It has taken me a few years to see what all the Costco fuss is about, because in all honesty, I wondered what healthy options might be available in what I thought would be a packaged food shopping mecca.
The first time I did visit, almost half a year ago, I didn't sign up as a member because I just couldn't fathom paying $60 a year for the privilege of shopping somewhere. I did sign-in to browse though, which meant I could look but not buy (annoying). What I did find out that day is the foods I could potentially buy that I would be content with purchasing.
After mulling it over for a few months, and taking to the internet for comparison price research, I went back to Costco in January, and took the plunge to sign up to a one year membership.
I am now almost 6 months into my 12 month Costco membership, and have shopped 4 times. Now I am familiar with what I can buy in bulk, I do save money on some items I would otherwise buy at my local supermarket. On the healthy food front, this is what I buy from Costco that I do save money on if compared to supermarkets on the high street and health food stores:
1kg bag of organic quinoa
1kg bag of organic chia seeds
1kg coconut flour
Pack of 2 spray coconut oil
coconut oil spray
1kg cacao powder
12.5kg bakers flour
900g extra virgin coconut oil
5L white vinegar
2L A2 milk
900g pack of Natural Delights medjool dates
Lilydale free range chicken
Frozen Barramundi fish fillets
Other Costco shoppers might also rave about buying rice, nuts, seeds, other oils, eggs and spices in bulk, but at the moment, I buy the aforementioned from my local food co-op.
Do you shop at Costco? Do you think signing up to a $60 membership is worth it?