When it comes to shopping in bulk—something that was very common this year—it’s nearly impossible to beat Costco. Of course, that’s not the only thing we love about the chain. In addition to the staples, Costco also adds new foods and treats to its aisles, and 2020 was no exception. Although the chain made plenty of excellent additions this year, some unhealthy foods also made their debut. Want to know which Costco items to avoid? Read on!
And for more, don’t miss these 15 Classic American Desserts That Deserve a Comeback.
PER 1 PIECE: 80 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 55 mg sodium, 8 g carbs (0 g fiber, 6 g sugar), 1 g protein
These small bite-sized treats contain 80 calories each. Of course, that’s not a high calorie count, but with a box that includes 54 pre-sliced bites, it’ll be nearly impossible for anyone to stop at just one. If you love cheesecake, try one of these healthy recipes that’ll allow you to eat a full slice completely guilt-free.
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PER 51 pieces: 200 calories, 9 g fat (8 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 45 mg sodium, 25 g carbs (1 g fiber, 21 g sugar), 4 g protein
A three-pound jar of Reese’s Pieces sounds heavenly to our taste buds, but each serving contains about a third of the daily recommendation for saturated fats and more than half of your daily allotment of sugar. Plus, for those of us who have a sweet tooth, it could definitely be dangerous to have this massive tub in the house tempting us all day long.
PER 1 ROLL WITH ICING (99 g): 330 calories, 12 g fat (4.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 770 mg sodium, 53 g carbs (2 g fiber, 24 g sugar), 4 g protein
Each roll is packed with sugar, saturated fat, and sodium. No, thank you!
PER 1/10 cake (136 g): 400 calories, 24 g fat (14 g saturated fat, 1 g trans fat), 250 mg sodium, 38 g carbs (1 g fiber, 26 g sugar), 6 g protein
Just one slice of Junior’s Apple Crumb Cheesecake takes up 70% of the daily recommendation for saturated fat and contains nearly half of the sugar we should consume each day.
PER 4 bars (105 g): 360 calories, 22 g fat (16 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 65 mg sodium, 38 g carbs (2 g fiber, 28 g sugar), 2 g protein
These bars are on the small side, and they’re packed with sugar. As much as we love buying in bulk, the downside is having a large number of tempting treats in the house. We all know how hard it is to stop at just one Kit Kat Bar!
Per cup (171 g): 300 calories, 15 g fat (10 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 610 mg sodium, 25 g carbs (1 g fiber, 4 g sugar), 15 g protein
One cup of this chicken alfredo tagliatelle contains nearly half of a day’s recommended saturated fat and a quarter of the sodium. But pasta lovers, don’t despair—there are plenty of healthy and tasty pasta recipes to try.
PER 15 g: 80 calories, 4.6 g fat (1.6 g saturated fat), 0.016 mg sodium, 8.6 g carbs (8.4 g sugar), 0.9 g protein
It pains us to put this beloved treat on the list, but unfortunately, Nutella is high in calories, sugar, and fat, and it doesn’t provide any nutritional value. Rather than keeping a tub of Nutella at home, buy a smaller jar once in a while as a treat.
PER 8 OZ: 120 calories, 0 g fat, 45 mg sodium, 29 g carbs (0 g fiber, 29 g sugar), 0 g protein
If you love fruit, Jarritos are definitely more appealing than most American sodas. Unfortunately, they’re also packed with sugar, and because they come in 12-ounce bottles, you’ll be consuming way more than an entire day’s worth of sugar if you drink just one.
PER 5 PANCAKES (100 g): 340 calories, 13 g fat (2 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 330 mg sodium, 51 g carbs (2 g fiber, 28 g sugar), 6 g protein
If you start the day with these pancakes, you’ll have already eaten more sugar than you should consume in an entire day. Who wants to waste all their sugar in one meal, first thing in the morning?
PER 1 BURRITO (198 g): 500 calories, 24 g fat (8 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 880 mg sodium, 48 g carbs (2 g fiber, 1 g sugar), 21 g protein
Each burrito is high in fat, saturated fat, and sodium—definitely not a healthy way to start the day.
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