Costco Marie Morin Crème Brûlée Review

Costco’s crème brûlée is tasty, fun and a little bit fancy!

Costco Marie Morin Crème Brûlée box sitting on table.
Costco Marie Morin Crème Brûlée

Today I’m reviewing the Costco Marie Morin Crème Brûlée. Costco has carried some version of this for a long time and it seems to been a favorite among Costco shoppers.

Other similar desserts from Costco are the Delici Belgian Chocolate Soufflé, The Sticky Toffee Pudding Co. Sticky Toffee Pudding, Dolce Mia Chocolate Dream Champagne Flutes, Dessert Italiano Tiramisu, Delici Sea Salt Caramel Mousse and Dessert Italiano Caramel Macchiato.

Location in Store

You can find the crème brûlée in the refrigerated dessert section at Costco, by the fresh pasta and refrigerated appetizers. The item number is 5056004.

One Costco Marie Morin Crème Brûlée prepared with caramelized sugar on top, served on a white plate.
Ready to enjoy!

Taste

These crème brûlée are moderately sweet and very creamy! They have a custard-like texture and I love how light tasting they are. It doesn’t leave you feeling super full or like you indulged too much after enjoying one.

One Costco Marie Morin Crème Brûlée prepared and on a white plate, half eaten. Closeup image.
Creamy vanilla custard!

The custard itself is very smooth and creamy, it’s also not too firm. It’s a medium firmness so it maintains its form in the glass dish but melts in seconds in your mouth. The custard isn’t obscenely sweet but also doesn’t have any dimensional flavor going on. There’s a slight hint of vanilla but mainly just tastes to me of a simple, monotone sweet custard.

A spoonful of  Costco Marie Morin Crème Brûlée up close image.
Such a light dessert!

The “burned” or caramelized sugar on top definitely increases the overall appeal of the dessert. I found it to be a little difficult to shatter into smaller pieces so I ended up having plenty of mouthfuls of big pieces of caramelized sugar and then a few of plain custard. .

Cost

These actually aren’t as expensive as I would expect them to be. You get eight crème brûlée desserts in the package for $10.99 Canadian. That’s less than $1.50 per dessert which is pretty reasonable considering the amount of packaging they come in.

Costco Marie Morin Crème Brûlée out of the box and with foil lid and sugar attached.
Each Costco Marie Morin Crème Brûlée comes with a foil lid and attached sugar packet.

I will mention that the amount of actual crème brûlée in each dish isn’t a ton but enough to satisfy my sweet tooth!

One Costco Marie Morin Crème Brûlée on a white plate showing just the custard without the sugar on top.
Just the custard without any sugar on it yet.

Convenience

These need to be kept refrigerated so make sure you have some room in your fridge for them! Each dessert comes in its own individual glass bowl with a foil seal over top. There are two ways you can prepare the crème brûlée to eat it.

Using a kitchen torch on the Costco Marie Morin Crème Brûlée.
Having fun with the kitchen torch.

You can place the crème brûlée in your oven and use the broiler or you can use a kitchen torch. Each crème brûlée has an accompanying packet of sugar that you pour over top the custard and you can either set the crème brûlée in the oven to burn/caramelize the sugar or you can choose to use a kitchen torch.

One prepared Costco Marie Morin Crème Brûlée showing the top caramelized sugar, close up image.
Caramelized sugar using my kitchen torch.

My husband was adamant that we buy a kitchen torch for these and I have to admit it’s actually really fun to use!

Costco Marie Morin Crème Brûlée nutrition facts.
Nutrition Facts.

Nutrition

Calories

We know these are not going to be healthy. Each dessert is 260 calories, 19 grams of fat, 18 grams of carbohydrates, 16 grams of sugar, four grams of protein and 65 mg of sodium.

Costco Marie Morin Crème Brûlée ingredients.
Ingredients.

Ingredients

The ingredients list is actually a lot shorter than I expect with ingredients I would expect to see and then some chemical-sounding ingredients at the end. The crème brûlée is gluten-free for anyone reading with celiac or gluten intolerance!

Scoring

Taste: 8.5/10

Cost: 8.5/10

Convenience: 9.5/10

Nutrition: 0/10

Overall

Must buy!

The Costco Marie Morin Crème Brûlée is delicious. I would happily serve this to guests coming over for dinner!

Have you tried this? What did you think?


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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28 thoughts on “Costco Marie Morin Crème Brûlée Review”

  1. Just bought them from Costco. 5 of the 8 sugar packets are empty. Product tastes okay but at age 81, it is very hard to remove the foil. Not Costco’s finest hour to carry this product. The buyers were served them open and probably torched.

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  2. These are delicious and just the right portion size. However, as some have mentioned, 1 of the 8 was spoiled, it looked a little watery with a pinkish spot on top. It was used at least a week before the expiration date so I’m a little nervous about trying them again. It’s just my husband and I so I need them to last more than a week.

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  3. I just bought these and the first two were great until I reached a very sour one. Waiting to get sick from it, botulism? I’m returning them. No excuse for this.

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  4. Unfortunately, out of the eight only 5 were edible. The other three were spoiled. My daughter asked if it was supposed to taste lemony. I think not! I threw it away along with the other two that tasted sour and lemony. The expiration date is August 14. Packaged in my refrigerator the whole time.

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  5. I really liked the product although I just sliced my finger open on the glass…it didn’t appear to be broken at all, although my thumb would say something completely different.

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  6. These have a horrific amount of TRANS FAT, that clogs your arteries quick. people should NOT eat these if you have heart disease or have high cholesterol and all that stuff. If you value or will value your life at mid age and senior years.. please read on.

    YES! these do taste great they are really a treat! and they are an amazingly delicious like a delicacy… but it comes at a price…

    Trans fat is banned in so many countries
    Trans fats also PERMANENTLY stays stuck to your arteries.. AND they NEVER leave the body!

    These have 0.5grams of trans fat per serving, WHICH-IS-AN-INSANE-AMOUNT-OF-TRANS-FAT! this is the absolute allowable limit from Canada Inspection Food Agency.

    Dr. Kelly Wong

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  7. I too was excited to purchase and try. I used the broiler it was nice and bubbling hot ,cooled to hard. However,when eating it turned to a sticky toffee consistency, that took out a tiny filling. Restaurant creme brulee has a crunchy topping.
    Don’t know what I’m doing wrong. Have tried broiling longer,shorter,leaving it to cool longer and shorter. Result the same. Ps. Foil residue is horrible to get off glass jar.

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  8. The firs time I tried these the were heavenly, however they have changed the recipe and it is more like scrambled egg pudding.
    Change it back!!

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  9. I loved finding these, as they have always been my favorite thing on cruise ships. I will buy these over and over. I was so shocked to find them at my Costco, for I have never seen them there before. I saw some Tirimisu’s there and wonder if they are Marie Marin’s also.

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