Read This Before Buying Costco's Kirkland Signature Lobster Bisque

At first glance, Costco's Kirkland Signature Lobster Bisque seems pretty darn appealing. It looks rich, creamy, and satisfying, and the package promises the soup has "restaurant-quality" with a "sophisticated taste" (via Costco Couple). We also know most of Costco's products come at a good value, particularly when it comes to their store brand Kirkland Signature, according to Business Insider. This lobster bisque is no exception; it's sold in two large 20-ounce tubs for around $9.69. 

Not only is Costco's Kirkland Signature Lobster Bisque fairly easy on your wallet, the ingredients listed by Costco Couple basically spell comfort, too: light cream, butter, lobster, sherry wine... All the things you'd want for a cozy night in, right? Well, before you start making room in your refrigerator for this yummy-sounding deal, there are some things you should know. From a fat content that will make you squirm to some unappetizing online reviews, there are a few reasons why Costco's lobster bisque may not be so deserving of a spot on your shopping list.

Costco's Kirkland Signature Lobster Bisque is not heart-healthy

Most people know you won't find bisque of any sort on a list of low-calorie, low-fat foods. In bisque's defense, though, this thick, rich, seafood-based soup is not pretending to be something it's not — "cream" is literally in the definition of the word (per Merriam-Webster). But Costco's Kirkland Signature Lobster Bisque takes decadence to a whole other level, and unfortunately it's bad news for your body.

The nutrition label on the package shared by Costco Couple boasts a staggering 18 grams of saturated fat in just a single one-cup serving. Considering the American Heart Association only wants us to consume 13 grams of saturated fat in an entire day, well, you owe your heart an apology if you're eating this soup on a regular basis. Then there's the 740 milligrams of sodium and 135 milligrams of cholesterol this bisque contains, accounting for 31 percent and 45 percent of your daily recommended value, respectively. Is there such a thing as bisquer's remorse? Anyone who frequently dines on this soup is probably feeling it right now — and artery-clogging nutrition isn't the only potential risk you're taking with this product. According to some online reviews, the flavor's not worth the fat grams, plus you may experience a side effect that could have you reaching for that 30-pack of Kirkland toilet paper in a hurry.

Costco's Kirkland Signature Lobster Bisque may not be all that appetizing

All this talk about the nutritional value of Costco's Kirkland Signature Lobster Bisque may be a moot point, because it turns out you might not even like it. According to comments on the food review site Grubpug, tasters were unimpressed by the lack of lobster meat in the lobster bisque and were bothered by the "fishy taste" and "watery" consistency. Other commenters had more unsettling reactions. "OMG did it do a number on my stomach! Severe diarrhea. NOT recommended. Thumbs-down," one user said. Another claimed, "My stomach is absolutely killing me after eating this for lunch today... I will never eat it again."

To be fair, there were a couple positive reviews for the bisque and one commenter said it tasted better once they added ingredients like garlic, black pepper, and crabmeat; but that just seems like a lot of extra money and effort for a bisque that's not all that good for us — and maybe not even that appetizing — in the first place. Thanks, but no thanks! We'll pass on the Kirkland Signature Lobster Bisque for now, and perhaps you should too.