We went to Costco because we were running low on
chocolate chips a bunch of stuff. We tend to go about once about every other month and buy specific items each time (plus an online order here and there), but I love cruising through the store to find new things to try. Costco has a lot of gluten-free options, so I keep my eyes peeled. And I’ve bought a shocking amount of clothing from there….from work attire when I was working, to yoga pants and shoes.
This time I only found 1 item in the clothing department, a pair of casual/active capris. They aren’t fitted and are a stretchy nylon-type material, so they’ll be perfect for wearing around the house and for errands. I think they were like $17…can’t beat the prices on clothing there. Everything I’ve bought has held up really well too, but if not, you can return things at any time without a receipt. As an example of the pricing there, Hunter rainboots (which everyone down here goes crazy over to wear as normal shoes – no thanks!) – are over $100 at other stores, but Costco usually has them for $75. Same with Tom’s (- yes, please -) which are $50 otherwise, but usually $35 there. They aren’t always available and usually only have one or two colors, but still great deals.
Back to the real story…cake and cheese. As we were strolling through the store, I pointed out gluten-free pound cake and told Lo to grab one when he came by with the cart – I think the package was around $8, and I didn’t even realize there were two cakes in it until we got home. I didn’t have high expectations for it, but my parents were coming, so I thought we could eat it that weekend. It was a pack of 2, so I told my mom she should take the other one home because I didn’t think it would be that great anyway. We cut into it that night and it was AMAZING. Seriously. It was like a slightly denser angel food cake with excellent flavor. Even Lo loved it – he said he wanted to eat it for every meal. We almost told my mom she couldn’t have the other one. Just kidding – but I fully intended to go back the next week to get
another more before they were gone. When I did go back, I text Lo and asked him how many I should buy (knowing I was also getting one for my mom and for my friend), and he replied after I’d left the store (with 5 packs) and said “buy all of the cakes”. Somehow we’ve resisted eating any so far.
Cheese. I love cheese. We never leave Costco without buying cheese, usually sliced and shredded. As I was going down the snack aisle, I noticed these Whisps.
They are just Parmesan cheese – that’s it. They were $9.99-ish, so not a cheap snack, but it’s a decent size bag and it’s what I would consider a healthy snack…because, cheese. My friends used to make an appetizer with Parm cheese cups (made of just parmesan, like these), so I was hoping these were similar tasting, except crunchy. I opened these the next day and they were so good! Crispy, salty bits of goodness with lots of protein. Lo tried them that weekend and agreed that they were addicting – almost too salty, but not. Needless to say, when I went back, I bought 2 more bags. They better keep carrying these – I need them! And please don’t judge that this salad has cheese (whisps) on top of (feta) cheese. And I swear there were like 3 cups of spinach in that bowl, even though it looks like it’s all cheese!
The crumb cakes are probably going to be discontinued, as things come and go at Costco. I think they were a special item for Passover – I’m ok with that because, seriously, how many cakes should I eat? But the Whisps…these need to stick around.