Costco Bacon Bits and Crumbles

Costco is selling a 1.25 pound bag of Kirkland Signature bacon crumbles and they are really handy for adding great flavor to meals.

Keep reading and we will cover:

  • Are the Costco Bacon Bits Good?
  • Are the Bacon Crumbles Gluten Free?
  • Recipe Ideas for Costco Bacon Bits
  • Price of Bacon Crumbles at Costco

Kirkland Signature Bacon Crumbles at Costco

Are Costco’s Bacon Bits Good?

The Bacon Crumbles at Costco are delicious but you have to pay attention when you buy them.

The reason you need to pay attention is that the crumbles are very nutrient rich and stored in the non-refrigerated section by the salad dressings and summer sausage.  If the bag has gotten even the smallest of holes in it then the product will quickly mold and become inedible.  There are LOTS of people posting pictures on Facebook about the moldy bacon bits.

Just look through the clear part of the packaging before you put these into your cart and do a quick check for mold.

The fully cooked and ready to eat crumbles are tender with a pleasant chew.  If you want your bacon to be crispier then simply wrap them in a paper towel and heat in the microwave for 30 seconds.

Recipe Suggestion for Bacon Crumbles

The bacon crumbles are not shelf stable after being opened and must be refrigerated.  If you are not going to use the whole bag within a week you will want to store them in the freezer.

Are the Costco Bacon Bits Gluten Free?

There is nothing on the packaging that says these crumbles are gluten free.

That being said the full ingredient list for the crumbles is provided below and none of the ingredients should contain any gluten.

  • Pork
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Sodium phosphate
  • Sodium erythorbate
  • Sodium nitrite

Recipe Ideas for the Bacon Crumbles from Costco

The packaging provides a recipe for Linguine Carbonara that looks pretty tasty but the recipe calls for two whole eggs and who can afford those anymore 🙂

You can stir a handful of the crumbles into Ivar’s Clam Chowder or Costco’s baked potato soup and they would be wonderful.

Mix a bunch up with a tray of Costco’s Macaroni and Cheese to give the mix a little more flavor.

Add some crumbles to the Mediterranean Salad kit for a salty, crunchy flavor burst.

Stir some bacon into your omelet made with egg whites to make it slightly less healthy 🙂

Use them for a topping on Costco’s scalloped potatoes.

Put them on a baked potato or slide some into the middle of a grilled cheese sandwich!

Fold them into some batter and make Bacon Waffles or Bacon Pancakes.

Price of Costco Bacon Crumbles

The 1.5 pound bag of bacon crumbles, item number 279783, costs $8.99 which works out to a cost of about $6 per pound.

Given the cost of bacon, and that these crumbles have already been fully cooked for you, a price of $6 per pound seems pretty reasonable.

Price of Bacon Crumbles at Costco


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