Just make sure you do a price check before opting for the Costco version, as savvy shoppers have noted that the name brand is actually sometimes cheaper than its big-box alternative. Rule 4: Advocating for and/or suggesting for breaking of any of Costco’s outlined membership policies through fraud will result in an immediate and permanent ban. After filing for bankruptcy in 2009, California’s Humboldt Creamery was sold to competitor Crystal Creamery and started selling its products nationwide through retailers like Walmart. In fact, you’ll find a label that reads “Custom roasted by Starbucks” on the back of some bags. Thankfully, Discover Lifestyle claimed that Costco’s brand is better than most. So, Costco could seem like the ideal place to stock up and save a bit of cash. As you’ll have probably noticed, Costco has a selection of own-brand products that can only be found at its stores. No, same price. The condiments are sold in massive containers there, you see, and according to Discover Lifestyle, they supposedly start to lose their potency quite quickly after being opened. So, while it’s not confirmed, it’s likely that Humboldt makes the Kirkland Signature vanilla ice cream. So, for now, we drop the KS branding and sell the (mostly) identical product as Humboldt at only $0.50 more. Of course it does. [–]theCostcoConnoisseur 0 points1 point2 points 3 years ago (1 child). According to Business Insider, there’s a possibility that they won’t be in perfect condition, you see. Established in 1929, Humboldt Creamery is a member-owned cooperative association that offers a range of dairy products, including fluid and powdered milk, ice cream and other frozen desserts to local, national and international markets. Very difficult to describe the flavor, but it's not good. But Costco might not be the best place to stock up. More often than not, the difference is just the price tag, and generic products are just as tasty or reliable as notable, name brands.”. On the East Coast, customers can supposedly snap up Kirkland products made by New York’s Matt Brewing. When you buy it it comes in a two pack, which is nice because I … Continue reading Delicious, Rich, Vanilla Ice Cream. Try it today! Look at that smile! You see, Italy has a strict set of standards that cheese must live up to to bear the name Parmigiano Reggiano. For instance, they recently replaced their excellent Kirkland brand super-premium vanilla ice cream ($10 for two half-gallons) with another super premium ice cream from Humboldt Creamery. Yep, that bottle of carrot juice in your cart is a very good deal. As a cooking staple, olive oil is without doubt an immensely popular household good. I fulfilled my dream of having a giant comfy sectional and bought the Thomasville 6-piece sectional a few days ago! Yet according to a group of users on Reddit, Costco has offered up some great prices in the past. You can’t go wrong with a bowl of cereal in the morning – or any time of the day, really. Costco used to source its baby formula from Abbott Laboratories, which produces Similac. No kitchen would be complete without some mustard or ketchup on the shelf. And it may also be the maker of Kirkland Signature Greek Yogurt if businessman Peter Cohan’s account of the company’s partnerships is to be believed. Here's an attempt to start sharing the … American Wagyu ribeye caps found in San Francisco. Neither Persil nor Costco will speak about any partnership, but there’s speculation that the famous name brand is behind Kirkland detergent. Just got home from Costco with the Humboldt Creamery brand. And she then revealed that Costco values the tasty item at 30 cents cheaper. That’s because Costco sources its bottled water from Niagara Bottling, which sells its eponymous brand in other stores. Costco's vanilla ice cream is like frozen gold. One big tub of organic ice cream for 3 dollars so needless to say I ate a lot of it for a while. Bumble Bee supplies Costco’s tins of tuna, too, so you can save cash by picking up the big-box store’s version and get the same tasty catch of the day. But that isn’t all. Humboldt Creamery, Fortuna, California. Costco’s magazine, The Costco Connection, revealed in 2013 that the retailer has worked with Blommer Chocolate Company to source the store’s selection of sweet stuff. [–]mbz321 0 points1 point2 points 3 years ago (0 children). I hope this stuff is exactly the same just with different packaging... [–]MileyCyrus1985 0 points1 point2 points 3 years ago (0 children). Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. But while you may usually dismiss store-brand varieties, you don’t have to do that at Costco. But did you know that some of your favorite Kirkland products are actually secretly produced by big-name brands? Kirkland diapers are rumored to be made by the manufacturer of Huggies.”. Yet due to the use-by date, it’s unlikely that you’ll finish the bottles before needing to throw them out. Costco’s laundry detergent can be sold in massive quantities, but shopping specialist Rebecca Gramuglia explained to GOBankingRates why that’s not always a good thing.