Costco Organic Aussie Bites - A Healthy and Tasty Snack!
Costco Aussie Bites Review
Product Name: Universal Bakery Organic Aussie Bites
Quantity: 30 Aussie Bites
Location Within Costco: Snack Area
Price Per Aussie Bite: $0.31
These little Aussie Bites were a great surprise as they are the perfect combo of tasty and healthy. The Bites reminds me of a healthier mini cupcake version of an oatmeal cookie.
Aussie Bites are a great Costco item that you won’t feel guilty snacking on!
Value - 7/10
Convenience - 10/10
Taste - 8/10
Nutrition - 8/10
CFDB Score - 8/10
- Great ingredients
- Packed with nutrients
- Only $0.31 each
- Small – Need to eat more than 1 for a snack
- A little high on calories
Aussie Bites at Costco
Costco sells Organic Aussie Bites for $9.99. The Aussie Bites can be found in either the pantry and dry goods area of the store or the snack area depending on your local warehouse.
What are Aussie Bites?
Aussie bites are a mix somewhere between a cookie and a muffin. They are mini cupcake sized, and intended to be a healthier version of the Australian biscuit the Aznac.
Aussie Bites are made with rolled oats and flax seeds to provide fiber and healthy omega-3s as well as dried Apricots to provide vitamins and to add sweetness. The Costco Aussie bites are made with all organic ingredients.
The creators of Aussie Bites consider this product to be the better looking sibling of an oatmeal muffin in addition to being the winner of a health bar pageant. The crumbly oats mixed with flax seeds, dried apricots, and honey are a healthy and affordable family snack item.
Who makes Costco Aussie Bites?
This is rare, but from first glance, you can’t immediately tell who makes the Aussie Bites that are sold at Costco. Their name is on the packaging, but for whatever reason, they only have a teeny tiny logo on the front of the package with their name, Universal Bakery.
It’s not until you flip the Aussie Bites over will you see another logo of theirs in addition to the logo of El Camino Real Bakery. I guess they are working in conjunction on these Aussie Bites, and they are produced by a separate company, Best Express Food.
Universal Bakery also makes the Paleo Bars that are also sold at Costco.
Costco Cost Comparison - Organic Aussie Bites
Costco sells the Organic Aussie Bites for $9.99. In the 30 ounce (1 pound, 4oz package), there are 32 Aussie Bites. At $9.99 for the entire package, each Aussie Bite costs $0.31.
Costco has the best deal on Aussie Bites
It appears that only Costco and Amazon sell these particular organic Aussie Bites. Amazon sells the same 30 ounce package for $19.50 which is nearly double of Costco’s price.
Never buy food from Amazon, you can always get a better price at Costco or your local grocery store.
Sprouts does have a similar version of Aussie Bites that sells for $5.49. That package is only 10 ounces and contains 12 Aussie Bites, which cost $0.45 each. This is nearly 50% more than Costco’s price.
Aussie Bites - Taste Test
The first thing I noticed with these Costco Aussie Bites is just how small they are. It’s not necessarily a bad thing because they only cost $0.31 each, but it is noteworthy.
I’ll start by saying that these little muffins look great. They definitely have the look of a high quality treat. The oats have a great color and you can clearly see the abundance and variety of seeds.
I can easily spot at least 15-20 seeds on the top layer of every Aussie Bite. These things are jam packed with healthy goodness.
Aussie Bite Texture
For texture, the Aussie Bites remind me a lot of an oatmeal raisin cookie (the best type of cookie). The oats are the primary ingredient and help create that crumbly texture. They are dense but at the same time delicate.
The Bites are filled to the brim with a variety of seeds and they add a nice crunch and texture mix up. If an oatmeal cookie and a Heavenly Hunk had a super nutritious baby, it would be the Aussie Bite.
What do Aussie Bites taste like?
The packaging describes these Aussie Bites perfectly. It’s a delicious healthy snack. It’s not a cookie, it’s not a cupcake, but it is tasty! The oatmeal is flavorful and contrasts perfectly with the sweet raisins and apricots.The seeds provide a nutty flavor that enhances the overall taste of the Aussie Bite.
Costco’s Aussie Bites are good and I like them a lot. They aren’t overly sweet, but tasty enough to enjoy. The oatmeal is great and the seeds add a nice texture and crunch.
For me, they are a great snack because they aren’t bingeable or craveable and I would have no problem eating just one at a time.
Organic Aussie Bites - Nutritional Information
How many calories in Aussie Bites?
Each Aussie Bite weighs slightly less than an ounce is considered 1 serving that contains 130 calories. The 130 calories are made from 7 grams of fat, 15 grams of carbs, and 2 grams of protein. There are also 2 grams of dietary fiber in each Aussie Bite as well as 4 grams of included sugar.
The Organic Aussie Bites definitely had a little more calories than I expected them to have. I would have estimated 90 calories.
Are Aussie Bites healthy?
Universal Bakery doesn’t promote this as a diet food but instead as a delicious healthy snack. Each bite is going to contain 270 mg of Omega-3 fatty acids, 2 grams of fiber, zero trans fat, and a bunch of healthy minerals and vitamins that come from the flax seeds, quinoa, chia seeds, and sunflower seeds.
Each little Aussie Bite is packed with calories but also packed with healthy seeds, minerals, vitamins, and fiber.
The organic Aussie Bites which are made with many different seeds, oats, and fruit has quite the ingredient list.
- Organic Rolled Oats
- Organic Oat Flour
- Organic Invert Cane Sugar
- Organic Dried Apricots
- Organic Expeller Pressed Canola Oil
- Organic Unsalted Butter
- Organic Raisins
- Organic Flax Seeds
- Organic Sunflower Seeds
- Organic Sugar
- Organic Shredded Coconut
- Organic Honey
- Organic Quinoa
- Organic Chia Seeds
- Sea Salt
- Baking Soda
- Vanilla Extract
- Organic Rice Flour
This product does contain milk and coconut. It is also produced on shared equipment that may contain wheat, soy, eggs, milk,coconut, peanuts, and tree nuts. If you are allergic to any of these, please proceed with caution.
Can you freeze Aussie Bites?
Yes, you can freeze Aussie Bites. Their label states they are freezer friendly and they do really well by simply placing them in a ziploc bag. You can throw a few Aussie Bites in a bag and place directly in the freezer after squeezing out as much air as possible.
To defrost, place them in the refrigerator overnight and they will be ready to go the next day.
This was my first time picking up the Aussie Bites from Costco and I really enjoyed them. They aren’t a pure snack and are meant to be a healthy but tasty alternative, and they do just that.
The sweetness is subtle, but perfect for a little snack that is packed with fiber, vitamins, and nutrients. I think they’re great and my kids ate ’em up as well. These are a buy for me.