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Offline HJK

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Costco's Kirkland Brand Foods
« on: May 04, 2013, 09:31:12 PM »
I know there has to be a thread on this somewhere, however, I cannot seem to find one at the moment so here goes...

Does anyone have any experience with the Costco Kirkland brand of foods such as lunch eat, salads, dips, refrigerated, frozen, etc...?
DS allergic to peanuts

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Re: Costco's Kirkland Brand Foods
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2013, 12:44:07 AM »
I'd consider most of those REALLY high risk, and so no, for us labeling alone wouldn't be enough for me to trust it.

I'd call about individual items instead.

That said, we do use Kirkland olive oil and a few other staples.
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Re: Costco's Kirkland Brand Foods
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2014, 01:21:50 PM »
Cannot find anything online with ingredient lists and supplier/manufacturer info for Kirkland brand flour . . . my understanding is that Costco's supplier on flour may/does change, so that would mean no way to track or know as to X-contaminated with other nut flours?

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Re: Costco's Kirkland Brand Foods
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2014, 04:59:02 PM »
I do but for peanut only.  They used to be pretty good about answering my shared line inquiries. 

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Re: Costco's Kirkland Brand Foods
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2014, 06:30:43 PM »

We use Costco Kirkland brand items quite often (the extra virgin olive oil is especially good) and we have never had any problem with any of their products.  Some of their products, such as the chocolate chip granola bars, even have the peanut-free logo on them (as you can see in the image below) so we buy them frequently (I bring them to work as snacks)


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CANADA, land of maple syrup and poutine
Me:  peanuts, ragweed
DD1:  PRACTICALLY EVERYTHING NOW! peanuts, tree nuts, sesame, eggs, wheat, lentils/peas/beans, leaf mould
DD2:  milk (and avoiding peanuts)

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Re: Costco's Kirkland Brand Foods
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2014, 08:32:39 AM »
We get a lot of their products too.  But I wonder if labelling is different in US.
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Re: Costco's Kirkland Brand Foods
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2014, 09:44:54 AM »
Yes, I think it's important to note that you saw the logo on a product purchased in Canada.


We were trying to determine whether to get a Costco or Sam's membership. We would have preferred Costco, but the only place we can get pecans we trust is Sam's. When I called about Kirkland pecans, I knew we could not use them with PA.
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Re: Costco's Kirkland Brand Foods
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2014, 03:39:54 PM »
We use their ham (sliced sandwich meat) and olive oil

I don't trust any baked in the store items

oh - we have used their hot dog buns too

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Re: Costco's Kirkland Brand Foods
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2014, 10:52:45 AM »
Yeah-- regionally, Stinky and I can probably both get items that the rest of y'all cannot-- like Franz baked goods (which are up with the bread, not back in the bakery), and certain brands of hummus, bean dip, etc.



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Re: Costco's Kirkland Brand Foods
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2014, 02:36:13 PM »
aren't we the luckiest!  :)   I do very much appreciate Franz - they will answer any and all questions if you call.

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Re: Costco's Kirkland Brand Foods
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2014, 10:13:46 PM »
Yes, I think it's important to note that you saw the logo on a product purchased in Canada.


Hi Macabre,

Yes, they are purchased in Canada. A bit curious about it though... it clearly states on the box that the Kirkland chocolate chip granola bars are "Product of USA" imported to Canada.  So if they are manufactured in the USA, wouldn't the bars available in the USA be peanut-free too?  Or maybe they don't have a peanut-free label on them?

It seems quite weird if Costco manufactures all their chocolate chip granola bars in the USA, but only the ones they export to Canada are peanut-free...  you'd think they'd make them all peanut-free.
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CANADA, land of maple syrup and poutine
Me:  peanuts, ragweed
DD1:  PRACTICALLY EVERYTHING NOW! peanuts, tree nuts, sesame, eggs, wheat, lentils/peas/beans, leaf mould
DD2:  milk (and avoiding peanuts)

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Re: Costco's Kirkland Brand Foods
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2014, 01:24:13 AM »
I've seen stuff every bit as weird, though... just sayin.

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Re: Costco's Kirkland Brand Foods
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2014, 12:14:05 PM »
I've seen stuff every bit as weird, though... just sayin.

yes, since Costco makes the effort to manufacture peanut-free granola bars in the USA, why only export them to Canada?  Why not also provide them to the American Costco stores?  It doesn't make any sense.
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CANADA, land of maple syrup and poutine
Me:  peanuts, ragweed
DD1:  PRACTICALLY EVERYTHING NOW! peanuts, tree nuts, sesame, eggs, wheat, lentils/peas/beans, leaf mould
DD2:  milk (and avoiding peanuts)

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Re: Costco's Kirkland Brand Foods
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2014, 09:17:26 AM »
The bars with the same exact packaging in the US are labeled as a may contain.  DD eats them and they often smell peanutty to me  :P
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