GREAT PRODUCTS -
Amazing Beets (powder) by
Aussie Bites, Organic
Avocados, Hass - Excellent
Bananas - Excellent
Dark Chocolate Acai, Brookside
Goose Point Oysters - 2 lb.
Green Superfood, Amazing Grass
Jarlsberg Cheese - BEST price anywhere
Kirkland CoQ10 - 300 mg
Kirkland Dried California Apricots
Kirkland Green Tea Bags - 100
Kirkland Organic Dried Blueberries
Kirkland Organic Dried Calimyrna Figs
Kirkland Organic Walnuts
Kirkland Sliced Peaches - 96 oz
NatureMade Flaxseed Oil - 1400 mg
Starbucks Via Instant
Sunkist Meyer Lemons
Trident Wild Salmon Oil
Turkey Perky Jerky
Hass avocados are always excellent. They are not too ripe,
and ripen perfectly at home.
Place some in the fridge, so they don't all ripen at once.
The cold retards ripening.
bananas are always excellent, unless they are too ripe, or
if they are, make banana bread.
Dark Chocolate Asai Blueberry -
Brookside Foods, Canada
Delicious, as well as the Dark Chocolate Pomegranite.
I love the 10-lb. bags, Very healthy.
Slice 'em, nuke 'em, eat 'em.
Sprinkle whatever on them. Costco dried onions. Nutmeg is
good. And honey.
We Have A New BIGGEST LOSER!
I love this stuff, BUT
This has happened to me twice. The latest -
Purchase Date - Feb. 9, 2016
Expire Date - Feb. 22, 2016
These are round, spherical, fuzzy, white colonies of mold
growing on the squash.
Costco MUST address this. Their "process" for this
product is HIGHLY FLAWED. MOLD found throughout, with 13
days before the expiration date. The last time, it was 10
days from the expire date.
Photos to be added later.
Freezing may be MANDATORY, if Costco can't stop this.
UPDATE: I think I figured this out. This product was
NEVER INTENDED to be sold by COSTCO, in a THAWED condition.
It must be sold FROZEN. Somebody screwed up here. Still good
stuff, though. Just scrape off the mold colonies before
Costco cantaloupes are hopeless.
Once picked, cantaloupes do NOT ripen any further, along
with most other melons.
Most of the time, they are nowhere near ripe, and will never
ripen. They are rock-hard, and will rot internally, while
Costco is not alone in this, ALL cantaloupes from Honduras
are picked far too early (weeks). They rot internally,
before they ripen. If picked when they SHOULD BE, they would
all be rotten by the time they arrived here.
Buy LOCALLY GROWN and RIPENED Cantaloupe, from your local
Kirkland Diet Green
This product burns the back of my
throat. If you dilute it 50-50 with water, its not so bad.
They need to make a non-diet version, minus the crap. Use
Not So Good
GRADE - Ingredient
C - Sodium Hexametaphosphate
C - Potassium Sorbate
C - Phosphoric Acid
D - Aspartame
D - Acesulfame Potassium
D - Calcium Disodium EDTA
D - Blue #1
D - Phenylalanine
- Sodium Benzoate (may
cause serious cell damage)
ADDED: There is NO DISCLAIMER about BPA
on the label, which PROBABLY INDICATES that the WORST
ingredient may indeed be BISPHENOL
A, which is leached
from the plastic by the phosphoric acid, ESPECIALLY if
exposed to sunlight. MOMS! Don't turn your boys into girls
with female hormone analogs. Big endocrine
* Belgian Boys
The Crepini crepes are very difficult to separate without
tearing, because they are very thin and sticky.
TRUTH IN LABELING
Figs - Made in Nature
BEAUTIFUL photo on the package.
Just don't open it.
Inside are the most scraggly, pathetic looking Black Mission
Figs on the planet.
Don't be fooled - pass on these.
See the big luscious figs
portrayed on the label?
See the actual contents I placed across the label?
This is a case of OUTRIGHT DECEPTION in labeling.
ADDED: The larger, yellow ORGANIC Calimyrna figs from
Costco are much better. IMHO. Try those.
Peppers - Harris
Do you know of ANY prepared food that does NOT give the
weight of what you are buying? Harris Ranch, seems to feel
no need to tell you just how much is in the package
All Harris Ranch prepared foods are packed with salt and
But they go one step further - they try to hide this fact
1. Under the Nutrition label, Servings per Container:
VARIED (maybe 2, maybe 20)
2. Serving size is given as 7oz.
3. However, NOWHERE do they state the package weight . I
thought that this was required by law?!? You are on your own
- "Get your own damned scale, you fussy customer!"
Harris Ranch makes CERTAIN that you can't
compute actual nutritional values. Shame on Harris Ranch,
for their devious, illegal marketing practices. Harris Ranch
expects you to buy a scale and a calculator.
ADDED: This product has big wadballs of congealed
yellow fat throughout, which must be removed with a spoon,
before heating. Unless you love to slurp pure lard. The
stuffed bell peppers from Trader Joe's are far superior,
IMHO. Lose the Harris Ranch arrogance. Buy from Trader
I am sure that these seeds are good for you.
BUT, there are NO SPROUTS.
Carefully examining the GoRaw Sprouted Sunflower Seeds
reveals NO SPROUTS whatsoever.
Carefully examining the GoRaw Sprouted Pumpkin Seeds reveals
NO SPROUTS whatsoever.
An illustration on the GoRAW
website clearly shows a
sprout sticking out from the seed. This company is SO into
the word "sprouted", that they LIE. There are NO SPROUTS
present, as suggested.
COSTCO has decided to REDEFINE the
definition of "natural". COSTCO now defines "natural" as
CHUCK FULL OF SODIUM NITRITE. Are they crazy?
People understand that the normal definition of natural is
"Free from artificial preservatives, ESPECIALLY SODIUM
NITRITE, a PROVEN
Do they think that by saying "natural style"
absolves them from liability? Cute. This is DECEPTION, pure
and simple. COSTCO is assumed to be BETTER THAN THIS. They
really blew it here. What they are really saying is, "DO NOT
PLUS, two pieces had colonies of HAIRY WHITE MOLD,
1/2 inch in diameter.
ADVICE: DO NOT BUY this cancer
food! ESPECIALLY because of the blatant, nefarious deception
promulgated by COSTCO. No, no no. EVEN WITH the sodium
nitrite, the product was full of mold.
Kirkland Sliced Peaches, 4-pack
What happened? PGD Batch #523501
Their color and appearance look just fine.
I have been buying them for over 10 years. I LOVE these
peaches. BUT, they just went bad.
They have always been very consistent in firm texture and
full flavor. For the batch I just bought, you don't need
teeth. Just smooch them on the roof of your mouth with your
tongue. Kinda like yogurt. The present texture is "goo". And
what happened to the flavor?
My theory - The peaches started out just fine, but somebody
left them in the pressure cooker WAY too long. Is
this just a bad batch, or are they permanently FUBARed. Only
time will tell if this is a permanent loss of proper
My advice - Buy only one 4-pack at a time, until they get
this straightened out.
Firmer peaches - much better.
Super B-Complex Tablets
Vitamin B for your health, right?
Most abundant ingredient? SALT
Under the guise of
One of the biggest diet problems of our times is our
extremely high consumption of SALT - high blood pressure,
stroke, aneurism, burst aorta, etc. DOCTORS TELL US
CONSTANTLY TO REDUCE OUR SALT INTAKE.
When one wishes to protect their health by adding a Vitamin
B supplement, they sure as he|| don't want the EXCESS
SALT in Kirkland's Brand. So, whose brilliant idea was
this? Make more money this way? Manufacturing difficulties?
Cost issue? Conspiracy?
Lose the SALT. If a person wishes "ELECTROLYTES", then they
should seek out their favorite rehydrating beverage.
There are several other unnecessary and unwanted ingredients
in here, as well, ie, sand (silicon dioxide - usually to
make "free-flowing" - there is NO flowing going on in a
A recent study has shown that megadoses of B-6 and B-12
cancer in men.
OLD _NEW_ Kirkland___
US RDA B-6 = 2
mg 3 mg
RDA B-12 = 6
mcg 2.4 mcg 100 mcg
Anyone for a mega dose?
Why wait? Get your cancer right
I took these religiously for YEARS.
Then, my right lung started hurting.
Bye-bye Kirkland Super B-Complex.
(In addition, for foot neuropathy, my pharmacist sold me a
jar of Nature's Bounty B-12 ... 2,500 mcg each
times the RDA).
These days, you really gotta watch your a$$.
- Upsher Labs
Niacin for your health, right?
Then, why the CRAP ingredients?
1. Contains HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OIL
- Not just partially
- This is idiotic - not
2. RED #5 - made from COAL TAR!
- Related to ADHD.
- Also, not required
3. Titanium dioxide - typically to make "free-flowing", or
- The caplets are RED!
- NOTHING is flowing here.
- This is also NOT required
Buy it for health, and get blind-sided by
Wonderful. Shame on Upsher Labs, for adding crud to a
ADDED: After I repeatedly noticed a chunk of carrot
in my stool the next day, after NOT eating any carrots, I
decided to investigate. It was the SLO-NIACIN pill, which
was TOTALLY INTACT, and had turned bright orange (it is pink
when you eat it). The release is SO CONTROLLED, that it does
not dissolve AT ALL. It just turns orange. Wonderful.
ADDED LATER: I met a gentleman while looking at the
product, and his doctor told him that slow-release
niacin is very bad for the
liver. I looked it up. He was right.
Costco, to their credit, doesn't seem to carry this
product any longer. YES THEY DO. They were simply
out-of-stock when I checked. No thanks. ON SALE NOW.
Callender's Chicken Pot Pie
Contains "Hydrogenated Soybean Oil"
This author recommends the consumption
of ZERO HVO - Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil.
Each pie contains -
13 grams - Saturated Fat (65% DV)
1,000 mg Sodium (42% DV)
Never buy or consume any product that contains -
Hydrogenated vegetable oil, or
Partially hydrogenated vegetable oil.
Demonstrate to the manufacturers that you don't want their
plasticized, artery-clogging products.
UPDATE: I just checked this product again, and I did
not see "Hydrogenated". They should add to their front
label, in LARGE letters, "NO Hydrogenated Oil". People want
to know this. Especially, since ALL "pot pies" have been
huge offenders, for decades.
The author is NOT affiliated with
INC., other than being an Executive Card member.
Opinions on this page are those of the author, and he
Your opinions may differ.
I love Costco, but they are not perfect, and need to be
given feedback from customers.
This page will grow as new products are added.
The Costco search function is archaic. They don't leave your
last failed search terms intact, so you can easily go back
and modify your search, a COMMON practice. YOU MUST TYPE IN
EVERYTHING, AGAIN, to re-search! Very poor user
EXTREMELY frustrating. And no suggestions, either. They just
toss you out, and ignore your search attempt, unless your
search term is a PERFECT match! Spell your search term
wrong, and you get NOTHING. Not good. Just not trying very
hard. VERY unsophisticated, in 2020.
A search on Costco for green tea gives six results,
BUT, does not even include my favorite Costco product
- Kirkland Green Tea - 100 bags.
search for Kirkland Green Tea
provides SIX top results, NOT ONE of which is COSTCO!
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