keep up the good work with your muffins
Your muffins are very good and very fresh. I would like to know why you discontinued the apple ones two years ago, which were the best. thank you for your reply
I’ve been searching, what seems like, FOREVER for the apple muffins. I had no idea that they were discontinued. I know so many ppl that loved that one. What a terrible loss.
They still have them, I ate one this morning. Some stores rotate and you can ask when they make them. 11/01/22.
Every Costco are selling * Apples * so Why you don’t make some Apples Muffins ???
Holy Moly! The chocolate ones have 51g of sugar??? That’s more than a 1/4 cup in each one!
No wonder kids like them.
Thanks but I’ll pass for sure.
The best by far were the apple muffins which disappeared about 2 years ago and were replaced by the banana chocolate chip
Have you tried the banana chocolate chip muffin?
That’s next! I’ll be updating this review.
It’s a major disappointment these muffins aren’t mixed per pack. I find the Blueberry more moist compared to the chocolate. Costco needs to offer Bran muffins which are a better option than these entirely desert options. At least with the bran muffin you won’t feel as guilty like with the other sweeter varieties.
Yes! Bran would be good.
Yes I agree on the bran muffins why did they stop selling them? They were rated number 2 in my book along w blueberry ones. They were my go too daily. This was a big let down far as bakery section. I really hope they bring them back I’d rather see bran muffins than chocolate but that’s just me. Bc I’m not a chocolate fan! Please bring the BRAN MUFFINS BACK PLEASE 🙏