My Unofficial Costco Organic Foods List

My Unofficial Costco Organic Foods List

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"Costco Organic Foods" is a list I originally put together for my son-in-law, David in 2008. He has a Costco membership, but lives a distance from a store. Because, he will be the one driving to the store and shopping, he wanted to know what organic food products I found at Costco (Sam's has similar products, but I'm  not a member) costco natural and organicand purchase from the store. This unofficial list began just for him. Turns out lots of people want to know the same thing as David.  This is an extremely popular blog, because Costco doesn't post a list of their organic products. This is my unofficial list. My list is not all-inclusive because items are constantly being changed. The most frustrating thing about Costco is that a favorite item will disappear from the shelves...sometimes for good, sometimes for a season. Not all of these items are available in all Costco stores, some are seasonal and some are for reasons unknown to me are not always available. Organic Frozen Foods (They keep adding to the organic frozen foods...YEA. Read the label and check to see where the country of origin is. Even if the product says "organic" but lists China as the country of origin, I don't purchase it.) Asparagus (Pacific Meadows) Blackberries Blueberries (Scenic Fruit or Pacific Meadows) Berries, mixed (Cascadian Farms) Broccoli (Natural Choice) Cherries (Townsend) Corn ( Bybees) Frozen Yogurt (Julie's Organic low-fat strawberry) Frozen Whole Food Organic Juice Tubes (Popsicles) Garden Trio (Bybee) Green Beans (Lisa's) Hamburger Patties (Kirkland) Peas (Bybee) Peaches (Wawona) Salmon (check to see if it's from the Pacific Ocean -- Alaska -- and not farmed) I'm tempted to take this item off the list, as Fukushima has caused all the fish in the Pacific to be contaminated. Organic Produce (Most of the organic fruit is seasonal) Apples, sliced Apples and Pears -- occasionally are organic Bananas Carrots & Mini Carrots Organic Carrot Juice (Bolthouse) Edmamame (Fusjsan from China -- no way to know if this is really organic) Kale Roma tomatoes aren't organic, but pesticide free Mangoes(Pacific Meadows) Romaine Hearts Lettuce Spring Mixed Lettuce Spinach Strawberries Sweet Potatoes Not Organic Produce with peels or shells, so you're throwing away many (I added the word "many", after Mike's comment below) of the exterior pesticides. Avocados Garlic Onions Oranges Potatoes Nuts in the shell seasonally Shitake dehydrated mushrooms Organic Dairy & Refrigerated Foods Bean & Rice Burritos Butter (Kirkland) Cheese (Organic Creamery Sharp Cheddar) Edamame Eggs Green Chile Corn Chowder (Boulder Soup Works) Japanese Udon Noodles Milk, but it's 1 percent (Whole milk is a whole food, children need healthy fats, see "Whole Milk Challenge.") Pizza (Amy's) Tapioca Tofu Yogurt Organic Meat & Main Dish Beef (grass fed is better than corn fed, but organic fed is a step up from commercially grown beef) Beef Sirloin Steak (Verde Organic Grass Fed) Bison (grass fed) Chicken Breasts, Thighs & Whole Chickens PJs Skinny Burritos Turkey Breast, Applewood Sliced Organic (great for lunches) Organic Grains Alpine Valley Organic Multi-Grain Bread Brown Rice, short grain (Lundberg) Cereal (Ancient Grains, Mesa Sunrise, Natures Path Pumpkin Flax Plus Granola & Kirkland Instant Oatmeal) Crackers, Mary's Gone Crackers Farro (Earthy Delights) Granola: Nature's Path Flax Plus Pumpkin Granola Quinoa (Red Hill) Quinoa & Brown Rice (Seeds of Change) Soma Masorri Rice Sprouted Bean Trio (truRoots) This may require more time cooking than the directions indicate. Wild Rice (Harvest Medley) Wheat & White Flour Other Organic Products Acai Juice (Sambazon) Apple sauce (Treetop) Apple Chips (Bare Fruit) Apple Juice (Kirkland) Balsamic Salad Dressing Beef Jerky Better than Bouillon (vegetable base) Blue Agave Burrito (PJs Skinny) Chicken Broth (small amount of sugar) Chili, Amy's Coconut Oil (Virgin--Spectrum or Nutiva) Corn (Westrae canned corn) Coffee (Magnum) Figs (Made in Nature Calimyrna Figs) Granola (Udi's) Granola Cereal (Kirkland) Honey (L.R. Rice) Hummus (Pita Pal Spicy Roasted Red Pepper) Lentil & Lentil Vegetable Soup (Amy's) Ketchup (Heinz) Lemon Juice (33 1/2 ounces) Italian Volcano Lemon Juice Mac & Cheese (Annies) Maple Syrup Olive Oil (extra virgin) Oregano, dried Oregano, Dried leaves Pasta: Fresh Organic Spinach/Cheese Ravioli Peanut butter Pumpkin (canned Farmers Market) Red Pepper & Tomato Soup (Pacific) Rudi's Bread Raisins (Sunmaid-comes in 2 two-pound packages) Rice Dream Rice Drink Salad Dressing (Newmans' Own) Sea Salt & Himalayan Rock Salt Salsa (Kirkland) Salmon (Bear & Wolf wild Alaskan salmon) Sardines, wild Seasoning, No Salt (Kirkland) Soup (Amy's Lentil & Pacific Red Pepper) Soy Milk, plain and vanilla  (Kirkland) Strawberry Spread (Kirkland) It has 8 grams of organic sugar (two teaspoons) per serving. Spaghetti & Macaroni (Garogalo Organic whole wheat) Tufu Tomatoes (canned, brand changes) Tomato Paste Tomato Sauce (Classico) Organic BUT Not Necessarily Healthful Highly Processed and most have added sugars. Animal Crackers (Kirkland) Candy (The ingredients shouldn't contain additives such as artificial colorings and flavorings.) Cake mix (Sof'ella Gulten-Free Chocolate Cake and Frosting.) Cereal (Kirkland Raisin bran & Kashi Autumn Wheat) Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (Eat Pastry) (GMO-free and some organic ingredients) Corn Tortilla Chips Fruit Rope (Clif Kid) Granola bars (Nature's Path) Macaroni and Cheese (Annie's) Envirokids Gorilla Munch Cereal (Nature's Path: almost 2 teaspoons of sugar per serving) Healthy Handfuls (organic toddler cookies, not necessarily healthful, but organic) Italian Blood Orange Fruit Drink Nature's Bakery Fig Bars Oatmeal (Kirkland instant) Sugar (not healthful at all, but there may be times when a little sugar is needed) Products Which Are NOT Organic, But Healthful with no or few additives or sugar or perhaps non-GMO Artichoke Hearts, Cynara (only water, citric acid added) Cheese (Tillamook Cheese) Chicken Breast for sandwiches and salads (Kirkland) Coconut Water (11 oz &33 oz sizes) Crackers (Milton's Multi-grain & Crunchmaster Crackers are trans fat & interesterified fat free ) Fruit Leather (Stretch Island Fruit Co. no artificial ingredients) Marinara Sauce (White Linen Collection-needs some added Italian seasonings) Miracle Tart Chocolate Minis--Hail Merry (Gluten free dessert: mostly organic) Mushrooms (canned) Naked Juice Green Drink Olives: both black, green & Tassos Pitted Kalamata Salad Dressing (Bolthouse yogurt ranch dressing) Sea Salt Sour Cream (Daisy) Tuna (Wild Albacore Tuna) Pet Wild Alaskan Salmon Dog Treats (No Grains, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.) Because these are from China. I would avoid purchasing them. Eco Greenware Compostable discarded Sugar Cane based plates and bowls as well as compostable flatware made of corn plastic *These are the brands which I have purchased from Costco, but they can change. If you purchase an organic food item from Costco and it's not on my list, leave a comment. I'll add it to the list. Thanks