Passover gets started on the second-to-last day of March and lasts until sundown on April 7. While you still have a couple of weeks until it rolls around, it’s never too early to begin planning. So does Costco offer anything that’s kosher for Passover?
Everything on our shopping list for the holiday turned up at the warehouse retailer and for great prices: matzo, eggs, apples, nuts, gefilte fish, chicken, lamb, and macaroons. How much of all these things you buy would depend on whether you’re hosting a seder or simply attending other people’s and bringing dishes.
Does Costco Offer Anything That’s Kosher for Passover?
The number of kosher choices available at Costco stores varies widely by location — and maybe in communities that have larger Jewish populations, you might find the most options. Additionally, prices of grocery items tend to have regional fluctuations based on the average cost of living in different metropolitan areas.
That said, here are prices for Passover-related foods at Costco in San Francisco — it’s entirely possible that prices might be up to 35% cheaper in other locations. Please be advised that while many of them are kosher, some of them aren’t (like the lamb).
- MealMart Kosher for Passover Gefilte Fish, 2.5 pounds: $11.49
- Kedem Gefilte Fish, 24 ounces: $9.59
- Yehuda Passover Matzos, 5 boxes, 16 ounces apiece: $9.29
- Holy Land Hand Made Matzos, 16 ounces: $17.09
- Kirkland Signature Pasture-Raised Organic Eggs, 2 dozen: $9.19
- Naturally Organic Cage-Free Large Eggs, 5 dozen: $17.69
- Kirkland Signature Cage Free Eggs USDA Grade AA Large, 5 dozen: $10.99
- Kirkland Signature Wilcox Extra Large Cage-Free Eggs USDA Grade AAA, 2 dozen: $4.69
- Kirkland Signature Lamb Rib Roast, per pound: $14.69 (not certified kosher)
- Kirkland Signature Leg Lamb Roast, per pound: $6.69 (not certified kosher)
- Kirkland Signature Lamb Leg Roast Boneless, per pound: $6.69 (not certified kosher)
- Kirkland Signature Lamb Loin Chops, per pound: $9.79 (not certified kosher)
- Kirkland Signature Organic Chicken Stock, six 32-ounce cans: $12.19 (not certified kosher)
- Swanson’s Natural Goodness 33% Less Sodium Chicken Broth, 14.5-ounce cans, 12 count: $7.99 (not certified kosher)
- Empire Kosher Organic Low Sodium Chicken Broth, six 32-ounce containers: $15.69
- Roli Roti Organic Chicken Bone Broth, two 24-ounce jars: $10.99 (not certified kosher)
- Organic Fuji Apples, 5.5 pounds: $10.99
- Organic Gala Apples, 5.5 pounds: $12.99
- Disney Organic Gala Apples, 3 pounds: $5.49
- Organic Honeycrisp Apples, 5.5 pounds: $17.09
- Kirkland Signature Organic Walnuts, 1.7 pounds: $15.89
- Kirkland Signature Walnuts, 3 pounds: $18.29
- Haddar Chocolate Drizzled Coconut Macaroons, 2 pounds: $9.79
- El Camino Real Bakery Organic Coconut Bites, 25 ounces: $10.79 (not certified kosher)
Where’s the Manischewitz?
You might have noticed that the list of prices above doesn’t yet include anything in the best-known kosher brand, Manischewitz. However, last year, a case of five pounds of Manischewitz matzo turned up at select Costco locations for as low as $7.99.
Similarly, searches for the best-known kosher wine, Manischewitz, so far show no inventory for 2018, but it’s possible that you might find it at a store near you (and if you do, we’d love it if you’d let us know by posting about it in the comments section beneath this post)
Passover is one holiday that might make you appreciate having a Costco membership: After you clean out your entire kitchen of all leavened bread products, then you need enough of the unleavened variety (matzoh) to get you through eight days and nights, including at least one holiday dinner — known as a seder — but probably several if you’re popular.
What kind of deals have you found at your local Costco, readers? And what do you have planned for Passover?
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