Costco bought bruschetta, not as good as homemade!
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 spotted this bruschetta at Costco during my recent trip and have not seen it before and I love bruschetta so I thought we’d try this out for Thanksgiving weekend to serve as an appetizer.
The first thing that struck me about the taste of this bruschetta is how fresh it tastes. You can definitely taste the ripe, fresh tomatoes and quality ingredients. It’s seasoned well, slightly on the salty side. You definitely get a good serving of olive oil with each bite so if you’re a fan of high quality, delicious tasting olive oil you’re in luck this this. Overall I found it tasty, not mind-blowing. This definitely tasted like a store bought, higher quality bruschetta. If you make your own bruschetta from scratch you may be slightly disappointed with the taste. I will say that I think this would go well as a sauce replacement with pasta to make pasta taste lighter/fresher.
The Mama Mia Bistro Bruschetta is very convenient if you are attending a potluck or party and are strapped for time. You could make a beautiful appetizer by simply cutting up a baguette and pouring this bruschetta in a bowl. To make bruschetta from scratch isn’t extremely difficult or time consuming but it is definitely way easier to pull the plastic film off the top of this bruschetta and stick a spoon in it. This Costco Mamma Mia Bruschetta can also be used in so many ways, on bread or crackers, on chicken, on pasta or along with meatballs. I could go on with different ways to use this but I’d love to hear your ideas!
Cost wise this bruschetta wasn’t too expensive but also not super cheap in my opinion. $8.99 Canadian for two 680ml tubs. That’s a lot of bruschetta! This was not on sale so I bet when it’s on sale it’s a very reasonable price. Obviously you pay to save time and for convenience with these kinds of products.
The good news about this bruschetta is that all but one ingredient are non-chemical, real, healthy ingredients. The bad news is that it does have an additive, potassium sorbate. So if you’re super against any additives in your food, this may not be something you’re interested in. The nutrition information is not too bad, four tablespoons is 60 calories, five grams of fat, one gram of protein, two grams of sugar, and 180mg of sodium. The fat in this product is coming from the olive oil, so you could say it has healthy fat. The sodium for two tablespoons is not absurd. Be a little careful not to overdose on this bruschetta or you’ll find yourself knee deep in calories, fat, sugar and sodium.
I don’t feel the urge to run out and by this for my husband and I have to on the regular at home but I would repurchase it to bring to a party or potluck with a nice baguette or if I were hosting a party.