I know we’re not the only ones who know that Costco can get the best of us, if we’re not careful! Everyone I seem to talk to about Costco knows this to be true. You really can get some great buys if you just watch that little tiny price per ounce listing!
Here are 5 of my top Costco picks:
Mountain High Low Fat Plain Yoghurt – Barely more than $0.06 an ounce… a pretty hard price to beat at any supermarket! If you’re healthier than I am, you eat it plain but I cannot. We typically add some blueberries and a smidge of honey or mix it with a healthy serving of applesauce. This does add some cost to the price as you may choose to add some sweetness to it, but I like that you’re then in charge of adding your own quantity of fruit and sugar. An added bonus to plain yogurt is that it’s a near dead-ringer for sour cream. (At least when used cold, not sure about baking.)
Scenic Fruit Organic Blueberries – Please excuse the horrendous picture, but these blueberries were recommended by a friend and are now a staple in our home. We use them in the above mentioned yogurt, eaten plain in their yummy frozen form, thrown into pancakes, and in smoothies. Berries are some of the most susceptible fruits to pesticides, so it’s really a good idea to try and buy berries organic if and when you can or use a fruit/veggie wash before you eat them. The fresh organic blueberries at Costco were more than $6.00 a pound and a hard hit to the pocketbook. The frozen variety comes in at $3.20/lb. You do lose some of the texture and flavor, but kid’s palettes are pretty forgiving and they’re spot on in a smoothie! A great, more frugal, healthy alternative!
Earthbound Farm Organic Deep Green Power Blend – A great mix of baby kale, chard and spinach! Last year I was buying a bag this size of kale and a box of ½ baby spinach & ½ baby greens. I NEVER got through both lettuces before they went bad on me. I love kale for smoothies and the spinach mix for salads. I feel like this is the ultimate compromise! My local Costco now carries the salad mix, the power blend, and the baby kale for your various lettuce needs. I know I’ll be saving money just in what’s not going to waste and I’ll save myself that cringe of throwing away food gone uneaten.
Kirkland Super Premium Adult Dog Food in Lamb – Before children, we bought our dogs heinously expensive lamb and beef and venison kibble. It was grain free this and all-natural that. Unfortunately for the dogs, the kids now get splurged on a little more and the dogs enjoy their Kirkland brand food. Our one dog has a chicken allergy (surprisingly I was told a lot of dogs do) and so I love that they offer a lamb alternative. Among “dog food review sites”, this brand seems to be a good alternative when compared against “big box” competitors, but definitely not a top-tier line of food. Nevertheless, it seems to be a solid option for about $0.72 cents/lb.
Kirkland Signature Swift Premium Pork Sirloin Tip Roast – Let me first say that I am not a meat connoisseur. Things either taste good or they do not. This pork roast tasted good. At $1.99/lb the price is great. There are 4 separately packed roasts. This is great for those of you who cannot cook and consume some of the amazingly large cuts of meat that Costco sells. I used two for a slow cooker pulled pork recipe and the other two went into the freezer for a later date. The vacuum packaging allows for an easier defrosting and easier use and storage. I am really glad I found this recently. I hope you enjoy it too!