What are your Costco staples?
If you shop at Costco then I want to know what your staples are... the foods you buy on a regular basis.
I'm a big fan of the following...
1. Kerrygold butter
2. Kerrygold cheese
3. Organic Spinach
4. Organic Spring Mix
5. Kalamata Olives
6. Dark Chocolate Chips
Daminit. I forgot organic eggs. I prefer farmers market eggs but Costco eggs seem to be a decent choice and I eat a lot of them.
I buy eggs, milk, cream, canned sardines, canned salmon, frozen blueberries, cheese, bacon, sliced ham, and sometimes frozen fish and sometimes ribeyes.
I LOVE Costco. I tend to buy Kerrygold at my local Stater Bros cuz it is not much cheaper at Costco and they only have the spreadable kind.
I buy all my produce at another place that has the freshest stuff around.
Oh, and check out their olive oil. I heard the Costco brand is reputable.
I've read that, too. I haven't bought it, though. I thought about it last time I was there but it was in a clear bottle. It used to come in a can, which helps it last longer. And the bottle is huge, like everything at Costco. I was worried it would be thoroughly rancid before I could use it up.
Originally Posted by Ande
There are a few food items I buy at Costco:
Clamshells of organic mixed greens
Most stuff is just too big to use up fast enough. I do buy a lot of non-food items there, though.:
Recycled TP and paper towels
Eco-friendly laundry detergent and other household cleaners
Cat food for the feral rescue I volunteer for
I am so jealous that you guys have Kerrygold and organic eggs in Costco. My costco has just the crappy quality butter...on the flip side though, they have a nice range of wild-caught fish that I didn't see back in the states, for nice prices too.
Macadamia nuts in December.
I wish we had Costco. We have BJs, not as good.
The costco by me sells coleman brand meats. The labels say organic and nitrate free and such. Does anyone have any info on this brand.
Last edited by whitebear; 02-24-2012 at 11:54 PM.
I don't have any detailed knowledge of how Coleman raises it's cattle, but usually "organic" just means that the cows are fed organic corn. If it doesn't say "antibiotic free", you should avoid it for sure. It's probably from a feedlot. I try not to buy any meat in the store, with the exception of the local grass fed beef that Whole Foods sells. Also, I buy their chickens in the winter. They are organic and anti-biotic free, but I don't think they are raised properly with a proper chicken diet.
Originally Posted by whitebear
Originally Posted by j3nn
BJ'S sells 3# bags of organic berries and wild blueberries for $10 though.
That's about the only way I eat berries anymore after learning how much they absorb toxins. And they work awesome when mixed in with Greek yogurt, drizzled with basalmic, or used in place of ice in a smoothie.
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