• Costco Organic Aussie Bites Review

    Costco Aussie Bites

    Costco Aussie Bites

    Costco Aussie Bites are like a cookie-muffin hybrid that makes a convenient breakfast!

    Please note that this review was not paid for or sponsored by any third party. I purchased this product with my own money and the opinions in this review are strictly my own. I am not affiliated with Costco or any of its suppliers. I am just a fan of the company. I write these reviews to help my fellow shoppers.

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    I’ve always been a little curious to try the Aussie Bites from Costco. I love breakfast foods and am always looking for quick snacks, so I decided to try these out since I’ve seen them at Costco for over a year now and never purchased them before.

    Costco Aussie Bites

    Costco Aussie Bites

    Aussie Bites taste like a mix between a cookie and a muffin to me. They contain organic rolled oats, dried apricots, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, honey, coconut, quinoa and chia seeds. They’re full of superfood ingredients! Unfortunately these are not vegan but they are vegetarian. There are a lot of different textures going on when you eat these. The quinoa and seeds definitely give them a slight crunchiness while the oats make them soft like an oatmeal cookie. They’re just the right amount of sweet, so you don’t need to add anything like a jam to sweeten them up.   I find the taste of these improves after each bite; the first bite I wasn’t so sure about, but now I’ve decided I really like them.  The only con I find is they are rather dry and quite crumbly despite having a long expiry date (two months from when I purchased them).  They’re good alone and I could definitely see having one as a mid-morning snack. I would also suggest plopping one on top of your yogurt and mashing it up to make something similar to granola.  If you eat plain, unsweetened yogurt one of these could provide some sweetness.

    Costco Aussie Bites Nutrition

    Costco Aussie Bites Nutrition

    Nutritionally one Aussie Bite contains 130 calories, 7 grams of fat, 2 grams of protein, 2 grams of fibre and 8 grams of sugar. I would definitely have expected these to have a little more protein and fibre and was hoping for less sugar. 130 calories, 7 grams of fat and 8 grams of sugar is not horrendous, but one Aussie Bite is actually pretty small.  These taste pretty good to me so I could probably eat like four of them to be honest and I’m sure my husband could easily eat eight, but we looked at the nutrition and decided we best restrain ourselves. Although they seem super healthy, if you eat three, that’s 390 calories, 21 grams of fat and 24 grams of sugar.  I decided I just have to take small bites when eating these. If you are vegan, celiac or can’t have any milk products, these unfortunately contain gluten, milk and eggs.

    They come conveniently packaged in a big plastic bin with a lid that makes them easy to reseal after grabbing a few. This also makes them perfect for freezing and it would be easy to grab just one or two out of the freezer. As I said earlier, they have an expiry date about two months after purchase.  I could definitely see these as making a quick snack for mid-morning or afternoon or for kids on the go.

    I paid $12.99 Canadian for this bin of 850 grams of Aussie Bites.  There were roughly 24 Aussie Bites in the bin I purchased.  I feel like they are slightly expensive, but not overly pricey considering all the ingredients are organic and if you just ate one a day, a bin would last you quite a long time.

    Costco Aussie Bites

    Costco Aussie Bites

    The Organic Aussie Bites from Costco are definitely tasty and full of delicious ingredients. They made for a convenient breakfast addition for us this last week.  I would definitely be hungry if I ate just one of these for breakfast, but that may just be me. Considering how small these are, the nutrition is not as great as I thought it would be, so that was slightly disappointing. The taste of these is similar to a soft oatmeal cookie or muffin loaded with dried fruit and seeds. There are some unique crunchy bits from the quinoa, which I definitely enjoyed.

    Nutrition: 7.5/10

    Taste: 8.5/10

    Cost: 7/10

    Convenience: 10/10

    Curious to know if you have tried these and if so did you like them? Would you rather have these or a muffin?

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