The Frozen Costco Food That You Should Never Skip Out On

Whether or not you've personally shopped at Costco, you're likely familiar with some of the store's most popular items. You know, the $5 rotisserie chicken, the wine, the cheesecake. Everyone raves about these items, however, as only true Costco fans will know, the store also has a lot of hidden gems. According to She Knows, one underrated product is Costco's dried fruit — particularly the dried blueberries, which make a tasty addition to anything from pancakes to baked goods. 

According to Jessica Ball, a dietitian and nutritional editor at Eating Well, "berries are one of the most nutritious, antioxidant-packed foods around, and they boast up to 8 grams of fiber per cup serving." However, fresh berries are usually quite costly and don't last very long after purchase. let's take a look at what Ball suggests as an alternative and how you can save some money on your next trip to Costco.

An alternative to fresh berries

If you're looking for a quick, easy, and healthy addition to virtually any snack or meal, look no further than Costco's frozen berry blend. Jessica ball explains that she never leaves Costco without a bag of the Kirkland Signature Three Berry Blend (per Eating Well.) She states that "frozen berries are one of the foods I rely on the most. They help me make healthy meals and snacks on a budget, last longer than their fresh counterparts, and are delicious additions to the day."

Per Instacart, a four-pound bag of Costco's frozen berries costs about $17.40, though the price may vary from one location to another. The blend includes raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries, all of which offer a healthy serving of fiber, vitamin C, and antioxidants. The package also says no artificial sugars or preservatives have been added.

Frozen berries are incredibly versatile. You can use them to make a tasty homemade smoothie or even use them for baking. You can also make a delicious two-ingredient dessert – all you need is a bag of Costco's frozen berries and a pint of ice cream. Yes, please!