I was planning on writing about all of the cool stuff that you can get at Costco.com for Halloween. However, I must have blinked and missed that holiday because all the seasonal products on their site right now, revolve around Christmas. I could talk about Christmas stuff, but somehow to me it just seems far too early to start talking about Christmas decorations. In any case, while digging around on Costco.com I noticed a new grocery section: Kosher.
I receive a lot of email, and occasionally some comments on various posts, about the desire for more Kosher products at Costco. Well, it seems that someone has been listening – someone with the power to change things, instead of just me. Under the Kosher grocery category you can find a selection of meat products mostly, and one sugar free Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory assortment. However, if you do a search for ‘kosher’ you find 33 different products that you can buy through Costco.com, including several bakery items, as well as dried fruit and nut assortments. And it is all certified kosher.
As I mentioned, there are several different types of meat selections that you can now purchase at Costco.com that are certified Kosher. There are three different butchers providing the meat: Teva Meats, A.D. Rosenblatt, and Strauss. I did notice that the Strauss products are both lamb and are actually Halal, but I think the similarities in the two dietary laws are such that something like lamb would fall under similar requirements. One of the lamb items is certified for both Halal and Kosher, as well, so I guess they must be as similar as I think. In total there are seven different Kosher meat products that you can get: an Angus beef variety pack, Angus Beef offal variety pack, ground lamb, lamb stew meat, lamb bone-in shoulder roast, boneless leg of lamb, and lamb foreshank. As you’ll notice most of the items are lamb, with just a couple of beef products. But all of the packs are fairly large, with several pounds of meat, which is good since they run from $79.99 – $399.99 price-wise. You could definitely stock up your freezer with these packs though. And that would be great if you live in an area where getting Kosher meats is something between hard and impossible. Oh yeah, and at least a couple of these are certified Kosher for Passover.
In addition to the selection of Kosher meats, you can also find a variety of other goods that are Kosher. Unfortunately, the other items are mixed in with the regular grocery items, so it makes it a little harder to pick them out. But if you do a search for ‘kosher’ you will get a page full of bakery items, dried fruit and nuts products, and fruit crisps. One of the more interesting items that turns up in the search results is a gift card to The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. If you didn’t know, all of their products are certified organic, Halal, and Kosher. The other items cover all of the delicious items you might enjoy from a bakery: cannoli shells, brownies, cookies, scones, brownies, cheesecake, and even a birthday cake. There are even some Halloween cookies available right now!
So, if you’re one of the people that have been looking for more Kosher goods, or just want a wider variety than what you can find in your own neighbourhood, you should check out the selections at Costco.com.