Costco’s crème brûlée is tasty, fun and a little bit fancy!
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.
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.
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.
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. .
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.
I will mention that the amount of actual crème brûlée in each dish isn’t a ton but enough to satisfy my sweet tooth!
These need to be kept refrigerated, so make sure you have some room in your fridge for them! They also can’t be frozen – the box says do not freeze. 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.
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.
My husband was adamant that we buy a kitchen torch for these and I have to admit it’s really fun to use! The crème brûlée also turns out really well this way.
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.
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!
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?
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