We got to take advantage of some really great coupons this week for things that we like to keep on hand like the Carr’s Water Crackers. And we also found a set of silicone baking liners like I have been wanting for quite some time (more on that below).
Don’t forget that the regular Costco Coupon Book is good through November 29th, and I’ve also posted the Black Friday and Thanksgiving weekend coupon book too but you’ve got to shop at Costco this weekend to actually get one of your own (they don’t mail them out).
Brown & Haley Almond Roca – Okay, these are totally not a part of my healthy eating plan, but they are one of my favorite sweet treats. It’s a weakness that I rarely give in to, but they were just too tempting this week apparently. They refer to it as a buttercrunch toffee, which means that it’s got a buttery, crunchy toffee center that is then enrobed in milk chocolate and has little bits of almonds embedded in the chocolate. When you put that all together it’s got a buttery crunch with a yummy chocolate and almond taste too. Seriously, it is awesome! Each piece comes individually wrapped in gold foil to help keep it fresh. And at Costco, they come in a nice tin too (well, it’s pink and decorated with their branding but still cute). This would make a great holiday gift for any sweet lover, or it would be nice in your candy dish where you could snack on it. I chose that second option; it’s my present to myself this year I guess. 39 ounces for $9.99. Item #: 301819.
Ghirardelli Chocolate Squares – So, there does seem to be a trend for buying candy and junk food this week. Dave loves these, and considering the week that he had, he kind of deserved a milk chocolate treat. I think chocolate has healing powers too, right? The bag at Costco has 55 individually wrapped chocolate squares with 4 different fillings: Caramel, White Mint, Milk Chocolate and Peanut Butter. All of the flavors are great, quite honestly. Can anything with decent milk chocolate really be bad? They also look festive in a nice container and would make a great stocking stuffers. Since they have the four different flavors, just about everyone that likes chocolate could find one that they like. The peanut butter might be my favorite though because it’s like a Reese’s peanut butter cup but with a better ratio of chocolate to peanut butter. 28.15 ounces / 55 pieces for $9.99. Item #: 304392.
Hansgrohe Raindance Air 3-Jet Chrome Shower Set – I know I already mentioned this a little bit when I wrote about the coupon book, but I wanted to give a little more detail since I actually bought one. We had already bought one of these (from a different supplier) for our master bathroom remodel, as well as one of our other bathrooms. When I saw this deal at Costco, I immediately wanted to get another one for our third bathroom. The set at Costco comes with the shower head, the shower arm mount, as well as a 63″ Techniflex hose (it wont kink because it rotates when you move the head). The shower head uses the Hansgrohe AIR technology that injects air into the water spray to make it feel more powerful while using just 2.5 gallons per minute. There are also three different spray patterns: AIR, standard needle spray; Whirl AIR, creates a helix pattern spray; Balance AIR, combination of both AIR and Whirl AIR. These are really great shower heads and the deal at Costco is outstanding. Other places online sell these same items in the set for over $120.00, so even the $79.99 is a good deal but with the $20.00 off coupon, it’s an outstanding deal. Just the shower head can run around $70.00 and the hose is easily another $40.00. So, if you’re looking for a new shower head, you should definitely consider this set. $59.99 ($79.99 – $20.00 coupon). Item #: 462293.
Mili Nonstick Silicone Baking Liners, Set of Three – I’ve been wanting some of these silicone baking liners for a while now but they are usually so pricey that it totally puts me off. So, instead I just use parchment paper or aluminum foil. But ever since I got a really large silicone mat that I use for kneading bread and rolling out pie crusts and cookies, I’ve wanted some. So, I was thrilled to see this nice set of three liners available at Costco for about the same price you’d normally get just one mat. In the set of liners, you get two that are half sheet size of 11.62 inches x 16.2 inches and one smaller toaster oven liner at 9 inches x 12 inches. You can easily use these in place of whatever you bake or cook on now, as long as you don’t go above 480 degrees Fahrenheit. The liners are safe for use in the oven (obviously), as well as the microwave and the freezer as long as you don’t go below a temperature of -40 degrees Fahrenheit. These would be great if you’re one of those people that likes to make your cookie dough in big batches and then freeze individual cookies. Since you have to freeze them flat first, these would mean you could easily get them off of the pan once frozen. The only slightly bad thing is that you can only hand wash these, of course they are non-stick so it’s not like you have to put a lot of effort into getting them clean. $19.99. Item #: 428785.
Olde Thompson Lemon Pepper – Dave and I used to buy lemon pepper all the time but somehow got out of the habit a while ago. Of course, now that I saw this container of it at Costco, I can always have some on-hand again. If you haven’t tried lemon pepper before, it is great to add some zip to fish, chicken, pasta, or garlic bread. The stuff sold at Costco has a really great citrusy tartness that is tempered by the taste of the pepper. It always has adds this nice fresh taste to anything you sprinkle it on, I think. It can really add a great hit of flavor to things that are normally really bland, and you don’t have to put too much thought into what spices to put on things. And just in case you are thinking that it’ll be hard to get through this big container, you have over a year to use it up; mine is good through April 2011. 28 ounces for $4.99. Item #: 468390.