This Week at Costco

February 5th, 2008 · 5 Comments

So, I’ve decided that I’ll start posting about what I buy every week at Costco. It’s easier to make more timely recommendations this way, I think. Below is a list of this weeks highlights & recommendations.

Along with the usual staples of eggs and milk (both so much cheaper than any grocery store around us), we found some other great things to pick up this week.

  • Blackberries – at only $4.99 for 18 oz. The quality and price easily beat our local supermarkets. For more on Costco’s world class produce, check out the story in the February Costco Connection on page 72.
  • Fresh Atlantic Salmon – $15.81 for 2.64 lbs. (that’s $5.99/lb). We love getting our salmon from Costco. It’s always really nice quality, plus they skin and de-bone it. This is something we get often & I highly recommend for anyone that likes fresh salmon for dinner.
  • Spaghetti & Meatballs

  • Kirkland Meatballs – $11.99 for 6 lbs. They were doing a demo of these in barbecue sauce (just in time for the Super Bowl) & we really liked them so we gave them a try. We tried them in the barbecue sauce (KC Masterpiece, a previous Costco purchase) for the football game & they made a nice tasty treat. Then, we tried them with some spaghetti for dinner last night. They were so good! Lightly seasoned so they’re more versatile & easy to prepare. You just pop them in the oven for 15 minutes & you’re good to go for whatever you plan to do with them. I’d definitely recommend these.
  • Reusable Costco Bags – $4.99 for 3 bags, 2 reusable totes & 1 reusable cooler tote. They’re made out of this plasticy canvas stuff with cloth handles. They are big enough to fill up with alot of stuff & so much easier to deal with than the cardboard boxes you normally end up with at Costco. Plus, they’re much better for the environment. I’ve been looking for something that we could keep in the car for our trips to Costco or the grocery store & these are the perfect solution. The cooler bag is nice because it also had a velcro closure for the lid so you’re cold stuff stays cool all the way home.
  • Spring Bulb Collection – $14.99 for varying number of bulbs. We ended up getting 2 bags of these for an area of our yard that is very shady and a real pain to find plants (that will live) that are appropriate. They also have a bag for sunny gardens. One of the combinations we got is 6 wide brim hostas, 3 dicentra luxuriant, and 4 white trilliums, so 13 plants in total. The other combination we got is 3 aureomarginata hostas, 3 cinnamon ferns, and 15 red flash caladiums, for a total of 21 plants. The bags come with information on each type of plant, as well as a little planning guide that is appropriate for the combination in the bag. I’m really excited to see how these work. The last plants we bought from Costco, calla lilies, have done incredibly well and bloom and look beautiful every year.
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  1. 1 Reusable Bags from Costco // 2008.07.31 at 6:10 pm

    […] mentioned the great reusable bags that you can now get from Costco in my This Week at Costco, Feb 5 2008  post.  However, I didn’t go into quite as much great detail as a post that I came across recently […]

  2. 2 Kimberly // 2008.02.13 at 11:18 am

    I haven’t tried the Martha Stewart soups….well, I tried them at the demo station but haven’t purchased them. I think the prices seem a little steep but the mushroom soup was really good.
    As far as the peanut butter goes, the only choices at our Costco in Austin are Jif & Kirkland brands. And someone’s expensive, organic Almond Butter but that doesn’t count. I’m a Jif PB girl, so I haven’t even tried the Kirkland brand.

  3. 3 mamacita // 2008.02.05 at 12:18 pm

    Oh, and you know that rant about the world’s most awesome peanut butter that’s supposed to be available at Costco? I can’t find that brand of PB at ours. Do they have it in Austin?

  4. 4 mamacita // 2008.02.05 at 12:16 pm

    They also have a great price on butter. You have to buy two pounds of it, but it does just fine in the freezer until you’re ready for it.

    This weekend I bought their frozen (raw) shrimp for the first time and I was really pleased with it. Have you tried any of the new Martha Stewart soups?

    I use those giant blue IKEA bags (59 cents) for Costco shopping.

    BTW, I love hostas! You should post pictures.

  5. 5 Sara // 2008.02.05 at 12:05 pm

    Now this is what I need to know! What’s on *now* at Costco!

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