Costco’s Copycat KIND Bars Are Way Cheaper than the Original

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I’m obsessed with KIND bars. I’d rather have a Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt KIND bar than any other candy bar in the check-out aisle. They’re crunchy, salty, sweet, chocolatey, and savory, but they’re not too sticky-sweet or full of sugar.

I’d even rather have them than the big boxes of fancy chocolates that tend to show up at candy-giving holidays like Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day. Sure, a big cardboard heart looks nice on Instagram, but I’d rather have the dark chocolate, nuts, and sea salt than a raspberry-filled truffle any day.

The only problem is that a KIND bar habit can get expensive — especially if someone else in the house finds your stash and starts “helping” you eat them. I usually see KIND bars selling for around $2 apiece, but sometimes they’re almost $4 (this is especially true at airports). I do keep an eye out for sales, and the lowest price I’ve ever seen on them is $1 a bar. (If I find them that low, I buy as many as I can carry.)

That’s why I was so thrilled when I saw these dark chocolate-drizzled, sea salt-speckled “Kirkland Signature Nut Bars” for sale at Costco.

“Hello,” I said. “You certainly look familiar.”

If I sound like John Stamos’ identical twin brother just sat next to me at an airport bar, it’s because these Kirkland Signature Nut Bars look a whole lot like my favorite snack, but at a fraction of the price.

This is like when Costco put out a Kirkland Signature “Chocolate Hazelnut Spread” that looks just like Nutella, but the Costco doppelganger cost just $8 for 4.4 pounds.

Costco’s bars are made of almonds, cashews, and walnuts with dark chocolate and sea salt. A box of 30 bars normally sells for just $19.79 on, and right now they’re on sale for $16.29. That’s just 54 cents per bar. There’s a limit of two boxes per person, because apparently Costco saw me coming. It’s a good thing that a 60-bar stockpile will still keep me happily full of chocolate for at least a month.

Would you try Costco’s copycat KIND bars?

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