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marieze 03-18-2013 11:43 PM

Costco's newest member...ME!
 
On my first trip I bought Rack of Lamb, steak and cheese. The meats are excellent! There are just two of us and EVERYTHING is supersized. I don't have endless storage space for huge quantities of paper goods and wonder if I'm better off at Target....

Please share what LC goodies I should be looking for.....by the way.....I was given a free membership before you ask why I joined if I thought it might not work for the two of us :)

They did have the Nutiva brand coconut oil which was pretty impressive!

Marieze

Chocolate Rose 03-19-2013 08:19 AM

Meats, fish, cheese, cream, sour cream, nuts (especially macadamias), eggs, spices, coconut oil, olive oil, books, movies, clothes, stamps, etc.

My Costco has recently started carrying packages of their roast chicken meat - either boned breast meat or legs and thighs.
We just bought a new microwave at Costco last weekend as ours died in a flash of glory.
Costco is my favorite store!

Jrw85705 03-19-2013 08:33 AM

I buy lots of stuff at Costco. Meat, cheese, eggs, nuts, butter and bacon. I also buy lots of green salad ingredients such as baby kale, spring mix, spinach, cucumbers, tomatoes, olive oil and avocados. Oh did I mention bacon...lol.

I find their produce moves fast so it is usually fresh and with the huge bags of greens I always share some with friends and neighbors.

There are only two of us at home so if I buy a large piece of meat, such as a brisket or pork shoulder I portion it our and freeze parts or cook it all and then freeze. I find this helps me with portion control.

An item I just recently started to buy is the grilled chicken tenderloins. I usually stay away from precooked products but I have found they are great in a pinch in a salad or veggie stir fry and again I can control the portion. Yep...portion control is a huge problem for me so I use anything that helps.

Annabel Lee 03-19-2013 08:47 AM

Eggs, bacon, cheese, Kerry Gold butter and organic grass fed ground beef!
Bacon and cheese freeze nicely.
Produce can be difficult because it often spoils before we can eat it!
Oh and I forgot the macadamia nuts!

mews 03-19-2013 08:54 AM

I love their Salmon patties they are tasty and fast to cook

tymom 03-19-2013 09:06 AM

Dont forget the wine.

Alsi i recommend a food saver for freezing stuff. Really works. (you can buy it there.)

canadiangirl 03-19-2013 09:32 AM

I love all the meats but I also get all my christmas shopping and birthday gifts from costco. They also have an amazing return policy so its a great place to buy kitchen gadgets too.

NineOhNine 03-19-2013 12:50 PM

I love their giant vats of artichoke hearts. They also have big bags of almonds, and sometimes macadamia nuts. Also mascarpone cheese and jalapeno dip. They have competitive prices on supplements, too. I can't say enough good things about Costco.

RileyWorm 03-19-2013 08:19 PM

Almond butter, avocados, HWC, eggs, asparagus, frozen blueberries, Fage, meat packs, butter, dog food and treats, coffee, cream cheese. It's easy to stock up so then you are never pressed to make difficult decisions on what to eat and I freeze what I can. The price of avocados especially Costco beat all the other stores I've compared prices. I love the Horizon HWC they sell, it is the only brand I will buy now so I will pay any price for that. :) Happy shopping!!

And I almost forgot my favorite thing of all: Johnny's seasoning! My BF wouldn't eat veggies without it.

haferchamp 03-19-2013 08:45 PM

Frego cheese sticks
Wholly Guacamole
Roaster Chickens
Coffee
Steaks
Cheese

And all kinds of other things that just hop into my basket!

shelby'snana 03-19-2013 10:05 PM

The nearest one for me is 1 1/2 hours away. We shop at Sams 1 hr away ! I know , we live in the boonies ;/ Wonder if I should check out costco next time we are in Houston ?
Sounds way better than Sams to me !

watcher513 03-20-2013 02:13 AM

Their 4, 1 lb. individual packs of bacon is the best! Rotisserie chicken.

marieze 03-20-2013 03:01 PM

I LOVE YOU GUYS! I am going tomorrow and made a list from all your suggestions!!!! :jumpjoy:

Macc0021 03-20-2013 03:12 PM

Daisy sour cream (our favorite), shredded cheese (really any cheese), eggs, jalapeno artichoke dip (staple in our house), spinach artichoke dip, meat, coconut oil, olive oil, wine, those salami/prosciutto/mozzarella roll-ups, shrimp, bacon...

My hubby gets Muscle Milk, Naked juice, tortilla chips, snack stuff

It's only my husband and me, but we still buy a lot of stuff there. We tend to go through a lot of the basics listed above. We don't buy any fresh produce because we could never finish it, but anything you can freeze is awesome!

I love their sample days!

zoidberg 03-20-2013 07:24 PM

Also check out the Aidells (sp) sausage... it's very tasty. I ususally get the Andouille cajun sausage. Be sure to check the label.

cfine 03-20-2013 07:59 PM

I love, love, love Costco! I buy chicken, mahi mahi, trout, salmon, roasts, rib eyes, lamb, kerrygold butter, hwc, and even bought duck last time I went. It's my dream store.

snowdancer79 03-21-2013 06:15 AM

I :heart: Costco! I wish it wasn't so far away though. I either have to drive to Denver or way past Vail to get to one, and it's not worth the gas or headache with 3 kids in the car to go there very often.

WickedStitch 03-21-2013 06:20 AM

WOW! I have been meaning to renewing our membership, just haven't gotten around to it. Clearly, I NEED to get on that ASAP! :D Thanks for the reminder, guys!

With Baseball season upon us, we will spend a LOT of time at the ballpark. Son plays for his High School and it's non stop. It will be super handy to have all the items mentioned in this thread on hand for after games. This way we will have less of a reason to be lazy and go out to eat after games...spending money we don't need to!

ohiocat 03-21-2013 06:59 PM

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Originally Posted by NineOhNine (Post 16324868)
I love their giant vats of artichoke hearts. They also have big bags of almonds, and sometimes macadamia nuts. Also mascarpone cheese and jalapeno dip. They have competitive prices on supplements, too. I can't say enough good things about Costco.

My husband LOVES their artichoke hearts. He swears they are 10 times better than the ones at Sams or the grocery store.

I get magnesium supplements at Costco, and a lot of the same things as everyone else:
Meat
Cheese - my hubby loves the blue cheese, and I have a sharp cheddar that I love.
Eggs - every trip!
Sour Cream
Heavy Cream (it is organic at my Costco)
Butter
Veggies
Berries
Coffee beans for DH

If you eat flax, they have golden flax meal cheap. (in the cereal aisle)

shelby'snana 04-02-2013 06:47 PM

Does anyone know if Costco carries Almond Flour ?

Chocolate Rose 04-02-2013 07:29 PM

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Originally Posted by shelby'snana (Post 16351254)
Does anyone know if Costco carries Almond Flour ?

Ours does not. But, I just got an email from Honeyville: 20% off everything online 4/4 - 4/9.

shelby'snana 04-02-2013 07:31 PM

oh wow thanks !

Do they let you go once as a "guest" to check it out ? That's what we planned to do tomorrow....it's 1 1/2 hours from us

Annabel Lee 04-02-2013 09:11 PM

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Originally Posted by shelby'snana (Post 16351336)
oh wow thanks !

Do they let you go once as a "guest" to check it out ? That's what we planned to do tomorrow....it's 1 1/2 hours from us

You better call before you drive all that way!
I have never heard of Costco doing that.
I know Sam's Club did for a while.

shelby'snana 04-02-2013 09:15 PM

thanks, yeah I looked at what they have online and besides the coconut oil, I think Sams has the stuff we use most. Probably will just go there. We are members......

thanks for the info though !

Chocolate Rose 04-02-2013 09:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shelby'snana (Post 16351336)
oh wow thanks !

Do they let you go once as a "guest" to check it out ? That's what we planned to do tomorrow....it's 1 1/2 hours from us

If your "oh wow thanks" is due to my response, please notice that I said that my Costco does NOT carry almond flour.

I have heard that Costco will let you shop once, but that you pay an additional 5% without the membership. I don't know how accurate that info is, though.

shelby'snana 04-02-2013 09:33 PM

haha..... for letting me know when the 20% off was :)

Chocolate Rose 04-02-2013 09:37 PM

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Originally Posted by shelby'snana (Post 16351552)
haha..... for letting me know when the 20% off was :)

Pheeeewwwww! I didn't want you to go to Costco thinking you could get almond flour.

GME 04-02-2013 10:02 PM

My Costco recently started carrying a bunch of Bob's Redmill stuff. I don't know about almond flour though. I have a supply laid in from Trader Joe's so I didn't look.

I :heart: Costco. I am going tomorrow morning.

watcher513 04-03-2013 01:17 AM

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Originally Posted by shelby'snana (Post 16351552)
haha..... for letting me know when the 20% off was :)

Don't forget the coupon code Spring13

watcher513 04-03-2013 04:32 AM

I Wish Costco carried blanched almond flour. That would be great!


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