COSTCO currently has five products for health-conscious foodies, but there are a few you should avoid.
Kyle Fitzgerald is passionate about nutrition and educating others about what to put in their bodies.
On TikTok, Kyle uses cleankitchennutrition, where he posts videos about healthy grocery store finds, ingredient explanations, and some delicious and healthier recipes.
He recently posted a TikTok revealing six items to buy at Costco and four to avoid.
All products in the video are on sale, but prices may vary depending on store and availability.
Below are the food expert’s six must-buy buys.
items to buy
1. That’s it bars
Bars are available in packs of 24 for only $9.99.
Also, each bar only has two ingredients and lists them on the packaging.
All bars are non-GMO, vegan, kosher, gluten-free and free from contamination from the 12 major food allergen groups.
2. Victoria Organic Marinara
The sauce comes in a 40-ounce jar and is available for $7.99.
The sauce is completely organic as only organic extra virgin olive oil and organic tomatoes are used.
Each bottle is slowly boiled in the kettle, giving it that authentic and homemade taste.
3. Paesana Tomato Basil Sauce
For a 25-ounce jar, the sauce is available for just $5.79.
This brand also uses organic ingredients as the tomatoes are 100% imported from Italy.
The sauce is also gluten free, kosher certified and certified by QAI.
Quality Assurance International (QAI) is a US-based international organic certification company authorized by the United States Department of Agriculture.
4. Chosen Mayo
Chosen Foods makes the 32-ounce jar of mayo with 100% pure avocado oil.
It also includes other clean ingredients like cage-raised eggs, organic vinegar, organic mustard, and condiments.
The jar is on sale for $7.49.
5. Galbani Organic String Cheese
This 24-pack of real, organic, whole milk mozzarella is only $6.49.
It is USDA certified and only uses milk from farms where cows graze on organic pasture grasses.
Also, no artificial growth hormones or antibiotics are added.
6. Highkey Cookies
These might not be perfect, but the TikToker said they’re definitely a better option for those looking for something cute.
The 12-ounce mini chocolate chip cookies are available for just $6.99.
Items to avoid
1. Pure Protein
Though these are fairly popular, Kyle said it’s best to avoid them.
The bars contain artificial sweeteners, which he says tend to cause gas and bloating.
2. Chobani yogurt
While this yogurt isn’t entirely terrible for you, it does contain some sugar.
The TikToker said it’s best to avoid this.
3. Beyond Flesh
While this may be better for your arteries than regular red meat, it’s worse for you in other ways.
It has five times more sodium and a number of other harmful additives.
4. Kodiak Cake
The protein pancake and waffle mix isn’t entirely bad, but he said at least the wheat or whey protein should be organic, which it isn’t.
In 2019, the company was embroiled in a lawsuit in which documents said it allegedly had unhealthy levels of fat and saturated fat, as well as high sugar levels.
Save money at Costco
A great way to save on products, especially wine, is to buy the Kirkland brand.
Wines with the Kirkland label usually cost half or more.
Also, the brand name you want is often just referred to as Kirkland, so you’re actually getting a quality wine made by top wineries exclusively for Costco.
The wholesaler is also known to save shoppers at least 15% on various restaurants or cinema tickets when buying gift cards in its store.
It offers gift cards for steakhouses and other fine dining restaurants, BBQ, burger joints, coffee shops, ice cream shops, streaming subscriptions, and even spa gift cards.
Non-members can also shop at Costco.com because the site is open to everyone.
However, non-members pay a 5% surcharge and many items are typically 5% to 20% higher than what is offered in the members’ store.
Some products are also marked as members-only items and are not available to non-members.
Regardless, online shopping can still be cheaper, especially if you check the featured deals before checking out.
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