Adorable glass jars of caramel flan.  Friday Finds from Before3pm.com

As I was walking around Costco this past week, I came across these individual flans in the refrigerated section.

It is a package of 8 individual caramel flans.

Flan is fine, but what really caught my eye was the adorable glass jars they came in!

Adorable glass jars of caramel flan.  Friday Finds from Before3pm.com

They are about the size of a yogurt cup, and each flan has a foil lid (just like a yogurt cup).

Adorable glass jars of caramel flan.  Friday Finds from Before3pm.com
 Unlike a yogurt cup, these are glass!

At about $1/each, I had to buy them just for the glass cups – the flan was just a bonus!

I’m not sure how long these will be for sale at Costco, but I always keep my eye out for great jars that can be used after the product is gone!

12 Thoughts on “Friday Find: Flan in Mini Glasses

  1. If they came with real lids they’d be perfect for making individual yogurts. I make mine in quart jars, but individual ones are adorable.

  2. Lynne on May 8, 2017 at 1:53 pm said:

    Do you know the nutritional info on these wonderful flans? I’m hoping there’s lots of protein, so I don’t feel so guilty when I scarf one down for breakfast!

    Thank you

    • Rachel on May 8, 2017 at 7:25 pm said:

      I don’t actually. Since I have long thrown away the packaging, I can’t check. If I recall correctly, the ingredients were pretty simple – like cream, sugar, and eggs.

  3. Did you ever do something with them? I kept mine too for the same reason but not sure what to turn them into. Thinking something with votive candles…

    • Rachel on October 28, 2018 at 9:05 pm said:

      Actually, I have been using them for pancake syrup. When I am feeling fancy, I make homemade buttermilk pancake syrup and then I give every member of my family a little one of these jars with the syrup in it. I also love to drink yerba mate, and I use one as part of my DIY travel kit. So, yes I use them, but they are definitely not in a daily rotation!

    • Rachel on October 28, 2018 at 9:06 pm said:

      Candles does sound like a great idea! I feel like there is probably a clever idea for a lid for these cute little jars, and that would potentially open up a lot more options (such as homemade yogurt, etc.)

  4. I got this before and it tastes sooo good

  5. I got those jars and I use them when I do passion fruit or soursop mousse, they have the perfet size for that dessert 😉

  6. shahrani108 on April 6, 2020 at 5:41 pm said:

    I bought the pack just for the jars as well! but would you recommend using those jars to make flan at home? like do you know happen to know if they are durable enough to sustain the heat when being steamed or when pouring in hot caramel syrup?

    • Rachel on April 6, 2020 at 5:53 pm said:

      That is a great question, but unfortunately I don’t have the answer!. I have used them in the microwave and put in the dishwasher (with high heat) with no problems, but I have not actually put them in a steamer. When it comes to pouring hot caramel syrup, that is another level of heat. My recommendation would be to have your jars prepared, but then also have a standard pie dish ready as well for your flan. I would pour the caramel into one of the jars, if the glass doesn’t crack, continue pouring into the glasses. If not, switch over to the pie dish. I anticipate the glass will hold up since I imagine they are subject to high heat when they are preparing the original flans at the factory. If you try it out, let me know how it goes!!

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