I Tried the Costco Lobster Rolls Kit That Everyone Is Raving About, and It May Have Made Me a Believer

published Mar 24, 2023
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Credit: Choya Johnson

Want to know an easy way to grab my attention? Just say the word “lobster” and watch my eyes light up with excitement. Whether it’s fried, baked, broiled, poached, or grilled, I have always found enjoyment with most forms of lobster. There’s one variation of it, however, that I haven’t had much success with: Lobster rolls. 

I’m sure that many of you are wondering, “How could you not enjoy lobster rolls?” And to be honest with you, it just hasn’t been my thing. In this season of my life, however, I’m becoming more open to exploring new things (like an upside down pizza) and revisiting a few old things that I may not have necessarily loved in the past. And that’s exactly what I was down to do when I saw everyone raving about Costco’s lobster rolls.

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How to Make the Costco Lobster Rolls Kit

Each box comes with the ingredients needed to make four lobster rolls. Start by grabbing a medium size pan and place it on medium high heat. Once hot, place one of the butter packs in the pan and let it melt down. Add your buns, toasting on both sides until golden brown, before removing the buns from the pan and placing aside. 

With the same pan, add in your second packet of butter. Once melted down, grab your lobster meat and add it to the pan, topping with the desired amount of the pre-packaged seasoning. Be sure to cook for no longer than two minutes to keep it from becoming rubbery. Once done, place your lobster meat into your brioche buns and enjoy!

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My Honest Review of the Costco Lobster Rolls Kit

I didn’t think this was going to go well, but boy, was I wrong! There are a few things to note though — and the price is one of them. 

These lobster rolls are priced at $39.99 and with that you get four brioche buns, around 14 ounces of lobster meat, two packets of butter, and a seasoning packet. Normally, lobster rolls can cost around $15-25 per roll and this pack brings them to about $10 per roll, making this a total bang for your buck. The fact that the box also had everything I needed made it a quick and easy lunch to prepare. 

Another thing you need to know before spending your hard earned bucks on this? For the amount and quality of the lobster meat you get, you can’t beat the price. Though it’s not lobster tail meat — it’s actually lobster claw and knuckle meat — you still get pretty good quality for an even better price.

My only complaint about these lobster rolls would be the lack of flavor that comes with the seasoning packet. Of course, I know that lobster rolls aren’t filled with flavor (which is part of the reason I’m not a huge fan of them), but since this was something I was doing at home opposed to ordering at a restaurant, I was able to spice things up a little with some Old Bay seasoning and take this lobster roll to a new level of enjoyment. 

Credit: Choya Johnson

3 Tips for Making Costco Lobster Rolls Kit

  • Get creative. With the generous amount of meat that you’re given in the box, you could find yourself making alternate dishes if you don’t want to make all four rolls at once. From lobster pasta with a side of brioche bread to a lobster grilled cheese, there are plenty of options for you to indulge in. 
  • Add some flavor. Don’t feel obligated to only use the seasoning that they have in the box — you can use whatever you like. Remember it’s yours, so make it good!
  • Don’t overcook your meat.  Since the meat is already cooked, you only want to put a little heat to it to get it warm. Any longer than two minutes, and your meat will overcook.