The question pops up in so many online Mum’s groups and online kids food groups. “Is a costco membership worthwhile? What do you think I should buy?” Well. I don’t hide the fact that I shop at Costco, I love the place (this is not a sponsored article) and there are certain things I buy there that I quite literally couldn’t afford in other places. Basically, I buy a range of things that I find much more economical than buying at supermarkets and things that you just can’t buy at supermarkets locally. So here goes: my 9 favourites that are always in my trolley at Costco!
This week I took a friend of mine and her son to Costco and they’d never been before…her eyes were wide with awe. Everything is bigger and there is so much to take in! But the Costco experience is more than just that, it’s also about trying new things, finding awesome bargains- organic kids pyjamas to name one and basically everything you could ever want.
Here are my 9 favourites:
- Adelaide Hills Organic Camembert 500grams. My son and I both love Camembert as does Mr Kidgredients. A wheel this size lasts us about three weeks and it ends up being so much more economical than buying the smaller versions that are available at my local supermarkets. (The costco one is around $12 for the 500grams whereas they are much smaller (200grams) and retail for $9.99 locally.
- Pittas Haloumi. We love haloumi and it’s awesome to find it much cheaper at Costco than it ever is in the supermarket (and double the size!).
- Absolute Organic Coconut flour. One reason I feel incredibly bad for Gluten free people is the exorbitant cost of coconut flour. Seriously. It’s flour made from coconuts. It’s not made from spun gold! A small bag (not organic) of this recently set me back $9 at Woolworths when I had forgotten to get it at Costco. A kg of it at Costco is about the same price.
- Cocolife Coconut Oil. 3.8 L. I use a lot of coconut oil, so this is a great bulk buy for me, especially when I consider how much a small jar is at the supermarket. I paid around $45 for this, which is awesome considering it’s $19 for 900mls in the local shops.
- Marys’ Gone Crackers 566grams. That’s 4 times the size of the pack at the supermarket for around $13.00. If you want to know more about these awesome crackers, check them out here.
- Qukes. A kilo of them. These are eaten in our house faster than you can say adorable crunchy cucumbers! These were $9.99 the other day at Costco and are $3 or thereabouts at the supermarket for only 250 grams.
- Gold Flaxseed. I’ve bought these at ridiculous prices in the supermarket. These are yummy mixed into breads, cookies, cakes etc and give added goodness. They are so much cheaper at Costco!
- Norlax Smoked Salmon. Master 3 demolishes smoked salmon. As in he has a pack a week habit. So I always stock up at Costco. It’s normally around the $11 mark for 300grams which is awesome!
- Dona Natalia Quince Paste. Miss 5 thinks she’s very posh having quince paste (effectively jam and probably not particularly healthy) when she has cheese and crackers. And this little beauty is half the price of the supermarket equivalent!
So, it’s surprising, there are lots of convenience foods at Costco as well and prepackaged snacks etc, but these are our main purchases. Buying these things in bulk makes such a difference! What do you love at Costco?