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Costco Canada Keto top 10 items?

There are so many videos and blogs about Costco keto finds in the US and I'm amazed at their choices. I've found many items here but wish we had more selection. I was hoping, by asking here, I'd get an idea of what other stores around me might be carrying (I'm north of Toronto) since not all stores carry the same and I'd travel for a wider selection...

Here are my obvious top 10:

Eggs
Heavy cream
Kirkland cheddar cheese
Butter
Nuts
Almond flour
Kirkland Signature Protein Bars (I've been looking for the new flavours they have in US - not here yet...???)
Coconut oil
Bacon
Meats


Where is OUR moon cheese, lakanto sweeteners, coconut milk, egg bites, collagen etc...??
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How’s your cholesterol levels?

Costco has good olive oil
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toronto19850 wrote: How’s your cholesterol levels?

Costco has good olive oil
Cholesterol level is fine :)
Yep, olive oil is another good buy, plus Avocado oil which is good for cooking since it's better for high heat cooking.
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jackie999 wrote: egg bites,
Why not just make them?
collagen etc...??
Pharmacy department has 3 or 4 different types of collagen.
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I've been doing Keto and alternate day fasting for about 3 years and Costco is staple for me due to the meats. About the only thing you can add to that list is Whisps which came to Canada costco about 6 months back.

Anything else I get from other sources but you are right in that the US has a lot more options everywhere
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HghSsociety wrote: I've been doing Keto and alternate day fasting for about 3 years and Costco is staple for me due to the meats. About the only thing you can add to that list is Whisps which came to Canada costco about 6 months back.

Anything else I get from other sources but you are right in that the US has a lot more options everywhere
I get the whisps..I keep them in freezer since you only need a few. Lately I've found them a bit too salty so wanted to try the moon cheese and saw Costco US sells it.
Like you I can source at other stores but wondered if there was a more keto friendly Costco nearby. Placing orders all over the place really racks up the shipping costs :)
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the #1 keto item at Costco:

the 7.99 rotisserie chicken
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Have you been to the Low Carb Grocery store? They have Moon cheese. It's pretty good, but expensive like everything else keto.
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Frank311 wrote: Have you been to the Low Carb Grocery store? They have Moon cheese. It's pretty good, but expensive like everything else keto.
Yes, I've been to LowCarbGrocery and healthyplanet. I order from LowCarbCanada, National nutrition, Swansons and vitamart ...all good prices but sometimes difficult to hit the free shipping amt.
I was curious if there were more keto friendly options in other Costco stores since I know they all carry different things.
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The only thing that can keep me in keto is sausage and bacon.

Is costco a good place to get low carb nuts like brazil nuts and pecans in bulk? Or is there is better place?

I am looking for a good sugar substitute for use in teas and coffee, stevia has horrible after taste. I tried xytol (sp?) it is an alcohol of sugar, it tastes really good, costs alot, but was not compatible with my digestive system.
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Macadamia nuts (but not all stores carry them)
Coconut oil
Almond Flour
Bacon
Meats (steaks...etc)
Chicken breast
Eggs
Cream Cheese
Blue Cheese
Feta Cheese
Artichoke hearts
Olives
Pecans
Walnuts
Cream
Whip cream
Strawberries
Raspberries
Cauliflower

We get our grass fed butter from superstore or wholefoods
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toalan wrote: The only thing that can keep me in keto is sausage and bacon.

Is costco a good place to get low carb nuts like brazil nuts and pecans in bulk? Or is there is better place?

I am looking for a good sugar substitute for use in teas and coffee, stevia has horrible after taste. I tried xytol (sp?) it is an alcohol of sugar, it tastes really good, costs alot, but was not compatible with my digestive system.
I buy the bacon and cook it ahead of time - then freeze. We like the sausages but they're likely not keto...buy and freeze. Same with all the cheeses (cheddar, parmesan, asiago) grate and freeze.
For tea/coffee sweetener, I mix up my own blend of sweeteners that works for us (I do a lot of baking). I've seen many say the lakanto sweetener (a mix of erythritol and monkfruit) is good - it's in the US costco but not here (I do know the lakanto maple syrup is good!). You'll have to experiment what suits your taste - there are no keto sweeteners in our Costco AFAIK.
Nuts, yep, price is the best and they're fresh. I may have seen the brazils (I buy the mix and it has brazils). I always have the pecans, almonds and walnuts on hand.
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toalan wrote: The only thing that can keep me in keto is sausage and bacon.
not sure if you are aware but eating alot of meat can take you out of ketosis
Is costco a good place to get low carb nuts like brazil nuts and pecans in bulk? Or is there is better place?
Yes but they don't always carry Brazil nuts, pecans for sure.
I am looking for a good sugar substitute for use in teas and coffee, stevia has horrible after taste. I tried xytol (sp?) it is an alcohol of sugar, it tastes really good, costs alot, but was not compatible with my digestive system.
erythritol is easy to digest but Costco doesn't carry it. Swerve (has erythritol) is also good and it's available at Superstore
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toalan wrote: Is costco a good place to get low carb nuts like brazil nuts and pecans in bulk? Or is there is better place?
They have pecans (I don't know how good of a price it is relative to other places)
I don't think I've seen brazil nuts.
xytol (sp?) it is an alcohol of sugar, it tastes really good, costs alot, but was not compatible with my digestive system.
Xylitol.
And it's not compatible with anyone's digestive system.
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Saw the brazil nuts (raw) today, BASSE brand, 700g $12.99 YMMV
Pecan halves, 908g, $15.99
Pistachios in shell (salted and therefore incur HST) $21.99 3lb :)
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jackie999 wrote: Saw the brazil nuts (raw) today, BASSE brand, 700g $12.99 YMMV
Pecan halves, 908g, $15.99
Pistachios in shell (salted and therefore incur HST) $21.99 3lb :)
that's a crazy good price for the pecans. Costco actually dropped the price - IIRC they were ~17.99
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I guess the prices are always going up and down. I always have the mixed (salted) nuts and saw they were $20.99 in the store. I think they've been more but I can't remember.
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blexann wrote: not sure if you are aware but eating alot of meat can take you out of ketosis
Hmm....it would take A LOT of protein to do that, honestly. Eating bacon and eggs are so high in fat that the ratio would virtually prevent it from being an issue. There was a good podcast discussing this, can't remember which one unfortunately, it was either on Joe Rogan or Mark Bells, and they explain why it isn't a concern.

Yes, I do know what you are alluding to, regarding gluconeogenesis but it's more complex than that. But better yet, keep an eye on your ketones and see for yourself if it's an issue.
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blexann wrote: erythritol is easy to digest but Costco doesn't carry it. Swerve (has erythritol) is also good and it's available at Superstore
Tried Swerve - sourced from Amazon. It's more like a powder vs being granular. Seemed Ok. No issues for the month of use.

Then switched to another erythritol product that is granular and less expensive (but still nonGMO, Gluten free, etc etc) that I also sourced from Amazon. After about a month started getting severe pain in my upper gut just under my right rib cage which my doctor thinks is a possible ulcer. However, I've done some testing and I think it is related to the erythritol. Have been off the erythritol for a month and now am going to go off the ulcer meds for a month and then try the erythritol again to confirm it is erythritol related.

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Keto friendly bars Love Good Fats are now at some Costco's. Seen at Laird Costco.

This is what they look like https://www.costco.ca/Love-Good-Fats-Sn ... 64663.html. Cheaper in store....

$4 OFF
MULTI-PACK AVAILABLE
ON COSTCO.CA
love good fats

Protein bar variety pack

12 x 39 g

1295473

Warehouse price before discount: $19.99
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