Costco: This or that part 2

We’re BACK at Costco today playing ‘This or That’.

Wild-caught Albacore tuna ✅ Kirkland Albacore tuna ❌
WHY? It’s really all about the mercury here. Albacore tuna has more mercury than traditional tuna so if you are going to buy albacore you either want to limit your total consumption or go with a brand with high standards. Enter Wild Planet whose albacore is 6x lower than the “Action Limit.”

Skippy peanut butter ✅ Kirkland peanut butter ✅
WHY? Kirkland has peanuts and salt, that’s it. Skippy has more going on with hydrogenated oil and a little sugar but I wouldn’t be afraid of that.

Kirkland wild-caught smoked salmon ✅ Kirkland farm-raised smoked salmon ❌
WHY? If you are going to buy farmed raised salmon it should be Norwegian. The Kirkland farmed raised smoked salmon is Atlantic so we are skipping that and going with their wild-caught brand.

Kirkland protein bars ✅ RX protein bars ❌
WHY? RX bars are a joke. ~200 calories for 12g of protein isn’t a protein bar it’s a carbohydrate bar that also contains fat and least of all protein. Kirkland is high in protein and fiber.

Ascent protein powder ✅ Vital protein powder and collagen ❌
WHY? Collagen doesn’t cause muscle protien synthesis – to put it simply it doesn’t help build muscle. If you are buying Vital protein for your skin that’s great but most people think it counts toward their protein goal. I am here to tell you it doesn’t!

Truvia ✅ Honey ❌
WHY? Traditional honey is just sugar with a lot of calories. My sweetening agent of choice is stevia.

Kirkland lightly-breaded chicken chunks ✅ Just Bare lightly-breaded chicken chunks ❌
WHY? Kirkland is more affordable and tastes better in my humble opinion. Also, for what it’s worth I think the nuggets are bigger as well.

Kirkland rolled oats ✅ Quaker old-fashioned oats ❌
WHY? You get more for less and I find the rolled oats to be more light and fluffy.

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