Aidells Chicken Teriyaki and Pineapple Meatballs at Costco

I spotted a twin pack of Aidells Chicken Teriyaki and Pineapple Meatballs at Costco and tossed them in my shopping cart.  I love a good meatball as much as the next guy and Aidells has been at the forefront of making chicken sausages for a long time.

These refrigerated meatballs are fully cooked and easily reheated in the microwave.

Aidell's Chicken Pineapple Teriyaki Meatballs at Costco

Costco Chicken Meatballs Nutrition and Ingredients

Let’s take a closer look at what you get with this package of meatballs.

Nutrition Facts

You get 46 ounces (2.87 pounds) of meatballs that are split between two plastic packages.  One serving is four meatballs and there are about 15 servings overall.

The nutritional facts for a single serving are:

  • Calories: 150
  • Fat: 8g (12% DV)
  • Cholesterol: 55mg (18% DV)
  • Sodium: 700mg (29% DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 7g (2% DV)
  • Protein: 14g

Aidell Chicken Meatball Nutrition

Ingredient List

The meatballs have the following ingredients:

  • Chicken
  • Dried pineapple
  • Sugar
  • Vinegar
  • Soy sauce powder
  • Saly
  • Garlic
  • Dehydrated miso
  • Ginger

How Do the Chicken Teriyaki and Pineapple Meatballs Taste?

One of the serving suggestions on the box was to simmer the meatballs with Udon noodles and veggies.  I didn’t have veggies or Udon noodles but I did have a package of Ramen noodles!

I made the Ramen and, when the noodles were just starting to soften up, dropped in a handful of the meatballs.

Chicken meatball in Ramen

I took a bite into the meatball and immediately disliked the product.

The sweetness of the pineapple and sugar was completely overwhelming.  I could not taste any chicken flavor, just pineapple and teriyaki.  These meatballs appear to have been designed to be a sweetness delivery device.

Even if I could have gotten past the flavor, the spongy texture of the meatballs made me extremely aware that I was eating a highly processed product.

I simply could not eat these.  I ate the Ramen noodles and gave the remaining meatballs to my pups.

I sent the rest of the meatballs over to my kids for them to eat at their house.  My son had the opposite experience from me and really enjoyed the meatballs.

Reviews From Amazon Customers

I wanted to see what other people thought about this sauce so I checked out the customer reviews on Amazon.  There were 1,369 reviews for this product as of November, 2021 which is a pretty solid data set.

  • 86% of all customers liked this sauce so much that they left 5 and 4 Star reviews.
  • 7% of all customers disliked these meatballs and left 1 and 2 Star reviews.

It looks like my opinion is in the minority as most people really like this product.

Amazon Customer Reviews of Aidells Chicken Pineapple Teriyaki Meatballs

Some of the Positive comments left by customers include:

  • My boyfriend and I love these! You can pan fry or put them in the oven. Perfect amount of seasoning, we never add anything to it.
  • These are delicious and so easy to make! Heated them in a pan for a few minutes and didn’t need to add a thing to them.
  • Amazing meatballs, I never have to remind my kids to eat when these are being served, they’re gone in a flash and asking for more!! Sweet and savory!! My favorite meatballs by far!!

Some of the Positive comments left by customers include:

  • So disappointed – there is so much soy in these, they barely taste like chicken and they are extremely spongy. 
  • I like the sausages so I thought that these would be good. I love pineapple. These were very strange to eat though, flavor and texture wise.
  • I like most of Aidell’s chicken sausages but not these meatball products.

The Pineapple Chicken Meatballs are a Costco Value

I bought the two pack of these meatballs at Costco for $13.99 which works out to a cost of $4.86 per pound.

You can buy a single 12 ounce package of these meatballs at Kroger’s for $5.79 which works out to a cost of $7.72 per pound.

This means that you will save $2.86 per pound (37%) by purchasing the two pack of meatballs at Costco.

Cost of Aidells Chicken Meatballs at Costco

 

2 thoughts on “Aidells Chicken Teriyaki and Pineapple Meatballs at Costco

  1. I agree!
    This were GROSS!

    I didn’t look at the flavor when I bought them – I just saw chicken meatball.

    Because…teriyaki pineapple is not a flavor of meatball… like…what would this go with? More sweet soy sauce?

    Live and learn : )

  2. i agree that these meatballs are way too sweet! The seasoning is overpowering. I fed them to the neighborhood stray dog before realizing they probably had garlic or onion in them, which are toxic to dogs! Poor thing ate 13 of the meatballs; I hope it won’t kill him. We haven’t seen the dog in several days and wonder if he’s too sick to come around.

    I wish the people who came up with the seasoning would remember that the seasonings are supposed to enhance the natural flavor of the meat, not overwhelm it!

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