Costco is Good for Real Food!

Thumbnail image for Costco is Good for Real Food! We're wrapping up our six week foray into Costcoland here on Granny's Vital Vittles! I feel I've learned a lot about the store and what they have. I've been pretty impressed overall. While organics or real food are clearly a small percentage of what they have on the shelves it still adds up to enough food and enough savings to make the trip worthwhile.
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Is Everything ‘Organic’ Real Food?

Thumbnail image for Is Everything ‘Organic’ Real Food? What jumps out at you when you first arrive at Costco? There's the crowds, the TVs at the entrance, and the pallets of mostly processed junk food near the door. There's all the clothes and the books, the luggage and appliances. It'd be very easy to get the impression that there's no real food to be found here. But if you keep walking ...
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Do You Trust Costco?

Thumbnail image for Do You Trust Costco? What stores is it safe to trust? Many find this the really pertinent question when it comes to choosing where to shop. They have good feelings about one store over another. They ask themselves if the stores buyers do a good job vetting companies products? Do they ensure that the products on their shelves are what they say they are?
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5 Great Deals at Costco

Thumbnail image for 5 Great Deals at Costco So my membership is paid up and now I am officially part of the Costco club! So far so good! I've made just one official shopping trip there and was pretty impressed with what I found. First, before we get to that I'd love to share with you my general thoughts on the place in the form of questions and answers.
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Costco: Affordable Real Food?

Thumbnail image for Costco: Affordable Real Food? Over the next few weeks I plan to explore the shelves of Costco to find what foods are available and if they are in fact a significant savings over local food sources, Amazon.com, Sprouts and Natural Grocers and of course local grocery stores. I've already made my initial run! I was encouraged by what I found, but my memory of exact prices at these others stores is a bit weak.
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3 Dangerous Ways to Save Money on Food

Thumbnail image for 3 Dangerous Ways to Save Money on Food I see many people making these mistakes. Heck, I've done them myself many times over the years to help hold the food budget together. Some are cutting out meals and increasing the quality of the remaining ones. Some are just plain cutting costs. But these are dangerous tactics, my friends.
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Why Healthy Food Doesn’t Cost as Much as You Think!

Thumbnail image for Why Healthy Food Doesn’t Cost as Much as You Think! Perception is a funny thing, isn’t it? Take this picture for example. It looks for all the world like someone carved out the street and put a bunch of giant lego soldiers in the hole doesn’t it? Yet it is just the angle of the camera. If the photographer walked around to the other side of the drawing and took a picture we’d see something that would look pretty much like what it actually is: colored chalk carefully drawn onto a street. We probably would have trouble making out what it was intended to be a drawing of!…
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