Costco Summer Fresh Four Cheese Macaroni Salad Review

Costco Summer Fresh Four Cheese Macaroni Salad

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It is super hot in Alberta and I also heard from my brother who lives in British Columbia that they’re experiencing a heatwave too! I avoid turning my oven on when it gets this hot out and usually opt for something barbecued with a side salad! Today I’m reviewing the Summer Fresh Four-Cheese Macaroni Salad from Costco that’s perfect for summer barbecue and camping season!

I paid $9.99 Canadian for the 1.4 kg tub of macaroni salad which is quite reasonable considering how big the container is!

This is great for parties, summer barbecues, a quick lunch with a bit of added protein and vegetables or even just as a snack. One thing that I find not as convenient for a two-person household is that the packaging states the salad should be consumed within five days of opening. That’s a lot of macaroni salad for two people to eat in a short amount of time! The best before date on the macaroni salad (unopened) is almost a month from the date purchased.

Costco Summer Fresh Four Cheese Macaroni Salad

This isn’t really a “salad” or healthy. It’s quite high in calories and fat. One cup of four-cheese macaroni salad is 390 calories, 28 grams of fat, two grams of fibre, 27 grams of carbohydrates, three grams of sugar, seven grams of protein and 500mg of sodium. The ingredients list is really straightforward.

Costco Summer Fresh Four Cheese Macaroni Salad

We served this for Father’s Day dinner and our parents enjoyed it. I found that I couldn’t really taste the cheese which was disappointing, I mainly tasted macaroni and mayonnaise with a few slight flavors of the vinegar, carrots and bell peppers but not much cheese flavor coming through! I would prefer if they cut back on the mayo and increased the cheese. I enjoyed this enough I just wish it had a bit of a lighter dressing as it is quite heavy! Especially if you’re having it as a side with burgers or hot dogs that have buns. If you’re someone who likes your potato or macaroni salad a little less mayo/dressing heavy you might not enjoy this.

I recommend using this as a base macaroni salad and adding more veggies to it or even some kale or fresh garden lettuce to make it a little lighter!

Cost: 9/10

Convenience: 9.5/10

Nutrition: 2.5/10

Taste: 7/10

Did you try this yet? What did you think of it?

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Written by Natalie


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  1. Mozzarella cheese- in a cold mayo based dish?!? No wonder it didn’t taste like much. And the cheddar was probably the mildest/cheapest they could come up with. A whole lot of sodium & fat in service of not very much flavour.
    Very silly.
    When I make pasta salad, I basically make a Greek salad and then toss a box of multicoloured rotini into it. Goat feta & kalamata olives & sundried tomatoes & capers & oregano make it very snappy.

  2. I like the macaroni salad but find it too thick as well. So I added a bit of milk to make it creamier and then you can add a few extra veggies if you like.

  3. I agree with your review and feel the same way. Except the price is unreasonable, even when on sale. Overall, it’s not bad and a good substitute of the usual potato salad Costco carries, which for some reason has become very ‘liquidy’ and is no longer a summer favourite.

    Have you considered doing a review on Air Conditioners at Costco? With climate change, this seems to be a necessity now. Unfortunately, the portable ones Costco carries (I find) have not been great. Danby have introduced a hybrid two-in-one portable unit but no portable unit is as good as a permanently mounted unit especially a two stage A/C unit.

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