I want to start this month's food finds by saying Happy 2nd Anniversary to our Costco Food Find series. It was 2 years ago, that we started this series, which has become one of the most popular things we do here at Eat Like No One Else. Thanks everyone for your support. For the sake of nostalgia, let me share with you the 1st ever Costco Food Finds post and our first anniversary post from last year.
Lately we have been doing a theme for each Costco Food Finds post. But for this month I am just sharing a variety of foods without any real theme. I am sure you'll enjoy it.
Hit the Road Snackin
This summer we have been doing a series of blog posts on the best snacks for road trips. We call it Hit the Road Snackin'. It's been a real fun series. I thought I would mention two great snacks choices if ya still got a road trip planned this year or maybe your hitting the road for one last trip for Labor Day weekend.
Milton's Gluten Free Sea Salt Crackers | $7.79 for 20oz | 878663
Can't go wrong with crackers on a road trip. Gluten free or not you'll want to give these crackers a shot. What I really like about them is they come in a easy to reseal bag, which will help keep them from spilling all over your car and as well keeping them fresh.
Moon Cheese Cheddar | $9.69 for 10oz | 1202133
Just cheese. Crunchy cheese. No crazy ingredients needed. It's kind of like having cheese and crackers without having to get both. Another great road trip choice.
Finds from the Grocery Department
Banza Chickpea Rotini Pasta | $8.79 for 2.5 lbs | 1117393
Pastas that are made with something other than wheat or semolina flour I typically don't have much faith in. That is why I was totally floored by this pasta when I sampled it at a different grocery store a while back. I was amazed at how good it was and how "normal" it tasted. Impressive. Glad to see it at Costco as buying it in bulk is a great way to save some $$$.
We are trying to cut down on enriched flours so this pasta makes a great choice for that. And it's a Michigan company, so I am supporting my state.
505 Southwestern Flame Roasted Green Chiles | $7.89 for 40oz | 550505
It's Hatch Chile right now. These chiles are some of the word's best grown in Hatch, New Mexico. If you can't find fresh ones in your store, then this is a 2nd best option. They are perfect for adding to so many things as the box in the photo above would suggest.
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Nature's Path Golden Turmeric Cereal | $6.99 for 28oz | 1211835
Nature's Path has been releasing some new cereals lately. I have seen them at other grocery stores. Turmeric is all the rage right now. People love for it's anti-inflammatory properties. More and more foods are using it.
The color of Turmeric is very powerful, so this cereal turns your milk golden. Fun for the kids, right? Might be the only chance you'll have to get them to try turmeric.
In the Meat Department
Greenridge Beef Sticks | $12.99 for 36oz | 1231893
These are new to me. How tasty do they look? I like that they are small batch made for better quality and don't contain any fillers.
Unlike other beef snack sticks these were in the refrigerated section.
Dinosaur Egg Pluots | $6.49 for 3.5 lbs | 967612
Ok I am going to admit it here. I featured these same pluots in both my first Costco Food Finds post and my 1st anniversary post. But hey when something is good it's worth repeating. My kids still love these "dinosaur fruits". And I do as well. They are sweet, pretty, and flavorful.
(Spoiler alert, I probably will feature these next August too!)
W&G Whole Roasting Pig | $3.29/lb | 10416
Have you ever wanted to do your own pig roast? Hurry in to Costco as these pigs are on their way out. I was quite surprised to find them in the frozen department earlier this summer. Not sure how well they are selling but the fact that you can walk into a grocery store and buy a whole pig is kind of cool. Could be a late summer family reunion option.
The pigs go for $3.29 per pound. I found one that weighed 36.8 pounds. So we are talking $121.07 for the whole pig.
Has anyone ever been to a pig roast? I haven't...yet. Share your pig roasts experiences in the comment section at the conclusion of this post.
A Diary Delight
noosa Variety Yoghurt | 12-4oz containers for $8.89 | 1043301
Man, I love me some noosa Yoghurt (Love that spelling too!). I buy it a lot at my local Kroger store because they will reduce the price for quick sale, even when it is still several days away from the expiration date. I totally take advantage of that.
As you see, you can pick it up in bulk at Costco. This variety pack contains the flavor of lemon, blueberry, and strawberry-rhubarb. Pretty solid choices that I think would please the whole family.
From the Vitamin Section
SmartyPants Kid Multivitamin | $12.99 til 9-2 (regularly $16.99) for 180ct | 677823
This last item is kind of unusual for me to talk about. Normally I don't bring up vitamins or supplements. This one I just had to. My sister in-law gives this multivitamin to her son. She noticed after taking this a noticeable change in his behavior and just his mood in general. When she decided to make a switch she realized that he his mood and behavior had reverted back to where it was before starting the vitamins. Went back on them and he was doing well again
I think that is a pretty ringing endorsement. Not saying that it going to be the case for every kid but she has seen results with her child and that's wonderful. Since this is something you put into your mouth (in gummy form) that it still fit within the confines of a food blog.
What I really like about these multivitamins is that they contain folate not folic acid. There are some people whose bodies cannot turn folic acid into folate for their bodies to use so they end up being low on folate. Folate has been known to have an effect on mood, another reason to mention the Banza pasta.
Thanks everyone for being a part of our monthly blog series over these last 2 years. I look forward to writing about what is to come as we head into the fall and the holiday season.
If there has been anything you have enjoyed about this series, let us know below.