The most recent Costco US coupon book just started a couple of days ago and runs through July 3. Meanwhile, the current Costco UK coupon book is about to end, it runs through June 12. But don’t fear, there’s another coupon book that starts Monday, June 13 and runs through July 3 too. I’ll be posting that new coupon book on Monday.
Kirkland Signature Mini Desserts – Okay, before you start thinking Dave and I are all about the sweets, we didn’t eat all of these ourselves! We were invited to a housewarming party for some friends and just happened to be at Costco the same day and thought these would be perfect to take with us. There is a nice variety of bite-sized and beautifully done little desserts. The chocolate ones, as is usually the case, were a big hit with everyone. But I liked the little lemony ones too. I thought it was a good balance between chocolate stuff and fruit based items; something for everyone that way. If you’re having a little party (obviously, less than 30 people), these would be a great time-saver. Plus, you can get a variety and not have to actually make 6 different types of desserts yourself. The worst thing is that you really need to be able to refrigerate all of these, especially if it is going to be more than a couple of hours before you serve them. But the big tray that they come on makes that a bit tricky if you have a narrow fridge (like we do). These took up a whole shelf in our fridge. In any case, you get eight different types of desserts, with six of each type. 48 desserts for £14.99. Item #: 0095688.
Sweet Potato Pakora – We bought these right before the coupon that is available now (well, through Sunday anyway). I have to admit that these are way, way better than I thought they were going to be when Dave picked them up. But after we tried them, I had to admit that they were delicious! And if you’re a vegetarian, you’ll be happy to hear that these are suitable for you too. The little fritters or balls are made from sweet potato and chickpeas along with a variety of authentic spices like garlic, coriander, cumin, paprika, and red chiles. These are a great addition to dinner, especially if you want to have a meat-free meal and have something with a lot of flavor. We tried them with some couscous which was pretty good, but I think they’d be good for a non-meat version of spaghetti and meatballs too. I think you could serve them on a salad too. Of course, they’re also just good by themselves or with a little bit of chili sauce or harissa to dip them in, so they wold be great for an appetizer if you were having a party. They say that you can eat them cold, but we didn’t try that. They are easy to heat up since they are already baked. You can either pop them into the microwave for a couple of minutes or you can put them into the oven for about 10 minutes. 500 grams for £2.99. Item #: 0116153.
Spicy Peanut and Rice Snack Mix – I love this stuff. But I’m pretty sure it has some kind of addictive ingredient. I’m not even a peanut person but these are so good I wanted to just gobble them up. Crazy. I think it might be the combo of the spicy coating with the difference in textures from the peanuts and rice snacks. I really have a thing for the crunchy rice snacks in mixes like this, and my only complaint is that there weren’t more rice shapes and a bit fewer peanuts. Obviously, this is intended to be a nice little snack, and it does that really well. Aren’t we all supposed to have a bit of nuts everyday too? These would be great if you were having friends over for a friendly poker game or some other kind of get together. Or, a quick little afternoon snack. I find this mix to be more filling than chips or something like that, but it fills that same flavor and crispy need. 1300 grams for £5.99. Item #: 0090662.
Kirkland Signature Sticky Toffee Loaf Cake – Well, this isn’t really a substitute for sticky toffee pudding, but it does have the right basic flavours. My one big complaint though, is that it was a little dry. I think if it were moist, or more moist, it would be awesome. It is sweet but not too sweet and certainly has that toffee kind of taste, all in a nice little loaf. It is really pretty good with a cup of hot tea or cold milk, depending on your mood. It was a nice sweet treat in the morning for breakfast or after dinner. I guess we could have moistened it up by adding some type of saucy thing when serving it or maybe just smearing a little butter on it. 770 gram loaf for £2.99. Item #: 0097795.
K-Bell Women’s Socks – These socks are perfect for summer with their bright colors and patterns. I bought them mostly to wear around the flat (horrible carpet that is very tough on feet). However, if you want to wear them out, as in with shoes, they are great for that too because they are really low cut so they don’t stick out by a big amount, thus, are hardly visible outside of sneakers. The only negative about that is that sometimes they slouch down on your heel a bit and that can be uncomfortable, depending on your style of shoes. They are perfect for summer though because they are a really thin (not cheap thin just not thickly knit) and lightweight. Plus, the colors and stripes and dots are somehow cheery and summery. These are definitely not for athletic use, at least I would never suggest you use them that way. As you can see from the photo, there are three main colors: pink, green, and blue. Each of those colors has three different patterns: stripes, polka dots and then white with just little accents of color. So, in all you get nine different pairs of socks. I did notice that they had a bundle of socks that had more subdued colors if these bright ones aren’t for you. But you get such a good deal on them, just $0.83 per pair, that they are a perfect, fun addition to your sock drawer. 9 pairs for £7.49. Item #: 0932317.