Business Insider Reviews Costco’s Vegan Options
Costco was in the vegan news world earlier this year when it sold over one million plant-based burgers in less than 60 days.
Now, Business Insider decided to sample and review the massive warehouse club’s new vegan options, which include:
“An al pastor salad with plant-based protein and an acai bowl with fresh fruit and Kirkland granola.”
The location visited was in Brooklyn, and the salad and acai bowl both cost $4.99. The salad comes with a “a plant-based soy protein, chopped romaine lettuce, black beans, fresh vegetables, “banh mi vegetables,” and a vegan dressing on the side.”
While the article initially notes that at first glance the salad didn’t look particularly appealing, it adds that it topped any salad “at a fast-food restaurant or concession stand” as it was “fresh, flavorful, and surprisingly filling.”
“To my surprise, the salad was amazing. There were a ton of fresh carrots, peppers, olives, and other vegetables hidden under the layers of lettuce and soy protein. The dressing was rich and creamy. All the flavors complemented one another, and the salad was flavorful and satisfying, even though it looked pretty bland when I first opened the container.”
Next up: the acai bowl. The particular Costco location unfortunately used granola that contained honey, so the bowl was ordered with extra fresh fruit instead. The verdict was that it was “good, but not as good as the salad,” due to the acai mix tasting “artificial and sugary.”
The article concludes on a positive note about the new options:
“Most inexpensive food courts and fast-food restaurants lack any satisfying vegan options, but Costco’s al pastor salad tasted fresh and had a lot of complementary flavors. The acai bowl was a little too artificially sweet for my taste, but it was definitely a good treat for dessert.”
To read the full review, visit this link.