Costco Wildbrine Raw Organic Sauerkraut Review

Sauerkraut is not only delicious (at least to some people!) – it’s also amazing for gut health. It’s loaded with probiotics and it’s really nutritious. Today, I’m going to tell you all there is to know about the Costco Wildbrine Raw Organic Sauerkraut!

Costco Wildbrine Raw Organic Sauerkraut container sitting on a table.
Costco Wildbrine Raw Organic Sauerkraut

The Costco Wildbrine Raw Organic Sauerkraut has been at my local warehouse for quite a while. I actually reviewed it a while ago and decided it was time for an update now (spring 2022). Other foods loaded with probiotics from Costco include the Costco GTS Raw & Organic Gingerade Kombucha, Costco Greenhouse Organic Probiotic Lemonade and the Costco Kirkland Signature Organic Greek Yogurt.

Image of the top label of the Costco Wildbrine Raw Organic Sauerkraut stating it's gluten-free and vegan.
The Wildbrine Sauerkraut is gluten-free and vegan!

Location in Store

You can find this sauerkraut in the refrigerated deli section at Costco, near the fresh pasta and cheese. The item number is 1098785.


This is flavorful! I’m not sure if it’s in a good way though, as it’s pretty strong tasting! If you don’t know what sauerkraut is, it’s fermented, salty green cabbage. The sauerkraut is very tart, salty and also has a pretty noticeable garlic flavor.

Image of the Wildbrine Sauerkraut in a white bowl.
Ready to eat!

The texture is slightly crunchy and not soggy or gooey. A small portion is enough for me because it’s so flavorful!

Image of the Costco Wildbrine Sauerkraut on a fork, closeup image.
The texture of the sauerkraut is nice and crunchy.


For the one-and-a-half-liter container of sauerkraut, the price is $11.49. That’s amazing because I’ve seen this at some specialty grocery stores for much more.

Image of the label on the Wildbrine Sauerkraut from Costco stating it's a US product and has BPA free packaging.
I really appreciate the use of BPA free packaging!


The Wildbrine Sauerkraut needs to be kept in the refrigerator and the best before date is about seven months from the date when it was purchased. The container is a bit large, so by the time you’re at the bottom of your sauerkraut, you’ll need an extra-long spoon.

Sauerkraut can be used in a variety of ways. It’s well-known as a hot dog condiment or a sausage side, but you can also have it with chicken, burgers, sandwiches, etc. – basically however you like. I know a lot of adults like sauerkraut, but I’m not so sure about kids!



Two tablespoons contains five calories, zero grams of fat, 260 milligrams of sodium, one gram of sugar, one gram of fibre, two grams of carbohydrates and 0.4 grams of protein. This is really, really low in calories, fat, carbs and sugar! You can enjoy a lot of sauerkraut without feeling much guilt, unless you’re watching your sodium intake.

Costco Wildbrine Raw Organic Sauerkraut nutrition facts label.
Nutrition facts.


The ingredients list is super short and sweet: cabbage, sea salt and garlic! This is gluten-free as well as vegan. I absolutely love and appreciate that it comes in a BPA-free package!

Costco Wildbrine Raw Organic Sauerkraut ingredients.


Taste: I don’t like sauerkraut, so I can’t give it a fair rating. My dad who loves it gives this specific brand from Costco a 9/10.

Cost: 7/10

Convenience: 10/10

Nutrition: 10/10


Give it a try!

Personally, I’m not a fan of sauerkraut. I feel like people who enjoy it would love the Wildbrine Sauerkraut from Costco though!

What do you think of the Costco Wildbrine Organic Raw Sauerkraut?

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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60 thoughts on “Costco Wildbrine Raw Organic Sauerkraut Review”

  1. Finally found this product at my Costco in St.Louis, was wondering how long it will keep in the refrigerator after opening !!! I actually use sauerkraut as a salad topper along with EVOO instead of fattening dressing !!! Yum !!!

    • found this on their site!,out%20of%20refrigeration%20when%20used).
      10-14 days

  2. I’ve been buying this for a couple of years now, and try and have about a 1/4 of a cup each morning, knowing the health benefits. I find it doesn’t have that sour taste like most others do and when empty I use the big plastic jars for storing small stuff in.

  3. Looking for this item at Costco, Roseville, Michigan. Please tell me when and if it will be back. I am really missing it. Thank you.

  4. It seems too often that Costco gets a good product enjoyed by many and then they stop selling it for a time! Wildbrine Sauerkraut, in-store Chilli, Kubs rye bread, Orange Cranberry muffins to name a few. It’s quite frustrating really. Like a good restaurant, people like consistency and reliability. Makes me question my justification for continued membership.

    • I’ve been looking for this for a while after finally getting to try it. I finally asked at customer service and was told it’s no longer being carried. Very annoying.

      • It is June in Leesburg and I discovered Wildbrine sauerkraut
        I was recovering from bad infection I was looking for something probiotic to help my gut recover from all the antibiotics.
        The Wildbrine organic sauerkraut has more probiotics than OTC. Products
        & I can’t do Kerfer or like fermented foods
        Wildbrine is a greatl probiotic and I’m even getting to like the taste

    • We totally agree!!!!!! Living 45 minutes away from Costco, we can’t just drop-in every few days. Two days ago, the Costco in West Des Moines. IA WAS OUT. Said it’s a seasonal item! WHAT??? We eat it daily for immunity.
      AND, we love it!!!! We are thinking of canceling membership too. Like you stated, find good products, then gone.

  5. The best sauerkraut I’ve had. I must watch my salt intake so it’s imperative that I rinse the sauerkraut before I eat it. However, this does not lessen my enjoyment of the product. Rinsing, from what I’ve read, does take away some of the probiotic benefit.

  6. I love this as it is not too sour. I even eat it as a snack, although I also have put it on top of hot dogs.

    When I near the end of one jar, I am at Costco to get another.

    I highly recommend it and give it a 10 out of 10.

  7. Wondering why it’s been out of stock for so long in Winnipeg? It’s definitely one of the best I’ve tasted in years! Please re-stock soon!

  8. I tried it and like it, even I rarely eat sauerkraut before. My other motivation, as I recently learned about Vitamin K2 associated with fermented food, it can help in cardiovascular health:
    As they say, eating healthy is your best medications 🙂

  9. This ‘OLD-TIMER’ MO farm boy just tried this sauerkraut & it is near flawless just like my grandma made (1940’s-1960’s). Over the years I have tried countless other krauts & this is the best yet (98% near perfect). It has a mandatory crunchy, salty taste almost as if it was made on the farm in a crock & then packed & stored in Mason jars.

  10. What a surprise! I happen to enjoy sauerkraut but this one takes it to the next level. I just pick up my first from Costco and can’t say enough. It’s PERFECT! Fresh, crunchy, flavorful and affordable. I hope Costco stocks it for a while for easy pick up. I’m actually using it for a side dish. Many more options than regular sauerkraut as it’s just the right flavor and not so over powering.

  11. Impossible to open. I was excited to try this brand but I am a small woman who lives alone and was unable to even open the giant lid, it’s so big my hand could barely grab it. I gave up and unfortunately had to toss the unopened jar in the trash.

  12. But you didn’t say if pasteurized or unpasteurized that’s immensely important otherwise it’s useless as a prebiotic?

  13. I eat a couple ounces of sauerkraut everyday. Here in Los Angeles the regular price is $7.99 and it’s $2 off until the 28th of August. You can’t go wrong for $5.99 for such a healthy food!

    • April 15, 2023
      Available in Long Beach area Costcos, I think it $8 something (don’t quote me), going to check it out the next time I go. I like it cold right out of the fridge, anyone know how long it last after you open it?

      • found this on their site….,out%20of%20refrigeration%20when%20used). 10-14 days


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