6 Snack Deals Coming to Costco This August
If you're hooked on that afternoon handful of pistachios as much as we are, you won't want to miss this…
Karla Walsh is a Des Moines, Iowa-based freelance writer, editor, level one sommelier and former fitness instructor and personal trainer who balances her love of food and drink with her passion for fitness. (Or tries to, at least!) Her writing has been published in AllRecipes, Runner's World, Shape and Fitness Magazines, as well as on EatingWell.com, Shape.com, BHG.com, ReadersDigest.com, TheHealthy.com, Prevention.com, WomensHealthMag.com and more.
Jessica Ball, M.S., RD, has been with EatingWell for three years and works as the associate nutrition editor for the brand. She is a registered dietitian with a master's in food, nutrition and sustainability. In addition to EatingWell, her work has appeared in Food & Wine, Real Simple, Parents, Better Homes and Gardens and MyRecipes.
Warehouse stores aren't just places to score major deals on massive packages of paper products or family-sized boxes of pantry staples like cereal or pasta. One of the main reasons most of our editors (not all!) swear by their Costco memberships is for the sky-high discounts hiding out in the snack department.
Whether you're seeking something that's high in protein, a nosh that can help lower blood sugar, a weight loss-friendly choice or otherwise, Costco has an array of snack options available in containers sizable enough to keep you well-fueled for weeks.
Buying in bulk even at regular prices will save you some cash—as long as you finish the items before they go bad or stale—and you can score even more discounts from August 2 through 27 via these healthy between-meal Costco Deals.
$3.70 off per 32-ounce bag
Since dark chocolate delivers some legit health benefits, our on-staff dietitians support savoring a serving every day, if you like. And if you opt to enjoy that cocoa in this Costco snack, you'll also be treated to a tiny antioxidant boost thanks to the fruit-flavored center. Admittedly, the filling for these bites contains fruit juice concentrate (pomegranate, apple, raspberry, blueberry, açaí, cranberry, lemon) rather than real fruit. But if you're craving chocolate and prefer something poppable rather than in bar form, this is a solid option. A 12-piece serving clocks will add 1 gram of fiber and 8% of your daily iron needs to your nutrition tally for the day.
$3.30 off per 22-ounce bag
As one of the 12 items one EatingWell food editor always buys at Costco and the #1 snack for weight loss when you have diabetes (not to mention something that's downright delicious and easy to enjoy on the go), we were delighted to see these popular flavored pistachios as part of this month's Costco deals. Whether you enjoy them straight from the bag as a snack or feature them as part of an entree like Grilled Salmon and Peaches with Basil-Pistachio Gremolata or Paprika and Red Pepper Soup with Pistachio Puree, you'll be reaping the benefits of one of the few plant foods that are a complete protein (meaning it contains all 9 essential amino acids our body can't make on its own). Each ¼-cup serving has as much of that muscle-building macro as a medium egg (6 grams).
$4 off per 24-pack
In case you couldn't guess by our Kiwi-Granola Breakfast Banana Split, Air-Fryer Honey Granola with Banana Chips and Cherries and our tips for 6 genius ways to use granola from breakfast to dessert, we have a serious crush on all things granola. Especially granola goodies that aren't too high in added sugar. (Did you know that some bars have as much added sugar as a doughnut?!) These granola bites not only have a reasonable quantity of added sugar—6 grams—but also deliver 2 grams of fiber and 20% of your vitamin D needs for the day. They're also free from the eight most common allergens, including wheat, eggs, dairy and peanuts.
$5 off per 42-pack of 1-ounce bags
If you're fond of fries or chips, chances are high that you'll dig these veggie straws. Made with potato starch and flour, these gluten-free snacks score their eye-catching colors from beetroot powder, turmeric and spinach powder. Since each 38-straw serving has just 130 calories, this is a terrific option for volume snackers.
$2.30 off per 25-ounce bag
Another bang-for-your-calorie-buck snack? Popcorn. Each cup of this Costco Deal comes with 1 gram of gut-friendly fiber for just 70 calories. Most of those come from cane sugar; one of just four ingredients in the simple "recipe." (Popcorn, sunflower oil and sea salt are the others.) Pair a 2-cup serving of kettle corn with a hard-boiled egg or cheese stick and a piece of fruit for a heartier snack that will keep you fueled for longer than the kernels on their own.
$3.50 off per 32 wedges
If spreadable wedges are your style more than sticks, you'll love this last Costco snack selection. Each container comes with enough cheese pieces to keep you going for just over a month. Our favorite uses for the soft Swiss? On apple slices, in Cucumber Turkey "Sub" Sandwiches and as the base for Strawberry Bruschetta.