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Harvest Creek Chicken Nuggets at Costco: Product Review

I’m a big fan of frozen food I can just take from the freezer, pop in the oven and enjoy quickly. With two little ones at home, it’s even better when I can buy these sort of things on special, which is why the Harvest Creek Chicken Nuggets, which I buy at Costco, are always a favorite.

For the regular price of $9.99, Canadian dollars, you get 2 bags of 1 kilogram each of delicious, uncooked breaded cutlettes, also known as chicken nuggets. Why you shop smart, and I try to, you wait until they’re on special, and you load up the freezer, which I did. I bought 2 boxes, each with a $2.50 instant rebate. This brings down the cost per box to $7.49, no taxes, which is really a great deal. Even at their regular price, these chicken nuggets, bought at Costco, are about half the price of anything of comparable quality you can find elsewhere.

Harvest Creek Chicken Nuggets

Harvest Creek Chicken Nuggets

According to the nutritional information, each Harvest Creek chicken nugget is 25 grams; this means than in each box, you get 80 nuggets,  more or less. That comes down to 12.5 pennies per nugget at full price, or a ridiculously low per-nugget price of 9.36 cents when on special. That is hard to beat.

When it comes to nutritional value, these chicken nuggets are a not exactly what the doctor ordered, although they are not that bad. Each 4 nuggets contains 3.5 grams of saturated fat (no trans fat) and 450 mg of sodium (19% of daily value).

On the plus side, you get 16 grams of proteins and 10% of your Iron, so hurrah for that!

The ingredients are not horrible, either. The meat part of the nuggets is made from:

  • Chicken white meat
  • Water
  • Soya protein
  • Toasted wheat crumbs with spices
  • Salt, Glucose, dextrose and spices

The batter, for its part, comes with the following ingredients:

  • Toasted wheat crumbs with spices
  • Whole grain wheat flour
  • Yellow corn flour
  • Corn starch
  • Salt, Wheat flour
  • Dried egg white, modified milk ingredients, dextrose, high oleic sunflower oil, guar gum

I’d written an article about these nuggets about two years ago, but it wasn’t nearly as complete or detailed as this one, so there you have it. If you would like to know more about the history of chicken nuggets, feel free to read this Wikipedia article.

I’m really happy with these Harvest Creek Chicken Nuggets, which I guess is why I buy two boxes -or more – at a time. They are tasty, not terrible for you, and quickly made, only 20 minutes in the oven. My son loves eating them, and they make a quick dinner the whole family is happy with. I’m cooking them right now with some home-made sweet potato fries, but I usually I have them with rice and sauteed vegetables. They are made in Ontario, but are available in Quebec as well. If you have them in other parts of the country, let me know in the comments.

Update – August 17th, 2017 – Good news, everybody! The delicious Harvest Creek Chicken Nuggets are back on sale at Costco, same price as before. Make sure to stock up!