We were out of town this past weekend, off having a holiday party in New York. While it was nice to have a little break, it meant that I couldn’t make my usual Sunday trip to Costco. So, my list of items to review is tiny this week. And I even had to get a review from my mom; luckily she went to Costco this week! So, sorry about the abbreviated post today!
Don’t forget that this is the last weekend for the current Costco Coupon Book.
Kettle Brand Krinkle Cut Cheddar & Sour Cream Chips – Dave and I both really like the sour cream and chives potato chips and I love the cheddar cheese chips, so this was a perfect chip combo for us. And they really are yummy! I think some of that is just that the Kettle chips are really delicious because they are thick, crinkle cut chips that are super crunchy. Plus, the folks at Kettle like to use the natural ingredients and use the good safflower or sunflower oil for frying. The chips don’t seem as greasy as a lot of chips either. Kettle chips also contain no trans fats, no artificial colors or flavors, no preservatives and no artificial ingredients. The cheddar and sour cream chips have a nice cheese flavor that isn’t too overpowering, probably because it is tempered by the sour cream. They’re not super cheesy, so if you’re looking for something like that, these might not be the chips for you. I really like the Kettle Brand chips that I’ve tried, like the salt and pepper ones. They have some other new flavors that I’d like to try too, like jalapeno and sweet onion. 30 ounces for $4.99. Item #: 475443.
Welch’s SuperJuice – This is a bit of an abbreviated guest post from my mom. She loves this SuperJuice, and really loves to make smoothies out of it the best. The super part of the juice comes from the antioxidant heavy juices of Concord grape, acai, and blueberry juices in this 100% juice blend. While it is really delicious on its own, like a ‘fine wine’, jokingly claims my mom. She really thinks it makes the most spectacularly delicious smoothies for a quick breakfast or a yummy afternoon snack. She uses just three little ingredients in her smoothies, yogurt, bananas, and the juice. For her, the key is to freeze some ripe bananas (which she also buys at Costco), as well as the little containers of yogurt (also from Costco). That’s right she freezes her yogurt; it surprised me too. She buys the vanilla Activia a lot but you could use any of the flavors from the KS yogurt packs. So, then you take your frozen banana (peeled, obviously), and your container of frozen yogurt and add that to 4 ounces of the Super Juice in your blender. Then you just blend until you get a super creamy, almost ice cream-like, texture. She says with the frozen ingredients you get a much creamier texture that is more like a shake than the usual smoothie. So, I’m thinking I might have to try this. 2, 64 ounces for $7.99. Item #: 520045.
Celery Sticks – So, here’s something healthy to counter the chips. We eat a lot of celery at my house. Dave takes it for lunch and snacks at work, and I like it for an afternoon snack too. It’s nice because you can eat it by itself, or you can combine it with anything from peanut butter to cheese. At Costco, they sometimes have the whole stalks of celery. But at other times, like this week, they just have the celery sticks. It’s kind of handy when they have the celery sticks because are already trimmed and you can just grab them, wash them, and eat some; no knife needed. They’re also in a resealable bag, which is nice if you’re not going to eat (and who would) all 2.5 pounds at once. Most of the time when I snack on my celery I dip it in a little Ranch dressing because that’s quick. However, if I’ve got some made or I’m not feeling lazy, I like tuna salad with my celery too. But in any case, it’s a healthy snack, and makes me feel a little better about buying things like chips. 2.5 pounds for $3.99. Item #: 88402.