Costco Fans Can't Get Enough Of This Dairy-Free Creamer

The Pacific Northwest is known for its steady rainfall and its coffee culture, which is how the people up there refer to their intense caffeine addiction. Now Costco members in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska have a coffee creamer to help them through the long, wet winter guilt-free.

Two separate Instagram accounts for Costco fans are promoting Nutpods' non-dairy creamer, which you'll find in the dairy section of Costco stores from Fairbanks to Medford. Nutpods' creamers are made with real coconut and almond, and they come in four flavors: original, hazelnut, caramel, and French vanilla. Both Instagram accounts, @costcobuys and @costcodeals, only show the French vanilla.

The price is $9.99 for a three-pack of big, 750 mL containers. You can order the product online through the Nutpods website and pay $14.95 for a four-pack of 330 mL cartons. After comparing the pennies per milliliter, we found that shopping at Costco will save you a whopping 61%.

Judging by the reactions on Instagram, some shoppers are thrilled with the news that Nutpods creamers have arrived at Costco. "Yay!! This is the best stuff!! I actually get excited thinking about my creamy morning cup of coffee when I go to bed at night," @jolynn_z commented under @costcobuys' post, with no apparent hint of irony. A lot of others, not surprisingly, were bemoaning the fact the creamer wasn't available in their state.

Nutpods is keto-friendly, gluten-free, and made with natural ingredients

Nutpods creamers have such appeal because they contain no added sugar, are keto and paleo friendly, and are gluten free. A one-tablespoon serving of the French vanilla flavor is 10 calories with one gram of fat. The company brags on itself a little on its website about using only nine ingredients: water, coconut cream, almonds, sea salt, natural flavors, and some more chemical-sounding ingredients to help the creamer mix well with coffee — dipotassium phosphate, acacia gum, sunflower lecithin, and gellan gum.

These ingredients are variously described as "naturally derived," "naturally extracted," and "naturally fermented." They're used to keep the product from separating and to give it a creamy mouth feel. People who have used Nutpods creamers also say they foam up well for lattes or cappuccinos.

Coffee drinkers who have found that Nutpods offers a lot of flavor and diet advantages may also be interested to learn that the company improves Costco's diversity profile. Nutpods is featured on a Costco webpage promoting the membership warehouse chain's commitment to working with suppliers owned by women and people of color. Costco says it benefits from working with these businesses because it opens them to new perspectives and improves communities' economic development.