Costco is now selling Egg Bites, manufactured by Three Bridges, and they look and taste like a winning product! They are currently carrying two products, a rich Cheese and Uncured Bacon Egg Bite and healthier Spinach and Bell Pepper Egg White Bite.
This post will walk you through some of the most commonly asked questions about the egg bites to help you decide if they should go into your shopping cart or not.
You get four servings of egg bites per package with each serving containing two egg bites. At Costco’s current pricing this means you could feed breakfast to a family of four at a cost of under $2.50 per serving.
Do the Costco Egg Bites Taste Good?
I have been eating the Cheese and Bacon Egg Bites for breakfast this week and can say that I think they are a great! I put a dab of Cholula hot sauce on each bite and get to enjoy a fast, filling and tasty breakfast!
The eggs have a fluffy, airy texture but are surprisingly rich.
You get two egg bites per serving and I was a little worried about the portion size when I first saw them. After having eaten then as my breakfast for a few days now I have found the portion size to be completely sufficient. I am absolutely not hungry after eating two of them.
While the economical four pack is exclusive to Costco, Three Bridges sells the exact same product as individual two bite servings at Target.
The customer reviews at Target for the Cheese and Bacon bites, current as of August 2021 and shown below, are pretty positive with 91% of reviewers rating the product with 5 or 4 Stars.
The Target reviews for the Spinach and Pepper Egg White Bites are a little lower than the Cheese and Bacon product with only 88% of customers rating the product as 5 or 4 Stars.
Are Costco Egg Bites Healthy?
The Spinach and Bell Pepper Egg White Bites are extremely healthy. They are low calorie, high protein with low fat, carbs and cholesterol.
That being said, everyone has different needs for their dietary goals so making a blanket statement about whether or not something is healthy can be challenging. For example, someone on a high protein, low carb diet is going to view “healthy” quite differently from someone on a low calorie, low cholesterol diet.
The Cheese and Bacon Egg Bites have more protein and fewer carbs than the Egg White bites so folks on a Keto diet may prefer them.
To help you make your own decision I have complied the nutrition information for the Costco egg bites below and compared it to a couple of alternatives.
|Costco Three Cheese and Bacon Egg Bites||310||255 mg (85% DV)||480 mg (21% DV)||20 g||3 g|
|Costco Three Bridges Spinach and Bell Pepper Egg White Bites||220||45 mg (15% DV)||420 mg (18% DV)||15 g||7 g|
|Two Hard Boiled Eggs||154||414 mg (142% DV)||124 mg (6%)||12.5 g||1.2 g|
|Starbucks Bacon and Gruyere Egg Bites||300||215 mg (72% DV)||680 mg (30% DV)||19 g||9 g|
Uncured Bacon is Not Healthier
One marketing trick this product employs to make it appear healthier is the claim that the bacon is “uncured”.
Let’s be perfectly clear, while the term “uncured bacon” is defined and allowed by the USDA, in practice the product is just the same as cured bacon.
I will take the stance, despite the USDA guidance, that “uncured bacon” is the exact same as pork belly.
Companies that are trying to make products look healthy will use “uncured bacon” to make it appear that the pork has not been cured with nitrites. In reality the pork is treated with loads of nitrites but, since the nitrites come from natural sources such as celery powder, they technically get to call it uncured.
Cured pork is cured pork and the source of nitrites used in the curing process makes zero difference on the healthiness of the final product.
How Do You Cook the Egg Bites From Costco?
Cooking the egg bites is as simple as removing the outer packaging to reveal the two egg bits in a cardboard tray.
Keep the egg bites in the cardboard tray and microwave for 90 seconds.
Wait about a minute for the eggs to cool off and dig in!
Alternative Cooking Methods
According to Three Bridges you can also cook the egg bites by the following methods:
- Oven Baked: Take the bites out of the cardboard, place on a cookie sheet and bake at 350F for 15 minutes.
- Pan Fry: Cook the egg bites in a sauté pan face-down for 1 minute, flip, cover with lid and cook an additional 2 minutes.
I suspect these would also be easy to cook in a toaster oven or air fryer.
Regardless of how you cook them you want them to reach an internal temperature of 165F.
Are Costco Egg Bites Fully Cooked?
The Three Bridges egg bites are NOT fully cooked and should not be eaten cold, directly out of the package.
Always cook the egg bites to 165F before consuming.
How Long do the Egg Bites Last?
I bought these at the beginning of August and they have a Use By date for the end of September. Based on this information I would say that the egg bites will last about two months in the refrigerator.
Three Bridges is adamant that you should not try to extend the storage of the egg bites by storing them in the freezer. Apparently these things do not freeze well and you will be disappointed with a frozen product.
The other way to answer this question is that you don’t have to worry about how long these bites will last because I suspect your family is going to gobble them up in just a couple of days!