What I found at … is a series that tests and vets intriguing store-bought foodie finds.
What: Three Bridges Uncured Bacon and Cheese Egg Bites
Where: Refrigerated dairy aisle
Cost: $9.99 for 4 trays (8 bites)
Q: These microwavable egg bites make for a quick Keto-approved breakfast, but are they good?
If you're on the Keto diet then Costco has been #killingit, especially if you're always on the go or need quick and simple meals when you come home late at night. From their suprisingly delicious frozen Italian-style meatballs and stir-fry veggies to budget-friendly trays of brown eggs and huge packs of bacon, Keto-friendly ingredients and meals are within reach to Gold Star members.
For the last couple of weeks, my mom hasn't stopped raving about these new-to-Hawaii Costco egg bites from Three Bridges. Think mini quiches sans crust made with eggs, uncured bacon and a blend of three cheeses. On their own, they're a quick and portable breakfast but they're also a blank canvas if you're staying in. Try them with smashed avocado and chili flakes or wrapped in a tortilla and topped with salsa and sour cream.
Mom either works early or late, so finds like these egg bites have been her saving grace. On days she leaves early, she just pops a tray in the mircowave before hitting the road and she has a quick and satisfying breakfast that meets her low-carb, high-fat needs.
I'm trying to find better options for breakfast than leftover pizza or toaster waffles so I gave them a try.
Here are the nutrition facts: Each serving (the entire pack) has 20 grams of protein (wow), just 1 gram of sugar and 2 grams of carbohydrates (also wow). Each serving also has 24 grams of saturated fat, which is key for sustaining keto dieters but can sound alarming to others. Whatever the numbers add up to, I can tell you that they're a heck of a lot better than the two donuts I had the other day.
Out of the microwave, these steaming hot egg muffins have a fluffy texture and bits of bacon mixed throughout with a sprinkle of cheese that melted over top. A dash of cracked pepper is all I added and they were perfect. I could see why Mom raved about them, they require zero effort when you're trying to do a million other things to leave the house on time.
Three Bridges Egg Bites are very good but you'll need to pick them up fast as they've been selling out at Oahu Costco locations as of the second week of January.
If you breakfast at Starbucks on the regular, chances are you've seen or tried their version called Sous Vide Egg Bites. Newsflash! These are way better for a few reasons.
- At Starbucks, you'll pay $4.95 for a pair of egg bites while at Costco, you'll get twice the amount for the same price
- The Three Bridges egg bites are easier to eat as the uncured bacon is diced up and mixed in while the Starbucks' version has a strip of floppy bacon that is difficult to bite through. Sometimes you'll end up eating the bacon strip on your first bite which makes me and the egg bite sad!
- When comparing the nutrition facts, Three Bridges edges out Starbucks with 1 gram more of protein, 7 gram less carbohydrates and 100mg less sodium.