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5 Costco Kirkland Snacks You Have to Try

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I’ve always been a bit of a nibbler. And to be a successful nibbler, you need a solid array of snacks at your disposal.

Enter Costco. Though it’s my go-to source for essentials like milk, eggs, and produce, I’ve been known to buy my fair share of snacks from Costco in bulk. And some of my favorite snack products are made by Kirkland Signature, Costco’s house brand. Here are five products I’m totally in love with that you may want to give a try.

1. Kirkland Signature Cashew Clusters

Some people prefer sweet snacks. Others prefer them to be salty. Kirkland cashew clusters are a fabulous combination of both. This mix of cashews, almonds, and pumpkin seeds is coated in a mildly sweet glaze that’s not overbearing. And with five grams of protein per serving, these clusters are a great snack to bring on a hike.

Now one thing I will warn you about is that these clusters are pretty rock hard — so hard, in fact, that I sometimes worry about chipping a tooth (to be fair, my teeth aren’t the strongest). If you have dentures or vulnerable teeth, they may not be the best buy. Otherwise, crunch away, my friends.

2. Kirkland Signature Sweet Heat Snack Mix

Sometimes I like a little tang in my life. Enter Kirkland’s Sweet Heat Snack Mix. It’s got barbecue-flavored almonds, seasoned cashews, honey roasted sesame sticks, corn nuggets, and glazed pecans. The heat is there, but it’s not overwhelming.

That’s important to me, because I sometimes like to snack on this mix while I’m working late at night for energy. But if I’m constantly guzzling water due to the spice factor, it means more trips to the restroom and less productivity.

3. Kirkland Signature Peanut Butter Filled Pretzel Nuggets

I love all things peanut butter. I love to dip apples in it, spread it on toast, and smother it with chocolate.

For this reason, these pretzel nuggets are totally my jam. They’re packed with peanut butter filling for an amazing bite, so much so that I’ve been known to gobble 30 or so at a time. (For context, Costco calls a serving size eight pretzels. If you’re able to eat just eight, I applaud your self control.)

4. Kirkland Signature Praline Pecans

I’ll admit that I can’t consume praline pecans at the same speed as peanut butter-filled pretzels. That’s because they’re pretty sweet, so six or seven of them at a time is usually enough for me. (That’s a good thing, I guess, if I want to fall within Costco’s serving size recommendations.)

Now if you’ve ever shopped at Trader Joe’s and tried their praline pecans, you should know that these are similar. I find the Trader Joe’s version to be a tad crunchier, which I happen to prefer. But ultimately, I consider both a very tasty snack.

5. Kirkland Signature Milk Chocolate Almonds

I’m well aware that snacking on plain old nuts is probably much healthier than consuming chocolate-covered ones in mass quantities. But these milk chocolate almonds are just irresistible. The chocolate is silky and creamy, and there’s a generous amount on a per-nut basis.

However, as the only person in my household who enjoys these, one issue I sometimes run into is that these nuts can get a little stale if the container stays open for too long. So I try to make a point to buy them before I’m hosting friends. That way, I can put some out, enjoy the rest myself, and avoid waste.

Will you be adding any of these snacks to your shopping list?

Of course, these are just five of many excellent Kirkland snacks you’ll find online or at your local Costco store. If they appeal to you, I recommend checking them out — perhaps one at a time, though, instead of all at once, to cut down on potential waste or staleness.

Also remember that if for any reason you’re not satisfied with your Kirkland purchases, you can always bring them back to Costco for a full refund. For example, you may not enjoy the feeling that you’re about to break a tooth, so if you purchase the cashew clusters and find them to be way too hard for your liking, you can get a refund as long as you’re returning the bulk of the bag. Similarly, if you find the pecans too sweet, you can do the same.

Costco makes a point to stand behind every product it sells. But that especially applies to Kirkland products, as Costco’s house brand. So don’t hesitate to get your credit card refunded if one of these buys doesn’t work out. Chances are, though, you’ll end up loving your purchases and incorporating them into your regular snacking routine like I have.

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  1. I already regularly enjoy 3 out of the five selections and yes, whoever wrote the article has great taste 🙂
    PS, Kirkland and Costco are fabulous and absolutely are quality brands. Thank you to both Costco and Kirkland.

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