Costco is selling Organic Acai Bowls from Tattooed Chef and I am happy to report that they are delicious! I am a little embarrassed to admit that I had never tried a Costco acai bowl before but, hey, you gotta learn something new everyday!
You get six bowls per package with each bowl being a single 6.25 ounce serving.
Each Costco acai bowl contains the frozen acai and fruit mix along with a packet of granola. The ingredients are:
- Acai Bowl
- Acai fruit
- Coconut milk
- Vitamin and Mineral Blend
- Locust bean gum
- Gellan gum
- Granola Topping
- Dried coconut
All of the ingredients are listed as organic. The packaging indicates that the bowls are Vegan and Gluten Free.
I have found that the Tattooed Chef products I have tried, including the Cauliflower Rice Stir Fry and Grain Free Rice, are made with high quality ingredients without any of the garbage typically associated with processed foods.
- The acai bowl with no topping contains 100 calories.
- The acai bowl with the topping has 180 calories.
The full nutritional content for the bowls with the topping are:
- Calories: 180
- Fat: 8g (11%DV)
- Cholesterol: 0mg
- Sodium: 15mg (1% DV)
- Carbs: 29g (11% DV)
- Protein: 3g
I thawed the bowl using a microwave according to the package directions (provided below) and added the granola and coconut topping. If you don’t have a microwave then all you need to do is put the bowl out on the counter and let it thaw at room temperature for about 30-45 minutes.
The picture below does not do this bowl justice. The combination of acai purée with the strawberries and blueberries was pretty and the bright coconut brought everything together.
I loved the fresh fruit flavors and, even though I normally do not like bananas, thought the bananas were well used and are a great pairing with the coconut. By the way, if you really love coconut then check out the Island Way Sorbet at Costco!
The crunch of the granola was a wonderful contrast to the cold creaminess of the fruits.
This is a wonderful 180 calorie desert with tons of flavors, colors and textural contrasts. I think these bowls are great.
The acai bowls are a wonderful alternative to ice cream. You can also doctor them up to fit your tastes by adding extra fruit (more blueberries please!) or adding more texture by tossing in some crunchy almonds.
Costco Acai Bowl (Healthy and Tasty!)
- 1 Costco Acai Bowl from Tattooed Chef
- 1 Package of granola topping (included)
- 1 tbsp Fresh Blueberries (optional)
- Take one acai bowl out of the box and remove the plastic top.
- Microwave the acai bowl on High for 30 seconds
- Stir the contents of the bowl and then microwave for another 10 seconds.
- Stir the contents of the bowl and top with the granola topping and extra blueberries.
The acai bowls are Item Number 1322060 and are found in the freezer section of the warehouse near the frozen fruit and ice cream. These bowls are seasonal so stock up when you get the chance.
I bought the six pack of these bowls on sale for $7.99 but they have a regular price of $11.59. At full price these bowls cost $0.31 per ounce.
You can buy the same product in an 8 oz bowl from Target for $4.99 which works out to a cost of $0.623 per ounce.
This means that the product costs half as much at Costco compared to what you would pay at Target.
Benefits of Acai Fruit
Acai fruit is a small, dark purple berry that comes from the acai palm tree, which is native to the rainforests in Brazil. It has gained popularity in recent years as a “superfood” due to its rich nutrient content and potential health benefits.
The acai fruit is known to be a good source of antioxidants, fiber, healthy fats, and other essential nutrients. Some of the potential benefits of consuming acai fruit include:
Antioxidant properties: Acai berries are rich in antioxidants, such as anthocyanins and flavonoids, which help to neutralize harmful free radicals in the body. This may contribute to reducing oxidative stress and inflammation, which are associated with various chronic diseases.
Heart health: Acai berries contain healthy fats, including omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which may help to improve heart health by reducing cholesterol levels and promoting healthy blood circulation.
Digestive health: Acai berries are a good source of dietary fiber, which can support digestive health by promoting regular bowel movements and maintaining gut health.
Immune support: Acai berries contain vitamin C, which is known to support a healthy immune system and may help to protect against infections and diseases.
Skin health: Acai berries are often used in skincare products due to their potential anti-aging and skin-rejuvenating properties. The antioxidants in acai berries may help to protect the skin from environmental damage and promote healthy, youthful-looking skin.
Energy boost: Acai berries are a good source of natural sugars, fiber, and healthy fats, which may help to boost energy levels and support overall vitality.
It’s important to note that while acai fruit is nutrient-rich and may offer potential health benefits, it is not a magic cure-all. A balanced and varied diet, along with a healthy lifestyle, is essential for overall health and well-being.