Costco Sunrise Farms Buffalo Style Chicken Wings Review

These Costco Sunrise Farms Buffalo Style Chicken Wings are fully cooked, unbreaded and coated in cayenne pepper and hot sauce. They’re a classic American cuisine loved by many. There are many different brands of frozen wings to enjoy at home at Costco. Are these the best wings to buy from Costco?

Costco Sunrise Farms Buffalo Style Chicken Wings bag on a table.
Costco Sunrise Farms Buffalo Style Chicken Wings.

Buffalo wings aren’t my favorite, I find them a little too hot for my taste but my husband enjoys them. My new goal is to review all the wings at Costco, and I haven’t tried these Costco Sunrise Farms Buffalo Style Chicken Wings so I thought I’d pick them up to review!

Other chicken products from Costco are the Pinty’s Honey & Garlic Wings, Kirkland Signature Seasoned Chicken Wings, Pinty’s Crispy Chicken Wings, Hampton House Popcorn Chicken, Pinty’s Oven Roasted Chicken Breast Strips, Hampton House Chicken Strips and the Pinty’s Buffalo Chicken Flings.

Location in Store

You can find these in the freezer aisle at Costco, near all the other wings. The item number is 487438.

Closeup image of the Costco Sunrise Farms Buffalo Style Chicken Wings bag.
Fully cooked and seasoned.

Taste

I’m not a huge fan of buffalo anything but my husband shared his thoughts on these. Unfortunately after cooking the wings in the oven according to the instructions on the bag the wings still came out a little soft and almost soggy. Part of this seemed to be because the batter is a bit thick and heavy. The drumsticks were worse than the flat wings. I don’t like mushy, super soft chicken so I wasn’t in love with the texture and preferred the flat wings.

A white plate with cooked chicken wings. Top down image.
The wings are quite saucy!

With that being said, the wings are pretty good. Despite the fact that they aren’t crisp like real, deep-fried wings, the flavor is tasty and the meat is decent quality for a wing. The wings aren’t overly fatty or gristly.

Closeup image of one buffalo chicken wing.
Ready to eat.

The buffalo flavor is nice and I would say the bag is accurate when it says the spice level is medium (though the spiciness can sneak up on you after a couple wings!). A fair amount of buffalo sauce came off in the oven, but there was enough left on the wings to make them flavorful.

Image of one buffalo chicken leg, closeup image.
I prefer chicken wings over chicken legs.

Cost

The two-kilogram bag of wings costs $27.99 Canadian at Costco. Which isn’t cheap but it’s a pretty large amount of wings!

Plastic bag full of frozen chicken wings on a table.
The bag with frozen chicken wings is not resealable but the larger bag is.

Convenience

The larger bag is resealable and the wings are in another bag inside the larger bag (not resealable). I cooked my wings in the oven for a full half hour and turned them at the 15-minute mark.

Frozen buffal chicken wings from Costco cooking instructions from bag.
Preparation instructions.

The wings are fully cooked and the bag has instructions to cook them in the oven. I think they’d probably taste best in an air fryer or done on the barbecue. I find the oven just doesn’t get them as crispy as I like.

Cookie tray with chicken wings on it cooking in the oven.
Baking in the oven!

The bag doesn’t have a dipping sauce in it to go with the wings but I recommend a cool ranch dip or just eating them on their own. These are awesome as an appetizer, lunch, snack or even to have for dinner! The best before date is nine months from the date purchased and they need to be kept in the freezer.

Nutrition

Calories

Three wings or a 100-gram portion is 180 calories, 11 grams of fat, four grams of carbohydrates, zero grams of fibre, zero grams of sugar, 16 grams of protein and 870 milligrams of sodium.

That’s a lot of sodium for three wings! I could really easily eat six so I’d be looking at double the calories, fat, etc.

Buffalo chicken wings nutrition facts.
Nutrition facts.

Ingredients

The first ingredient is chicken which it should be! The heat is coming from the cayenne pepper sauce and hot sauce powder. Although wheat isn’t listed on the ingredients it’s a shame these aren’t made totally gluten-free like other wings from Costco. They may contain wheat, egg, milk, mustard and soy.

Buffalo chicken wings ingredients list from bag.
Ingredients.

Scoring

Taste: 7/10

Cost: 7/10

Convenience: 8/10

Nutrition: 4/10

Overall

Give it a try!

I don’t love buffalo flavored anything but my husband does and he thought these were decent enough. They’re definitely not the best wings from Costco, those are the Kirkland Signature Seasoned Chicken Wings.

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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1 thought on “Costco Sunrise Farms Buffalo Style Chicken Wings Review”

  1. These wings are best cooked on a flat greased/non-stick roasting rack in a pan in the oven or air fryer. We always cook them untill the surface are dry and the tips/edges of the wings dark, not burnt. Which is longer than the directions. The best part about the rack is that turning is no longer needed.

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