Costco Pisti Spreadable Pistachio Cream Review

Costco Pisti Spreadable Pistachio Cream is similar to Nutella, but made out of pistachios instead of hazelnuts. The classic chocolate hazelnut flavor of hazelnut spreads works well with a number of different foods. This pistachio spread might look a lot different, but the flavor is more similar than you might think. So what can you do with this decadent, sweet, nutty spread?

Costco Pisti Spreadable Pistachio Cream jar on a table.
Costco Pisti Spreadable Pistachio Cream

Today I’m reviewing the Costco Pisti Spreadable Pistachio Cream. I thought this looked like a really interesting product! I’ve never tried or bought pistachio cream before so I picked this up to try.

Other products from Costco that are similar are the Costco Kirkland Signature Creamy Almond Butter, Costco Smucker’s Goober, Costco Vonbee Passionfruit Honey Puree and the Costco Kirkland Signature Hazelnut Spread.

Location in Store

You can find the pistachio paste at Costco in the aisle with all the jams and nut butter. The item number 1607671.

Taste

The first thing I notice when trying this is how sweet it is! It’s very sweet but also extremely delicious and rich. It tastes like a creamy delicious chocolate. I find it very similar to a hazelnut spread but butter. The pistachio cream is very thick, creamy and smooth.

I used the pistachio cream on toast and feel like it doesn’t match well with toast, it’s too much, too sweet. I would much prefer to have this with crepes on the weekend or in baking.

Costco Pisti Spreadable Pistachio Cream spread on a slice of toast and served on a white plate.
Found it too heavy and sweet on toast.

Cost

The cost of the 600 gram jar of spreadable pistachio cream at Costco is $11.99 Canadian which isn’t cheap but also not completely unreasonable for a unique product with pistachios in it!

Closeup image of the Costco Pisti Spreadable Pistachio Cream on a spoon.
The pistachio cream is a bright army green color!

Convenience

The best before date on the pistachio cream is 13 months from the date that it was purchased. I scanned the jar to see if it needs to be refrigerated after opening and it says “do not refrigerate”.

This would taste best in baking, like cookies, cakes and to fill croissants and other pastries. I think it would also taste good in dessert crepes or as a dip with fruit or plain shortbread cookies.

If kids get their hands on this, I think they’d eat the whole jar!

Nutrition

Calories

Per 1/17 tablespoon there are 197 calories, 12.3 grams of fat, 17.9 grams carbohydrates, zero grams of fibre, 16.7 grams of sugar, 52.5 grams of sodium and 3.8 grams of protein.

Costco Pisti Spreadable Pistachio Cream nutrition facts from jar.

I’m so confused by this nutrition label! It looks like 1/17th of a tablespoon is 197 calories, which would be a tiny amount of pistachio cream for a ton of calories. Don’t freak out, I weighed out a 35 gram serving with my kitchen scale and this is what it looks like.

Image of the pistachio cream scooped on a plate, pictured is 35 gram serving.
What a 35 gram serving looks like.

Ingredients

The ingredients list is pretty straight forward with pistachio being the first ingredient. Sugar is the second ingredient which isn’t surprising based on how sweet it is!

Costco pistachio cream ingredients list from jar.
Ingredients.

Scoring

Taste: 8/10 (super tasty is small quantities)

Cost: 7.5/10

Convenience: 10/10

Nutrition: 1/10 (pistachios are healthy!)

Overall

Walk on by!

I honestly only recommend this if you’re big into baking or eat a lot of crepes. As delicious as it is, it’s hard to find a ton of ways to use it and will probably end up sitting in my cupboard.

Have you tried this pistachio cream from Costco? 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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22 thoughts on “Costco Pisti Spreadable Pistachio Cream Review”

  1. Best spreadable ever tasted amazing product. They can probably get away with just a little less sugar. Ingredients are all natural no palm oils and Gluten Free. Definitely picking up a few jars better than Nutela.

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  2. I bought it but not like it. It tastes very sweet and like cheap breakfast chocolate, not even like Notella. To me (whom is coming from the country of pistachio) there is no taste of pistachio at all just the color.

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  3. It is really amazing ,bought it from Costco close to Oakville, ON , first I thought that it is like almond or other nuts butters , so I added honey on the top of it ( on Silver Hills Bakery 20 Grain Train Bread ) .
    it tasted really good but very sweet,
    But after I noticed that it has already sugar and no need to add honey, and it is really good with my morning coffee ! Just Perfect !
    If you Love Pistachio you will definitely fall in love with this product
    it reminds me with some Mediterranean sweets too ..
    ( btw I am not paid for this comment :D, just drinking felt that I should share this with people to enjoy it like me )

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  4. I just tried it this weekend on toast, and really like it. I spread it super thinly and sprinkled just a tad of salt on top. It cuts down on the sweetness and really compliments it.

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  5. I purchased Pistachio spread, love it, went back weeks later, went up and down the aisle 3 times, unable to find it. Saw it online at Costco, today I’m looking to order it online but seems like it’s vanished and I’d have to order it from Italy?

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  6. Natalie stated at the beginning of the review that the jar weighs 600 g! So you divide the 35 g per serving into 600 g, and you get just over 17 servings! Simple basic math! Or, you can take a kitchen scale, put a tablespoon on it, Zero out the scale, then take the tablespoon off of the scale, so that just the contents of the spoon will be weighed, when you put it filled, back on the scale, due to it being zeroed out previously, and then fill it up to a level tablespoon, then put the tablespoon, now filled with pistachio spread, back on the scale and you’ll get the proper weight! Just make sure the scale is measuring in grams and not in ounces! (Also, be sure that the scale has been zeroed out, with the empty measuring spoon on it, first. before you remove it, and fill it, then return it, to the scale, in order to acquire an accurate reading.) Very simple if you have a digital, kitchen scale! Problem solved, 2 ways!

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    • I have no idea, Mike, where you came up with the serving size being one tablespoon.

      Unless otherwise stated, the serving size is the measured size on the label which is 35 grams. And as you can see from the rather jaw dropping pic, that’s a lot of spread in 35 grams.

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      • Mike got this off the (newer) jar label just like me. “per 1 tbsp (17g) it reads, 99 calories. Purchased today in Ontario Costco, May 30th 2022.

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