[This guest post is brought to you by one of my long time readers, Stella. She does her shopping at a couple different Costco locations around Kansas City. She decided to share her reviews for some of her favorite items to pick up at Costco.]
Two, 2.5lb Jars of Cashews for $34.99: One snack I love and like to think provides a higher nutritional value than my next product listed is nuts. I am nuts about nuts! These cashews are to die for! The actual cashew is huge, just a handful conquers that old snack urge. Mike and I keep them around not only because they are delicious, but the container keeps them fresh and they last quite a while. One evening, I had to go to bunko and it was after a particularly busy week at work. I did not prepare a dish as was requested, and was stumped looking in the cabinet for any desirable snack. There standing out like a “take me, take me!” were the cashews. I hated being a schmuck showing up without a homemade dish, but the cashews were a giant hit with the ladies. I brought about half of the container and they were all munched up. The two disappointments were that I lost at bunko that night and Mike couldn’t believe I took his beloved cashews!
45oz Bag of Plain M&M’s for $12.19: This is our at-home movie-night snack. Okay, it is just our all around general snack, movie or no movie, we love us some M&M’s! Of course, the best time is the first time when busting open that giant bag’o M&M’s: the initial smell, all of those colors and that first bowl full is the best. What makes that first time last is the convenient zip top bag the M&M’s come in! This bag is huge and seems to last for months; we have a small serving size bowl we dip into the bag to retrieve our little candy coated luxury. It is always nice to find a sweet treat that both people enjoy with the same enthusiasm. Oddly enough, we do not pig out on this colossal bag of sweets, but just go dive into the bag occasionally. Because it is so huge, it is also convenient to portion out a small baggie for lunches or just a quick snack on the run. But the best thing about M&M’s is that EVERYBODY loves them and the second best thing, they are also available at Costco in Peanut, too!
TruNature CoQ10, 90 softgels for $19.99 and Omega-3 Kirkland Coated Fish Oil for $16.49:
Helps maintain and support heart and vascular health.: I started on CoQ10 several years ago with a regiment of Omega-3 and a daily women’s vitamin. I prefer this product purchased at Costco, because it is 150 mg, compared to the usual brands at Wal-mart and other drug stores that only have 75 mg. CoQ10 provides a little energy kick and helps keep the ticker going strong. If used with other vitamins I am hoping to maintain my youth a little longer. I also like the the Kirkland brand Omega-3, which has 200 mg of Fish Oil and 684 mg Omega-3 Fatty Acids to help maintain and support heart and vascular health. The size is like a vat’o vitamins. This is a good buy and again more milligrams than in the comparable brand. With this Omega-3 there is a special coating on it that helps reduce that fishy taste sometimes associated with Omega-3. The two supplements can be stored in your bathroom and come in nice containers that maintain freshness. Although, I have read other suggestions that mention if you store the Omega-3 in the freezer and take it frozen it really helps in eliminating the fishy taste.
Costco shopping is a true adventure for the eclectic shoppers like Mike and me who purchase candy and vitamins during the same excursion! We will save our love of hot dogs and vodka for the next blog post we contribute and we might even throw in our love of the sliced and packaged fresh pineapple. Yes, our shopping list is unusual, but our love of Costco makes sense! Okay, gotta run and see what is in my Costco coupon flyer! ‘Til next time, happy shopping, my Costco buds!