Reddit Has Mixed Feelings About Costco's Crunchy Ramen Noodle Snack

If you do your grocery shopping at Costco, you're probably one of the lucky 118.9 million cardholders that share in the love for the warehouse chain's bulk and exclusive grocery items at a discounted price (via Investor). With over 500 locations across the United States, shoppers have found quite a number of food and snack scores over the years. From its iconic $4.99 rotisserie chickens all through its select line of Kirkland Signature bacon, coffees, extra virgin olive oil, liquor, jerky, and in-store food court selections, it's hard to find something that the wholesale giant doesn't sell.

Of course, though, people have varying tastes when it comes to snacking. While some prefer sweeter snacks over saltier selections, snacking has become an important role when it comes to food consumption in-between meals. According to Winsight Grocery Business, the consumption of salty snacks was up 14% in 2021 while sweet snacks increased by 11%.

With that said, food brands are coming up with new, innovative ideas to keep customers interested. With Costco holding such a large database of items, you can often come across some items on its shelves that really make you wonder what they'd actually taste like.

Dried ramen noodle snack bites for the win or loss?

Would you eat dried ramen noodles? Because Costco's snack aisle is apparently stocking its shelves with basically just that. The Crunchy Ramen Noodle Snack comes in a 42.3-ounce bag for around $9 (via Costco Food Database). The snackable bite-sized crunches are shown pictured in a bowl, much like you'd expect if you were pouring a bag of chips.

For the people on Reddit who have come across them in the popular grocery store, there are definitely some mixed feelings about it.

"Not especially crunchy nor savory; more like taking a mouthful of mealy starch with every piece. I'd rather eat actual dried ramen," said one Redditor.

"Oh God, those were awful. I did give them a few chances before tossing them out. I actually thought about boiling them up to see what happens but never got around to it," said another user.

However, a different Reddit thread is showing a liking to the dried ramen snack. "Holy moly! Dry ramen is one of my kid's fave snacks – crunch noodles. The teeny broken bits everywhere drive me nuts though. I have to keep an eye out for this!" said one user.

"I got these a while ago and they're pretty addicting," commented a fan of the snack.