Costco Kirkland Signature Jelly Belly Gourmet Jelly Beans Review - Costcuisine (2024)

Gourmet jelly beans from Costco with 44 unique and tasty flavors!

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Today I’m reviewing the Costco Kirkland Signature Jelly Belly gourmet jelly beans. These jelly beans from Costco are so colorful and the bag has 44 different flavors! I don’t know how they even think if 44 flavors!

I’m going to be completely honest, I’m not the biggest fan of candy, I’m more a chocolate girl but my husband loves candy and I’ve reviewed a few candy products from Costco in the past. I’ve reviewed the Costco Kirkland Signature Peppermint Candy Bark (available at Christmas), the Costco Smart Sweets Peach Rings, the Costco BomBombs Hot Chocolate Bombs (not good), the Costco Smart Sweets Sweet Fish and the Costco Almond Roca (available around Christmas).

You can find the Costco Jelly Belly beans in the snack section near the front of the store, the item number is 731448.

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Taste

First and foremost, the jelly beans smell amazing I could put my face in the bag and smell them all day. Here are my notes on the different flavors:

Vanilla – not overly flavorful, but definitely a noticeable vanilla flavor.
Cantaloupe – sweet with a strong, nice Cantaloupe flavor.
Cinnamon – strong cinnamon flavor, like a chewy candy heart; small amount of heat. Not my favorite but I don’t like cinnamon hearts.
Sizzling cinnamon – strong cinnamon flavor, more heat/spice than regular cinnamon; kind of like a red hot candy?
Very cherry – sweet, great cherry flavor; one of my favorites!
Top banana – nice fake/candy banana flavor!
Peach – great peach flavor; one of my favorites (I love anything peach).
Bubble gum – tastes like sweet bubble gum flavor.
Cappuccino – strong coffee flavor, but I didn’t like it; not what I want in ajellybean.
Lemon – good lemonjellybean. Refreshing!

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Lemon lime soda – tasty, more limey than lemony.
Kiwi – tasty, but not an overly noticeable kiwi flavor? Can’t quite say what the flavor is, but it’s yummy.
Strawberry jam – nice strawberry flavor, love this one!
Pink grapefruit – sweet and not overly sour; very nice!
Mango – great mango flavor; one of my favorites!
Island punch – nice fruity flavor; sort of a like a berry combo?
Mixed berry smoothie – very tasty; nice mixed berry flavor.
Lime or lemon lime? – great lime flavor. Citrusy.
Plum – tasted like plum, but kind of a weird flavor; not great.
Cotton candy – very sweet, but not bad.
Caramel corn – definitely tastes like caramel corn, but not a greatjellybean flavor in my opinion.


Buttered popcorn – sweet fake butter flavor; not what I want in ajellybean.
Toasted marshmallow – very sweet; not bad; marshmallow isn’t super noticeable, but it’s there.
Chocolate pudding – tastes like chocolate, but doesn’t work great in ajellybean; kind of a bitter aftertaste.
Berry blue – nice berry flavor.


Pina colada – good; strong coconut flavor, perfect for coconut lovers!
Crushed pineapple- nice pineapple flavor!
Tuti frutti – seems similar to bubblegum; hard to tell the two apart.
Blueberry – hard to notice a blueberry flavor; not bad.
Cream soda – very sweet; tastes like cream soda, but I’m not a big cream soda fan.
Watermelon – nice but not overly strong watermelon flavor.
Pomegranate – slightly sour, but one of the best flavors in my opinion.
Orange – classic orange flavor; always one of my favorite flavors.


I found it was hard to tell a few colors/flavors apart; this is made worse by the fact that many of the flavors don’t mix very well; you can’t just grab a handful of thesejellybeans and stick them all in your mouth at once. It’s better to each them individually one by one which might be a good thing for portion control!

Cost

For the massive 1.1 kg bag of jelly beans at Costco I paid only $11.99 Canadian which is really reasonable!

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Convenience

The bag of jelly beans is resealable which I totally appreciate and the best before date on the bag is about 13 months from the date purchased.

I imagine kids would love these because there’s so many different flavors to try! Also if you don’t like a few flavors that’s okay because you’re sure to like at least some out of the 44.

If you have an old gumball machine lying around you can put the jelly beans in it for guests or family to take whenever they have a craving for something sweet. I think these would also be awesome for a road trip, camping or to bring to the beach or lake.

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Nutrition

Jelly beans are definitely not healthy but having a handful occasionally is not going to kill you. 35 pieces is 140 calories, zero grams of fat, 15 mg of sodium, 37 grams of carbohydrates, 28 grams of sugar and zero grams of protein.

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The ingredients is mainly sugar, concentrated juices, natural and artificial flavors. You’re not getting any nutrition from these jelly beans, that’s for sure!

Scoring

Taste:8/10

Cost:8/10

Convenience:10/10

Nutrition:0/10

Overall

Give it a try!

I think kids would really love these as a treat, it’s also fun as an adult to try all the different flavors! I’m not a huge candy fan but even I found some tasty flavors in this bag of gourmet jelly beans from Costco.

Do you like jelly beans or not? Do you have a favorite flavor?

Please note that this review was not paid for or sponsored by any third party. This product was purchased by Costcuisine for the purpose of producing this review. The opinions in this review are strictly those of Costcuisine. Costcuisine is not affiliated with Costco or any of its suppliers. In the event that Costcuisine receives compensation for a post from the manufacturer of a product or some other third party, the arrangement will be clearly disclosed (including where the manufacturer of a product provides Costcuisine with a free sample of the product).

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FAQs

Are Kirkland jelly beans the same as Jelly Belly? ›

Jelly Belly

If jelly beans are one of your favorite candies, you're in luck. Costco partnered with the brand Jelly Belly to create Kirkland Signature jelly beans–and it's right on the label that the brands partnered together.

What are the most expensive jelly beans? ›

The World's most expensive Jelly Beans feature Jelly Beans that have been coated in 24ct Edible Gold leaf. The Jelly Beans are completely natural and feature no artificial colours of flavourings.

How many calories are in Kirkland Jelly Belly? ›

4 Calories Per Bean

Each Jelly Belly jelly bean has a scant 4 calories. That's right: 4 calories. That's less than, well, almost anything! That also means a generous handful of 25 Jelly Belly jelly beans gives you 100 calories.

Who makes Kirkland jelly? ›

And if you're worried about taste, rest assured that Kirkland's jelly beans are made by none other than Jelly Belly, a fan favorite.

What is the most popular Jelly Belly Jelly Bean flavor? ›

Very Cherry remained the most popular flavor of Jelly Belly jelly beans for two decades until Buttered Popcorn took the top spot in 1998. In 2003, Very Cherry retook the title and has remained the most popular ever since.

What is the difference between glucose jelly beans and normal jelly beans? ›

Unlike other jelly beans, Glucojel are made from glucose, the form of sugar most easily absorbed into the blood stream. Since the glucose-filled beans are manufactured to a standard weight of 3.5g, they provide a simple way for diabetics to manage blood sugar levels.

Which president loved jelly beans? ›

President Reagan and his jar of Jelly Bellies.

When Ronald Reagan ran for Governor of California in 1966, he began eating "Goelitz Mini Jelly Beans" as part of his successful attempt to give up pipe smoking.

How long do jelly beans last once opened? ›

The sugar content of jelly beans makes them last longer than other sweets. If you keep it in the fridge, it will last for around ten months, and it will last a year if you store it in an airtight container and keep it in the freezer.

Are jelly beans good for running? ›

Jelly Babies also do a sport bean and per 28g pack they have 26g of carbohydrate in each of these packs, plus added electrolytes. For your carbohydrate need in a race, either regular or sport beans can work.

Does Walmart own Kirkland? ›

If you're a frequent Costco shopper, you're probably familiar with the Kirkland brand or have at least seen its products featured on the shelves. Kirkland is a private-label brand, exclusively sold at Costco warehouse stores.

What brand is Kirkland Signature? ›

If you've ever shopped at Costco, you've likely purchased something from its premium in-house brand, Kirkland Signature, which has become a household name and a great way to save money.

Who actually makes Costco's Kirkland products? ›

Nationally known companies like Starbucks, Duracell, and Reynolds produce an exclusive version for Costco that meets its strict standards for quality and price point. Costco's goal is to make Kirkland's products "equal or better quality than national brands" while striving for comparative savings of at least 20%.

Are jelly beans and Jelly Belly the same? ›

The secret to the taste: Standard jelly beans had no flavoring or coloring in the center. Jelly Belly beans are flavored in the centers and the shells. They are also smaller, have a more intense flavor than traditional beans and are made in exotic flavors and by single flavor.

What is the difference between Jelly Belly and Jelly Bean Factory? ›

Jelly Belly and Jelly Bean Factory are not the same company. There are differences in the range of flavours and colours, but whether someone could tell the difference in a blind tasting would be down to your taste buds.

What brands does Jelly Belly own? ›

Brands: Jelly Belly® Jelly Beans, Sunkist® Fruit Gems, Confections by Jelly Belly, Sport Beans® by Jelly Belly. Products: Gourmet Jelly Beans, Candy Corn, Licorice, Chocolates, Jells, Gummies, Sour Candies, Novelties and Seasonal.

Are Brach's Jelly Bird eggs the same as jelly beans? ›

A: Jelly Bird Eggs are the original Jelly Beans and excellent! They're the original size and flavors from long ago and not the smaller more fruity tasting "Jelly Bellies" I believe they're called. If you're looking for the "original" Jelly Beans, you want the Jelly Bird Eggs.

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