Chicken Sausages at Costco

Article submitted by a new reader of the blog, David from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

One of the things I love about Costco is that, despite being a warehouse type store, they often manage to offer multiple options for many products.  A case in point are the chicken sausages they have for sale!

I love chicken sausages.  They taste great and have less fat and cholesterol than traditional pork and beef sausages.  When I am eating chicken sausages I can at least pretend that I am eating healthy.  By the way, they are especially great when sliced thin and used as a topping for the Costco Caesar Salad!

Costco is currently offering chicken sausages from the following brands:

  • Chef Bruce Aidells
  • Amylou
  • Sabatino’s

The sausages from all of these brands are pre-cooked and ready to eat.

Aidells’ Chicken and Apple Sausage

Bruce Aidells was a pioneer in the poultry sausage marketplace.  His brand has developed a lot of different flavors and there are a ton of great recipes on the company’s website.

I have tried lots of different Aidells products and the apple flavored sausage is one of my favorites.

Chicken Sausage Costco

Amylou’s Andouille Chicken Sausage

Amylou Foods started in 1992 out of Chicago as a side business from an existing sausage shop.

Amylou has developed a lot of interesting chicken products and even has a line of chicken bacon!

The sausage they are selling at Costco is an andouille style that is being marketed as Paleo friendly.

Sabatino’s Basil and Black Pepper Chicken Sausage

Sabatino’s is based out of California and traces its food styling origins to Palermo, Italy.
The Sabatino sausage at Costco is the Paleo friendly Basil and Black pepper flavor that they feature in this amazing recipe for Keto Corndogs!

Which of These Sausages is the Best?

I wish I could tell you that Brand XYZ is the absolute best option so I could make your shopping decision easy.

However, the reality is that all of these brands are great and the flavor profiles of the sausages are so different from each other that a Head to Head taste comparison wouldn’t make any sense.

I think it would be fun to hear what other folks think about these sausages and learn which ones are their favorites!

Costco Coupons, Member-Only Savings, September 2021

Costco will be closed Monday, September 6, 2021

Costco Member-Only Savings, September 1, 2021 – September 26, 2021.

Savings are available only to current Costco members.

I like this month’s savings (September 2021).

Finally! Hershey’s Nuggets are on sale. I mean, chocolate of any kind is finally on sale at Costco. Jarlsberg Cheese Wedges are always good, but I may not buy it because I am saving money. After reading David’s blog, I am tempted to try Amylu Andouille Chicken Sausage. I shall get Oikos Greek Yogurt.

And I have some more items on my Costco shopping list. So, it looks like a plan. I look forward to my September Costco shopping (2021). I hope there will be some Christmas items.

Costco Shopping – August 13, 2021

17th Costco Shopping in 2021 – $32.16 / $2200.78 this year

Tramontina Cast Iron Skillets

I’ll have to try the product, but they are from Costco. So, I have a high expectation.

A set of Tramontina’s 2-piece Cast Iron Skillets is $29.99 with free shipping at the Costco website. The set contains 10-inch & 12-inch skillets, both with removable grips. They are pre-seasoned. FYI: I have never seen an unseasoned cast-iron skillet being sold anywhere.

Delivered by UPS in 2 working days

The shipping is free. I thought that was amazing for 2 cast iron skillets.

To be honest, I ordered these skillets mainly because I wanted to look cool. I have seen people cooking with cast iron skillets before. And they always seemed cool and deep. So, I wanted to look cool, too. I will learn how to cook with these. I shall widen my repertoire in the kitchen. I will show you…

Cast iron skillets require special attention when cleaning. I need to avoid dishwashers, avoid soap, dry them quickly, and oil them.

Order date: August 13, 2021

Costo has an ongoing relationship with Tramontina. I purchased 7 pans in the above picture at Costco. All 6 round-shaped pans bear a Tramontina stamp on the bottom. The pot on the left is a Kirkland Signature. It was 1 at a garage sale. One dollar! I’ve been enjoying that pot for over 4 years now. God bless kind-hearted rich people.

Costco Shopping – August 14, 2021

16th Costco Shopping in 2021 – $3.27 / $2168.62 this year

Mocha Freeze = Guaranteed good timez

This is my 4th Mocha Freeze in 18 days.

Since I discovered Costco’s Cold Brew Mocha Freeze, I just cannot get enough of this sweet coffee treat. I realize I need to drink less of this. Although they are much cheaper than what you get from local coffee shops, they still eat away my finance. And they hurt my diet (580 Calories). But, I had to get one on a day like this, because Cold Brew Mocha Freeze is guaranteed good timez.

It’s a sunny Saturday. I drove my convertible for fun for a few hours (with the top up – too sunny, too hot). I made the first stop at Costco and bought a Mocha Freeze for the road.

I drove through a beach town, shopped at ROSS to check out exotic spices, and ate at Popeye’s Chicken. I came home around 3 pm. I shall take a nap now. I’m having a slow and lazy weekend. I love it!

Have a nice weekend. Be safe.

Leaving Costco. Saturday lunch drive.
Limited Time: Jose’s Coffee Available Online

This is for a limited time – Jose’s flavored coffee is available on Don Francisco’s website. With that, Jose’s coffee will not come to Costco (roadshow) until further notice.

Because of the pandemic, Jose’s had stopped visiting Costco for the roadshow. I could not enjoy Chocolate Raspberry coffee last year. That made my pandemic-riddled holiday season seemed even more empty.

I rarely enjoy flavored coffee. In fact, I look down upon flavored coffee because they are not pure coffee. But, during the holiday season, I must have some flavored coffee. To me, flavored coffee is essential for creating that cozy holiday feeling. The flavor of Christmas is just as important as Christmas decorations.

My favorite Jose’s flavored coffee for the holidays is Chocolate Raspberry. This coffee smells like Christmas to me.

Our second pandemic holiday season should be more relaxing and enjoyable. I am glad and relieved that I can enjoy Jose’s coffee this year.

Limited Time: Jose’s flavored coffee is available on Don Francisco’s website

August 2019
Costco Shopping – August 6, 2021

15th Costco Shopping in 2021 – $90.42 / $2165.35 this year

It’s amazing how people can get used to the global pandemic. I was wearing a mask, but it didn’t bother me much. I took my time and enjoyed my Costco shopping.

Coupons (member discount) saved $21.50.

Bottom of the cart: Kirkland Signature bottled water, Charmin bath tissues

I was happy to see the Christmas ribbons. The ribbons mean Christmas is coming to Costco in 3-4 weeks.

I bought Peet’s French Roast coffee. They were on sale ($4 off). I took it home and realized it was ground coffee, not coffee beans that I prefer. But, I guess I couldn’t really tell the difference, anyway. The coffee is excellent. I like it. It’s more enjoyable than Starbucks’ French Roast. Starbucks coffee is bitter (acidic). Your opinion may vary.

I like dumplings of any kind. People like it when food comes in small units. That’s why some people enjoy tacos. It’s fun eating small units of food. The same goes with hot wings & Hershey’s Kisses. If your kids don’t eat a full-size sandwich, try cutting them into small strips. I usually buy dumplings at Costco whenever they are on sale. I can boil them, steam them, or fry them. Dumplings are fun, exotic, tasty, and easy to prepare.

There were plenty of Clorox wipes. I found it fascinating that their containers now mention Covid-19 on the package. It’s a scary time, but also fascinating.

I have over a year’s supply of toilet paper, but I bought one more bag just to make myself feel better.

Chobani yogurts come out about 50 cents a cup. They are normally $1.00 or more at discount grocery stores.

Kirkland Signature’s sharp cheddar cheese (I bought 2) is super tasty and affordable.

After my Costco shopping, I bought a Cold Brew Mocha Freeze (with Chocolate) for the road.

Mocha Freeze

First Sign of Christmas 2021

It’s Beginning To Look Like Christmas

Here’s the first sign of Christmas (2021) in Costco.

My regular visitors know how much I enjoy Christmas. Forget Christmas in July. I listen to Christmas music year-round. I have 70+ Christmas CDs (physical CD collection from the 90’s). I decorate my cubicle at work with a full-size Christmas tree with a train running around it (picture below)

Naturally, I enjoy looking at Christmas items in Costco.

I see these ribbons at Costco, usually at the end of July or early August. They rotate the designs of the ribbons every year. Last year, the ribbons had a slight hint of Winter. But this year, the ribbons scream Christmas~!! I like these.

After these ribbons, there will be about a month of calm at Costco. After 3-4 weeks, by September, there will be Christmas isles at Costco. Some items will look familiar. But they will also have stuff you have never seen before. You never know what you will find.

FYI: Some cool Christmas items sell out quickly at Costco, way before Christmas. And you may never find them anywhere else.

2019, my cubicle at work