Breakfast can be a tricky meal. Most of us don’t have a whole lot of extra time in the morning, which can limit our choices. It’s especially hard to find convenient breakfasts that are high in protein and/or low in carbs. When I saw these Three Bridges Egg Bites at Costco, I knew the combination of convenience and high protein content would be intriguing to a lot of my readers. They reminded me of the popular egg bites that Starbucks sells, but at a fraction of the price! That’s not a bad starting point, but are they healthy and tasty enough to be an everyday breakfast option?
Some other quick and convenient breakfast products from Costco are the Spudlers Breakfast Hash, Smokey River Meat Company Turkey Breakfast Sausage, Universal Bakery Petite Cinnamon Rolls, LeMarie Patissier Mini Crepes, Crepini Egg Thins Egg Crepes, Belgian Boys Traditional Crepes, El Monterey Breakfast Wraps, Golden Grill Hashbrown Potatoes and the Eat-In Breakfast Sandwiches.
Location in Store
The egg bites are located in the refrigerated deli section by the fresh pasta. The item numbers are 1238395 and 1360484. I bought these at the Kalispell, Montana Costco but I just recently saw the Spinach & Bell Pepper Egg Bites and my local Costco here in Edmonton, Alberta.
Cheese & Uncured Bacon
The egg itself is good. It’s a little on the oily side and not super fluffy – I’m guessing this is because of the cheese. It’s also rich-tasting and salty. There’s a generous amount of bacon in the Cheese & Uncured Bacon Egg Bites and it kind of overpowers the taste of the egg and cheese. The cheese is mild. They’re a bit greasy, but not much more so than the Spinach and Bell Pepper ones.
The bacon seemed more evenly distributed than the veggies were in the other bites. These ones are definitely heavier than the Spinach and Bell Pepper Egg Bites, which isn’t a big surprise.
Spinach & Bell Pepper
Again, the egg is good but a bit oily. The texture and density of the egg seem similar to the Cheese & Uncured Bacon Egg Bites. That’s a bit surprising considering these ones use egg whites instead of whole eggs like the Cheese & Uncured Bacon bites. I imagine the cheese contributes to the lack of fluffiness and the rich and salty flavor in both of them. The cheese in the Spinach & Bell Pepper Egg Bites is very, very mild, which I liked.
The veggies seem a bit unevenly distributed; the amount seems to vary a fair bit between egg bites and even within each egg bite. They add nice flavor and crunch though. I noticed the bell peppers appear to be grilled and they have a nice smoky flavor. They also managed to retain the right amount of crunch after microwaving.
Both kinds of egg bites cost the same price: $11.99 USD. This is a bit expensive for only eight eggs (four packs of two), but I try to remember that the convenience factor has a price and these are much cheaper than egg bites from a coffee shop – I think they’re about twice the price at Starbucks.
The best-before date on the Cheese & Uncured Bacon Egg Bites was about a month from when we purchased them. The Spinach & Bell Pepper ones had a best-before date that was about seven weeks from when we purchased them. That’s a fairly big difference, so keep an eye on the best-before date when you buy these!
The egg bites need to be stored in the refrigerator. The package states that they can’t be frozen. The single-serving (two-egg) packaging makes it really easy to transport them in your purse or bag.
The egg bites are really easy to prepare. You just microwave them in the cardboard tray for 60 seconds on high. They’re perfect for a high-protein, convenient, breakfast on the go, and I think both kids and adults would enjoy them.
Cheese & Uncured Bacon
One tray with two egg bites contains 300 calories, 24 grams of fat, 430 milligrams of sodium, three grams of carbohydrates, less than a gram of fiber, one gram of sugar and 20 grams of protein.
The bites contain whole eggs, cottage cheese, Monterey jack cheese, cheddar and bacon, unsalted butter and seasonings. The egg bites are pretty heavy in dairy, so if you’re dairy-sensitive you may want to skip these.
Spinach & Bell Pepper
One tray with two egg bites contains 220 calories, 16 grams of fat, 410 milligrams of sodium, six grams of carbohydrates, two grams of sugar and 15 grams of protein. There are fewer calories and less fat, sodium and protein in the Spinach & Bell Pepper Egg Bites.
The Spinach & Bell Pepper Egg Bites use egg whites instead of whole eggs and there isn’t any meat in them. They’re still also very dairy-heavy like the Cheese & Uncured Bacon ones. The egg bites contain egg and milk and are certified gluten-free.
Taste: 7.5/10 (For both kinds).
Nutrition: 6/10 for the Cheese & Uncured Bacon, 7.5/10 for the Spinach & Bell Pepper.
Give them a try!
These Egg Bites are quick and tasty enough. I wish they were less greasy/oily, but they’re pretty enjoyable.
Have you tried the Three Bridges Egg Bites from Costco? What did you think of them?
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