Bota Box @ Costco

I have fallen in love with the Bota Box, it’s official. This was a total impulse buy. I had to go to Costco after work today for a few of my staple items, which include beer and wine.

As I walked through the wine section trying to find the best deal, this little brown box caught my eye.

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It cost $17 and I did remember reading a review of really good boxed wine from Cali in the past. I am impulsive and always like to risk trying new things. (at the grocery store people) So I threw it I the cart. I justified like this; If it wasn’t great, I cook with a lot of white wine, I could use it for that. Still, a lot of vino for 17 bucks. It says you get 20 glasses of 5 oz wine. You do the math. (I am a 6oz + pour myself)

I brought it home, popped it in the fridge, waited a few hours and popped that sucker open. The spout was of good quality and assembly was minimal and simple. Def possible to do drunk or sober. It pours quick and smooth. It also made me feel extremely excited yet silly at the same time. Finally! I take a sip annnnddddd…. VIOLA! ( kiss the tip of my fingers and toss them in the air). Perfect.

I have a vast wine knowledge, being that I learned from some of the best during my fine dining career. I have had better wines but you will pay the price. Never had I tried such a great wine at this price. (besides Charles Shaw) I must say, this is a true value. Boxed wine has come a long way from good ole Franzia.

This is good for so many reasons. If you go to www.botabox.com/, you can find out more about this wine and various places its great for. I have only tried the PG but look forward to trying more.

Thank you Costco for keeping such high standards. I trust every product you bring into your stores. Quality every time, except for my Tommy Bahama beach umbrella that snapped, if your reading this, can I still bring it back?

Thank you Bota Box, keep this up. I’m hooked.

Gold Standard Strawberry Banana Whey Protein

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This stuff is the best!  It tastes so good that I actually CRAVE it!

To all you chicas that think protein will make you bulky and gain weight, think again!  With only 120 Calories, 1 gram of fat, 3g carbs, and 24g of protein, there is no way that this shake will fatten you up.  I drink 1.5 scoops for breakfast and I not starving by the time lunch comes.  Since summer is getting closer, I have also been replacing my lunch with a shake too.  Since protein breaks down slowly, it keeps me full and satisfied all day long!  They come in a lot of flavors and are all great!  This is the brand that I recommend to anyone.

Another great thing about these is that since I am always on the go, they are quick to prepare and drink.  Just add milk, shake, and breakfast is served!

I also recommend the Blender Bottle for your shaker because they use whisk technology which eliminates as many lumps as possible.

You can buy any of these products at any GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, or Bodybuilding.com.

Lobster Bisque from Costco, no need to make your own.

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Blounts Lobster Bisque sold at Costco is not to be walked past on your next trip. I have had Lobster Bisque at many restaurants and this is better than most. $9.99 for 2 containers. Each container serves two. You can also freeze them.

Everytime I buy this it never disappoints. Huge chunks of lobster and a lot of it. It’s a perfect weeknight dinner. I like to serve it with grilled cheese and bacon. Even prosciutto sometimes, if I’m feeling fancy.

*savings tip – there is a $2 off coupon in the current Costco flyer.