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Couscous Brands, Bulk, etc.

DocJavaDude May 6, 2013 06:01 PM

So I'm not interested in purchasing the couscous boxes in the grocery store that contain "flavor packets," and recoil against paying nearly $8 for a container of "Rice Select" brand. In my local grocery store those seem to be my only options.

What brand(s) of couscous have you found to be good? Are you satisfied with the products available in bulk bins (at Whole Foods, for example)? Are there other ways to find this product (Costco, amazon.com, etc.)?


  1. sunangelmb May 6, 2013 06:02 PM

    Trader joes Israeli couscous is good.

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      ohmyyum May 6, 2013 06:19 PM

      I like TJs whole wheat couscous. Added bonus, it's $1.99.

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        DocJavaDude May 7, 2013 12:20 PM

        Thanks for the heads-up about TJs. I hadn't looked there, but will. And it's just down the street from Whole Foods in case I can't find it at TJs. Thanks!

        1. wineguy7 May 15, 2013 05:53 PM

          I buy it in bulk at a local middle eastern market. Cheap and good.

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            DocJavaDude May 15, 2013 08:47 PM

            Local "Earth Fare" market has whole wheat cous cous for $3.99/lb. Whole Foods has same and/or "regular" cous cous for $2.99/lb. Both in bulk. Haven't looked at Trader's yet.

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