Honest Costco Tiramisu Cups Review (Surprising Reasons We’ll Buy Them Again)

This Honest Costco Tiramisu Cups Review is NOT sponsored and was written based on my honest opinion as a busy mom who likes a nice sweet treat every now and then!

We love a special dessert every now and then for a long weekend or celebration!

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These individual Tiramisu cups from Costco are great after a nice meal and go incredibly well with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine.

But there’s another surprise beyond the dessert you see pictured here.

Keep reading for:

  • an honest review of these dessert cups
  • what we liked and what we don’t like about this treat
  • Costco Tiramisu price
  • an overview of ingredients and nutrition facts
  • what is the expiration date from the time of buying
  • can you freeze Tiramisu from Costco?

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Honest Costco Dessert Tiramisu Italiano Review

We love these Tiramisu dessert cups for a few reasons!

To start, they taste wonderful – this delicious treat is sure to feed your sweet tooth and leave you feeling satisfied if you enjoy a more rich, flavorful dessert.

There is a hint of alcohol in the flavor though – marsala wine is listed in the ingredients.

If you’re the kind of person who enjoys black coffee and dark chocolate, we think you’ll really enjoy this treat too.

While some treats may leave you craving more, this Tiramisu has a great start, center, and finish.

It starts off with a beautiful cocoa powder mascarpone topping, followed by a sponge cake body, and ends with a rich coffee syrup.

Our favorite way to enjoy it is with an espresso macchiato.

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We found our teaspoons slightly too big for this treat and tend to share one dessert with a couple of mini coffee spoons.

If you find it too rich to finish one on your own, Dessert Italiano has included individual plastic covers for all six treats so you can put them away and enjoy the rest at another time.

We really like this feature – almost as much as we like the little glass cups they come in!

The glass containers can be washed and recycled as drinkware for your home.

I saved a few for my kids and as small water glasses for bedtime.

You could also use them to hold pens, Q-tips, bobby pins, etc., or as water containers to clean paintbrushes while you and/or your kids do some artwork.

That’s how we’ve recycled ours 🙂

If you find that you’ve accumulated a lot of glass dishes and cups from Costco desserts though, you can also list them on Facebook to get a little cash back.

I sold a lot of 20 pieces for $10 – every dollar counts!

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What kind of Tiramisu does Costco have?

There are often multiple options for this popular dessert at the warehouse.

At the time of writing this, both Dessert Italiano Tiramisu cups and the Kirkland Signature Tiramisu cake are available.

We would absolutely recommend the cups over the cake though.

Where to Buy

Costco Tiramisu cups are usually located in the refrigerated premade foods section – at the local warehouses near us, these are the ones that include things like fresh pasta and non-Kirkland brand cold cuts.


You can pick up Costco tiramisu for a cost of $9.99.

That works out to $1.67 a cup – very reasonable considering how much a serving of tiramisu goes for at a restaurant!

That said, the portions are usually much bigger at our favorite local Italian and Greek food places.

I would imagine there are fewer ingredients used to make them as well – stay tuned for a great recipe if you want to give making your own Tiramisu a shot!

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Does Tiramisu from Costco have alcohol?

Yes, Costco Tiramisu contains marsala wine and there is about 1.5% per serving.

Now, let’s see what else goes into these.

Where is this Dessert Italiano Tiramisu made?

As the name suggests, this tiramisu is made in Italy.

There’s even a big Product of Italy stamp on the top right-hand corner of the package.

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Side note: as someone who can’t consume North American dairy without sinus issues, I really miss the days where ALL Costco cheeses had their product of origin noted on them.

Here’s an interesting article on the differences between European milk and American milk.

The European Food Safety Authority has much stricter regulations than we do here in Canada and the United States – Europe banned BST growth hormone injections in 1990 while the United States still permits it, for instance.

In Canada, growth hormones are approved for use in beef cattle but not dairy.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced in May 2023 that gene-edited seeds and plant materials will not be classified as genetically modified.

Personally, we choose European food products whenever the option is available and pay close attention to health news and regulations.

With the way things are headed, we’re growing and preserving more of our own produce these days as well.

And on that note, Costco’s garden center is a great place to get started if you’re ready to become a little more self-sufficient!

Related: Costco Garden Center Guide: Have Fun and Grow Your Own Food!

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Here is the full list of ingredients used to make Dessert Italiano tiramisu cups:

  • Sugars (glucose syrup, sugar)
  • Reconstituted skim milk (water, skim milk powder)
  • Water
  • Mascarpone fresh cheese (cream, milk, lactic acid)
  • Sponge cake (wheat flour, whole liquid eggs, sugar, mono- and di-glycerides, leavenings [diphosphate, sodium carbonate], glucose syrup, salt)
  • Skim milk powder
  • Coconut oil
  • Liquid egg yolk
  • Ethyl alcohol
  • Masal wine
  • Cocoa powder
  • Gelatin (bovine)
  • Lemon fibre
  • Instant coffee
  • Mono- and diglycerids
  • Agar
  • Coffee extract

Contains: Milk, Eggs, Wheat
May Contain: Tree Nuts, Soy
Alcohol: 1.5% per serving

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How many calories are in a Costco tiramisu cup?

Here are the nutrition facts for Dessert Italiano Tiramisu per one glass (85 g):

  • Calories: 220
  • Fat: 7 g
    • Saturated: 5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 32 g
    • Fibre: 1 g
    • Sugar: 16 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 30 mg
  • Sodium: 55 mg
  • Potassium: 175 mg
  • Calcium: Calcium 100 mg
  • Iron: 0.75 mg
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Tiramisu Recipe

This recipe is delicious and uses similar ingredients to Dessert Italiano’s Tiramisu.

You’ll need around an hour to prep and the following supplies:

  • Brewed espresso
  • Marsala wine
  • Vanilla extract
  • Egg yolks
  • Granulated sugar
  • Mascarpone cheese
  • Heavy Cream
  • Cocoa powder
  • Italian ladyfingers (these ones are made in Italy and great for Tiramisu)

Expiration Date

Costco Tiramisu has a shelf-life of about one month from the time of purchase.

Did you toss the package after you brought it home?

Check your receipt for the date of purchase or log onto your online account to see when you picked it up.

Not quite two months yet but the tiramisu doesn’t seem quite right?

Toss it – it’s always better to be safe!

Can you freeze tiramisu from Costco?

Yes, you can freeze this Tiramisu but you’ll want to store it in different containers.

You’ll want to make sure to use either tempered glass containers (like those for canning) or containers specific for freezing.

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Honest Costco Dessert Tiramisu Italiano Review

This tiramisu is delicious but we enjoy it only occasionally.

The rich taste of this treat makes it great to share – even kids will enjoy the flavor!

Like many other premade foods available at Costco and elsewhere, this one is full of undesirable ingredients to prolong its shelf life.

That said, give those cute little Dessert Italian tiramisu cups a clean and you’ve got new glasses that are a perfect size for the kids or as your nightstand glass of water.

Have too much fancy glassware from Costco treats? List it as a lot on Facebook marketplace to get a couple of bucks back!

Tried Costco tiramisu? Will you be picking this one up on your next trip to the warehouse?

Let us know 🙂

Bon Apetit, friend!


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