In 2008, Costco started building their first warehouse in Australia. Since then multiple warehouses have opened up around the place.
I’ve always wanted to visit however i didn’t really feel the need to join. Kel, on the other hand, was as keen as a baked bean to visit, join, and buy.
Last December, on our way home from visiting some family, i said to Kel we could drive home through Canberra this time and visit Costco. So we did.
To be honest, it wasn’t as big as i thought it would be. And i thought it was going to have all of your USA goodies available. They have some, however there are mainly just Australian brands, just in bigger versions than what you can get in supermarkets. As we don’t buy a lot of ready made items, we cook most things from scratch, there wasn’t a whole lot that interested us. We did find some great buys though, and if we visit on a regular basis then the joining fee will probably be worth our while.
I think my favourite section to look at was the bakery. Everything was HUGE.
The dairy section was pretty impressive too. They had quite a range of cheeses and the prices were really good.
Half a kilo of Brie! And Australian Certified Organic too
The best part was the cafeteria though!
For like $2, you can get a Hot Dog with unlimited free drink refills. Winning!
The slice of cheese pizza was cheap too and as big as the plate
Same with the chicken and mushroom pizza slice
So after all that, what did we end up buying?
We obviously couldn’t resist the Brie!
I couldn’t resist buying this massive bag of Kettle chips for my Mum – she is obsessed with Kettle chips!
Last but not least, we couldn’t resist splurging on some danishes. I’d been craving them for ages and these were actually really good. Definitely satisfied the craving!
Overall the trip was fun and we got some great bargains. I don’t know how often we will end up shopping at Costco, i guess we will find out how much we want our membership when it’s time for renewal!