Two months ago, my husband bought our first-ever membership to Costco. I have been trying my best to learn the ropes of warehouse club membership and handle the responsibility with more moderation than I did a few years ago when we belonged to Sam’s.
I know that Rule #1 is try to find out when they are giving away free samples and avoid going there during that time. Yes, you can eat a full dinner on samples alone, but you WILL come home with gallons of Acai berry juice, the best chocolate-covered blueberries you ever tasted and a variety of granola bars. STAY AWAY from the samples!
I also try to limit myself to trying only ONE new item per shopping trip. I know from experience that if you buy the package of 54 individual vegetable quiches and decide after the first one that you don’t actually like them, you only have two choices. You either have to endure eating the other 53 yourself because no one else in your family will try them. Or you have to keep them in your freezer for an entire year until they have reached their expiration date so you don’t feel as guilty throwing them away.
So, I try to approach bulk foods with as much care and caution as possible. And that’s why I knew I could be taking a chance when I decided to purchase this: