Costco Eat Smart Sweet Kale Salad Kit Review

This Costco salad kit is versatile, convenient and delicious!

Costco Eat Smart Sweet Kale Salad Kit bag sitting on a table.
Costco Eat Smart Sweet Kale Salad Kit

Today I’m reviewing a Costco food that’s a staple in our house. The Eat Smart Sweet Kale Salad kit. I’ve been buying this salad kit for the last seven years weekly. I make big, nutritious, filling salads with this as a base.

Other salads from Costco I’ve reviewed are the Costco Azuma Seaweed Salad, Costco Taylor Farms Dill Pickle Salad, Costco Paisley Farm Four Bean Salad, Costco Kirkland Signature Caesar Salad and the Costco Taylor Farms Thai Style Chili Mango Salad.

Costco Eat Smart Sweet Kale Salad Kit two pack on a wooden table.
The Costco Sweet Kale Salad Kit now comes in a two-pack.

Location in Store

You can find the sweet kale salad kit in the produce room at Costco. The item number is 1570675.

Costco Eat Smart Sweet Kale Salad Kit poured into a bowl, closeup image.
Just the salad without toppings or dressing.

Taste

The sweet kale salad kits comes a mix of broccoli, cabbage, brussel sprouts, kale, chicory and included in a separate package in the salad bag there is dried cranberries, roasted pumpkin seeds and creamy poppy seed dressing. I love the taste of this salad, it’s crunchy, flavorful and full of lots of hearty vegetables.

Costco Eat Smart Sweet Kale Salad Kit prepared with cranberries, pumpkin seeds and dressing in a white bowl.
Sweet, crunchy and yummy.

I know some people don’t use the cranberries, pumpkin seeds and dressing to reduce calories and fat but in my opinion that’s the best part. The poppyseed dressing is very versatile and goes well with chicken, citrus fruits, apples, pears, almonds and feta.

Costco Eat Smart Sweet Kale Salad Kit on a plate with added chicken, pear, avocado.
My apple pear recipe using this salad kit!

Sometimes I will find the cranberries a bit hard and stale but most of the time they’re soft and sweet. The dressing and cranberries add a necessary sweetness to some of the more bitter tasting greens.

Costco Eat Smart Sweet Kale Salad Kit prepared with cranberries, pumpkin seeds and dressing in a white bowl.
Ready to enjoy!

Cost

Originally when I wrote this post the Costco sweet kale salad kit was being sold in a two pack. Each bag is 396 grams and I paid $6.79 Canadian for the two bags of salad.

Costco kale salad kit 794 gram bag sitting on a table.
Which would you prefer? One big bag? Or two smaller?

Then the last time I went to Costco they’re back to selling it in a big 794 gram bag for $6.99,

Costco Eat Smart Sweet Kale Salad Kit poured into a pink bowl with cranberries, pumpkin seeds and dressing beside the bowl.
All the ingredients in the bag.

Convenience

This salad is so convenient! You can throw it together in under a minute as it’s pre-washed. I have shopping tip for you, if you prefer more kale than cabbage than brussel sprouts try to find a bag that feels lighter, and if you prefer more cabbage and brussel sprouts search for a heavier bag.

Costco Eat Smart Sweet Kale Salad Kit product description from bag.
Ready to eat! Pre-washed.

These salads are great as a side or can be made into a meal by adding extras like protein, fruit and nuts. I have never opened a bag that has gone bad before the best before date so it’s a safe bet for me to purchase up to a week before as long as the best before date is also long enough.

Costco Eat Smart Sweet Kale Salad Kit cranberries and pumpkin seeds package.
Cranberries and pumpkin seeds that come with the salad.

The best before date on the salad kit I purchased is eight days from the date it was purchased. Also make sure to refrigerate the salad kit until you consume it.

Costco Eat Smart Sweet Kale Salad nutrition facts.
Nutrition Facts.

Nutrition

Calories

This salad kit is full of healthy greens which provide a ton of vitamins, in a one cup serving with dressing it is 160 calories, nine grams of fat, 17 grams of carbohydrates, three grams of fibre, 13 grams of sugar, three grams of protein and 140 mg of sodium.

Costco Eat Smart Sweet Kale Salad Kit ingredients.
Ingredients.

Ingredients

The dressing, cranberry, sunflower seed combination make this salad slightly less healthy than just eating plain lettuce. You can make it healthier by opting to add less of the cranberry sunflower seed mixture and not using as much dressing. This is gluten-free as well as dairy-free! It’s not easy to find dairy-free salad dressing so I love that this is!

Scoring

Taste: 9/10

Cost: 8/10

Convenience: 10/10

Nutrition: 8/10

Overall

Must buy!

This is one of my favorite salad kits from Costco and I never get tired of it. I add extra ingredients to make it a nutritious, filling dinner. You can see my recipes using this salad kit here, here and here.

What’s your favorite salad to buy from Costco?


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 Eat Smart Sweet Kale Salad Kit Review”

  1. In winter, this Sweet Kale salad can be heated for two or three minutes in the microwave to have a warm meal. Just leave the dressing until you are ready to eat.

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    • We throw away the dressing, seeds and cranberries and sauté the greens in olive oil, salt and pepper for a hearty side dish. We have been very disappointed in the quality ever since they switched to the 2 smaller bags. Not only is there less greens ( double the fixings to throw away), but it’s not nearly as fresh as it used to be. The greens start to turn grey well before the due date. This didn’t happen in the larger bag. In fact, it lasted several days beyond the due date. It has gone from a family favorite to a big disappointment very quickly.

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  2. I have been buying Eat Smart’s “Sweet Kale Salad” at least once/week for years. Recently I found that the product contains Less Kale, which is the name of the product! The last time I purchased a bag, there was NO POPPY DRESSING. When I contacted the sales dept., they did NOTHING! Now I discover there was a recall for Listeria which I never knew about. There was an obvious weight difference when I compared the bag with dressing in it. So much for QUALITY CONTROL, or lack of in this company!

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