Costco Matt & Steve’s Extreme Pickle Spears Review

Costco bought pickles with a strong vinegar flavor and not much crunch!

Costco Matt & Steve's Extreme Pickle Spears
Costco Matt & Steve’s Extreme Pickle Spears

Today I’m going to be reviewing pickles I purchased from Costco for a recent barbecue I was hosting. The Matt & Steve’s Extreme Pickle Spears.

Another strong vinegar flavored jarred product I’ve reviewed from Costco is the Paisley Farms Four Bean Salad from Costco. A few condiment type items I’ve reviewed from Costco are the Kirkland Signature Organic Salsa, Kinder’s Buttery Steakhouse Seasoning, Costco Nuts for Nature Nut & Seed Butter and the Costco Chosen Foods Avocado Mayonnaise.

Costco Matt & Steve's Extreme Pickle Spears
Costco Matt & Steve’s Extreme Pickle Spears

You can find the pickles in the condiment section near the ketchup and other jarred vegetables, the item number is 1408267.

Taste

I can’t say I’m totally amazed by these pickles. They have a very strong vinegar flavor that’s borderline too strong, they’re salty and also have a garlic flavor. The strength of the vinegar almost makes them taste a bit spicy.

I wish I could say these were super crisp, like as crisp as a carrot but they are not. They’re a little soft for my pickle preference, the outside of the pickle is slightly crisp and chewy however the inside is not that crisp which is disappointing.

Costco Matt & Steve's Extreme Pickle Spears
Costco Matt & Steve’s Extreme Pickle Spears

Cost

I paid $7.99 Canadian for two 1 liter jars of pickles on sale, the regular price of the pickles is $9.99 Canadian which is still reasonable.

Costco Matt & Steve's Extreme Pickle Spears
Costco Matt & Steve’s Extreme Pickle Spears

Convenience

These are best served chilled. The best before date on the pickles is almost two years from the date I purchased the pickles.

The pickle spears make awesome sandwich toppers but they’re a bit oddly shaped for inside a burger or a sandwich, they’re shaped like a pickle that you would have on the side or they would work in a wrap.

Costco Matt & Steve's Extreme Pickle Spears Nutrition Information
Costco Matt & Steve’s Extreme Pickle Spears Nutrition Information

Nutrition

I don’t know why they would give the nutrition information for half of a spear. Who eats half of a spear? Anyways…one half of a spear is four calories, zero grams fat, fibre, or sugar, less than a gram of protein, one gram of carbohydrates and 180 mg of sodium.

Costco Matt & Steve's Extreme Pickle Spears Ingredients
Costco Matt & Steve’s Extreme Pickle Spears Ingredients

The ingredients list is short and sweet with all natural ingredients that would expect to see in pickles and no added sugar!

Scoring

Taste: 7/10

Cost: 8/10

Convenience: 10/10

Nutrition: 7/10 (high in sodium)

Overall

Give it a try!

I think a true pickle connoisseur wouldn’t be totally in love with these but if you’re just your average pickle enjoyer you’ll probably enjoy them!

Have you tried these? 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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