Costco Yummy Dino Buddies Chicken Nuggets Review

I never knew the shape of food could be so important until I had a toddler! Chicken nuggets are a staple food in many kids’ diets and when they’re dinosaur-shaped like these Yummy Dino Buddies from Costco they’re also fun! How do these kid-approved chicken breast nuggets taste to an adult? Find out here!

Costco Yummy Dino Buddies Chicken Nuggets box sitting on a table unopened.
Costco Yummy Dino Buddies Chicken Nuggets.

If dino-shaped chicken nuggets don’t interest you, you may like the Kirkland Signature Lightly Breaded Chicken Breast Chunks, Hampton House Chicken Strips, Janes Whole Wheat Chicken Strips, Tru Grill Grilled Chicken Strips, Hampton House Popcorn Chicken, Pinty’s Buffalo Chicken Flings, Hampton House Chicken Nuggets or the Kirkland Signature Seasoned Chicken Wings instead.

Image of the back of the box of nuggets showing 660 mg of omega 3 fatty acid per serving.
660 mg Omega-3 fatty acids per serving.

Location in Store

I’ll be honest, when I saw these I wasn’t really set on reviewing them but I wanted them for my 19-month-old daughter so when my husband found them in the Kalispell, Montana Costco I asked him to pick them up. For whatever reason it’s really hard to find dino nuggets here in Edmonton!

Top down image of dino chicken nuggets cooked and served on a white plate beside smiles fries.
Nuggets and fries.

These were in the frozen section and the item number is 1560758.

Closeup side view image of a hand holding a dino nugget with a bite taken out of it so you can see the white meat in the center.
All white meat.


These chicken nuggets don’t have anything special about them other than the shape. They’re a pretty typical chicken nugget. The actual chicken is a bit on the thin side and there seems to be more breading than I, as an adult would ideally like.

Closeup image of a hand holding one T-rex dino nugget close to the camera with a plate of nuggets in the background.
I think this is a Tyrannosaurus.

The chicken seems to be good quality, there isn’t any gristle or gross bits. Overall the flavor is nice, they’re seasoned well but not too salty. I found the nuggets slightly crispy after baking them but not as crispy as I’d like.

This looks like a Triceratops to me.


The five-pound box costs $14.99 USD which is pretty reasonable in my opinion. You may be paying for the novelty factor because kids love dinosaurs!

Image of a large plastic resealable bag of frozden dino nuggets.
The nuggets come in a plastic resealable bag.


The nuggets need to be kept frozen and the best-before date is almost two years from when I purchased them. The box has six different methods listed for cooking the chicken nuggets. They’re already fully cooked so you’re just heating them.

Image of the heating instructions for the nuggets from the back of the box.
Heating instructions.

We baked them in the oven because the box said that’s the preferred method. Next time I’ll try doing them in the air fryer and see if they turn out any crispier. The nuggets are pretty plain on their own so I recommend dipping them in ketchup, plum sauce, barbecue sauce or honey mustard.

Top down image of a parchment paper lined baking tray with frozen dino nuggets on it.
Ready to bake!



Four dino nuggets contain 180 calories, 10 grams of fat, 260 milligrams of sodium, 13 grams of carbohydrates, less than a gram of fiber, zero grams of sugar and nine grams of protein.

That’s not a ton of protein but the chicken nuggets aren’t huge. Plus young kids don’t need a lot of protein. The box states that the amount of sodium has been reduced 25% from the companies regular dino-shaped nugget which is good because toddlers don’t need a ton of salt in their diet.

Image of the nutrition facts for the dino nuggets from the back of the box.
Nutrition facts.


I actually don’t mind the ingredients list all that much. Sure nothing beats making your own chicken nuggets at home but the ingredients are mainly chicken, water, wheat and corn flour mainly with small amounts of other ingredients.

The nuggets contain wheat and may contain soy due to being produced in a factory that uses soy in their products.

Image of the ingredients for the dino nuggets from the back of the box.


Taste: 7.5/10

Cost: 8/10

Convenience: 9/10

Nutrition: 3/10


Give it a try!

Despite me thinking my daughter would go for these, she refuses to eat them. I think they’re alright though! Not amazing but tasty enough. I think most people mainly buy them for their shapes.

Have you tried the Yummy Buddies Dino Chicken Nuggets? What did you think of them?

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 Yummy Dino Buddies Chicken Nuggets Review”

  1. Had these Dino Nuggets several years ago. They were gross and I threw out the rest of them. Beyond the novelty geared towards kids they are useless and to me just tasted nasty


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