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Herbes Salees du Bas du Fleuve: Product Review

Having a good variety of condiments and spices at your disposal is one of the greatest ingredients to tasty and easy cooking. While I usually prefer to rely on individual spices rather then blends, as it gives me more leeway, one of the exceptions I make is Les Herbes Salees du Bas du Fleuve. I use it in a variety of recipes, such as my delicious creamy pan-fried salmon. One of the most defining features of Les Herbes Salees, is that, as their name strongly implies (if you speak French) the blend tastes extremely salty.

Les Herbes Salees du Bas du Fleuve

Les Herbes Salees du Bas du Fleuve

Making Herbes Salées is apparently pretty easy; a quick Google search will reveal plenty of recipes, but frankly these are so delicious and inexpensive that I see no point in buying and chopping and dealing with all those different herbs and salt. I buy it, it tastes great, is easy to use just about everywhere and it saves me a bunch of trouble.

Les Herbes Salees du Bas du Fleuve (Ingredients)

Les Herbes Salees du Bas du Fleuve (Ingredients)

Les Herbes Salées can be used just about everywhere, but the packaging recommends using it in soups, gravies, with fish and meat dishes such as pies, roast beef, ground meats, stews and meatloaf, as well as with pasta, rice, omelets and mashed potatoes. In fact, anywhere you’d add salt, consider using these. It’s much tastier and just as salty. Maybe more so.

Les Herbes Salees du Bas du Fleuve (Nutritional Info)

Les Herbes Salees du Bas du Fleuve (Nutritional Info)

As you can see in the picture above, each 15 gram portion contains 880 mg of sodium, which is not that much when you consider how salty this stuff actually is. Here are the ingredients that4 go in this particular brand of Herbes Salées:

  • Celery
  • Onions
  • Salt
  • Carrots
  • Parsnip
  • Parsley
  • Chervil
  • Savory
  • Leek
  • Chives
  • Spinach

Les Herbes Salees du Bas du Fleuve were born from a need to save herbs over the winter months; there are as many recipes for them as they are people making them. A quick internet search will show that much. If you’re interested in making your own, you can follow this recipe, which is wonderful in its absence of details. Also, you’ll need to read French. If enough people show interest, I’ll post a translated version here.

Harvest Creek Seasoned Chicken Breasts: Product Review

A few years ago, I bought a large chest freezer with my Costco and American Express cash back checks, and since then I’ve been able to take better advantage of all the deals that are offered at Costco. My family is not vegan, and we buy a lot of meat, but we try to buy smart, always getting what’s on special, ideally something easy to freeze so we can buy in bulk. For some reason I’d always resisted buying the Harvest Creek Seasoned Chicken Breasts; maybe I was afraid to buy something that came in a box, or was such a good deal. I’m happy to report that my fears were unfounded, and that this chicken may just be the best deal at Costco!

Harvest Creek Seasoned Chicken Breasts

Harvest Creek Seasoned Chicken Breasts

First off, let’s talk price; the Harvest Creek Seasoned Chicken Breasts (also skinless and boneless) costs $24.99 for a 3-kilogram box. That’s about $8.3 per kilogram, compared to about $14 when fresh, also at Costco. This translates into a saving of about 40-45%, which is huge. The bag contains three kilos, which in the case of the box I bought, meant 15 chicken breasts, or $1.66 each. It also means that on average, each chicken breast weighed 200 grams, which is quite a healthy portion.

It’s also worth noting that these Harvest Creek chicken breasts come with no skin or bones, meaning that you get all meat for the price. If your breast weighs 200 grams, you’ve got 200 grams of meat and proteins, which is nice. No waste.

When it comes to taste, your results will vary depending on the method you use to cook them, and how they are seasoned. Personally I put them in the oven, following the instructions, sprinkled liberally with Herbes de Provence, which give them a nice perfume without overly salting them. I also put a little bit of salt and pepper. When you look at the ingredients, you’ll notice that it’s not just chicken:

  • Chicken
  • Water
  • Salt

This suggests that the chicken breasts are injected with brine prior to freezing; while I would not normally be a fan of such a practice, the price is reasonnable enough that I can live with a bit of water and salt.

Moreover, the result is that the Harvest Creek Seasoned Chicken Breasts are quite moist and tender, not dry as breast meat usually ends up being. I’m very happy with my purchase, and will certainly restock as soon as I’m done with this box. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like Costco has these items on special, but the regular price will have to do!

Molinaro’s Hand Stretched Pepperoni Pizza: Product Review

Despite what you might think reading this, I usually try to stay away from outrageously processed foods. I’m no health nut, that’s for sure, but when a food item has more in common with cardboard than with it’s supposed to be, I guess that’s where I draw the line. This is why I was so pleasantly surprised by my latest Costco purchase,  Molinaro’s Hand Stretched Crust Pepperoni Pizza. It was on special, so I bought a box, thinking they would make quick lunches, and I was right. Not only quick, but delicious!

Molinaro's Hand Stretched Crust Pizza

Molinaro’s Hand Stretched Crust Pizza

I usually buy the Kirkland Signature Pepperoni Pizzas, but those were on special, so I decided to give them a shot. I bought them at Costco yesterday; the regular price is $14.49, with a $3 instant rebate. This brings down the price to $11.49, or $2.87 per pizza.

The thing is that each pizza weighs 460 grams, which is really not that much if you are planning on sharing. The Kirkland Signature Pepperoni Pizza are a bit more expensive, but each weighs about 800 grams. My wife, my 4-year old son and me can eat one and be reasonably satisfied. My wife and I shared a Molinaro’s, and we both wished we’d baked another one, we were still hungry. Thankfully, we’b bought awesome Kettle Chips at Costco, so we didn’t go hungry!

Of course, I’m not a big fan of just putting a frozen pizza in the oven: it needs to be customized, first. Here’s what mine looks like going in the oven!

Molinaro's Customized Pepperoni Pizza

Molinaro’s Customized Pepperoni Pizza

In this instance, I added some anchovies and some pickled roasted red peppers, which will be the object of an upcoming review.

In terms of nutrition, don’t expect too much. Each 115 grams, or quarter of a pizza, contains 300 calories, 15 grams of fat (including 5 grams of saturated fat), 30 milligrams of cholesterol and a massive 30% of your daily sodium. The ingredients list is massive and overwhelming, but there is nothing really weird or unpronounceable, so at least there’s that. These Molinaro’s pizzas are made in Canada (in Ontario, actually) from domestic and imported ingredients.

Healthy they are not, but they are quickly made, so that’s that!

You put the pizza in the oven from a frozen state, straight on the grill of the oven – not on a baking sheet. This ensures that the crust is nice and crunchy, rather than too soft. The pizza cooks, from frozen, for 10-12 minutes at 450 degrees, which is long enough for the cheese to get bubbly and for the extra stuff I put on the pizza to become quite cooked and delicious.

For my money, I think the Kirkland Signature Pepperoni Pizza are a better deal, but since they were on special, I quite enjoyed the Molinaro’s Hand Stretched Crust Pepperoni Pizza. I might even buy another box before the special is out!

Chicken Pelmeni European Dumplings at Costco: Product Review

Yesterday was a bumper crop for new Costco items; I’ll be the first to admit that as much as I like trying new things, the essence of Costco savings is replenishing your stock of existing products while making sure you get the best possible price. That being said, yesterday we bought a bunch of new things, including what turned out to be absolutely delicious uncooked Chicken Pelmeni European Dumplings. Just to give you an idea, I had absolutely no idea what ‘pelmeni’ meant until I came back home and Googled it. Turns out they’re peroguies, with a fancy name.

Chicken Pelmeni European Dumplings

Chicken Pelmeni European Dumplings

This 1.4 kilogram bag of dumplings costs $9.99 at my local Costco, and contains approximately 125 dumplings. Each dumpling thus costs about 8 cents each, and each portion of 9 dumplings costs less than 75 cents ($0.75). This is a great price for something that is so incredibly delicious.

Speaking of new things, I made video review of this product, my first ever! Check it out below, and make sure to subscribe to my Youtube channel to be notified of new reviews!

I really had no idea what to expect when I bought those, and even less when I cooked them, but I needn’t have worried. The meat is extremely tasty, meaty and filling, and the dough, soft and silky yet pleasingly chewy, a little like Asian dumplings. I made the choice of cutting each dumpling before eating it, just to check out the consistency of the filling, but they can and probably should be eaten in a single bite, as the chicken filling has a tendency to pop out when cut. It’s not a real problem.

Now it turns out that these were our main mid-day meal, rather than the appetizers they are almost certainly meant as. My wife had some soup, while I polished off some leftover pasta to go with the dumplings. I used both Oyster Sauce and Hoisin Sauce as dipping sauces. I found that while delicious, their taste were a little overwhelming for the delicate taste of the chicken, so next time I’m thinking a simple soy dipping sauce will work great, maybe with some green onions and whatnot.

One of the things I really appreciate from these little perogies is that the ingredients are really wholesome. No conservation agents, nothing unpronounceable. See for yourself:

Filling Ingredients:

  • Chicken
  • Onions
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper

Dough Ingredients:

  • Wheat flour
  • Water
  • Canola Oil
  • Salt

End of list. Incredible, isn’t it?

I go through the nutritional information in the video (see above), but in a nutshell, each serving is 220 calories, and overall, these are not really bad for you, eaten in moderation. There are few vitamins but some iron, they’re not too salty or greasy, et cetera. You could do a lot worse with something that comes out a bag in the freezer.

The cooking process, as recommended by the packaging, involves boiling the pelmeni and drizzling them with oil once drained, in order prevent them sticking to each other. It’s really fast and simple. The longest part really is waiting for the water to boil.

I will be buying these Chicken Pelmeni European Dumplings again; they are really good and will be great for stocking up our freezer. I hope they go on sale so I can stock up. These dumplings are also made in Canada, so you know you are supporting a local company and local jobs. Are they available at your Costco? If so, in what flavors? Let me know in the comments below!

Berthelet Chicken Soup Base at Costco: Product Review

Whatever the level of cooking expertise you assign yourself, you know that having chicken soup base is an absolute requirement for cooking, from the simplest, easiest meal to the fanciest of feasts. This is why it’s important to never run out, or as rarely as possible, and thanks to Costco, this happens very rarely in my household. I buy the Berthelet Chicken Soup Base at Costco, in a 2.25 kilogram container, for $10.99. Needless to say, that’s a lot of chicken soup base, but then again, you can put that stuff in nearly everything.

Berthelet Chicken Soup Base

Berthelet Chicken Soup Base

I use chicken soup base not only for chicken soup, but also to make rice – an absolute must – and for my go-to pasta recipe, the one and only oil and garlic pasta, which interestingly is bland as heck without chicken soup base.

I really love the Berthelet chicken soup base for several reasons. The first, obviously, is the taste. While it is very salty, as it should, it also has a rich, almost sweet aftertaste that I haven’t found it other, lesser brands. Second is the price. At the rate I go through this stuff, it can’t be very expensive.  Fortunately, the size of the Costco bucket means that I’m not buying it every week. Thank god.

In any case, the last container I bought, before the one on my counter right now, I bought for $10.89, and opened it on November 26th, 2014. This means that my container lasted for 273 days, or a mere 3.98 pennies a day, for all the chicken soup base I needed, and I’m never stingy with it.

As far as ingredients go, it’s about what you’d expect. Here are, in order of appearance, the ingredients you’ll find in the Berthelet Chicken Soup base:

  • Salt
  • Dextrose
  • Glucose Solids
  • Corn Starch
  • Chicken Fat
  • Onion Powder
  • Monosodium Glutamate
  • Spice Extractives
  • Ground Turmeric (I assume for color)
  • Dehydrated Parsley
  • Disodium Inosinate
  • Disodium Guanylate

I’m happy to say that there isn’t really anything weird here. Of course, there are some chemicals, but nothing you wouldn’t expect, and nothing too far up the ingredients list. Moreover, the Berthelet Chicken Soup Base is made right here in Canada, in Laval (Québec). I’m not sure if it is available in Costcos everywhere in Canada, but if your Costco doesn’t carry it, make sure you ask for it. It it very affordable, delicious, mostly wholesome (for what it is) and it’s an unavoidable element of any self-respecting kitchen. This one is also low in calories, and gluten-free, if that’s something that you look for.

Grande Grated Parmesan Cheese at Costco: Product Review

Parmesan cheese is an essential, if not major ingredient in many of my favorite dishes. Spaghetti, or any kind of pasta, really, is but a pale shadow of what it could be without Parmesan. Of course, Fettuccine Alfredo is nothing without Parmesan. Not very Alfredo at all. Of course, this demand for Parmesan has led me to look for the very best deals. The tiny 100 gram containers they sell at most grocery stores are completely inadequate when your recipes call for cups of the stuff. A few years ago, I discovered the Grande Grated Parmesan Cheese at Costco.

Grande Grated Parmesan Cheese at Costco

Grande Grated Parmesan Cheese at Costco

The first thing I looked at was the price. It has varied in the last few years, but has been consistently around $13.99 per kilogram – that’s the size of the bag. That translates to $1.39 per 100 grams, no taxes, which is considerably cheaper than your grocery store will charge, which is usually anywhere from $3 to $5 per 100 grams. Nice margins.

Alright, so the price is right. But what about the cheese itself? The good news is that it smells like it should, especially when warmed on food, or in the microwave. No one in the vicinity can deny you’re eating Parmesan.

When used in a recipe, or simply sprinkled generously on pasta, the taste is very acceptable and a worthy substitute for imported Italian Parmesan, for the price, but if you’re planning anything fancier, I’d get the real stuff. One of the reasons for this can be found on the ingredients list. See below.

Grande Grated Parmesan Cheese at Costco (ingredients)

Grande Grated Parmesan Cheese at Costco (ingredients)

The ingredients of Grande’s Grated Parmesan Cheese are as follows:

  • Pasteurized Milk – good start
  • Salt – It’s Parmesan, after all
  • Powdered Cellulose – What?
  • Modified Milk Ingredients
  • Lipase
  • Microbial Enzyme
  • Bacterial Culture
  • Natamycin

As you can see, most of the ingredients sound good, except for one, which is powdered cellulose. It is included in there to act as an anti-caking agent, to prevent the grated cheese from clumping. It’s not bad for you, but it’s the third ingredient in this grated cheese. There’s a lot of it in there. Just to be clear, cellulose is mainly used to make paper and cardboard, and has a million other industrial uses, including to make smokeless gunpowder. You can read more about cellulose here. I’m pretty certain that the original Parmigiano-Reggiano doesn’t include this foreign ingredient. If you eat a big spoonful of Grande’s Grated Parmesan, you’ll find that it tastes quite powdery, a texture that disappears when mixed with other ingredients in a recipe.

As you can see by the nutrition facts sheet, this Parmesan is also quite salty, which is normal – you definitely won’t need to add salt to any recipe in which you include it!

In conclusion, the Grande Grated Parmesan Cheese is great when cooking, or sprinkled on pasta. It has a rich Parmesan flavor, If you’re going to use it in any other way, I would highly recommend purchasing the real Parmigiano, which is also available at Costco, for something around $25 a kilogram. This is especially true if you want to serve it on salad, or in any application that requires more substance than a finely-ground cheese. This Parmesan is made entirely in Canada, from 100% Canadian milk, which is great, but I can’t help but think they’re abusing the appellation ‘Parmesan’. It should more probably be called ‘Parmesan-style grated cheese’. But eh, I’m no expert, and I like both the taste and price!

Wafu Japanese Style Mayonaizu Spread: Product Review

I’m happy to report that I’ve made an awesome new discovery at my local Costco! This review is more about something new and great that about price and value, although as usual, when bought at Costco, the value was there! I’m talking here about the Wafu Japanese-Style Mayonaizu Spread. This was on demo at my local Costco, and I picked up two squeeze bottles of 450 ml each, just under a half-liter, for $6.99, no tax.

I’m a huge fan of traditional Wafu dressing, and when it comes to taste, these spreads are right on. What I enjoy about them is that I can take the wonderful taste of Wafu and apply it to a bunch of places where I couldn’t before, on account of the dressing being too thin. For example, I’ve already tried the Wafu Japanese-Style Mayonaizu Spread on toast – excellent! – in an actual salad, which was delicious, and on humble hot dogs, which tasted like a million bucks after a generous application of Wafu spread!

The Mayonaizu Spread is available at Costco in three different flavors; you get to pick two per order. They are:

  • Sesame – Tastes most like traditional Wafu dressing;
  • Wasabi – Tastes like Wasabi. Quite spicy, and delicious;
  • Spicy – As the name suggests, it’s spicy, but not hot like Wasabi;

Of course, being me, I could not resist the two most spicy versions of this delicious mayonnaise-style spread. I got the Spicy and Wasabi versions, pictured below.

Wafu Wasabi Mayonaizu Japanese Style Spread

Wafu Wasabi Mayonaizu Japanese Style Spread

The Wasabi version of the Mayonaizu spread is quite spicy; definitely not something to give young kids, which is not something I thought about when I bought this. I will buy the milder Sesame version when I’m next at Costco.

Wafu Spicy Mayonaizu Spread

Wafu Spicy Mayonaizu Spread

Since the Spicy Wafu is not as spicy as the Wasabi, I don’t like it as much, but it may go down better with the other members of the family.

When it comes to ingredients, both are almost identical, so I’ll list the ingredients for the Wasabi version:

  • Canola Oil
  • Water
  • Rice Vinegar
  • Pasteurized Frozen Egg Yolk
  • Sugar
  • Modified Corn Starch
  • Sea Sal
  • Spinach Powder
  • Lactic Acid
  • Lemon Juice Concentrate
  • Horseradish Powder
  • Xanthum Gum
  • Citric Acid
  • Potassium Sorbate
  • Sodium Benzoate
  • Wasabi Oil
  • Natural Flavor
  • Mustard Oil
  • Capsicum Oil
  • Calcium Disodium Edta
Wafu Spicy Mayonaizu Japanese Style Spread Ingredients and Nutrition Facts

Wafu Spicy Mayonaizu Japanese Style Spread Ingredients and Nutrition Facts

None of these ingredients are particularly freaky, although there are quite a few stability and conservation agents. Pictured at right are the ingredients for the Spicy Mayonaizu version.

As far as the nutritional information goes, this is pretty standard for a mayonnaise-style spread. (Compare with my Kirkland Signature Real Mayonnaise here) There are quite a few calories per tablespoon, along with plenty of lipids, cholesterol and sodium. I know that it doesn’t look like that much, but seriously, who eats a single tablespoon full? I know I don’t, which in retrospect might help explain my expanding waistline issues.

In closing, a word about the name; I don’t know if ‘Mayonaizu’ is what you call mayonnaise in Japanese. I would be surprised if it was so. Maybe one of my more cultured readers can enlighten me in the comments.

I think it is funny to say ‘mayonaizu’ so I’m going to stick with it.

If you see these products at your local Costco, and you enjoy the taste of Wafu salad dressing, I highly encourage you to give these a try. They are delicious, and I’m not being paid to say so. It must also be said that these products are made right here in Canada, with what I assume are local ingredients (mostly). It’s fun to buy something delicious that is made here, knowing that you help support your local economy.

Kirkland Signature Moisture Conditioner: Product Review

I have very little hair, and whatever hair I have, I keep extremely short. Nothing looks sadder than a balding man with long hair. Just terrible. Horrible. Now I’m trying to wipe that image from my mind, and failing. For that reason, I don’t use a lot of conditioner, it just seems like a waste. For the purpose of this product review, I’ve actually used it, and asked my wife, whose hair is much more substantial than mine, her opinion about the Kirkland Signature Moisture Conditioner, which we purchased at Costco.

Kirkland Signature Moisture Conditioner at Costco

Kirkland Signature Moisture Conditioner at Costco

Just like the Kirkland Signature Moisture Shampoo, also from Costco, the Moisture Conditioner is made with ‘pure organic extracts’, and boasts the following:

  • Sulfate-free
  • 100 % Vegan
  • Paraben-Free
  • Gluten-Free
  • Is Hypoallergenic
  • Tested by dermatologists
  • Not tested on animals

Of course, that’s just what the package says, and they’re in the business of selling conditioner. So what do the ingredients say? Let’s find out!

Kirkland Signature Moisture Conditioner Ingredients

Kirkland Signature Moisture Conditioner Ingredients

In all honesty, this is all Greek to me. Actually, it’s worse than Greek, since I can actually understand at least a few words of Greek.

Just like the Shampoo, this Kirkland Signature Conditioner is ‘Made in Canada’, which is nice, and in a nod to its origins, even contains a hint of maple sugar extract! It’s true, read the ingredients!

That being said, my wife is quite happy with the conditioner; when I asked her what she liked – or disliked – about it, she told me that she enjoyed the smell, and that it left her hair ‘silky smooth’ and easy to comb and brush. Moreover, the large pump on the top of the bottle is a nice touch, since you can use it without having to handle the bottle, which is enormous, Costco-style.

Speaking of which, we got a great price on this conditioner. We bought two bottles of 1 liter each of Kirkland Signature Moisture Conditioner for $13.99, or 69 cents per 100 ML. This is really a hard to beat price.

In conclusion, I would be happy to recommend the Kirkland Signature Moisture Conditioner; it is a perfect companion to the Made in Canada shampoo, performs exactly as it should and rinses easily. Click here if you would like to know more about the history of hair conditioner.

UPDATE – June 16th, 2015 – It seems that as Baxter noted, this product is now inactive. They tell me it will probably come back at some point, but it might be 6 weeks or 6 months or anything else in between. Thankfully, I still have tons!

Golden Gate Crystal Margarine at Costco: Product Review

Today I will be reviewing what has just got to be one of the most basic of all kitchen basics, margarine, or ‘oleo’ as the crosswords puzzles would have it. I keep both margarine and butter in the fridge; they may be interchangeable in some instances, but in many ways they are not, and both deserve their place. For the past few years I’ve been purchasing the Golden Gate Crystal Margarine from Costco.

There are a couple of things I like about this margarine. The first, and most important, is the taste. It just tastes right; it has a distinctive margarine taste that is strong without being overpowering, reminiscent of butter, but not quite. I assume here you like margarine, otherwise you’ll be disappointed.

Golden Gate Crystal Margarine at Costco, with Rubbermaid container

Golden Gate Crystal Margarine at Costco, with Rubbermaid container

Without being particularly picky, because I know we’re talking about a bunch of congealed oil here, the Crystal margarine seems relatively healthy; it contains no trans fats, no lactose (obviously), is non-hydrogenated and, in following the fad of the day, contains Omega-3 fatty acids, which have been linked to all sorts of wonderful things, including increased cardio-vascular health and a betterment of your mood, of all things.

Golden Gate Crystal Margarine at Costco, opened

Golden Gate Crystal Margarine at Costco, opened

The second thing I like about Crystal Margarine is the cost effectiveness; a container or 1.36 kilograms, or 3 pounds, of margarine costs as little as $4.99, which is much less than the Becel containers at Costco, which are around 10 bucks for 2 kilos. This price comes down to about 36 cents per hundred grams, which is very acceptable.

If you shop smart, you’ll be able to find the Crystal Margarine on special at your local Costco, and really stock up. When it’s on special, it really is. Last time it was, I bought 2 containers for $2.99 each, which is just about given away, considering the following: THE CONTAINER!

Golden Gate and Rubbermaid seem to be working in lockstep on this one; each Crystal Margarine container is a wonderful, reusable genuine Rubbermaid brand tupperware-style container, which is ideal for work lunches, leftovers and a million other uses around the house; if you were hesitating between different brands of margarine, you should buy this one just because of its container, everything else notwithstanding.

Between the great taste of Golden Gate Crystal Margarine, its relative health benefits, its ridiculously low price and its really cool, reusable Rubbermaid container, switching to it should be a no-brainer. I’ve been buying this for years – and have the mountain of tupperware to prove it – and I’m going to continue, until they screw it up and change the magic recipe. I hope they don’t; I like tupperware.

Last but not least, Golden Gate is a Canadian company, despite its very Californian logo, with offices in both Ontario and Quebec. It’s great to buy local.

UPDATE – April 2016 – There is a recall affecting the Crystal Margarine sold at Costco, and possibly other places. Please visit their website or contact your local Costco for additional information.

Kirkland Signature Unpasteurized Liquid Honey 2 x 750g

I love having honey in my kitchen, not only because I can use it in various recipes and dips, but also for the simple, honest reason that I love to smear it on my toasts in the morning. My wife thinks I exaggerate, but there is no such thing when it comes to toast. I enjoy my toast with butter or margarine, peanut putter and of course, a generous helping of honey. With Kirkland Signature’s Unpasteurized Liquid Honey, available at Costco in 2 jars of 750 grams each, I can indulge at a very affordable price.

First off, let’s talk value. Costco’s Kirkland Signature Liquid Honey costs $11.49 for 2 bear-shaped jars of 750 grams each. Despite it being liquid, honey is still sold by weight rather than volume, but whatever. That translates to 1.5 kilograms for $11.49, or 76.6 cents per hundred grams. Compare, if you will, the prices for honey at Amazon.ca (in Canadian dollars) and at Amazon.com (in US dollars) and be amazed at the savings!

Kirkland Signature Unpasteurized Honey (2x750g)

Kirkland Signature Unpasteurized Honey (2x750g). Those bears look cute.

Let’s be clear, 76.6 cents per hundred gram of pure, liquid honey, made in Canada, not Argentina, is a fantastic deal, but how’s the honey? It has to be good!

Honestly, I love honey, and I haven’t yet met a honey that I haven’t thoroughly enjoyed. I’m talking about pure honey here, not strange mixes. This honey is the real deal and is absolutely delicious, on toast, in a recipe, in a hot beverage or even just like that, with a spoon. I know some people believe that all honey sold in big  stores is Chinese junk, but I don’t believe Costco would endanger their name over honey.

For what it’s worth, each bottle has a “True Source Certified” logo, and nothing on the packaging indicates that this is anything but pure, delicious, Canadian honey. The honey tastes right, and I trust Costco so there you have it! For those curious about the pasteurization process, you can read more right here.

So far I’m very happy with my purchase of Kirkland Signature Unpasteurized Honey at Costco. I’ve written the purchase date and price on the bottles so I’ll be able to post a cost-per-day update in the future.