Costco Something Special Antipasto Review

I can’t say I’m an antipasto fan!

Please note that this review was not paid for or sponsored by any third party. The opinions in this review are strictly my own. I am not affiliated with Costco or any of its suppliers. I am just a fan of the company. I write these reviews to help my fellow shoppers.

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Year after year I pass the Something Special Antipasto at Costco and never have bought it or tried it until this year! Antipasto just really isn’t my thing, I know some people really love it and others have no idea what it is so I thought I’d review it.

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Antipasto is the first course of a traditional Italian meal basically, it means appetizer. This Costco Something Special Antipasto is best served on bread or crackers. It’s kind of a like a chutney? Anyways this has cauliflower, tomatoes, carrots, sweet pickled onions, green beans, dill pickles, black olives, green olives, mushrooms, green peppers, red peppers, and tuna. That’s a lot of “stuff”, I was a little weirded out that there’s tuna in this but honestly I didn’t really taste the tuna. This antipasto isn’t bad for antipasto lovers, it’s sweet, vinegary, has lots of tomato and there’s a definite pickled flavor. I didn’t love it but I think that’s because I don’t really like olives, the idea of tuna being in it kind of grossed me out and I just don’t appreciate antipasto like others do.

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I paid $6.99 Canadian for the jar of antipasto. On sale from the regular $8.99 Canadian price.


Perfect for a party as an appetizer or just to enjoy by yourself as a pre dinner snack or even for lunch! You need to refrigerate it after opening.


This is gluten free, two tablespoons is 30 calories, one gram of fat, four grams of carbohydrates, three grams of sugar, one gram of protein and 180 mg of sodium. The ingredients list is pretty straight forward with vegetables being the main ingredients.

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This was fun to try! I discovered I’m just not an antipasto fan but I know my mom Cheryl is, and she’s tried this herself and enjoyed it enough to repurchase it!

Taste: (Natalie) 6/10 (Cheryl, Natalie’s Mom) 8/10

Cost: 9/10

Convenience: 10/10

Nutrition: 9/10

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18 thoughts on “Costco Something Special Antipasto Review”

  1. I have been buying this for years ,it is delicious and I use it also in spaghetti sauce and eat this with scoops ! Very good!

  2. Great antipasto. Was available at Costco in the Twin Cities stores several years ago. Have been unable to find it in any TC Costco stores. Costco! Bring it back to our market place NOW.

  3. Apparently Costco in Burlington, Ont.
    no longer stocks this great antipasto. I used to make my own but. I have been buying and enjoying Something Special for years! Where can I purchase it in the Burlington/ Hamilton area?

  4. It was “LOVE AT FIRST BITE”! Not only does it taste great it is a healthy snack which makes it a favourite for me! I don’t think you have to be an olive FAN to enjoy it. The olive taste that most non olive lovers can’t handle is masked by the many other flavours/ingredients in the jar. I buy multiple jars at a time as I live 2 hours from the closest Costco. Now I am looking for the recipe as Covid has come between us.

    • Hi Lauren,
      I have been buying this Antipasto for years at different Costco stores all over Canada. I was buying it in our Kelowna, BC store up until last winter. They no longer carry it for some reason! I always made my own for years with my sister in Edmonton. We always used the “Best of Bridge” recipe. Although it is very time and labour intensive to make, we always had fun doing it! I am pretty positive that this company making the antipasto, stole the recipe from the ladies at Best of Bridge! I have the entire collection of their cookbooks but if you don’t you can google it (from the Royal Treats of Entertaining). Good luck!

  5. I have been looking for it for months in the Ottawa Costco on Merivale but it never seems to be available and it is the Christmas season

  6. We love the Something Special Antipasto. Hoping you (Costco) will carry it soon. We bought some last year and all our family & friends love it. Please let me know. We serve it on crackers with cream cheese topped with the Antipasto. Delicious.

  7. I love this stuff. I was surprised as well to read there is tuna in it as you can’t taste it. I have to renew my Costco membership to pick some up. Haven’t been out much since covid and all. Thanks for trying and. Making a. Post about it..


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