The Kirkland Signature Nut Bars at Costco, available in a 30 count box, are pretty tasty and I go through a box much faster than I should. The bars contain large pieces of almonds, cashews and pecans that are held together with salted chocolate.
My quick review is, “The Kirkland Nut Bars at Costco taste delicious and make for a filling afternoon snack. The nut bars are value priced and are a great alternative to Kind nut bars.”
The bars are absolutely loaded with almonds, pecans and cashews so you are sure to get your fix if you are a nut lover. The chocolate is flavorful, but not too sweet, with just the right amount of saltiness.
The texture of the bar is crunchy with just a little bit of chewiness. These bars are a stark contrast to the “mushiness” of Costco’s protein bars.
The Kirkland Signature nut bars appear to be formulated to compete Head to Head with the Kind brand of almond nut bars. Personally I think the Kirkland product is much better than the Kind brand. While both brands have plenty of almonds, Kirkland bars have cashews and pecans instead of the peanuts in Kind.
Calories and Nutrition
One bar is a single serving and has the following calories and nutritional information:
- Calories: 200
- Fat: 15g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
- Sodium: 125mg
- Carbohydrates: 17g
- Protein: 5g
At 200 calories with 4g of added sugars this is not a diet food but it is healthy enough that I don’t feel guilty eating them.
The Kirkland nut bars contain:
- Dark Chocolate
- Chicory Root Extract
- Sunflower Seeds
- Rice Syrup
- Crisp Rice
- Soy Lecithin
These bars have the Beyond Celiac Gluten Free Certification.
The nut bars are shelf stable and do not require refrigeration. The bars are marked with a “Best By” date that is a bout a year from your date of purchase.
Although the bars do not require refrigeration I like to keep a couple in the refrigerator as they get a little crispier when chilled.
You might want to consider storing these in your refrigerator if you pantry if warm to prevent the chocolate from getting soft.
Item Number and Location
The nut bars are Item Number 1300509.
If you can’t find these in your warehouse then ask an associate where they have been moved to as sometimes Costco likes to play Hide and Seek with this item.
The 30 count box of 1.4 ounce bars costs $16.49 which comes out to a cost of $0.55 per bar.
In contrast, you can buy a 12 pack of 1.4 ounce Kind bars at Walmart for $14.96 which works out to a cost of $1.25 per bar.
This means that you will save $0.70 per bar (56%) when you buy Kirkland Nut Bars at Costco!