These days, the price of food is a top concern for many, including myself. While necessities make up 95 percent of my list each week, I’m always on the hunt for fun new finds at Costco — as long as they’re also budget-friendly. For me, those gems generally fall into the snacks category.
During my last Costco trip, I spotted lots of new snacks from both fresh and familiar brands. I’m talking crackers, clusters, frozen ice cream cookie sandwiches, and more. These are my favorites from the new batch. They’re all delicious, less than $10, and things I can feel good about eating. (I’m a nutritionist, and that’s important to me!) Let’s take a look!
1. Whisps Cheese Crisps, $8.99 for 14 (1-ounce) bags
If you’re a fan of pre-portioned snacks or find yourself packing lunches for school or work, these mini bags are a great option. Made with cheese, cheese, and more cheese, these have no refined flour and aren’t fried. They’re keto-friendly, too!
2. Kirkland Signature Dark Chocolate Covered Mango, $7.99 for 20.46 ounces
Made with dark chocolate and naturally sweet dried mango, this is a great alternative to traditional candy bars, even though it does have some added sugar. I introduced these to my stepdad and now he buys five bags at a time! Pro tip: Put them in the freezer for a little bit before you eat them.
3. Catalina Crunch Cinnamon Toast Keto Friendly Cereal, $9.99 for 26 ounces
For some, cereal is an obvious choice for breakfast. I also think it makes a perfectly good afternoon snack. I’ve heard so much about this cereal and I was excited to see it at my local Costco warehouse. Made with cinnamon and no refined flours or added sugars, like other cereals, it’s keto-friendly and plant-based, and has 9 grams of fiber to keep you full and satisfied. Plus, you can’t beat the price!
4. Cascadian Farm Organic Blueberry Almond Crunch Cereal, $9.99 for 34 ounces
Cascadian Farms is one of the most popular organic brands sold at Costco and I think this cereal, made with organic dried blueberries and almonds, is great as an alternative to granola. It has no refined sugar, and is sweetened with dates instead of cane sugar. Try it sprinkled onto some plain Greek yogurt!
5. OMG! Milk Chocolate Almond Toffee Clusters, $8.99 for 24 ounces
These clusters are rich, nutty, crunchy. and chocolaty. The chocolate is fair-trade certified, which means the workers who produce it are paid fair wages and treated humanely.
6. Mad Minis Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches, $9.99 for 36 sandwiches
Here’s my favorite on the list: a snack-size frozen dessert! These are probably one of my top Costco finds within the last year and I spotted boxes in several carts I passed on my way to checkout. They really are mini (about the size of an Oreo cookie, but stuffed with ice cream) and they’re the perfect little treat when you want something sweet after dinner.
7. Mary’s Gone Crackers Super Seed Everything Crackers, $9.99 for 18 ounces
I remember when Mary’s Gone Crackers products were only sold at Whole Foods Markets near me (I have loved the brand for more than 15 years now). It’s great that I can now find them in bulk at Costco. What I love about these crackers is they have ZERO flour and no added sugar, so they’re friendlier to my blood-sugar levels. The Super Seed variety is new to my store and one of the brand’s newer varieties in general. The crunch factor is incredible and the crackers are full of flavor, thanks to the seeds and seasonings. I eat these paired with some baby carrots and celery alongside a container of salsa (also sold at Costco!).
What are your favorite new snacks at Costco? Let’s hear it!
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