Guest Post: More Great Finds from Emily

June 1st, 2010 · 6 Comments

[Here's a second guest post from Emily, who wrote a guest post about some other great Costco finds a couple of weeks ago.  She writes a blog, Bentobloggy, about making the sweetest bento boxes for her daughter's lunch!  Even if you don't have kids (like me) you should check it out because they are so creative, fun, and nutritious.  She also posts recipes for those of us that are a little too old and too tall to go to kindergarten.  Emily's been a Costco member for about 10 years and shops at the location in Kennesaw, Georgia.]

More of Emily’s Costco Finds

I have long loved Hannah brand bruschetta in the bell-shaped jar.  It has this wonderful fresh quality, it consists of diced tomatoes, basil, garlic, oil and other herbs.  It is wonderful tossed with hot pasta, over ravioli, as an appetizer on crostini and I even make it into marinara sauce in a pot.  It’s very versatile, and it is absolutely delicious! It’s also good for you, with about 2.8 mg of lycopene per serving.  $6.99 for 39 oz.  Item # 10465
Next we have beautiful, firm and deep red Sunset Compari tomatoes.  They are vine-ripened and perfect for just about anything you’re cooking that calls for tomatoes.  They fit just in the palm of your hand.  The other day I used the entire flat to make fresh salsa, and it came out really nicely with these tomatoes!  The other thing I like about this particular brand is that they are certified non-GMO (not genetically modified) $4.29 for 2 lbs.  Item # 25595
campari3.jpg
I recently discovered a new brand of broccoli florets, very conveniently frozen.  Pure Nature Organic Broccoli Florets are really delicious, flash frozen at the peak of freshness and best of all, they are divided into four smaller bags!  There’s nothing worse than finding half the bag has frozen solid into a yucky clump because you’ve taken it out of the freezer too many times.  The one thing I wish for is that the individual bags were self-sealing. $5.89 for 4 1-lb bags.  Item # 19576
broccoli organic.jpg
At the fresh seafood cart they have a lot of things that I’d just love to get, but I usually always end up getting their farmed black tiger prawns (previously frozen.)  They are huge, succulent, AND cleaned!  That’s the worst part about shrimp is that you have to clean them, but these are already done for you.  Grab some of these for a spicy butter shrimp saute that will melt in your mouth!  I realize that prices shift a lot for seafood, and I’ll be interested to know how prices are affected by this BP oil spill. $8.99 per pound.  Item #29746
*Black Tiger Prawns Previously Frozen 2 lb avg
The 35L Simple Human trash can is a steal right now, being $20 cheaper than elsewhere (with the Costco guarantee!)  We’ve had very good luck with the ones we’ve purchased in the past (our current one is going on 6 years old!)  It comes with a small table-top can as well.  Stainless steel with a black plastic top and a metal foot pedal.  Its 35 liter capacity is awesome too.  $79.99 for 35 L w/bonus step can. Item # 504642
plastic lid slim
Hannah Bruschetta

Hannah Bruschetta

Hannah Bruschetta – I have long loved Hannah brand bruschetta in the bell-shaped jar.  It has this wonderful fresh quality, it consists of diced tomatoes, basil, garlic, oil and other herbs.  It is wonderful tossed with hot pasta, over ravioli, as an appetizer on crostini and I even make it into marinara sauce in a pot.  It’s very versatile, and it is absolutely delicious! It’s also good for you, with about 2.8 mg of lycopene per serving.  $6.99 for 39 oz.  Item # 10465.

Campari Tomatoes

Sunset Campari Tomatoes

Sunset Campari Tomatoes – Next we have beautiful, firm and deep red Sunset Compari tomatoes.  They are vine-ripened and perfect for just about anything you’re cooking that calls for tomatoes.  They fit just in the palm of your hand.  The other day I used the entire flat to make fresh salsa, and it came out really nicely with these tomatoes!  The other thing I like about this particular brand is that they are certified non-GMO (not genetically modified) $4.29 for 2 lbs.  Item # 25595.

Organic Broccoli Florets

Organic Broccoli Florets

Pure Nature Organic Broccoli Florets – I recently discovered a new brand of broccoli florets, very conveniently frozen.  Pure Nature Organic Broccoli Florets are really delicious, flash frozen at the peak of freshness and best of all, they are divided into four smaller bags!  There’s nothing worse than finding half the bag has frozen solid into a yucky clump because you’ve taken it out of the freezer too many times.  The one thing I wish for is that the individual bags were self-sealing. $5.89 for 4 1-lb bags.  Item # 19576.

Black Tiger Prawns

Black Tiger Prawns

Black Tiger Prawns – At the fresh seafood cart they have a lot of things that I’d just love to get, but I usually always end up getting their farmed black tiger prawns (previously frozen.)  They are huge, succulent, AND cleaned!  That’s the worst part about shrimp is that you have to clean them, but these are already done for you.  Grab some of these for a spicy butter shrimp saute that will melt in your mouth!  I realize that prices shift a lot for seafood, and I’ll be interested to know how prices are affected by this BP oil spill. $8.99 per pound.  Item #29746.

Simple Human 35 Liter Trash Can

Simple Human 35 Liter Trash Can

Simple Human 35 Liter Stainless Steel Trash Can – The 35L Simple Human trash can is a steal right now, being $20 cheaper than elsewhere (with the Costco guarantee!)  We’ve had very good luck with the ones we’ve purchased in the past (our current one is going on 6 years old!)  It comes with a small table-top can as well.  Stainless steel with a black plastic top and a metal foot pedal.  Its 35 liter capacity is awesome too.  $79.99 for 35 L w/bonus step can. Item # 504642.

Share

Tags: Food · Guest Posts · Household Items Share

6 Responses so far ↓

  1. 1 J A // 2011.08.31 at 7:08 pm

    Those Pure Nature Organic Broccoli Florets might be marked “Made In China” Read the Book, “Death By China” which claims only 30% of Chinese products claiming to be orgranic are. If they are made in China you have to trust that Costco checked out how they were processed to be sure they are healthy.

  2. 2 Jordan // 2010.06.15 at 8:37 am

    Thanks! I’m loving the trash can, BTW. We use it for our recycling.

  3. 3 Emily (Bentobloggy) // 2010.06.07 at 11:47 pm

    No, this is the single compartment model.

  4. 4 Emily (Bentobloggy) // 2010.06.03 at 2:50 pm

    Thanks! I’m loving the trash can, BTW. We use it for our recycling.

    • 5 Kimberly // 2010.06.07 at 2:01 am

      Emily, is this the trash can that has two compartments inside?

  5. 6 Jenn // 2010.06.02 at 9:23 pm

    Great job on your guest post!!

Leave a Reply

XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

  Notify me when other users comment on this post.

 

Subscribe