This Week at Costco – May 4 2008

May 8th, 2008 · 9 Comments

Costco Bakery CupcakesCostco Bakery Cupcakes – Dave and I really sacrifice ourselves to try out everything in the store….okay, this may not have been that much of a sacrifice. These are incredible cupcakes and I’ll bet are just like the full sheet cakes that you can get at Costco’s bakery too. The cupcakes come in a ridiculous box of 20 (yes, yes, I know…silly of us) made up of 10 chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and 10 vanilla cake with white frosting. And both have colorful sprinkles scattered across the top. They are really cute and would be perfect for a party (or snacking and freezing which was our option). The cake is delicious no matter which flavor you try and the frosting is really outstanding because it isn’t that overly sweet kind nor the overly lardy kind that makes your mouth feel like you just licked a can of Crisco. I’ve always heard people rave about the sheet cakes and now I can totally see why. These are really the best cupcakes I’ve ever had from a bakery. 20 cupcakes for $15.99.

Champignon Brie with MushroomsKaserei Champignon Double Cream Brie with Mushrooms – Okay, why does Costco keep doing this to me? Once again they had a delicious cheese demo. And of course, after I tasted the deliciousness I couldn’t just not buy a cheese. I really do have a bit of a dairy problem, huh? In any case, they had 4 scrumptious cheeses on demo from the Kaserei Champignon Cheese Company – 3 types of brie one with mushrooms, one with garlic, and one with peppercorns, as well as a cambozola. They are all soft cheeses and were perfectly brought to room temperature by the time we tried them, so you could really taste all of the delicious flavors. They were all outstanding and each and every one of them would have been a perfect treat with a lovely fresh baguette. We decided to buy the one with the mushrooms because it was such a great taste that I’ve never had before in a cheese. The mushrooms are so flavorful and pair perfectly with the brie. It was great with bread, but I also imagine that it would be delicious with a perfectly cooked fillet…kind of like a beef wellington without the pastry. $9.79 per pound.

KS Signature Hydrating ShampooKirkland Signature Hydrating Shampoo – We’ve never tried the Kirkland Signature shampoo before but Dave ran out, so he thought he would give it a try. The bottle says this will moisturize and replenish the nutrients in your hair, which seems to be true because my hair did feel really nice after I tried it out. It has a really nice fragrance, kind of florally but mostly just really fresh and clean. This is probably because it is made with wheat germ oil, sage, lemongrass and kelp extracts. It comes in a fairly large container, thankfully with a pump, very similar to the Aveda shampoo that I use. Some might not think it is all that attractive but who needs a lovely looking bottle that you never really look at and just sits in your shower? Luckily, we don’t (though, in the package’s defense, I actually like it and think it looks better than the big Aveda bottle). The important thing is that it is actually a really great shampoo with a nice fragrance that leaves your hair looking nice too. And, did I mention it is super cheap? 2, 40 ounce containers for $6.99.

KS White Cranberry Peach JuiceKirkland Signature White Cranberry Peach Juice – Dave and I love this stuff. It has this sweet fruity flavor that isn’t cloying or sickeningly sweet, and leaves you with just a smidge of peachy aftertaste. But beware there is an impostor out there that that will try to lure you in….don’t do it! The bad stuff is something like white grape, apricot, and mango (my memory could be blocked from the trauma of drinking it) and it does not have the sweet fruity flavor but more of a taste like an ashtray smells. Anyway, back to info about the good stuff. It is made from concentrate with no added sugar and 130% of your vitamin C requirements. It’s actually a blend of white grape juice, white cranberry juice, white peach juice, and lemon juice. Here’s what I love about buying juice at Costco…the price! 2, 96 ounce containers for $5.99.

Oral-B CrossAction Pro-Health ToothbrushesOral-B CrossAction Pro-Health Toothbrushes – I love these toothbrushes! I originally tried them because Costco had them in their coupon book last year when I needed to get some. After trying them, I couldn’t get over how much cleaner they made my teeth feel. I think there might really be something to that crisscross bristle feature! Plus, the little rubbery bristles give your gums a little massage as you are brushing. And of course, they have the necessary textured tongue cleaner on the back of the head. Here’s the bad news about my favorite toothbrush: it’s definitely more expensive than the other Oral-B variety that Costco sells. By something like a dollar a brush, which is certainly a fair bit. But come on, aren’t your teeth worth it? I also think of it like this, there are 6 toothbrushes in there and that will get us through almost an entire year for our family of two so if you spread the cost out, it isn’t that bad. On another note, I just want to point out that I feel like Costco really cares about my dental health because they only stock the soft and medium head toothbrushes, none of the hard ones that your dentist hates you to use! 6 toothbrushes for $13.88.

Fudgie Wudgie Belgian Chocolate FudgeFudgie Wudgie Belgian Chocolate Fudge – Of course to follow up my blurb about important dental health I will now talk about fudge. This is a bit of a cheat because I actually got this last week but had too much great stuff to write about so I’m sticking it in here. This was a special demo and sale that they were having at Costco from the Fudgie Wudgie Fudge and Chocolate Factory. Of course, we had to try the fudge that wouldn’t be there forever. It was good, no that should be better than good. It was like you always want fudge to be but it never really is – soft, creamy, chocolatey perfection. There was none of that grainy feeling in your mouth that you sometimes get with fudge when the sugar crystallizes on the side of the pan and it is stirred back into the fudge. They had 4 or 5 different flavors to try but I fell in love with the Belgian Chocolate variety. It’s my dream fudge. 1 pound for $10.99

Costco BegoniaBegonias – This was such an amazing offer that I thought that the sign was actually messed up or in front of the wrong plants. I kept thinking that when I got to the checkout they were going to be way more. These are really nice 5 gallon sized begonias too; which makes the price of $3.92 even more amazing. By comparison, the very small ones at Home Depot are only 50 cents less! Costco constantly amazes me with their plant offerings this time of year, I mean, a big palm tree for only $35?! Crazy…but good for those of us wanting to do some landscaping. I ended up purchasing 3 of these begonias because I was so amazed by the price and can always use some nice plants. Unfortunately, they were sold out of these on Monday when I was there but did have some other variety of begonia that was absolutely gorgeous (and way more pricey at $20). 5 gallon Begonia for $3.92.


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9 Responses so far ↓

  1. 1 Lois Gordan // 2010.02.15 at 4:16 pm

    the fudgie wudgie was fabulous. my friends want to buy some this week. do you still have it? if not, when will they be back in the warehouse?

  2. 2 Denise // 2009.05.11 at 8:56 am

    I bought Fudgie Wudgie Fudge for the first time last week. Oh my! It was the best tasting fudge I have ever tasted!!! I bought Pecan Turtle Fuge for my mother and one for me. I can take or leave fudge but mine is almost gone. It is so good! If I see fudge somewhere I usually don’t eat it but I’ll have to try Fudgie Wudgie again!

  3. 3 Kathryn Havey // 2008.10.18 at 6:24 pm

    The flavor I had was peniche I looked and they don’t have it on there website. Could it be a different name!

  4. 4 This Week at Costco - July 6 2008 // 2008.07.12 at 8:21 am

    […] and total junk food like chips.  So shameful!  The only thing we used a coupon for was the Costco bakery cupcakes (20 cupcakes for $15.99 – $5.00 = $10.99) which are the best cupcakes you can buy anywhere, […]

  5. 5 Danielle // 2008.06.21 at 8:35 pm

    The sheet cakes are amazing!! I normally don’t care for white cake but I was at my local Costco last summer and they were doing an American Express promotion that included free slices of cake. I tried one and have been thinking about it ever since. My birthday was last week and my husband knew exactly where to get my cake (because I talk about everytime we go to Costco). We had the white cake with the vanilla cheesecake filling and it was fantastic. The cheesecake filling is very light and creamy and the frosting is the best buttercream frosting you will ever have – not gritty or greasy.
    Everything I have tried from the Costco bakery is amazing. Don’t even get me started on the huge round chocolate cake – that is the best chocolate cake you will ever eat. The cheesecakes and key lime pie are also to die for.

  6. 6 Kimberly // 2008.05.23 at 1:23 pm

    Thanks, Samantha! I might have to take you up on your offer to answer my questions because I get a lot about bakery stuff. Which as I’m sure you know, people absolutely love and rave about. I haven’t tried the coconut cream pie but I know that the pumpkin and pecan pies are amazingly yummy for a store bought pie…almost like homemade.

  7. 7 Samantha Newman // 2008.05.22 at 1:13 am

    Hi there! I was just looking at Costco stuff and I came across this site. You are an amazing memeber to take time out of your busy schedule to comment about our products. I work at Costco in the bakery and I make those cupcakes you are talking about. haha! I’m glad you love them and it’s nice to hear compliments when we are doing a great job! The cake is even better, I promise! haha You should try our cake with strawberry filling, or our coconut cream pie. =) have a great day you can email me anytime about any questions you have!!!

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  9. 9 Dave // 2008.05.08 at 6:33 pm

    The KS brand hydrating shampoo may be a little too flowery smelling for some guys. It definitely has a significant perfume component to it! YMMV.

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