View Full Version : What do you buy at Costco?
04-17-2006, 08:48 PM
I just joined and was wondering if there is anything raw there? Thanks for sharing!
04-17-2006, 08:50 PM
Honey, apples, pineapples, oranges, pears, lettuce, tomatoes, mangoes, and any other organic fruits & veggies they may have. We also buy our laundry soap there.
I make our bath soap.
04-17-2006, 08:55 PM
I buy avocados. The organic ones at my health food store are too expensive.
04-17-2006, 09:03 PM
Dates (deglet noor always; Medjool sometimes)
almonds (though not technically raw as discussed in previous threads)
oranges (blood, cara cara, navel)
baby carrots (these make great dog snacks, too!)
olive oil (sometimes they carry cold pressed, sometimes not)
and much more!
Some is organic -- more than I would have expected. However, I find that fruit purchased there tends to go bad quickly. When I buy a case of oranges, I first pick them each up and inspect them in the store. When I get them home, I rotate them in the box so they don't sit on the same side too long. Strawberries are another quick spoiler. Blueberries last a while as do bananas and all the veggies.
04-17-2006, 09:08 PM
def. pine nuts, they are only $8 a pound!
04-17-2006, 09:24 PM
Pretty much everything
any and all produce
the only thing we don't buy there is what we don't use, or grow ourselves, they don't have fresh herbs or turnips, things like that.
we buy all of our office supplies there,
the plastic floor mat that goes under the chairs
envelope (3 different kinds)
3 hole punch paper
hanging file folders
grand daughter's toys
that is where we buy everything,
just bought two pergolas for our deck today, WOW, I can't wait, we were going to have to build them this summer and hire a couple of guys to help us, figured it would cost about $5,000, but we bought these and they only cost $1500 total, and we can put them up ourselves, also no permits to deal with, as they are technically temperory structures, because they aren't attached to the house. YEAH!
oh, we also buy dog food, and cat food and dog and cat treaters, and all our books, DVD's, computer software, stuff for our vehicles, oil, tires, etc. there.
04-18-2006, 07:42 AM
Are their dates and nuts raw? Thanks for all of the ideas!
04-18-2006, 03:48 PM
We buy just about everything there too. Almost all of our produce comes from their.
I also buy all of their frozen fruits. (blueberries, strawberries, mixed berries, mango mix)My kids love smoothies with frozen fruits.
I buy very little at other stores.
04-18-2006, 03:52 PM
dates and nuts are raw in the states, not necessarily in Canada, don't know about any where else, also it depends on the dates, the ones in the plastic bag packaged by Dole, I don't know, but the ones in the little plastic tubs are.
also, the nuts do sprout or at least feel alive when I touch them, so I am assuming they are raw.
04-18-2006, 05:10 PM
Thank you for the information!
04-19-2006, 12:30 PM
I also buy a lot of fresh produce, nuts, and dates at Costco as listed so well by the posts above. Our local Costco seems to be getting more organic produce too, of course you never know if they will get the same thing again after it runs out. Just yesterday I got 5 pounds of organic baby carrots and a large container of organic mixed baby greens. They usually have organic cherry tomatoes and sometimes other organics which I am very pleased to see!
04-19-2006, 12:35 PM
I have a Costco membership and ours does not have any organic fruits & veggies with the exception of organic salad mix. Are the organic fruits and vegetables that you all mentioned marked organic?
04-19-2006, 12:56 PM
WOW, Costoc is native here but I never buy from them. As a child, I recall my parents taking us there though. :)
04-19-2006, 01:11 PM
I am fairly new to costco but love it. I have issues with spending too much so I go in with a very specific list each time. I buy these items every 10 days or so.
2 x huge bags baby spinach (green drinks)
2 x mangos
1 x lemons
1 x majool dates
1 x avocados
1 x BIG box oranges
2 x flats of apples (often they are organic)
1 x grapes
FZN mixed berries
FZN mixed tropical fruits
I cannot afford organic for everything so I buy my salad stuff organic & my bananas too.
04-19-2006, 06:25 PM
Not every thing at Costco is organic but all we do is ask to see if there are any offerd at the time as they sell so much the have many diffrent supplyers and ont thing about Coctco if you get bad stuff take it back and the replace it or give you your money back. ( it happened when we bought peaches last year)
04-19-2006, 06:29 PM
We have 4 Costcos within 1 hour of us, and each one has different stuff, so we attempt to go to all of them when we are looking for things, one will have raw fresh dates and the other three will not, one will have organic limes, and the others will not, it just depends, they all are a little different, so we just pick up the phone and call.
04-19-2006, 07:06 PM
At our Costco, you can't talk to a human, only to a machine. :(
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