Ode to Costco

Two months ago a Costco opened in my area, and it was basically the best thing that’s ever happened to me. Somehow I have already spent hundreds of dollars there and I am not even a member. Every week I beg my mom to meet me at Costco so I can mooch off of her membership card and meet my weekly quota of cruciferous vegetables and peanut butter pretzels.

Yesterday when I asked her to meet me after work, she elected to take a pass and just give me the card instead. Something about not needing to restock on broccoli three times per week. So I was given the golden ticket.

Yes that’s right, executive member. I went after work to stock up, and I thought I’d show you some of my staples that I cannot live without.

Let’s start with the 16 serving bag of broccoli. That thing seriously lasts me less than a week. People wonder how I do it. I think only HRG can understand. The tub of organic spinach is another must, it is seriously half the price of the grocery store for that mammoth tub. I always get blackberries or raspberries, and the two loaves of multi-grain bread I usually split with my mom. The giant tub of hummus along with the mango peach salsa is my favorite salad topping. New this week (and I can hardly contain my excitement)….natural peanut butter! Previously they only had the regular Skippy trans-fat disaster pb, which was a real bummer. My life is now complete. That cereal in the background was an impulse buy for $2.97.

But lets take a moment for my absolute favorite Costco product, the peanut butter pretzels. I am not kidding when I tell you there is something in these pretzels and I think it is called crack. I  have already gotten several people hooked on them.

This is totally normal behavior, right?

Where do you do most of your grocery shopping? Regular grocery store? Whole Foods type store? Discount store? Costco? Tell me.



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2 responses to “Ode to Costco

  1. Ohhh, can’t wait… we have a Costco coming to our town next year. Yeah! For me right now, it’s all about convenience… WalMart.

  2. cara

    too funny. my parents took me to cosco the other day and I so wanted to buy those peanut butter pretzals! But I resisted the urge. Instead I mostly came home with chips – veggie straws, kettles, and sweet potato chips! And they are all gone.