Review of Kirkland Cashew Clusters (Costco Product)

Ingredients: Cashews, Almonds, Cane Sugar, Pumpkin Seed Kernels, Rice Syrup, Sea Salt and Honey.
Inexpensive, this product has 22% savings compared to similar items in retail.
This snack food tastes good, but it’s too sweet for my taste buds. If they eliminated the Cane Sugar as the third ingredient and kept the Rice Syrup and Honey, it might be less sweet but sweet enough for my taste. In addition, eliminating the Cane Syrup would reduce the caloric amount significantly.
Very nice packaging, the package is very comparable to the other more expensive snack foods.
According to Costco, these nice bite-size clusters are a good source of protein and fiber and are gluten free.

It’s interesting the two nuts they use for ingredients are cashews and almonds. These nuts have lower fat content than many other nuts. They also contain oleic acid, a heart healthy monounsaturated fat, found in studies to promote good cardiovascular. Even though cashews and almonds contain lower fat content than other nuts, they still have a high fat content.

In a convenient 2 pound package. I tried this snack food last month and was pleasantly surprised at the taste.

Often, I shy away from this type of snack food because of the expense but this item is priced at $4 per pound so it’s much more affordable. The taste is comparable to many of the more expensive snack items.

It’s 150 calories per 1 ounce. The Cashew Clusters from Kirkland has 32 servings (2 pounds) so all servings would equal 4800 calories.

If you’re going to snack, even though they are 150 calories per serving, you may want to occasionally indulge in this type of product.

Kevin Schwarm

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7 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    These are soooooo good. When I see them in Costco, I usually buy 4 bags at a time!