The best of Costco

Oh my gosh you guys, I went to Costco yesterday and literally squealed in the aisles due to all the new (totally awesome) things I found.

Even though we mostly stuck to our list, there were a few things I couldn’t help but get.  The rest were added to my mental shopping list for next time though.

Here are the highlights:


Vicolo roasted tomato with goat cheese & fresh basil.

I’ve made pizzas with their plain crusts several times, but never tried the already prepared ones.  Costco is selling this two pack for cheap and they are bigger than the ones I’ve seen in normal grocery stores.

BOOM!  Love affair continued.  Me + Vicolo = happy taste buds


Food Should Taste Good brown rice crackers.

I’m a big FSTG fan and since we do tons of al fresco dinners I figured these GF crackers would be a nice change up from the Mary’s Gone crackers that I always get.  For the record, Costco also sells Mary’s Gone crackers, but they aren’t reduced in price at all (aka as expensive as ever).


Hodo soy tofu nuggets & yuba strips.

Color me intrigued.  Yuba?


The Essential Baking Company super seeded multi-grain gluten free bread.

This is what caused the squeal.  And if I’m being honest, a happy dance too.  The package comes with two loaves and they cost the same as what you’d pay for one loaf in a normal store.  I can’t wait to try them!


Annie’s Naturals roasted garlic flavored olive oil.

For FODMAPs people like me this is huge.  How did I not know about this product?  Or maybe it’s new?  Until this point my options were between Garlic Gold or DIY so I’m super excited because this bottle is massive and will (maybe) last me a long time.


Nutiva organic extra virgin coconut oil.

Large and inexpensive and organic.  What more could I ask for?  Let the baking commence.

Costco, I love you.  Thanks for offering such awesome products.

What is your favorite Costco find??

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Comments (41)

  1. Livi

    you have to let us know how the tofu nuggets are- I’m intrigued!

  2. Lee

    I like their Hannah brand hummus which they only sometimes have.

  3. Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl

    That pizza and those tofu nuggets both sound SO good!! I am going to Costco for the first time this weekend and I am quite excited about it!

  4. Catherine

    Sadly I have to say the bread is disappointing. I was super excited too but lets just say I’m back to homemade or buying Udis even though I still have a full pack in the pantry. Love, love the crackers though!!!!

  5. Angie

    I’m so excited about the pizzas. I’ve only seen those at Whole Foods and Costco is much closer to us! I can’t wait to hear your opinion on the tofu nuggets. I love finding interesting foods for my little guy to try.

  6. Beth

    Great finds. I tried the gluten free bread you posted and as a low fodmap eater, I have to say this bread was not good for the belly. Probably the fruit juices! Hope you fare better, Elise. 🙂

  7. Melissa

    Ahh, this post just confirms my building need to get to Costco ASAP! They look like they have such great items!

  8. Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries

    Costco sure does continue to step up their game. I’ve been seeing all sorts of great stuff lately! I was so excited to find a ginormous bag of chia seed there a few weeks ago.

  9. dani

    Awesome finds!!! It’s so exciting when you can find really excellent food at mass retailers… a reassuring sign that people are becoming more conscious about what they eat.
    Not to mention… looks delicious!

    <3 dani

  10. Beth

    oh darn, just realized that yummy looking pizza isn’t gluten free. 🙁

  11. Dana @ Vanishing Veggie

    Oh man, I’m jealous. Here in Arkansas we have no costos (or Trader Joe’s for that matter) and it makes me super sad. We have Sams all over the place, but 1. I hate going there and wading through all the people, and 2. I am not really sure if they carry that much organic specialty stuff. Guess I will just keep on my love affair with kroger, even if it makes my weekly grocery bills sky high.

    That garlic olive oil looks amazing! I picked some of that up at a local organic grocery store here (different brand) and it was AMAZING. Bring on the bruschetta!

  12. Courtney

    I hate how Costco is so different in different parts of the country! Grrr. Those tofu nuggets and yuba make me so jealous! I love yuba.
    My favorite find at our Costco is the Field Roast Sausages. Huge pack, great price. I have never seen gluten free bread at Costco, though. Where did you find it? Was it in the freezer section or in the bakery area with all of the other breads??


  13. Crystal

    My Costco BETTER have those pizzas! I get the crusts all the time from WF but I’ve never seen the prepared pizzas! My favorite thing to buy at Costco is their avocados because they’re so cheap!

  14. Kim

    Frustrating that Costco here doesn’t have the same stuff. It seems different stores carry way different merchandise. Some good finds though!

  15. Emily

    I need to make a Costco trip STAT. Holy moly…
    I can’t wait to hear what you think of those tofu nuggests and yuma (?) strips. I’m super curious. And my Costco better have that garlic olive oil…
    My go-to Costco purchases are definitely they’re massive jars of organic almond butter, salted mixed nuts, hummus, and pirates booty (guilty pleasure!)

  16. Emily

    ME TOO! I haven’t been able to find it at mine in months though. Boooo…

  17. BroccoliHut

    Ah man, this post is making me want to make the trek to Costco. Unfortunately, the closest Costco is about 25 minutes away from our new house, but that pizza is making want to make the trip!

  18. Ttrockwood

    I miss costco.!!!!!! I don’t get to go often but last time i scored a great deal on organic quinoa and my flax oil supplements, and i usually find organic almond butter jars.

  19. lynn @ the actor's diet

    i wish i had someone (w a costco card) to go to costco with!

  20. Elise (Post author)

    uhhh…we used to drive 45 minutes to get to ours in la. our commute to our current one is 25 minutes and i think thats a pretty good deal!

  21. Kerry

    I used to work at Essential Baking Company when it was just a small organic bread bakery in Seattle. I cannot believe they have grown so huge. It’s a special place. Hope you enjoy the bread. I am so jealous of your Costco picks. I live in South Florida now and our Costco down here is not so up on the alternatives to main stream food. Boo. Enjoy!

  22. Elise (Post author)

    it was next to the refrigerated produce section. like right outside the room you go in w all the berries, greens, bell peppers, etc. it wasnt refrigerated though. good luck finding it!
    ps feel lucky you have field roast. i dont have that. also the costco i go to now in nor cal doesnt have the garden that our so cal one had. 🙁

  23. Elise (Post author)

    we will see!!

  24. Elise (Post author)

    bummer 🙁
    i havent tried it yet as i still have some udi’s left…

  25. Elise (Post author)

    we got a bag of avos for sure. cant leave without those bad boys 🙂

  26. Beth

    we will see what? If the bread is okay for you? Or the pizza being gluten free? LOL

  27. Courtney

    Thank you for the tip! I wish all the Costcos’ would talk to each other and carry the same things consistently…


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  32. Kendra

    I’m sorry that you didn’t like our Gluten Free Super Seeded Multigrain bread from The Essential Baking Company. Was there something specifically wrong with your loaf or you just didn’t like it, maybe not a fan of seeded breads? We take feedback very seriously to allow us to improve the product. If there was something wrong with your loaf, please know that you can exchange it for a new loaf. The great part of this bread is that it’s made in a dedicated gluten, dairy, soy, nut free facility, has 5 grams of fiber and 10 net carbs a slice, which is unheard of with other gluten free bread on the market. It comes in a stay fresh packaging where unopened, it stays fresh for 90 days without preservatives. If you’d like, there’s more info on our website:

  33. Elise (Post author)

    hi kendra!
    i happily disagree with catherine – i absolutely love your GF bread and have since purchased it every time we’ve been to costco since. do you have other gluten free products? i’d love to try more by the essential baking co. if not, you should definitely get into the tortilla business because the gluten and wheat free options that are currently on the market are not so hot.
    thanks for your amazing bread 🙂

  34. Julie White

    Our St. George, Utah costco quit carrying the bread which is such a disappointment to us, for we are both =GF. the closest costco that still has this good bread is over 200 miles from us. What other stores carry this bread at the lower price?

  35. Elise (Post author)

    BOOOOO im so scared thats going to eventually happen to me too. i swear, as soon as i fall in love with a product at TJs or Costco they stop carrying it. 🙁
    i think you can buy it online, but I’m not sure how $$$ it is.

  36. Jessica

    You are so right Elise, what is with Costco and things I love? They just deleted Mary’s gone crackers. I fill up the suggestion box to no avail. I guess online shopping is gonna be the only way to get everything you want without shopping 5 stores a week. Oh, and the GF Essential bread is great as toast with the coconut oil but too thick and hearty to make a sandwich out of. Tastier than other GF bread but one slice is a meal. Garlic oil super cheap to make-Heat garlic and large tin, cheap oil (I like Bertolli, tin so light doesn’t ruin it)together on stovetop in saucepan till to too hot to touch and then turn off and let steep till cool, bottle and enjoy. Works with roasted garlic too. I also put in rosemary or other fresh herbs for a change.

  37. Elise (Post author)

    I completely agree about everything you said here! The suggestion box is pointless – I feel like I write in it about former loves that they stopped carrying every single time I go and…nada…
    The multiple stores thing! ugh! It’s now wonder why I feel like I spend half my life shopping for food. Sometimes after we’ve checked out at TJs P will exclaim “now another store!!!” (because WF usually follows TJs). HA!
    The essential bread is totally open faced sando material. I use it primarily for avocado toast (or nut butter) but you’re definitely right about it’s heartiness.
    I have made red pepper infused olive oil before but never other herbs or flavors. It seems easy enough I guess I’m just lazy since it’s not that much more $$$ to buy. But yeah, I should probably give it a shot. 🙂

  38. Julie White

    We really like the GF Essentials bread and we make sandwiches with it often.
    But our St. George Costco quit carrying it, so we put a request in the suggestion box, but so far not back on the shelf yet.
    We had to drive the 3hours to the Orem, Utah store to purchase several loaves of this bread.
    We were going to Orem anyway, so we were lucky to find the bread in the Orem Costco store.

  39. Julie White

    P.S. we do not like Udi’s at all.

  40. Kate

    Hi! I have to mention that Mary’s Gone Crackers are actually a great deal at costco considering they’re $4.99 at wholefoods for 6.5oz and $8.59 at Costco for 20oz. I just wish they would carry them more frequently on the east coast!

    Great article. Love costco generally except that they tend to sell less healthy items on the east coast than out in sf. Frustrating!

  41. Elise (Post author)

    I get mine from Thrive for $3.95 a box!! Here’s a referral link that gets you 15% off –

    I love thrive market for items I would normal pay $$$ for at WF but can get for cheaper delivered to my doorstep! Def check it out.

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