Costco Croissant Breakfast Sandwich - Croissan'wich Clone?

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Jimmy Dean Croissant Sausage, Egg & Cheese Breakfast Sandwiches at Costco

Costco sells a 12-count box of Jimmy Dean Croissant Sausage Egg & Cheese Breakfast Sandwich for $13.99. 

The croissant breakfast sandwiches can be found in the frozen food aisle near some of the other breakfast options, such as the Bacon Gouda Egg Starbucks Clone Sandwich, Red’s Egg’wich, and Breakfast Bowls.

Costco-Croissanwich

Jimmy Dean’s Croissant Breakfast Sandwiches are very similar to Burger King’s Croissan’wich, which includes a croissant with the same ingredients of Sausage, Egg, & Cheese.

Cage Free Eggs

Jimmy Dean does advertise that their croissant breakfast sandwiches are made with cage free eggs, but they also attach an asterisk to the claim. The asterisk refers to eggs laid by hens in an environment without cages. 

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Cage Free Eggs always sound great, and I’m sure they hit the minimum mark to be able to say that, but it’s never reassuring for me when companies have to include an asterisk and additional clarification.

Burger King Croissan'wich CLone

This Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwich appears to be a clone of the popular Croissan’wich from Burger King. Both Sandwiches are made with croissant buns, sausage, eggs, and American cheese. 

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Frozen Costco Croissan'wich Clone

These sandwiches are a more economical and convenient alternative to the Burger King breakfast item.

Costco Cost Comparison

How Much Do The Costco Croissant Breakfast Sandwiches Cost?

Costco sells the 12-count box of Jimmy Dean Croissant Breakfast Sandwiches for $13.99 or $1.17 each. This is a fantastic price for a breakfast sandwich and one of the most affordable options at Costco.

Here is how the Jimmy Dean Sandwich stacks up compared to the rest

Costco Breakfast Option Pricing

ItemPrice
Jimmy Dean Croissant Breakfast Sandwich$1.17
Don Miguel Breakfast Burrito$2.00
Bacon Gouda Egg Breakfast Sandwich$1.62
Red's Egg'wich (Keto Friendly)$1.75
Plant Based Breakfast Sandwich$2.16

Costco vs The Competition

Sam’s Club sells the same package of 12 Jimmy Dean Croissant Sandwiches for $13.58 or $1.13 each. This is a price that is slightly better than Costco’s.

Target sells a 4 count of the sandwiches for $6.99 or $1.75 each.

Croissant Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Sandwich Taste Test

I followed the microwave directions for these breakfast croissant sandwiches, and the sandwich came out very warm and thoroughly heated through. 

The sandwich can be air fried, but it will involve a process of heating the ingredients at different intervals. I don’t consider it to be worth the work. 

Croissant Bread

The croissant style bread is very soft, but it’s not exactly a croissant. It looks like a croissant and is shaped like a croissant, but it’s closer to a typical bun/bread than it is a croissant. 

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Notice the Croissant Style Bread Bun

There is definitely a strong buttery flavor, and the bread is as soft as a croissant, but it’s closer to a regular bun. It does go great with the sandwich and is very tasty. 

Solid Sausage

The sausage is also pretty good. The sausage won’t be winning any awards, but it is flavorful and enjoyable. 

I liken it to a sausage that you would find on any typical fast food breakfast sandwich. It’s a pretty darn good sausage for a $1.17 breakfast sandwich.

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American Cheese

The cheese is also a positive addition to the croissant sandwich. It has a nice thickness considering the sandwich size and price, and provides a great texture to the sandwich. 

It has a moderate amount of flavor and a nice chewy gooey texture.

Typical Frozen Egg

The egg can be the trickiest part with a microwavable frozen breakfast sandwich, but Jimmy Dean does a good job here. 

The egg texture is a little weird, but that’s to be expected. The texture is your typical frozen egg patty, but it gets hidden when combined with the sausage and cheese.

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Overall, the Jimmy Dean Croissant Sandwich with Sausage is more than passable. It’s not the highest quality sandwich, but it is tasty and filling for its size.

Costco Jimmy Dean Croissant Breakfast Sandwich Cooking Instructions

Jimmy Dean only recommends one method to cook their breakfast sandwich, as that is with the microwave. They offer two heating suggestions depending on if the croissant sandwich is frozen or already defrosted.

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Always follow heating instructions. Keep frozen until ready to use. It may be refrigerated to thaw. Do not refrigerate longer than 3 days.

Frozen Jimmy Croissant Sandwich Microwave Instructions

  • Prepare: Remove the wrapper. Wrap in a paper towel.
  • Defrost: Defrost (30% Power) 90 Seconds. Turn the croissant sandwich over.
  • Heat: Microwave on High for 50 Seconds or until hot. Let stand for 1 minute.

Caution: The product Will Be Hot! 

Defrosted Croissant Sandwich Microwave Instructions

  • Prepare: Remove the wrapper. Wrap in a paper towel.
  • Heat: Microwave on high for 50 seconds or until hot. Let stand for 1 minute.

Caution: The product Will Be Hot!

Croissant Sausage Egg & Cheese Nutritional Information and Calories

Each of Costco’s Croissant Sausage Egg and Cheese breakfast sandwiches will weigh 128 grams or 4.5 ounces and have 400 calories. Those 400 calories come from 26 grams of fat, 28 grams of carbs, and 13 grams of protein.

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This is a standard and reasonable nutritional label for a sandwich like this. There will be a higher fat content from the sausage, and the only thing that somewhat bugs me is the slightly low 13 grams of protein.

Moderately High Sodium Content

The big non-macronutrient issue with the Jimmy Dean croissant sandwich is the 580 mg of sodium content in each sandwich. The 580 mg of sodium is 25% of the daily recommended value and is quite a bit of sodium to start the day.

It is almost unavoidable when it comes to frozen foods, but I would have been able to better tolerate something closer to 400 mg of sodium.

Costco Croissant Breakfast Sandwich Review
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Product Name: Jimmy Dean Croissant Sausage Breakfast Sandwich

Product Description:
Price: $13.99
Quantity: 12 Count
Location Within Costco: Frozen Food Aisles
Price Per Breakfast Sandwich: $1.75

Summary

I didn’t have high hopes for Costco’s croissant breakfast sandwich, but they were surprisingly pretty good. The croissant bread was a bit dry, but good tasting and the sandwich overall was filling, flavorful, and a great quick and easy breakfast option.

There are 400 calories in the breakfast sandwich, and a significant portion comes from fat and protein, which keeps your body full. These are priced very fairly and well worth the price. These are a buy for me and a convenient breakfast option.

Overall
6.4/10
6.4/10
  • Value - 9/10
    9/10
  • Convenience - 8/10
    8/10
  • Taste - 8/10
    8/10
  • Nutrition - 0/10
    0/10
  • CFDB Score - 7/10
    7/10

Pros

  • Filling
  • Tasty
  • Great price
  • Convenient to make

Cons

  • A little small
  • Feels like fast food

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