12 Surprising Costco Foods You Should Avoid


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6. Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookies are delicious. Unfortunately, they aren’t good for you. And Costco’s cookies are full of calories and sugar. But then, there are Costco’s giant cookies, aptly named the Colossal Cookie.

It’s a massive treat that’s large enough to eat over the course of several days. The packaging describes it as a “large, soft and chewy cookie featuring decadent chocolate chunks.” The Colossal Cookie is made with real butter, chocolate and eggs.

Fortunately for those of you who are watching your weight or just concerned about your health in general, the Colossal Cookie might not be available in your area. According to an article published by Delish, a Costco representative said in 2018 that the cookie was only available in some regions.

5. Pre-Made Desserts

Pre Made Desserts

Pure white flour, sugar, butter, stabilizers — those are the ingredients in Costco’s pre-made desserts.

And, check this out: Costco’s Kirkland Signature 12″ Cheesecake has a whopping 11 grams of fat in just ONE slice! And, this sweet treat is enormous, too. It weighs 5 pounds and is large enough to serve 16 people. It costs around $18.

FUN FACT: Costco’s cheesecakes have a bit of a cult following. According to an article published by Insider, Reddit fans say that the Kirkland Signature cheesecake is one of Costco’s best desserts.

4. Pre-Made Pantry Goods

pantry foods

Pre-made pantry goods like Hamburger Helper, canned Chef Boyardee pasta and Kraft Macaroni & Cheese are convenient. They make meal prep a cinch. But, unfortunately, they are also quite unhealthy.

That’s because they tend to be loaded with fat, salt and preservatives. Yes, we know you may be pressed for time, but you’ll fare better if you purchase fresh ingredients and prepare your meals from scratch. Don’t worry; Costco has plenty of fresh food items that are available at affordable prices.

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