Costco Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuit Mix Review

Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuit Mix from Costco is a culinary creation that brings the iconic taste of Red Lobster’s famous Cheddar Bay Biscuits straight to your kitchen. Loved by seafood enthusiasts and biscuit connoisseurs alike. Does this mix capture the essence of the beloved restaurant’s warm, cheesy, and buttery biscuits, allowing you to enjoy them in the comfort of your own home?

Image of the Costco Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuit Mix box sitting on a table.
Costco Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuit Mix.

Sean and I are both bread people. We love anything like biscuits, baguettes, buns, garlic toast, breadsticks and even pretzels. I initially reviewed this Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuit Mix from Costco back in 2018 but I bought the product again to make sure it hasn’t changed and update some very amateur photos!

Other baking mixes I have reviewed from Costco are the Krusteaz Meyer Lemon Bar Mix, Krusteaz Triple Chocolate Brownie Mix, Back to Nature Gourmet Stuffing Mix, Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix, Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate Brownie Mix, Krusteaz Pumpkin Spice Quick Bread Mix and the Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes Mix.

Image of the biscuit mix product description from the back of the box.
No need to travel to Red Lobster for their biscuits if you have this mix at home.

Location in Store

This is located in the aisle at Costco with the flour, sugar, rice and condiments like jam. The item number is 435697.

Closeup image of a hand holding one biscuit up close to the camera with a white plate in the background.
Golden and crisp on the outside.


The recipe seems to make a lot of extra garlic butter! I brushed my biscuits very generously and still had plenty left over. You’ll have extra to put on the table if you’re so inclined.

Top down image of a plate of baked biscuits.
They look as good as restaurant quality!

The biscuits themselves are very tasty and satisfying. They’re golden brown and slightly crisp on the outside and soft, fluffy and chewy on the inside. They’re pleasantly salty and a bit lighter than you might expect. They’re more biscuity than cheesy, but I thought the balance was good.

Image of a baking tray lined with parchment paper on the top of an oven with baked biscuits on top.
Fresh out of the oven.

The garlic butter mix makes a very garlicky and salty butter (I used salted butter too). I enjoyed it, but a little goes a long way. People who don’t like garlic may prefer it if you leave the garlic butter off and just put butter on the table.

Image of hand holding one biscuit close to the camera with a bite taken out so you can see the inside.
Soft and fluffy on the inside.

Overall these biscuits are super tasty. It helps that they’re easy to serve right out of the oven – any kind of freshly-baked bread is tastes better. The biscuits are also pretty versatile. I could see eating them as a side with most meals.


The box of Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuit Mix costs $10.99 Canadian at Costco which is two dollars more than it was in 2018. The box includes four packages of biscuit mix and four packages of herb and garlic spice.

Image showing the four bags of mix and four packets of garlic butter seasoning that comes in the box.
There are four bags of mix and four garlic butter seasoning packets in the box.

Each bag of biscuit mix makes about 10 biscuits. In my opinion, four batches of biscuits for $10.99 isn’t that expensive. Keep in mind you need to supply your own cheese and butter to make the biscuits following the directions on the box.

Image of the baking instructions for the Red Lobster Chedday Bay biscuits.
Baking instructions for the biscuits.


These biscuits are so convenient and easy to whip up. I timed myself and had them mixed up in only a minute and a half. em up in less than a minute and a half. Just before the biscuits were finished baking, I melted a bit of butter in the microwave and added the seasoning packet.

Image of biscuit mix poured into a metal bowl with a measuring cup of water and a measuring cup of cheese beside the metal bowl.
My ingredients are ready to go!

Then when I pulled the biscuits out, I brushed a bit of the butter/herb mixture on top of each biscuit.

Image of a baking tray lined with parchment paper sitting on top of an oven with eight unbaked biscuits on the tray.
Ready for the oven!

After preparing a batch of Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits, my husband and I found ourselves with leftovers we couldn’t finish. I made a discovery that freezing the biscuits immediately proved to be a better option than leaving them out or refrigerating them, even if we planned to consume them the following night. The biscuits retained their light and fluffy texture on the inside despite freezing them.

Top down image of prepared garlic butter melted and in a clear bowl ready for brushing on the biscuits.
I brushed the garlic butter on the top of the biscuits.



It’s pretty hard to know exactly how many calories you’re consuming but in a 1/2 cup of mix and 1/8th tsp of garlic herb blend, there are 45 calories, two grams of fat, six grams of carbohydrates, zero grams of fibre, zero grams of sugar, one gram of protein, and 130 milligrams of sodium.

Image of the nutrition facts for the biscuits from the back of the box.
Nutrition facts.


The ingredients are pretty straight forward and there’s nothing too surprising. I don’t love the palm oil and soybean oil in the biscuit mix but truthfully it’s in a ton of foods these days.

The garlic herb blend has artificial flavors, corn oil and soy protein which are all ingredients I don’t love to see but I don’t feel like I can expect these to be healthy.

Image of the ingredients list for the biscuits from the back of the box.


Taste: 9/10

Cost: 8/10

Convenience: 7/10

Nutrition: 1/10


Must buy!

With this mix, you can recreate the Red Lobster restaurant experience anytime you want. Furthermore, the convenience of the mix make it a must-have for any home cook who loves biscuits.

Have you tried this biscuit mix? 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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10 thoughts on “Costco Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuit Mix Review”

  1. The calorie information is incorrect in my opinion. 45 calories seems so low even if it’s mostly flour. If you look at the US packaging it is 150 calories per serving of the mix. If you compare a product like bisquick with a similar serving size it was around 130/140 calories per serving.

  2. i first tasted these at the red lobster resturant with their clam chowder they were really good. i was given the box of the mix. i think the comments were excellent it would be cheaper to to use busquick as well as use unsalted butter. i found that putting the shreaded cheese on top was good also. i think that the mix is still available the last time i checked in the bellingham washington costco. i find that often mixes that are from resturants, like these are overpriced anyway,paying for the brand name. i like to duplicate foods like that from scatch. i bet other cheeses would work well, too

  3. Latest info as of May 2023, the product was being discontinued, at least here in British Columbia. It was on my shopping list too.

    • Thank you, John, for that reminder! I just bought a box 2 weeks ago, and am going to make some this weekend, but had totally forgotten how salty they were last time. Thanks again!

    • Thanks John! I tried this mix a long time ago and found them waaay too salty! Actually, the topping had a very artificial taste to me. Every time I see the box, the enticing photo calls out to me (which it’s supposed to do right? lol) but I manage to walk on by. Nothing healthy there 👎

  4. These are tasty but not really the same as the restaurant. This package consists a bag of biscuit mix and a small package of garlic powder,onion powder, parsley and salt. You have to add your own cheese and butter. Honestly, it’s a lot cheaper to just buy bisquick , add cheese and put butter garlic and parsley on top. Better still if you just make your own.. it doesn’t take that much longer.


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