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Anybody Shop At Costco?

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I have the company option of getting a Costco membership at a discount and after looking around, it seems like gluten-city.

I was wondering, what gluten-free people buy there. Anyone?

Thanks-

Sarah

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We buy a LOT of stuff at Costco. Not everything I eat has to be a "gluten free-by-design specialty item!). Here's what we buy (the list is long).

Fresh fruits/vegetables/berries

Pacific Organic Soups (gluten-free marked ones such as Roasted Red Pepper Tomato)

Salad Dressings (when they have gluten-free ones by label)

Mayonnaise/ketchup/spices/salt/pepper

Canned goods - tuna/vegetables

Pudding (like for kids)

Coffee/Tea/Sugar/Creamer

Ice Cream

Half&Half/Milk/OJ/canned whipped cream

Cream Cheese/Cottage Cheese

Cheeses

Fresh/frozen fish/smoked salmon

microwave bacon

Curly's Baby Back Ribs

Frozen Chicken Breasts

Frozen Shrimp Scampi (GLUTEN FREE!!)

Lettuce/Salad stuff/Olives/Grated Cheese

Rotisserie Chicken (Their's is the ONLY gluten-free one in town!)

Fresh Meats/Poultry/Pork/Ham

Many prepared foods (after reading Label)

Cream Cheese

Salsa/Helluva Chip Dips (gluten-free)

Potato Chips/Fritos/Lara Bars/gluten-free Trail Mix

Candy (Reese's PB Cups/Milky Way DARK/3 Musketeers/Hershey's Choc Bars/other gluten-free Chocolates by reading label)

Microwave popping corn

Ore Ida frozen potatoes

Rice

Dog & Cat Food

Bottled Water/Soda/Juices/V8

Vitamins/OTC Meds/Herbals

Lotions/Shampoos/Soaps/Laundry stuff/Diswasher detergent/bath soap/Toothepaste/Toothbrushes

Glasses/Contact Lenses

Tires & Motor Oil

Paper towels/Tissue/Toilet Paper/Napkins/Aluminum Foil/Wax Paper/Glad Wrap/Sandwich bags/Freezer Bags

Clothing

Books

Treadmill & Bowflex

Mattress

Towels

Electric Blanket

Kitchen Faucet

Small Refrigerator for work

Flowers

And MANY MANY other things too numerous to remember here!

COSTCO is a GOOD DEAL. Go for it.

On the west coast they have MANY more Specialty Gluten Free items

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Stretch Island Fruit Leather(variety pack)

Larabars(3 flavor pack)

Mrs. Mays Dry Roasted(nut and seed) Snacks( variety pack-in individual bags)

Brother's All-Natural Crisps(freeze dried fuji apple and asian pear in individual pouches)

Pacific Chicken Broth

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Costco has wonderful gluten-free items. Mrs. Mays Trio Bars are also great. Franceen's list is great because there are so many other items that are already gluten-free.

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What about Kirkland Plain Soy Milk? Its label doesn't say and it has a few mystery ingredients like "natural flavoring" and "vanilla flavor". We have it at work...

I love the fact that I could find a thread on Costco! This forum is great.

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I like their meats! I get this enormous roasts and cut them into 2 pound chunks and freeze them for use later. I also like their rotisserie chicken. I get coffee there too. And I pick up electronics, kitchen gadgets, stuff like that. Their produce is pretty good too!

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Costco's has chicken meatballs that are gluten-free from Casual Gourmet. Our kids love them. I found them in the deli where the floor coolers are with the cheeses... They also have wild caught alaskan salmon in the freezer & canned bear wolf salmon from Alaska. Several other fish products . Delimex taquitos gluten-free too. Many Contadins tomato products as well.

Costco has a few target stores that are being test marketed with Naked Nuggets made by Bromberg Bros. gluten-free.... thigns are looki' up for our gluten-free lifestyle....

blessings

mamaw

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What about Kirkland Plain Soy Milk? Its label doesn't say and it has a few mystery ingredients like "natural flavoring" and "vanilla flavor". We have it at work...

I love the fact that I could find a thread on Costco! This forum is great.

I emailed Costco about the Kirkland Vanilla soymilk and it is gluten free.

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Costco's has chicken meatballs that are gluten-free from Casual Gourmet. Our kids love them. I found them in the deli where the floor coolers are with the cheeses...

mamaw

Oh My, I'm looking for these next time!

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Ok guys...you convinced me. I'm leaving my house in 15 minutes to get a membership. I could use the eggs, every gluten free bread type recipe calls for 4 eggs! :lol:

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You all forgot about the CLOTHES you can get at Costco!!! :) You can NOT beat that! Also, I can tell you that here in Chicago they have a gluten free contact person if you call the store. They have a continuouslu updated list of gluten free items and are quick to check on ANY item you have a question about. Their baby wipes are gluten-free (I use them to clean up everything!), rotisserie chicken, trail mix....it just keeps going. They are MUCH faster than any company I have dealt with in responding to a gluten-free question about any product.

Hope you enjoy your new membership!

Jennifer

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Well, I got my Costco card. I called them again with a new found hope of gluten free friendliness. I was terribly disappointed. This rude lady informed me that they don't have a gluten free list nor do they have a gluten disclosure policy. When I mentioned that it would be nice if they would list all gluten in the ingredients she told me that they are not required to do so. <_< This statement really annoys me because we all do things we are not required to do, even companies like Kraft, General Mills, Unilever and MANY more disclose gluten! When I told her that I would not likely buy many of their private label products, her response was too bad because many of them are gluten free. How am I supposed to know? Go through the store and write bar code numbers? I'd much rather buy from companies I trust.

Other than that I like Costco. :rolleyes:

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I emailed them and asked for a list and they responded that they do not have a list but if I had questions on specific items they could get me the info. So far I have only asked about the soy milk.

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I emailed them and asked for a list and they responded that they do not have a list but if I had questions on specific items they could get me the info. So far I have only asked about the soy milk.

Who did you email? Their website doesn't seem to be very helpful with directing for emailing questions about their products. Or else I am too impatient digging through their site for help.

I would like to know if anyone is fine eating the Kirkland brand Chicken in the can... the ones near the tuna cans...?

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I found it on their website somewhere, but here is the email address that I have in my email out/inbox.

memberservice@costco.com

Here is the email I got:

Thank you for your email to Costco Wholesale.

I am sorry, yet we do not have a listing of gluten free items as ingredients and manufactures are constantly changing. If you wish to inquire if a specific product is gluten free I can find out for you.

Thank you,

Taylor

Costco Wholesale Corporation

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I found it on their website somewhere, but here is the email address that I have in my email out/inbox.

memberservice@costco.com

Here is the email I got:

Thank you for your email to Costco Wholesale.

I am sorry, yet we do not have a listing of gluten free items as ingredients and manufactures are constantly changing. If you wish to inquire if a specific product is gluten free I can find out for you.

Thank you,

Taylor

Costco Wholesale Corporation

Thank you so much for the email address! I emailed them to find out about their canned chicken. I have tried it a few times and didn't feel well after but it's been a long time and it could have been something else I ate at the time.

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Riceworks Chips(website says gluten-free) any experiences? opinions?

I ate a bag of those (yes, the costco size) in 2 days. No, I didn't feel good about myself, but, darn, those chips are tasty! :P

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I ate a bag of those (yes, the costco size) in 2 days. No, I didn't feel good about myself, but, darn, those chips are tasty! :P

Thanks. Good to know. I was contemplating how and if I could finish them all by myself. It is a big bag!

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For your information.... the Kirkland Signature brand canned "Premium chunk Chicken Breast" (packed in water) IS gluten free.

I emailed them and receive this response:

"Thank you for your email to Costco Wholesale.

Yes, it is gluten free.

Thank you,

Brenda

Costco Wholesale Corporation"

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I just called their member services number: 800-774-2678.

The woman on the phone wasn't very helpful. She said that they don't have a list of gluten-free items. I asked if they had any frozen fish that were gluten-free. She said that the only help she can give is requests about one specific food item at a time. Also, you need the product number of the item for them to be able to help at all. IF I can supply them with that information, then they can send in a request into the products department and in five days they might be able to tell me if the item contains gluten or not. Needless to say, that's not very helpful. I also sent in the same request in email form so we'll see if that produces better results.

I read on the Celiac in San Diego website that they are starting to label their Kirkland products "no gluten". Here's that website: http://www.kintera.org/site/pp.asp?c=ewK0L...=1290457#costco The woman on the phone couldn't verify that information.

I have to admit, this is the first unhelpful experience of customer service I've experienced at Costco. Everything else has been great.

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We were at Costco again recently and I saw a few things that might be gluten-free so did some homework. One was the Jenni-O tequila lime turkey tenderloins.

http://www.jennieo.com/howto/turkey_faqs.aspx

I'm waiting for a response from the other two companies that I contacted and will post when and if I hear back from them. Happy Eating!

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:o Hi , I just called them today as well, same thing, Mam we can't help you, you have to give us the bar code then we will call you back, and guess what Trader Joes called back with in 15 minutes! They also acted like I was a pain in the neck. The thing is that " Artificial flavouring is bad for you" and " Natural flavouring is either gluten free or not and what is worse is that their fresh fruit like their green apples are sprayed with somekind of oil that I probably should stay away from. i think that they are serving the people who think they get more for there money but are you really getting more if you : never can find anyone to help , they are rude, they usually answer with I don't know, so what good does that do me? I asked them so are you saying I should go to the store buy all the food stuff it in my fridge then call you and read you the bar code and hope thet you answer me truthfully. So I asked them to emil me ( So that I have it in writing) " Sorry mam I do not have access to a computer.

I wonder how honest they are? <_< I do not know? I need to see their Gluten Free list in Writing.

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