Costco Egg Bites (Starbucks CopyCat) Review + Recipe
Three Bridges Egg Bites at Costco
Costco offers two flavors of egg bites, each of which is sold separately.
An alternative option to these Egg Bites will be Costco’s Egg White Frittatas.
Costco Egg Bite Flavors
The Cheese and Uncured Bacon Egg Bites include fluffy mini muffins shaped eggs that are filled with uncured bacon and a three-cheese blend.
The second option at Costco is the Spinach and Bell Pepper Egg White Bite which includes mini muffin-shaped egg whites with bell peppers and a blend of creamy cheeses.
The spinach bell pepper egg white bite is going to be the healthier option that includes fewer calories and less fat.
Both Egg Bite Options are Gluten Free and Made in the USA. Kudos to Three Bridges!
Why Costco Egg Bites are a Great Breakfast Solution
There are three factors that are extremely important for any breakfast option: taste, convenience, and the ability to satiate (how filling a food is).
Three Bridges Egg Bites check all the boxes, and I don’t see any significant flaws or any major downsides.
Costco Cost Comparison - Breakfast Egg Bites
How Much Do Egg Bites Cost at Costco?
Costco sells an 8-count of both Three Bridges Egg Bite options for $10.99 each. Each twin pack breaks down to $2.75 or $1.37 per individual egg bite.
This does seem a little expensive to me for an egg muffin, but the convenience will be hard to beat.
The Costco Egg Bites will occasionally go on sale at a discounted price of $7.69. This is a massive discount of $3.30 or 30%.
This drops the per egg-bite price to $0.96, which is an amazing bargain!
Costco vs The Competition
Target sells a two pack of Three Bridges Cheese & Bacon Egg Bites for $4.49. The per egg bite price is $2.25, which is 63% more expensive than Costco’s price.
Safeway sells the same pack of Egg Bites for $4.49 as well.
Costco’s egg bites come out way ahead in price. If you like these Egg Bites, it will be hard to beat Costco’s price, which is nearly 40% less than retail stores.
Three Bridge Egg Bites - Taste Test
I Love The Egg Bites
I’ve made my own egg bite muffins in the past, but this is the first time I’ve ever had a store-bought one, and I have to say they are fantastic.
The egg didn’t taste rubbery and was quite creamy because of the cheese. The toppings were tasty, and surprisingly, two egg bites were filling.
The Costco Egg Bites are super easy to heat, a must for a quick morning breakfast. The Egg Bites only need 90 seconds in the microwave and come out perfectly.
Nothing is worse than a breakfast food item requiring multiple steps and taking 15 minutes to cook, like Costco’s Bacon Gouda Egg Sandwich.
For both of Costco’s egg bite flavors, the egg itself was delicious. Three Bridges really surprised me with its quality and texture for a pre-produced egg product. The egg portion was moist and very tasty.
My Only Complaint - The Cheese
My only complaint about the eggs would be the creamy cheese. I don’t have a problem with adding cheese/cream/yogurt to the eggs, as it will help with flavor and texture, but I feel Three Bridges went just a touch overboard.
The cheese tastes terrific and definitely belongs, but It’s obvious with every bite that there is a lot more than just eggs in the egg.
There is so much cream/cheese that there isn’t a huge difference in taste between the egg white bites and the regular bacon egg bites.
The egg white bites should be slightly less flavorful than the egg bites made with yolk, but that isn’t the case here. They are equally tasty due to the added cheese.
The additional ingredients used to flavor the Costco egg bites aren’t mixed into the egg itself but mostly reside on top.
Visually this is impressive as the egg bite looks full of ingredients and flavor, but once you take a bite, you can see that they are just toppings for the egg bites.
I didn’t expect much from two little egg bites, but they are filling. It’s not a large amount of food, but the calories come from fat and protein, which makes you feel full.
A cup of coffee and two egg bites could easily keep me full until lunchtime.
Costco Egg Bites vs Starbucks Egg Bites
A similar version of both egg bites is sold at Starbucks. Starbucks sells Egg White & Roasted Red Pepper Egg Bites as well as Bacon & Gruyere Egg Bites. These are nearly identical to the Three Bridges Egg Bites from Costco.
This doesn’t surprise me, as Starbucks does well at breakfast, and this isn’t the first copycat item sold at Costco. The Bacon Gouda Cheese Breakfast Sandwich Clone is another one of Starbucks’ classics that Costco sells.
The pair of Egg Bites offered by Starbucks sell for about $4.50, which is about the same as what Three Bridges sells for in other retail stores.
Egg Bite Recipes & Serving Ideas
The Costco Egg Bites are simply mini egg quiches and can be eaten with various other foods. They don’t have to be just a one bite breakfast. Here are some different ways to add the egg bites to your diet.
The most exciting options to me are the Egg Bite Musubi and the Sweet & Savory Egg Bite Breakfast Burrito.
Three Bridge Egg Bite Cooking Instructions
One of the major selling points of these egg bites is how fast and convenient they are for breakfast. Three Bridges only recommends one cooking method for the egg bites, which will be in the microwave.
The Costco bacon egg bite and the Costco egg white bite, require the same amount of cook time.
- Peel back the film and remove the paper tray.
- Discard outer packaging.
- In a paper tray, microwave the egg bites uncovered on high for 90 seconds.
- Ensure internal temperature reaches 165°F.
- Let rest for 1 minute before serving the Costco Egg Bites.
Egg Bites CopyCat Recipe
You may look at these egg bites and wonder what the big deal is. How can these little egg muffins sell for over $2 each at Target and other retailers? This is an item that should cost less than $1 each when being made at home.
Many options and recipes are available if you want to make your own version of Egg Bites. The ingredients are simple, and the ability to customize the egg bites exactly to your liking is well worth the time investment.
This recipe from The Girl on Bloor will show you everything you need to do to make your egg bites for about $0.75 each.
Egg Bite Bacon & Cheese - Nutrition
Three Bridges Egg Bites make for a quick and easy healthy breakfast. Each serving will consist of two egg bites. Here are the macronutrients for the Egg Bites from Costco.
Costco Egg Bite Nutrition
|Cheese & Uncured Bacon Egg Bites||310||25 grams||2 grams||20 grams|
|Spinach & Bell Pepper Egg Whites Egg Bites||220||16 grams||7 grams||15 grams|
The Spinach Bell Pepper Egg White Bites are the lower calorie and lower fat option coming in at 220 calories and 16 grams of fat.
The Cheese and bacon Egg Bites are not unhealthy but will contain more calories and a moderate amount of fat per serving.
Which Egg Bite is Better For Weight Loss?
If the goal is weight loss, then go with the Egg Bites made with Egg Whites and Spinach and Bell Pepper.
If you are looking for a tasty and filling breakfast option, then the Cheese and Uncured Bacon Egg Bites will be the pick for you.
Costco Egg Bites Review
Product Name: Three Bridges Egg Bites - Cheese & Bacon and Spinach & Bell Pepper
Quantity: 8 Count
Location Within Costco: Refrigerated Deli Area
Price Per Egg Bite:$1.37
I’m impressed! I didn’t expect much from Three Bridges Egg Bites, but they are an excellent breakfast food. They are super tasty and composed mostly of fat and protein, which helps keep you feeling full.
The Egg Bite’s nutritional label and calories are fantastic. They taste amazing and are super convenient to make. What else can you ask for?
Value - 8/10
Convenience - 9/10
Taste - 8/10
Nutrition - 10/10
CFDB Score - 8/10
- Good nutritional profile
- Average value
- A touch too creamy
I love the Egg Bites from Costco! They are a little on the pricier side for a breakfast food, but the taste is there and these more than do the job.
Surprisingly, these two little mini muffin sized Egg Bites kept me full and I really don’t have any major complaints about them. These are a Costco winner.