Is Lorissa’s Kitchen Beef Jerky at Costco Meat Candy?

My latest haul from Costco included a bag of Lorissa’s Kitchen Beef Jerky that looked like a promising low calorie, high protein, high flavor snack.

The product was overflowing with “healthy” claims and I was curious how the steak bites would stack up against traditional jerky and biltong products.

Lorissas Kitchen Steak Strips at Costco

Nutrition, Ingredients and Labelling

Let’s take a closer look at what you get with this bag of meat!

Nutrition Facts

One bag of the Steak Bites has 12 ounces of product with a serving size of 1 ounce.  The nutrition facts for a one ounce serving are:

  • Calories: 90
  • Fat: 1g (1% DV)
  • Cholesterol: 20mg (7% DV)
  • Sodium: 450mg (19% DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 7g (2% DV)
  • Protein: 10g

The steak strips don’t have anything special going on from a nutritional standpoint.  They have a lot more carbs than Aldi’s Biltong and more calories and cholesterol than Buffalo Jerky or Turkey Jerky.

Lorissa Steak Strip Nutrition

Ingredient List

The Steak Bites have the following ingredients:

  • Beef
  • Water
  • Cane Sugar
  • Soy sauce
  • Sea Salt
  • “Organic Natural Flavors”
  • Natural Flavors
  • Pineapple powder

The use of sugar as one of the primary ingredient in the mix is why this jerky has 7g of carbohydrates.


The labelling indicates that this product is:

  • Organic
  • Made from Grass Fed Beef
  • Gluten Free
  • No preservatives
  • No added nitrites (only from what is in the Seas Salt)
  • No added MSG (only from what is in the Soy Sauce)

When this jerky says “No Added Nitrites” it actually means it.  Lorissa’s does not sneak nitrites into the steak bites with celery powder like you find in other brands (Tillamook Country Smokers Zero Sugar Beef Jerky)

Taste Test

The steak bites taste acceptable.  I wish I could give them more praise but that is a hard task.

The pieces of meat were medium to small in size.  The beef was exceptionally tender and moist and, although this might sound strange, perhaps too much so.

I felt like I was eating a highly processed “meat candy” designed to fall apart in my mouth.  Perhaps this is the intended effect and is a result of the tenderizing enzyme found in pineapple?

Pile of Lorissas Steak Strips

There really wasn’t anything about these steak bites that got me excited.  The taste was okay, the texture was weird and I knew that I could be eating much healthier meat snacks.

My dogs gathered around while I was eating these strips and I did not hesitate to toss them quite a few pieces.

These steak strips are fine, and they will do in a pinch, but I will not be buying them again.  Instead I would suggest staying with the Kirkland Thick Cut Steak Strips.

Costco Value

I bought a 12 ounce bag of the steak strips at Costco for $13.99 which comes out to a price of $1.16 per ounce.

I found a smaller bag for sale at Target for $1.95 per ounce.

This means you will save at least 44% by buying the product at Costco.

Cost of Lorissas Steak Strips at Costco

This product is marked with an asterisk at my Costco which means that it will not be restocked.  It may still be available at other warehouses.


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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