Costco Buffalo Sauce - Best Buffalo Sauce Ever?

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Primal Kitchen No Dairy Buffalo Sauce at Costco

Costco sells a 2 pack of Primal Kitchen Buffalo Sauce made with Avocado Oil for $9.99. The buffalo sauce can be found in the pantry and dry goods area of the store near other items such as the teriyaki sauce, bbq sauce, and the Salsa.

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Primal Kitchen’s Buffalo Sauce is Keto friendly, paleo friendly, whole 30 approved, vegan, and contains no xanthan gum. This buffalo sauce is probably one of the most clean commercial buffalo sauces around. Thanks Costco!

Primal Kitchen also sells their Avocado Mayo at Costco.

Primal Kitchen Foods Philosophy

Mark Sisson, the founder of Primal Kitchen believes that flavorful foods uplift and empower us as people. 

He created this company to make foods with real ingredients without compromising flavor and to make every meal exciting.

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I often complain about how much marketing is done nowadays, but I actually think Primal Kitchen is selling themselves short with their buffalo sauce packaging. 

Their ingredients are excellent, the sauce looks beautiful, and it really does check off a lot of the boxes for specific diets. 

This sauce looks to be high quality and something very close to what you would make at home on your own.

Costco Cost Comparison

How Much Does Primal Kitchen Buffalo Sauce Cost at Costco?

Costco sells this two pack of 16.5 ounce Primal Kitchen Buffalo Sauce for $9.99. This breaks down to an easy price of $5 per bottle or $0.30 per ounce. 

This is going to be a little pricey per bottle for buffalo sauce compared to some other brands, but an excellent deal for this Primal Kitchen’s Buffalo Sauce.

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The most popular brand of buffalo sauce is Frank’s Red Hot and those bottles are sold in a variety of sizes and at different price points. 

To give an example, Walmart sells a 12 ounce bottle for $3.26 or $0.27 an ounce. To get Primal Kitchen Buffalo Sauce at Costco for $0.3 more per ounce seems like an excellent deal!

Costco vs The Competition

In addition to Costco, Primal Kitchen buffalo sauce is only available at select retailers, and is often much higher priced. 

Target sells a 8.5 ounce bottle of Primal Kitchen Buffalo Sauce for $6.69 and my local grocery store Tom Thumb sells the same 8.5 ounce bottle for $7.49. These prices are high, but closer to what Primal Kitchen’s buffalo sauce actually retails for. 

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Costco Chicken Wings with Buffalo Sauce

Unbeatbale Costco Value

Costco buffalo sauce bottles are twice the size while being $1.50-$2.50 cheaper per bottle. There is no reason to buy this buffalo sauce anywhere but Costco. 

Costco Buffalo Sauce Taste Test

Light Vinegar Smell

The first thing that I immediately noticed with Primal Kitchen’s buffalo sauce is that it doesn’t have that typical vinegar smell that most other buffalo sauces and some hot sauces have.

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The vinegar smell seems to be neutralized by some of the other ingredients and this buffalo sauce has a very full smell and smells absolutely delicious.

Visually Beautiful

For looks, the sauce is exactly what you want to see in a high quality buffalo sauce. The sauce is very smooth, has a beautiful orange color, and there are plenty of red and black seasoning specks that are floating throughout the sauce.

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Mild Buffalo Sauce

For taste, the sauce is a mild buffalo sauce. Primal Kitchen does call it a mild sauce and that is about what it is. It’s not too hot to handle but does have a nice little kick if you take in enough of it.

Extra Creamy

One of the major differences as well as a selling point of the Primal Kitchen buffalo sauce is that it uses avocado oil and pumpkin seed butter instead of traditional butter. 

The end result is a buffalo sauce that is much thicker and creamier than what you would typically find from other buffalo sauces, and that’s what makes it special.

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The creaminess of the sauce is enjoyable and a significant upgrade over other buffalo sauces. 

I had the buffalo sauce with some chicken wings, and they were absolutely delicious. 

Buffalo Flavor Profile

The flavor is similar to that of traditional buffalo sauces and like other sauces, it does have a very noticeable vinegar presence. 

The avocado oil is a neutral tasting oil and the pumpkin seed butter does not detract from the buffalo sauce flavor profile.

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I am a big buffalo sauce guy and I have to say this is the best commercial buffalo sauce that I have ever tasted. No other brands come close. 

The creaminess elevates the flavors to another level and makes almost all dishes more enjoyable.

Primal Kitchen Buffalo Sauce Calories & Nutritional Information

How Many Calories in Costco Buffalo Sauce?

One serving is going to be 1 Tbsp or 15 grams of buffalo sauce. Each serving will contain 40 calories coming from 3.5 grams of fat, 1 gram of carbohydrate and 1 gram of protein.

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Primal Kitchen Calorie Comparison

This Costco buffalo sauce is going to have quite a bit more calories than typical buffalo sauces. Most hot sauces or buffalo sauces have 0 calories or at most 5-10 calories per serving. 

This buffalo sauce is made with ingredients that aren’t typically found in buffalo sauces such as avocado oil and pumpkin seed butter which seem to be the culprits for the higher than normal calorie count.

Watch The Sodium

One of the major issues with any hot sauce or buffalo sauce is going to be the sodium. This buffalo sauce from Costco has 350 mg per serving or 15% of the recommended daily value.

For a sauce, you are more than likely to use the sauce with other food items that contain their own sodium. Put all together, this will add up and this is one of the major drawbacks with any buffalo sauce.

Costco Buffalo Sauce Review
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Product Name: Primal Kitchen Buffalo Sauce

Product Description:
Price: $9.99
Quantity: 33 Ounces
Location Within Costco: Pantry and Dry Goods
Price Per Pound: $0.30

Summary

Primal Kitchen Buffalo Sauce at Costco is easily at the top of my list for best buffalo sauces of all time. The creaminess is great, and the flavor is spot on. 

This is a premium buffalo sauce with unique ingredients, so the price tag is on the high end, but for a quality sauce, it is worth it. 

The one drawback is the added calories compared to traditional buffalo sauces.

Overall
8.6/10
8.6/10
  • Value - 7/10
    7/10
  • Convenience - 10/10
    10/10
  • Taste - 10/10
    10/10
  • Nutrition - 8/10
    8/10
  • CFDB Score - 8/10
    8/10

Pros

  • Amazing taste
  • Versatile
  • Fits many diets

Cons

  • Added calories

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