Top 10 Keto Friendly Snacks at Costco (Strict & Lazy Options!) – Choosing Nutrition

Ah, Costco, the wonderful land of Costco! Not only does the warehouse store offer endless types of cheese, seafood, and produce to choose from, Costco also offers an abundant variety of snacks. You can certainly find your typical, non-keto snacks at Costco, such as kettle cooked potato chips, Pirate’s Booty, and more. However, Costco also offers a good number of keto snacks.

Some of the most highly rated and commonly found keto-friendly snacks at Costco include Kirkland Macadamia Nuts, Whisps Parmesan Crisps, 4505 Chicharrons Pork Rinds, Keto Pint Sea Salt Caramel Ice Cream Bars, NuTrail Keto Granola, Catalina Crunch Keto Cereal, and Rhythm Cauliflower Bites. It’s important to note that product availability varies at Costco, depending on location.

In this article, we’ll discuss the top 10 keto-friendly snacks, including both sweet and savory options, as well as options for those on strict keto, as well as dirty or lazy keto. Let’s dig in!

Strict Keto Snacks

Strict keto aims to regulate your body to burn fat for energy. To achieve this, no grains, sugars, or the likes are allowed. Those practicing strict keto typically limit their entire carbohydrate intake to 15-20 carbs per day. Additionally, those on strict keto eliminate any types of “healthier” versions of sweets such as cookies, ice cream, and chocolate.

Luckily, Costco carries several snacks that are compatible with a strict keto diet. The options include, but are not limited to macadamia nuts, almond butter, Crepini egg wraps, Whisps parmesan crisps, and pork rinds.

1. Kirkland Macadamia Nuts with Sea Salt

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Product Size: 24 oz. (680 grams)

Price: $15.99

Ingredients: Macadamia Nuts, Sea Salt

Nutrition Facts (per 1 oz, ~12 pieces):

  • Calories: 210
  • Total Fat: 21g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 100 mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 4g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g
  • Total Sugars: 2g (Includes 0g Added Sugars)
  • Net Carbs: 2g 
  • Protein: 2g

How to Use It: enjoy straight out of the bag (only a handful at a time!), homemade keto trail mix, keto macadamia cookies.

Reasons to Buy: minimal ingredients, healthy fats, excellent value.

Reasons to Ditch: None. Add it to your cart!

Rating: 10/10

2. Whisps Parmesan Cheese Crisps

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Product Size: 9.5 oz (269g)

Price: $8.99

Ingredients: Parmesan Cheese (Pasteurized Part-Skim Milk, Salt, Enzymes)

Nutrition Facts (Per 1 oz, ~19 crisps):

  • Calories: 150
  • Total Fat: 10g
  • Cholesterol: 30mg
  • Sodium: 350mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 1g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g
  • Total Sugars: 0g
  • Net Carbs: 1g
  • Protein: 13g

How to Use It: enjoy straight out of the bag, add to salads (keto croutons), homemade savory keto trail mix, or grind up and use as keto breading.

Reasons to Buy: great savory snack when eaten in moderation, can replace croutons in salads, high in protein.

Reasons to Ditch:  high saturated fat content, can be too greasy for some, high in sodium.

Rating: 8/10

3. 4505 Chicharrons Fried Pork Rinds

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Product Size: 7 oz

Price: $6.79

Ingredients: Pork Rinds, Coconut Palm Sugar, Salt, Spices, Fried in Rendered Pork Fat

Nutrition Facts (Per 0.5 oz, 14 grams):

  • Calories: 80
  • Total Fat: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 20mg
  • Sodium: 140mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 0g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g
  • Total Sugars: 0g
  • Net Carbs: 0g
  • Protein: 7g

How to Use It: enjoy straight out of the bag! You can also crush the pork rinds and use it as keto breading for chicken cutlets and more.

Reasons to Buy: ultra-low-carb snack.

Reasons to Ditch:  high saturated fat content, can be too greasy for some.

Rating: 7/10

4. Kirkland Almond Butter

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Product Size: 765g (27 oz)

Price: $5.99

Ingredients: Roasted Almonds

Nutrition Facts (Per 2 tablespoons, 32g):

  • Calories: 210
  • Total Fat: 17g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 0mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 7g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g
  • Total Sugars: 1g (Includes 0g Added Sugars)
  • Net Carbs: 5g
  • Protein: 6g

How To Use It: keto almond butter & jelly (using Base Culture Keto Bread), keto almond butter cups, yogurt bowls.

Reasons to Buy: one ingredient (no added oils or sugar), excellent value.

Reasons to Ditch: 5g of net carbs can be too high for someone consuming only 15-20g of carbs per day. Still, we highly recommend this product, which can be eaten in smaller quantities.

Rating: 10/10

5. Crepini Egg Wraps

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Product Size: 280g (14 wraps)

Price: $8.99

Ingredients: Liquid Egg-White, Liquid Whole Egg, Cauliflower Powder, Olive Oil, Sea Salt, Xanthan Gum, Spices, Citric Acid

Nutrition Facts (Per 1 Wrap/20g):

  • Calories: 30
  • Total Fat: 1.5g
  • Cholesterol: 35mg
  • Sodium: 90mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 0g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g
  • Total Sugars: 0g
  • Net Carbs: 0g
  • Protein: 3g

How To Use It: the possibilities are endless! You can use it as a sweet wrap (PB&J, low-carb chocolate hazelnut spread & berries) or savory (meat, cheese, keto spreads), burrito, and so much more.

Reasons to Buy: minimal ingredients, zero carbs, versatile way to use product.

Reasons to Ditch: some may find this product to be too eggy or too thin. We absolutely love this product and say: add this to your cart!

Rating: 10/10

Dirty/Lazy Keto Snacks

A more sustainable version of keto, dirty or lazy keto is not as restrictive as strict keto. Those following this version of the keto diet may consume 30g of carbs per day, and likely follow net carbs rather than total carbs. Additionally, keto-friendly sweets and snacks, in moderation, are acceptable on the dirty or lazy keto diet.

Dirty keto is a good approach for someone who is transitioning from strict keto, as the body is already in ketosis. Dirty keto may not yield desired weight loss results for those just starting a keto diet, as the body is not yet in ketosis.

So what snacks does Costco offer that are suitable for the dirty/lazy keto diet? From chocolate and ice cream to more savory snacks, Costco has got you covered!

1. Be Honest Keto Milk Chocolate Drops

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Product Size: 28 oz (1 lb. 12 oz, 794 grams)

Price: $12.99

Ingredients: Milk Chocolate (Inulin, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Liquor, Erythritol, Whole Milk, Skim Milk, Ammonium Phosphatide, Natural Vanilla Flavor, Stevia Leaf Extract, Salt), Isomalt, Corn Starch, Coloring (Includes Beta Carotene, Red Beet, Spirulina, Turmeric, Titanium Dioxide), Natural Vanilla Flavor, Confectioner’s Glaze, Carnauba Wax

Nutrition Facts (per 1 oz, 28g):

  • Calories: 100
  • Total Fat: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 0mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5g
  • Total Sugars: 1g (Includes 0g Added Sugars)
  • Sugar Alcohol: 14g
  • Net Carbs: 5g (per manufacturer)
  • Protein: 1g

How to Use It: enjoy a handful straight out of the bag, homemade keto trail mix, add to keto ice cream.

Reasons to Buy: truly keto version of M&Ms using beet, spirulina, and turmeric for coloring instead of artificial dyes, need we say more?

Reasons to Ditch: high in sugar alcohol, natural flavors, and high price.

Rating: 7/10

2. Keto Pint Sea Salt Caramel Ice Cream Bars

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Product Size: 12 – 3 fl oz bars; total 36 fl oz (1068 mL)

Price: $12.99

Ingredients: Cream, Whole Milk, Salted Caramel Base (Water, Sea Salt, Caramel, Natural Flavor, Annatto Extract (for color), Xanthan Gum), Chocolate Coating (Unsweetened Chocolate, Erythritol, Coconut Oil, Cocoa Butter, MCT oil, Sunflower Lecithin), Egg Yolks, Erythritol, Non-GMO Chicory Root Fiber, Milk Protein Concentrate, Non-GMO Tapioca Fiber, Vegetable Glycerin, Sea Salt, Non-GMO Guar Gum, Stevia, Monk Fruit, Non-GMO Gum Acacia

Nutrition Facts (Per 1 Bar, 75g):

  • Calories: 180
  • Total Fat: 17g
  • Cholesterol: 80mg
  • Sodium: 150mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g
  • Total Sugars:  1g (Includes 0g Added Sugars)
  • Sugar Alcohol: 8g
  • Net Carbs: 2g
  • Protein: 3g

How to Use It: as is! Enjoy it as an ice cream bar.

Reasons to Buy: great taste, low carb ice cream with no aftertaste.

Reasons to Ditch: extremely high in saturated fat (55% of recommended daily value).

Rating: 7/10

3. NuTrail Keto Nut Granola Blueberry Cinnamon

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Product Size: 22 oz (624g)

Price: $12.79

Ingredients: Sunflower Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, Coconut Chips, Almonds, Pecans, Erythritol, Monk Fruit Extract, Butter, Blueberries, Cinnamon, Salt

Nutrition Facts (Per 1/3 cup, 34.5g):

  • Calories: 190
  • Total Fat: 16g
  • Cholesterol: 5mg
  • Sodium: 30mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 11g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4g
  • Total Sugars: 2g (Includes 0g Added Sugars)
  • Sugar Alcohol: 4g
  • Net Carbs: 3g
  • Protein: 5g

How to Use It: enjoy a handful out of the bag, add to Greek yogurt bowls, chia pudding, or keto ice cream.

Reasons to Buy: absolutely delicious, simple and clean ingredients, low in sugar alcohol.

Reasons to Ditch: can be difficult to stick to one serving size but if you portion it out and stick to it, go for it!

Rating: 9/10

Interested in other keto-friendly granolas at Costco? Be sure to check our extensive review of Love Grown Maple Cashew Keto Granola!

4. Catalina Crunch Cinnamon Toast Keto Friendly Cereal

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Product Size: 20 oz (567g)

Price: $9.99

Ingredients: Catalina Flour (Organic Pea Protein, Potato Fiber, Non-GMO Corn Fiber, Chicory Fiber, Acacia Fiber, Guar Gum, Turmeric), Tapioca, Catalina Oil (Organic High Oleic Sunflower Oil, Avocado Oil), Baking Powder, Natural Flavors, Sea Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin E, Monk Fruit, Cinnamon

Nutrition Facts (Per 1/2 cup, 36g):

  • Calories: 90
  • Total Fat: 3.5g
  • Cholesterol: omg
  • Sodium: 90mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 11g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6g
  • Total Sugars: 0g (Includes 0g Added Sugars)
  • Net Carbs: 5g
  • Protein: 10g

How to Use It: as a snack out of the bag, add to almond/keto milk as cereal, or make keto cereal bars.

Reasons to Buy: great value (especially compared to the Catalina Crunch sizes sold on Amazon or at Whole Foods), low carb if sticking to one serving, tastes good, no sugar alcohols.

Reasons to Ditch: ingredients include sunflower oil and natural flavors, which Catalina Crunch can certainly do without. Also, cereal is very crunchy, even when soaked in milk.

Rating: 8/10

5. Rhythm Organic Cauliflower Bites

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Product Size: 5.75 oz (163g)

Price: $6.99

Ingredients: Organic Cauliflower, Organic High Oleic Sunflower and/or Safflower Oil, Sea Salt, Organic Maltodextrin

Nutrition Facts (Per 1 oz, 28g):

  • Calories: 150
  • Total Fat: 9g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 135mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 16g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g
  • Total Sugars: 2g (Includes <1g Added Sugars)
  • Net Carbs: 13g
  • Protein: 2g

How to Use It: as a snack out of the bag or add to salads for crunch factor.

Reasons to Buy: delicious and unique snack.

Reasons to Ditch: sunflower oil — for this price, Rhythm can certainly afford to use avocado or even olive oil. Also, bag is not that big for the price.

Rating: 8/10

Honorable Mentions

Though the keto-friendly snacks below did not make our top 10 list, they certainly deserve an honorable mention:

  1. High Key Keto Cookies
  2. Catalina Crunch Keto Sandwich Cookies
  3. Innofoods Organic Coconut Keto Clusters
  4. Innofoods Keto Crackers
  5. Outer Aisle Cauliflower Sandwich Thins