Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Costco Gluten-Free Bargains 2013 - Part I

Costco Gluten-Free Bargains, Deals, and Money-Saving Products 2013

It has been a while since I updated my blog with some of the money-saving gluten-free Costco products (late 2011 post) that I purchase, so I figured it was time to start posting a more current list of GF items and their prices.  These items are what I am seeing at our regional (Houston, TX) Costco locations, and I expect a fair percentage of these gluten-free items will be available nationally (I hope so).

Low-Price, High-Protein, Greek Yogurt

I definitely have a weakness for dairy products, and I especially like Greek yogurt.  I find Greek yogurt to be so often too expensive for what it is, especially in smaller containers and "brand name" products at other stores.  Luckily, Costco provides some nice options in this regard.  Yes, they still sell the Fage Total 0% brand-name yogurt (in 1 kilo / liter size) for less than nearly anywhere else, but in addition Costco offers their own Kirkland Signature (KS) brand Greek Yogurt at $6.99 for two 1-quart containers!  This is a great price for high-protein Greek Yogurt!

Costco : Kirkland Greek Yogurt Package

CostCo : Kirkland Greek Yogurt (Quart)
Costco : Kirkland Greek Yogurt (Nutrition)
Check out that 24 grams of protein per 1 Cup serving!  That is one way to get 1/2 your daily recommended amount of protein in a hurry.  And, the carbs (from milk sugars) are relatively low at 10g/serving.

Egg Whites in Bulk

I recently came across these Kirkland brand liquid egg whites, and though I do not see any "gluten free" label on them, there is no cross-contamination statement on the package and they are made in the USA and have as a sole ingredient "100% Liquid Egg Whites".  A package of six (6) of these 16-ounce containers was only $8.99, or $1.50 per pint / pound of liquid egg whites.  Seemed like a deal to me, and sure saves time when I want to make an omelet with a higher egg-whites-to-egg-yolks ratio.

These things help me make fantastic pancakes in a hurry!  Now, in case you were considering using them for meringues, don't... since, as the package states "Due to pasteurization, these liquid egg whites will not whip and are not recommended for meringees and angel food cakes".  But, from my own experience, they sure help my pancakes rise to incredible heights whether they whip or not.

Costco - Kirkland Egg Whites

Costco - Kirkland Egg Whites Nu

Costco Gluten-Free Pasta Deal

This is a product I just recently noticed Costco carrying: truRoots Penne Pasta in a 1-kilo (2.2 pound) bag for $7.49 (i.e., $3.40 per pound).  It is made from brown rice, corn, quinoa, and amaranth, and I thought it cooked up nicely and made for a pleasing gluten-free pasta.

The price is pretty decent compared to a lot of other gluten-free pasta.  E.g., I priced out one of our other favorite gluten-free pastas (Schar penne pasta) on Amazon, and a 5-box (12oz per box, 60-ounce total, or 3.75 pounds) costs $18.75 currently there, which is exactly $5.00 per pound, and that is about the cheapest place to get the stuff from experience.  So, this truRoots gluten-free penne pasta at Costco is a deal by comparison!

Costco: truRoots Gluten-Free Pasta - kilo
Costco: truRoots Gluten-Free Pasta - Nutrition

Tasty Bite Madras Lentils

These are one of my favorite pre-made meal items!  And, this gluten-free lentils, red beans, and spices goes wonderfully over cauliflower or on a baked potato and so forth.  And, this price is unbeatable: a box of four (4) 10-ounce packets is only $7.59 (which, is half the price or less of what Whole Foods wants -- Whole Foods sells by-the-packet).
Tasty Bite Madras Lentils on Sale at Costco - Multipack

More Costco Gluten-Free Deals

Keep a watch for more updates to this list.  Plus, I plan to edit this post and include link(s) to follow-on blogs with more Costco GF products.  In addition, use the "labels" Blogger-feature to find other "Costco" postings I have done (labels are on right-side of this page).  E.g., I have recently posted a review of some lovely Hail Merry Chocolate Mini Tarts at Costco.  There are a LOT of gluten-free deals to be found at this wholesale warehouse club, and I hope to get time to list a lot more examples here... ranging from fruits and vegetables to drinks, pre-made meal items, and more.

Continue to read this Gluten-Free Blog for all sorts of gluten-free recipes, product-reviews, and related information. In addition, visit my Gluten-Free Recipes Site where many of the recipes I have featured on this blog are available