Rip Van Wafels, Healthier Cookies, at Costco
Rip Van Official Website

Cookies with low sugar, high fiber, low calories

Rip Van Wafles is coming to Costco on February 22. 2021 – to Los Angeles, Hawaii, Virginia, PA, NY, Maryland, DC, NJ, MA, CT, NH, and DE.

They are European-style cookies (stroopwafel – means “syrup waffle”). They are thin waffle cookies with caramel filling inside. It’s a tasty snack. I tasted it myself, and I liked it. It’s got super low sugar content – about 80% less than regular cookies.

They have higher fiber contents than popular granola bars. So, they are popular in the fitness community. You can check out Amazon reviews. People love them. Now you can get them cheaper at Costco.

They go well with coffee as well. If you like sweet cookies and if you watch your weight, check this out.

Rip Van Wafels at Costco - stroopwafel
12 Days of Sugar Bowl Bakery

Since Thanksgiving Day, I’ve been eating Madeleines and Brownie Bites every day for 12 days. Two huge containers are almost empty now. They are tasty and I’ve been enjoying them with coffee.

OH! I would like to talk about the designs on their packages. The designs look warm, homey, and tasty – that they represent how the products taste. I kept looking at the stickers on the packages. They are so well done that I had to mention them.

Madeleines and Brownie Bites are Costco’s staple items. They are Costco items #9751 & #1253912. They are individually wrapped so they will stay soft and moist. These tasty treats go well with hot coffee. To me, they remind me of holidays, family, and good times.

Christmas is approaching quickly. Madeleines and Brownie Bites will stay fresh throughout the holiday season.

Sugar Bowl Bakery, official website

Raffle: Mary’s Gone Crackers

Raffle is closed. Winner, Miriam, is contacted

Many of you already know Mary’s Gone Crackers. I recently learned about them, and I rate them highly. Look at the ingredients. See if you approve.

  • Organic whole grain brown rice
  • Organic whole grain quinoa
  • Organic brown flax seeds
  • Organic brown sesame seeds
  • Filtered water
  • Sea Salt
  • Organic wheat-free tamari (water, organic whole soybeans, salt, organic vinegar).

That’s it. That’s all the ingredients. Mary’s Gone Crackers are super seeds that are molded into crackers; so you can carry, store, and eat at your convenience. They are organic, vegan, gluten-free, and none-GMO. Besides being a good snack, I also think they are good food. I see people can lose weight by snacking these for lunch – compared to a cheeseburger, it’s a clear winner. And they taste good. If you like the taste of seeds, you will also like Mary’s Gone Crackers.

You can find Mary’s Gone Crackers at Costco. Of course, they come in extra-large boxes like the below picture.

This is the box you will find at Costco

Mary’s Gone Crackers shine if you compare with crackers of other brand names. Most crackers are bad for you. It’s better that you don’t eat them. I rarely eat crackers for that very reason. I think Mary’s Gone Crackers are my only exception.

I don’t get paid for this blog. I like these crackers and I wanted to hold a raffle. Mary’s Gone Crackers will send a grab bag variety of crackers to a raffle winner. Enter below.

Mary’s Gone Crackers – Official Website

Raffle is closed.

  • I am not a professional raffle guy. I can make mistakes.
  • I will draw 1 winner on December 13, 2020.
  • Do NOT send me your mailing address.
  • You will receive multiple & random boxes of Mary’s Gone Crackers.
  • Low 48 US states only.

Darigold FIT Organic Milk – Costco Roadshow (WA, OR)

Darigold is a dairy company with over a hundred years of history. They produce dairy products such as milk, yogurt, cheese, butter,…

Their milk, FIT organic milk, is now available at select Costco locations. FIT Organic Milk is special because…

  1. Lactose-Free
  2. 14 Grams of protein (compared to 8-9 Gram)
  3. 40% less sugar
  4. Organic
  5. Long shelf life.
  6. (personal note) Good taste. Rich and creamy.

FIT organic milk is ultra-filtered. Ultrafiltration, also known as diafiltration makes FIT milk special. It filters in some molecules while it filters out unwanted molecules. The process is fairly complicated, but there is more information on ultrafiltration on Wikipedia or on Darigolds Instagram.

Costco Darigold FIT Organic Milk, Lactose Free
Darigold FIT organic milk, available at Costco

Somebody correct me if I’m wrong, but as far as I know, Darigold milk is the best milk available to regular consumers. And I even like the taste. I understand the taste is subjective. But, to me, FIT milk tastes rich and creamy. I find myself drinking it at random and unusual times.

If you live in Washington or Oregon area, you can catch their road show and taste them yourself. Check out the show schedule below. (*schedule subjected to change)

Press release:
Darigold expands organic offerings (October 26, 2020)

Darigold is over a hundred-year-old company. They make cottage cheese, flavored milk, yogurt, butter, and more. You may see their products at your local store.

Costco Darigold Roadshow Schedule – Washington & Oregon

Roasted Garlic Cauli Dip at Costco Midwest

Hello US Midwest Costco shoppers. Your local Costco warehouse is currently selling Roasted Garlic Cauli Dip (Cauliflower Dip) by Boulder Organic Foods. They are available now, and during September 2020.

Warehouse locator and more information at Boulder Organic Foods

I have tasted nothing like this before (in a good way). And I never ate this many carrots in my life. I kept dipping my carrots into it. It’s tasty, and it’s light. So, I thought I would make my cauliflower dip. How hard can it be? Then I learned I need a food processor, and it takes one hour to make it.

Cauli Dip is not only tasty, but I think it’s healthier than other dips in the market. If you are trying to stay in shape, every bite counts. Every healthy alternative count.

Have a nice Labor Day weekend. Talk to you soon.

Costco Mortgage – Surprisingly Good Experience

Thank you, Byron99, for your review

Read review on the forum

The mortgage process has become very cumbersome with red tape. However, the Consumer Direct team worked tirelessly to make it as simple as possible.

T3 Micro – Featherweight 3i Hair Dryer

I’ve been using this hair dryer for three days so far. It performs almost as same as my favorite hair dryer that I paid $250.00 a few years ago.

Costco’s everyday price of $99.99 on Featherweight 3i is pretty good. But, now, it’s on sale for $79.99. The sale ends in two weeks on May 17, 2020. It’s OK if you missed the sale. I think $100 is still a good price. Styling iron is also on sale.

I am currently comparing this hair dryer with my $200 professional unit. 3i is lacking some professional touch, but its overall performance is right there with my $200 hairdryer. So, if you want a good hairdryer but $200 is outside of your budget, 3i may be for you.

Just like any other hair dryers, you’ll have to purchase a diffuser separately.