The Golden Kiwi at Costco are Healthier and Sweeter than Green Kiwis!

Costco is selling Golden Kiwi in a two pound plastic clamshell.  The brand is Zespri and they market the produce as Organic Sungold Kiwifruit.  The kiwi is imported from New Zealand.

I bought a package of the Golden Kiwi to try adding some new flavors in my kitchen and really enjoyed them!

Box of Organic Sungold Kiwi at Costco

While you typically encounter green kiwifruit at grocery stores (Actinidia deliciosa) the gold fleshed kiwifruit Zespri Sungold (Actinidia chinensis spp.) are becoming a much more common sighting.


A golden kiwi tastes very much like a regular kiwi with flavor notes best described as a banana/strawberry cross.  The main differences in flavors compared to a green kiwi is that golden kiwis are less tart and much sweeter.  For lack of a better phrase, I think you can say that a golden kiwi tastes more “tropical” than a green one.
Golden kiwi does not have the exterior fuzz found on green kiwis which makes eating he nutritious skin more appealing for some people.

The fruit has a tender, yielding texture and the seeds are completely edible.

Golden Kiwi Cut Open

What to Do With Kiwis?

These kiwi come in a two pound box so, while you might feel like snacking on a few of them with a spoon you also might need a way of using them up before they get overripe.

These kiwis would be great:

  • Blended into smoothies
  • Sliced onto a salad with fresh strawberries
  • Diced and stirred into yogurt
  • Juiced and mixed with lemonade
  • Tossed with diced pineapple, lime juice and peppers for a great salsa
  • As the centerpiece for a fruit salad

Nutritional Benefits

A single serving of golden kiwi has the following nutritional information:

  • Calories: 100
  • Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 0mg
  • Carbohydrates: 26g
  • Protein: 2g

The health benefits of eating kiwi fruit is well documented in this article from the European Journal of Health and includes benefits for:

  • IBS
  • Constipation
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes

Golden Kiwi Nutrition

The golden variety of kiwi also comes with a much higher amount of Vitamin C than the green variety (161 vs 92 mg/100g).

And again, the nutritional value of the golden variety should also be much higher than the green because more people will eat the nutrient dense skin of the hairless gold kiwis.

Golden Kiwi Has More Vitamin C Than Green Kiwi

Costco Value

I bought the 2 pound box of Golden Kiwi at Costco for $10.99 which works out to a cost of $5.50 per pound.

On average I have found that the gold kiwi usually cost about 20% more than the green variety.

Price of Golden Kiwi 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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