Costco Kirkland Signature Sous Vide Pork Belly Review

If I had to make a list of the most universally loved foods in the world, bacon would definitely be on it. There aren’t too many people out there who dislike bacon. Although bacon is often made from pork belly, I suspect public opinion on the latter is much more divided! I’ll admit I’ve never been a huge fan of pork belly even though I love bacon. My husband likes pork belly though, so when we saw this Kirkland Signature Sous Vide Pork Belly while traveling in the U.S., he wanted to try it.

Image of the Costco Kirkland Signature Sous Vide Pork Belly box unopened sitting on a table.
Costco Kirkland Signature Sous Vide Pork Belly.

If, like me, pork belly isn’t your favorite, you might like the Kirkland Signature Smoked Pulled Pork, Kirkland Signature Brats, Kirkland Signature Master Carve Ham, Kirkland Signature Beef Pot Roast, Kirkland Signature Roasted Garlic Chicken Legs, Kirkland Signature Rotisserie Chicken and the Kirkland Signature Seasoned Chicken Wings.

Location in Store

We found the pork belly in Kona, Hawaii and it’s located in the refrigerated deli section at Costco. The item number is 48010.

Top down image of five slices of pork belly cooked and served on a white plate.
Thick slices of pork belly!


The first thing I noticed was that the outside and inside of the package was very greasy. I wasn’t expecting the outside to be greasy! After trying the pork belly I decided it reminds me of a fatty piece of ham or back bacon but not regular bacon.

Closeup image of a fork with one bite of pork belly on the fork. In the background of the image is a plate of pork belly.
You can see the fatty and meatier parts.

The pork belly has a nice smokey flavor which I liked, I think it has the perfect combination of smoke and salt. You have to be okay with fat though to enjoy this, if you’re turned off by fat you won’t find this edible. Although it’s very fatty there’s still a good amount of meat, some pieces are more meaty than others.

I had the pork belly on a bun with just a bit of Kewpie Japanese mayo and enjoyed it that way. I think you could use it in any dishes that use ham or bacon. We also enjoyed some on burgers as a bacon alternative.

Side view image of a fork with one slice of pork belly resting on top of the fork.
Looks a lot like back bacon.



The box costs $13.78 USD and comes with two one-pound packages of pork belly. The pork belly costs $6.89 per pound.

Top down image of two unopened uncooked packages of pork belly sitting on a table.
You get two packages of pork belly in the box.

That seems pretty cheap to me but when you consider that you’re paying for pretty much pork fat.

Side view image of a hand holding a pork belly sandwich with a few bites taken out of it so you can see the pork belly.
Pork belly, a bun and Japanese mayo is all you need to make a tasty sandwich!


Because the pork belly has already been sous vide, it’s fully cooked and you’re simply just warming it up. We grilled the pork belly but there are cooking instructions for pan-frying and baking the pork belly in the oven as well.

Image of the cooking instructions for the pork belly from the back of the box.
Cooking instructions.

The pork belly needs to be refrigerated and has a best-before date about two months from when we purchased it. If you’re not going to use the pork belly by the best-before date I think you could also freeze it.

Top down image of five pieces of pork belly being grilled on a barbecue.
Grilling the pork belly, it only takes a few minutes!

There are many ways to use pork belly, in buns, rice dishes, tacos or served on it’s own with some mashed potatoes and beans!

Top down image of a an open faced sandwich. There is pork belly on one side of the bun and Japanese mayo on the other side of the bun.
One of the many ways you can serve pork belly.



A 91-gram slice contains 320 calories, 28 grams of fat, 590 milligrams of sodium, five grams of carbohydrates, zero grams of fiber, four grams of sugar and 13 grams of protein. I was expecting more fat and more protein!

Image of the back of the box of pork belly showing product description, nutrition facts, ingredients and that it's made in the USA.
The pork belly is a made in the USA.

That’s not a ton of protein for the considering it’s a meat product and for the amount of calories, fat and sodium.

Image of the nutrition facts for the pork belly from the back of the box.
Nutrition facts.


The ingredients list is short and simple with pork belly being the only ingredient listed. However, the pork belly contains preservatives, nitrites and sugar. The pork belly is gluten-free as well as dairy and nut-free.

Image of the ingredients for the pork belly from the back of the box.


Taste: 8/10 (if you like pork belly)

Cost: 8/10

Convenience: 6/10

Nutrition: 4/10


Give it a try if you like pork belly!

If you like pork belly, I think you’ll like this. If you don’t like pork belly or haven’t tried it, be aware that it’s a very fatty cut of meat, which isn’t for everyone!

Have you tried the Kirkland Signature Pork Belly? What did you think of it?

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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