Frequently asked questions

Are you associated with Costco?

No, I’m not associated with Costco in any way! I’m just a lover of all things Costco and a huge foodie. I started this blog because I thought it might help my fellow foodies and Costco fanatics with their shopping decisions. 

Where are you located?

I live in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, but I’ve visited Costco Warehouses in a number of other places (with the ones in Hawaii being my favorites!). In the future, I may try to do more of this for the blog.

Where/how do you get the products that you review?

For the most part, I purchase them myself! Costcuisine started as a hobby for me, but as it’s grown, I started running ads on the site and doing the occasional sponsored post to offset some of the costs. In some months, I spend several hundred dollars on food for Costcuisine alone! I try to use as much of it as I can, but sometimes a person can only eat so much chocolate or so many different snacks, so I give the extra food away to family and friends.

Where can I purchase the products that you review on this blog?

I review products that are sold at Costco, but many of these products are sold at other stores as well. Some products are exclusive to Costco though, such as Costco’s popular Kirkland Signature brand.

Are the products that you review found at every Costco Warehouse?

Unfortunately not! Based on the stores that I’ve visited and my conversations with my fellow Costco shoppers, I’ve found that Costco has a lot of the same products across most or all of its locations, but there is some variation. Certain products also seem to be seasonal and go in and out of stock at different times of the year. If you’d like me to review a certain item, please let me know and I’ll try to find it at my local Costco! For those of you who represent brands or products, I’m always happy to review products that are sold at Costco Warehouses outside of my local area if you send me samples!

Can I order Costco products from Costcuisine?

No, you can’t! I wish I had my own personal Costco Warehouse, but unfortunately, I’m just a regular member.

What’s the best way to keep up with everything Costcuisine is doing?

I’m active on social media (especially Facebook and Instagram), and I post video reviews for certain products on YouTube. I also have an email list where I send out summaries of all of my recent posts every couple of weeks. If you don’t want to miss anything, follow me everywhere and sign up for the email list!

19 thoughts on “FAQ”

  1. No review of Bob’s Red Mill Organic Steel Cut Oatmeal? It’s one of the best, and a great deal at Costco. As an aside, I’ll never understand why Costco considers Oatmeal a seasonal item. This appears in late spring, and disappears in early fall. No winter Oatmeal for you!

  2. How can I find out which Costco around Montreal carries WildBrine Sauerkraut.
    The warehouse where I usually shop does not have it.
    Thank you

    • I take into account the calories, fat, carbs, sugar, sodium and of course the ingredients. For example something might be low in calories and fat but full of chemicals or additives. Or something might be high in calories and fat but healthy (like nuts). I weigh all of these factors and then make a rating that’s 100% my opinion after reading food labels for years and trying myself to eat healthy.

  3. Just discovered your website. Love your reviews … triple bonus for Canadian content, even though you’re Costco West. You will have different products available but still more likely to have more of the same, unlike reading US Costco reviews and being so envious because there is no chance we will get the same things.

    • So true! I dream about going to the US for a week hunkering down and just trying all the good food I see on social media!

  4. I really enjoy your site , I just discovered it tonight ! Then I realized it’s Canadian .. yay ! And you reviewed current items .. yay ! But also Edmonton?!! Triple yay ! Sometimes you’re knee deep in a Costco fan page only to realize it’s American and three year old item !


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