A Quick Guide to Kirkland’s Bacon Bits and Crumbles from Costco

Costco Bacon Bits and Crumbles add great flavor to meals and are a great product to have in your refrigerator.  Costco sells their bacon bits under the Kirkland Signature brand in a 1.25 pound bag.

The Costco Bacon Bits are made from real bacon.

This review will cover everything you need to know about the Costco bacon crumbles, so let’s dive in!

Kirkland Signature Bacon Crumbles at Costco


The Bacon Bits 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 grocery aisles.  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 bacon bits are fully cooked and ready to eat.

Since these things are made from real bacon that is exactly what they taste like.  The texture of the crumbles is 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 unopened bacon crumbles are shelf stable and can be kept in a cool, dry location like your pantry.

Once the bag has been opened the product must be refrigerated.

In general you should expect the crumbles to last about a week in the refrigerator.  If you are not going to use the whole bag within a week you will want to store them in the freezer.

The Bacon Bits Appear to be 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

Calories and Nutrition

One tablespoon is a single serving and has the following nutritional information:

  • Calories: 35
  • Fat: 3 g
  • Cholesterol: 10 mg
  • Sodium: 110 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Protein: 2 g

Recipe Ideas

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 1.25 pound bag of bacon crumbles, item number 279783, costs $8.99 which works out to a cost of about $7 per pound.

Given the cost of bacon, and that these crumbles have already been fully cooked for you, a price of $7 per pound seems pretty reasonable.

Price of Bacon Crumbles at Costco



Good morning and welcome to the site dedicated to helping you find great products at Costco and other stores! My name is David Somerville and these are hands on reviews of products that I have bought and used or am seriously considering purchasing. I do most of my shopping at the Costco in Baton Rouge, Louisiana but will check out any other Costco warehouses I find while travelling. Please get in touch with any questions and let me know of any great products that deserved to be featured in this blog!

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