Costco Kirkland Signature Product Reviews

Costco Review: Kirkland Signature Plastic Food Wrap

Plastic food wrap is one of those things that is ubiquitous in the kitchen; you don’t ever notice it, unless you run out, and then it’s a catastrophe of epic proportions. The Kirkland Signature Plastic Food Wrap, which you can buy, unsurprisingly, at Costco, will help ensure that your episodes of panic are few and far between.

Costco Review: Kirkland Signature Plastic Food Wrap
Kirkland Signature Plastic Food Wrap: Quality and Ease of Use

I have absolutely nothing bad to say about this product, in terms of quality and ease of use both. The cling film is just sticky enough to perform as it should, without being so sticky that it is unusable. The width is an industry standard 12 inches, so it’s wide enough to easily wrap your sandwiches and cover plates and bowls.

Kirkland Signature has introduced a cutter-type dispenser with this plastic food wrap. This differs from the one I had before, which had a row of super sharp teeth. I’m not afraid to admit that I like this method much better. It is both easier to use, reduces waste, and is much safer, especially for kids.

Costco Review: Kirkland Signature Plastic Food Wrap

The slider strip comes inside the box; you need to remove a paper film, expose the adhesive and glue it. It takes about 5 seconds. One of the issue that I have with this product is actually the packing. The roll is big enough that there is a distinct possibility that the box may break or fall apart before you’re done with the plastic food wrap. It has happened to me before.

Kirkland Signature Plastic Food Wrap: Price and Value

As this is a Kirkland Signature product, only available at Costco, you can expect great value, and with this Plastic Film Wrap, you are certainly getting it. I purchased this pack of two rolls of film wrap at my local Costco for $12.99 Canadian, plus about 15% taxes, for a total of roughly $14.94. Each roll contains 750 square feet of wrap, for a total of 1,500 square feet for both boxes. The Kirkland Signature Plastic Film Wrap comes out to a smidgen under 1 penny a square foot, or 0.87 pennies if you don’t count the taxes.

For comparison, the Great Value Walmart brand plastic film wrap costs 1.21 pennies per square foot (before taxes). I guarantee you that it is neither great value nor great quality. It costs over 40% more. Another cool thing that I’ve noticed is that the Kirkland Signature Plastic film wrap is actually 0.5 centimeters wider than the Walmart one. This may not seem like much, but if you’ve ever struggled to pull a plastic wrap over a plate, you’ll know that every little bit helps.

Kirkland Signature Plastic Food Wrap: In Conclusion

Costco’s Kirkland Signature Plastic Film Wrap does not make for a very exciting review. I accept this. I’ve done my best. I can’t review delicious snack food all the time. I’m trying to reach middle age here!

This is, however, how savings are generated, and why your Costco Membership pays for itself many times over. Using this product will also help you save money on your food bill, by reducing waste. This plastic film wrap is of very good quality and performs well in all circumstances. It features a new EasyCutter from Berry Global.

It’s a good thing that this is good film wrap, because there’s a lot of it and you’ll be using it for a long time!

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Costco Kirkland Signature Product Reviews

Costco Review: Kirkland Signature Beef Chili

With that whole lockdown thing that’s been happening all over the world, a lot of people have taken to cooking more and more. This is awesome, and healthy – usually – however there comes a point when the only thing you want is to not be hungry. Meal planning is annoying, and feeling like you’re always cooking, even more so. In these cases, and like a lot of people, I’ve been relying on Costco to provide me with tasty, relatively healthy ready to eat meals. One of my new discoveries is the Kirkland Signature Beef Chili.

Kirkland Signature Beef Chili

As you can see by the packing, this is a product that is packaged at the local level, although I’m pretty certain that they receive this from somewhere and simply put the finishing touches in the actual local warehouse; this is fine, as long as the product is good.

Kirkland Signature Beef Chili: Good Value, or Not?

In terms of value, this Beef Chili is pretty hard to beat; it costs $9.99 per kilogram, or $4.53 a pound, in Canadian dollars, and is packaged in containers of roughly 1.4 kilos. In my situation, the package I got was $14.03, and there was a $4 instant rebate at the cash, so it cost me only $10.03 for 1.4 kilograms of chili! Even without the rebate, this is a good deal.

Now I know that people take their Chili seriously, as do I, to a certain point, but I’m no stickler to “The Rules”. As long as it’s good, it’s good. This Beef Chili contains beans and corn, and tomatoes, which I’m certain will outrage a segment of the chili-loving population, but I’m not here to judge.

Kirkland Signature Beef Chili (detail)

Costco’s Kirkland Signature Beef Chili is a tasty treat, and a fantastic quick easy meal for the whole family, which is all I can ask of it; the taste is middle of the road. It’s spicy, but not too much; my five-year-old daughter has no problem eating it, and she’s usually very picky when it comes to spicy food.

Kirkland Signature Beef Chili Ingredients

I’m not going to list all the ingredients, as this would be too long. Let’s just say that besides regular additives that you’ll find in other ready-to-eat meals, there is nothing weird or unpronounceable. Costco doesn’t provide a Nutrition Facts chart for this product. I’m sure it’s available online; what you can be sure of is that this beef chili is both salty and fatty, not in a bad way, but hey, it’s prepared chili, what do you expect.

Now, I don’t get this product every week, but once a month or is just fine for this delicious beef Chili; the kids love it, as do we, it’s quick to make – just reheat on the stove, add spices if you’d like – and it’s inexpensive. One whole other meal that I don’t have to fret about!

Costco’s Beef Chili: In Conclusion

The Kirkland Signature Beef Chili is a new product, at least at my Costco; if your Costco carries it, make sure you give it a try, and keep buying it once in a while if you want it to stay. If it doesn’t sell well enough, they’ll replace it with something that will, and at least in the winter, I love having my Chili, so I do my part!

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