Thursday, February 26, 2015

New at Costco Wholesale, lactose-free milk and Greek Yogurt with fruit

I've been buying the ShopRite brand of lactose-free milk for several years, but recently, Costco Wholesale in Hackensack introduced Kirkland Signature 100% Lactose Free 2% Reduced Fat Milk for about $2.66 a carton (three for $7.99).
A new item at Costco Wholesale in Hackensack is Kirkland Signature non-fat Greek Yogurt with Fruit on the Bottom.


By VICTOR E. SASSON
EDITOR

If you're lactose intolerant and add milk to your coffee, frittata mixture or an occasional bowl of cereal, you know how uncomfortable that can make you feel.

Conventional milk causes bloating or gas.

I'm a big fan of Starbucks Coffee, but I've never found lactose-free milk there or at Dunkin' Donuts.

So at home, I've been using ShopRite's brand of 1% Lactose Free Milk, usually $3.49 a half-gallon, to add to my morning coffee and in a Nespresso foamer for espresso drinks.

Now, Costco Wholesale in Hackensack is offering Kirkland Signature 100% Lactose Free Milk for $2.66 a carton (three 64-ounce cartons for $7.99).

Costco's product contains 2% milk fat. 

I hope Costco plans to introduce a lactose-free product with 1% milk fat and organic versions.



A natural enzyme called lactase is added to break down a sugar called lactose and help with digestion, according to Kirkland Signature.

Yogurt with fruit

A new dairy product at Costco Wholesale is Kirkland Signature non-fat Greek Yogurt with Fruit on the Bottom: Black Cherry, Blueberries and Strawberries.

Fifteen mixed 6-ounce cups were $10.89 or 69 cents each, compared to about 89 cents each for 6-ounce cups of Chobani Greek Yogurt with Fruit.

Costco's house brand of Greek Yogurt with fruit is sweetened with sugar.

We've been using Kirkland Signature's non-fat plain Greek Yogurt in 32-ounce containers for blending in smoothies or eating with organic agave syrup.



6 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tip about the new Kirkland lactose free milk!

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    1. Thanks. Lactose-free milk is long overdue.

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  2. OK. The second time we bought the Kirkland Signature Greek Yogurt with Fruit on the Bottom we found it much thicker than before. We use most of it for blending.

    Anyone else have that experience?

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  3. Recently it changed to organic lactose free milk. So I was excited, but after I noticed my stomach was getting bloated and irritated, also flatulence occurred, very uncomfortable. Same symptoms as if I drank regular milk? Anyone else notice difference now that it is organic?

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  4. Thanks.

    Are you sure you're not buying Kirkland Signature organic milk that isn't lactose free? I haven't seen any other lactose-free milk at my Costco warehouse.

    We do buy organic 1% milk that carries the Kirkland Signature label.

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    1. I looked back and found a post reporting Costco stopped selling lactose-free milk only about six months after it first went on sale in the Hackensack, N.J. warehouse. In December 2015, I said I couldn't find it on my last few trips to Costco's new Teternoro, N.J., store.

      So, I started buying the Lactaid brand at Costco, but finally went back to ShopRite, which lowered the price of a half-gallon to $2.99 after Costco introduced the Kirkland Signature Lactose Free Milk for $2.66 a half gallon.

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