The 5 Top Keto Products on Costco Shelves Right Now
Summer's here, and that means everyone is stocking up on chips, grilling essentials, and seltzer at each Costco warehouse. But another type of food has been flying off the warehouse's shelves, too, according to new data from Instacart.
The grocery delivery service recently shared data from its Costco runs from April to May 2021 with Eat This, Not That! Turns out, the number of keto-friendly snacks, bowls, and other keto items being added to users' virtual carts grew over 100% during those eight weeks.
The keto diet is super strict, and only certain foods can help keep you in a fat-burning state. The following five items fit the bill (plus, they're delicious and low in net carbs). Keep reading to see the most popular keto products at Costco, and for more, check out the Costco Foods You Should Always Avoid, According to Nutritionists.
Bick's Garlic Baby Dill Pickles
There aren't too many things better than biting into a crunchy, cold pickle at a backyard BBQ in the fading sunlight. So, it's no surprise that the popularity of these keto-friendly baby dill pickles grew by 206% from April to May of this year, according to Instacart.
The best part? They're infused with garlic and have 3 calories and 270 milligrams of sodium (that's it…truly! Here's the nutritional information).
They aren't listed on Costco's website, so head to your local warehouse to find this snack.
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Don Lee Farms Green Chili Shredded Chicken & Riced Cauliflower Bowl
Orders of this bowl spiked by 207% earlier this year, Instacart's data shows. The keto-friendly packaged meal has 220 calories and 29 grams of protein per serving.
While popular, this bowl was also just recently recalled. If you bought the product between May 22 and June 15, 2021, the box of four bowls in your freezer may contain traces of plastic. "Our supplier, Pacific Meridian Group, is recalling their green chili (used as an ingredient in this item) due to the potential presence of plastic," Don Lee Farms says in the recall announcement sent to Costco members.
The notice does not mention how the error was discovered or if any injuries or illnesses have been reported, but it's important to check the box just in case. For a full list of the "best if used by dates" involved in the recall, click here.
Nature's Garden Keto Trail Mix
Hitting the trails or the hammock requires trail mix, and keto dieters have found a favorite in this option at their local Costco warehouse. It's so popular, its Instacart orders grew by 226% this spring.
Available online and in-store in a pack of two 24-ounce bags (that's 3-pounds of the mix!) for $29.99, the keto-certified snack mix contains macadamia nuts, pecans, pepitas, almonds, and cheese balls. Each serving is 170 calories, 15 grams of fat, 55 milligrams of sodium, 4 grams of carbs (2 grams of net carbs), 2 grams of fiber, less than 1 gram of sugar, and 7 grams of protein.
Sweet Karoline Blackberries
It took seven years for this type of blackberry to hit grocery store shelves because it was specially developed to be sweeter and have a better shelf-life, according to Fruit Growers News. All that time and effort seems to be paying off: Sales of the blackberries grew 287% in April and May, Instacart says.
Fruit is a great, sweet treat to eat when you're on the keto diet. There are only about 6 net carbs in a cup, and these blackberries are also full of nutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants.
The #1 most popular keto product at Costco right now is…
Asiago & Pepper Jack Cheese Whisps
Keto Costco shoppers cannot stop ordering this snack, and its popularity grew a whopping 374% this spring, according to Instacart. A pack of two 9.5-ounce bags is $27.99 on Costco's website, but they may be even cheaper inside the warehouse (Instagram account @costcodeals recently spotted the parmesan flavor for $6.99 a bag).
One serving is 23 crisps and contains 150 calories, 11 grams of fat (7 grams of saturated fat), 340 milligrams of sodium, 1 gram of carbs, 0 grams of fiber, and 12 grams of protein. They are made with just asiago and pepper jack cheeses.
Costco says these are great as a snack, on top of salads, or served with fresh guac or a frozen drink—and clearly, lots of people agree!
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