20 Things You Should Buy At Costco

Below is a list of 20 groceries that we consistently buy at Costco. We stick to these items because we love the quality, quantities (not ridiculously huge packages), taste and definitely prices!

I’m sharing our local Costco prices – these probably vary somewhat by state. PS. Costco did not pay me to write this post. My love of Costco propels me to share and I myself love lists like these for discovering new treasures :).

Below is a list of 20 things that we always buy at Costco. We love the quality, quantities, taste and prices of these great Costco deals! | natashaskitchen.com

Costco Staples:

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1. You can’t beat a 40 pack of Kirkland Signature water for $2.99.

2. Organic Tortilla Chips ($4.69) – I love the taste and texture of these. We go through 1 bag/week on our guacamole and salsa sprees!

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3. We buy these hot cups ($9.39 for 200) in winter and clear cups in winter, plus the lids ($14.39 for 1200). We rarely go out for coffee but it’s nice to feel like we do. lol.

4. Jumbo Reynolds heavy duty foil – this double pack lasts for ever! Its so sturdy and perfect for grilled corn and every recipe that calls for foil. ($13.69 for 2 huge rolls).

Baking and Cooking:

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5 & 6. I get all of my cooking oils at Costco including: avocado oil ($8.89 for 1 L), extra light olive oil ($18.99 for two 2L) and extra virgin olive oil ($11.99 for 2 L). We go through these like crazy but for normal people, these cost-effective bottles will last awhile. I love to fry foods in my extra light olive oil because it doesn’t give off that “fried food” smell.

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7. Walnuts are priced well ($9.99 for 3 pounds)

8. You can’t beat a 2 lb bag of Organic Chia Seeds for $7.49.

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9. Sweetened Condensed Milk ($8.99 for a pack of 6)

10. Honey! I love that they carry a wild raw LOCAL honey at our Costco ($9.89 for 40 oz)

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11. From the spice aisle we buy Kirkland brand everything: sea salt ($2.79), pepper corns for the grinder and cinnamon.

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12. Mayo – how do I love you, let me count the ways (don’t judge me). Have you even seen our list of mayo-containing recipes? #ridiculous ($4.99 for 64 oz)

13. Pickles – if you know me, you understand my love of pickles and I’m sad that we only have 6 pickle recipes. ($4.39 for two 33.8 oz jars)

DAIRY at Costco:

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14. Mozzarella is always hanging out in our fridge. Costco has the best price that I’ve found ($3.89 for 2 lb)

15. We keep this giant bag of parmesan in the freezer and refill a small container in the fridge as needed ($10.99 for a 3 lb)

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16. $5.69 for 2 (32 oz each) tubs of Greek yogurt is a steal! We use this for our typical breakfast; topped with homemade granola and berries.

17. I bake alot and love the quality of Raskas Cream Cheese. It works perfectly for my blueberry or raspberry apricot cheesecakes ($5.99 for 48 oz)

Produce at Costco:

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18. Their watermelon prices are generally on the lower end and 90% of the watermelon’s we’ve purchased at Costco taste really good. Maybe it’s due to my amazing watermelon knocking skills… maybe not 😉 ($4.99 each)

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19. The produce we get there varies by season but during winter, we buy their Romaine lettuce ($3.49)

20. and baby cucumbers ($4.99).

Other Things to Buy at Costco:

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It’s really hard to leave Costco without hitting the snack and cookbook aisles. We always go home with a treat :).

Healthy Choices at Costco:

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I kid, I kid. Don’t go anywhere, we don’t EVER buy spam. lol.

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We’re hooked on using the Fooducate App (Officially called “Weight Loss Coach by Fooducate – Personalized…” So just search Fooducate in the app store. Once in the app, click: “Food Finder” to initialize the barcode scanner). I always use it at the grocery store, especially with products that are new. You scan the products barcode and it provides a health food rating with explanations to defend their ratings.

These sausages didn’t make the cut. I’ve been spared from unknowingly consuming hidden MSG and other products with unhealthy ingredients.

Below is a list of 20 things that we always buy at Costco. We love the quality, quantities, taste and prices of these great Costco deals! | natashaskitchen.com

YOUR TURN!! What do YOU buy at Costco? Let me know in a comment below 🙂 

Below is a list of 20 things that we always buy at Costco. We love the quality, quantities, taste and prices of these great Costco deals! | natashaskitchen.com

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  • Melissa
    August 12, 2017

    We buy our Dog food at costco , the ingredients are that with some of the best competitors ingredients , the bag is huge and a great price ! Even the vet recommended kirkland dog food . Also avocados , bananas, organic blueberries , and danimals ! all great prices when compared with grocery stores. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 12, 2017

      Yes, those are all great suggestions! Thanks for sharing Melissa! Reply

  • Cathy
    August 11, 2017

    I just discovered the avocado mayo, which is Amazing!!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 11, 2017

      Yes! Great suggestion Cathy! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Reply

  • Kathy Kienholz
    August 10, 2017

    You must try the Kirkland brand of microwave popcorn. 40 bags for $10.99 and it’s the best microwave popcorn I’ve ever had! I’ve given bags of it to friends to try and so far they all agree it’s the best. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 10, 2017

      I sure will! What a great deal, thanks for the suggestion Kathy! Reply

  • Jean
    August 10, 2017

    I have 6 people to feed….4 of them grown men. I buy 2 rotisserie chickens and use the meat for one meal. Then I take what is left over (bones and juices as well) and throw them in a large pot to simmer. Then I take out all the meat and bones, add soup ingredients and spices and simmer. When the chicken is cooled enough I pull all the meat off and chop it up and add to the broth and veggies. Voila! homemade chicken soup with the best flavor. It is the only thing that NOBODY dislikes. I serve with a sandwich. Great for a summer meal as I get veggies in my son!! It makes 2 chickens go for 2 meals. Wonderful deal. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 10, 2017

      That’s an excellent suggestion Jean! Thanks for sharing with other readers! Reply

    • Silvia
      August 11, 2017

      Such a smart idea. My sister told me about rottisserie chicken soup. Now i am making soup or broth from one fresh chicken and one rottisserie chickent (leftover), cause everyone loves chicken breasts. 🙂 (I have 10 people in my house, always love smart ideas to feed my crew. 🙂 Reply

  • Marcy Jones
    August 2, 2017

    The Kirkland plastic food wrap, it lasts forever. The one I currently have I bought in October of 2013 and it’s still full, and I use it all the time. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 2, 2017

      Wow, that great! Thanks for sharing your suggestion with other readers Marcy! Reply

  • Kristin
    August 2, 2017

    We never leave Costco without a bag of frozen chicken, toilet paper, paper towels, milk and eggs. We have 4 children… ha! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 2, 2017

      Great suggestions Kristin! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Reply

  • August 2, 2017

    I like to buy at Costco some items too. I am Ukrainian/Russian American also. My choices are mostly organic: organic extra virgin olive oil, avocado oil, organic walnuts, organic pine nuts, organic Greek yogurt, Kirkland grass fed ground beef (using for pirozki i kotletki), organic tortilla chips, smoked white fish, organic eggs, organic berries, organic chia seeds, marinated herrings, organic cheese. I do not like their bakery, fruits, vegetables, fresh fish, and meat. I prefer to buy my organic food as fruits, vegetables, grains, almonds, chicken, wild fish, sea food, grass fed meat, bread at the farmers markets (Whole Foods, Sprouts or others) as they are more fresh and tastier.
    I like most of your recipes.
    Good luck! Thank you for sharing with us. Tatyana from Arizona Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 2, 2017

      My pleasure Tatyana! Thank you for sharing your great suggestions! Reply

  • Mary Lou
    August 1, 2017

    Buy Starbucks French roast coffee, bean and pods. Best price anywhere,
    Gluten free Miltons sea salt crackers- delicious with anything or alone
    Whole tenderloin
    And my work out clothes- best prices anywhere
    Oh and speedo swim suits Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 1, 2017

      Those are all great suggestions Mary Lou! Thanks for sharing with other readers! Reply

  • Marilee Self
    August 1, 2017

    I love their bags of fresh avocados for five or six bucks. They’re always perfect and they last. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 1, 2017

      Yes, great suggestion Marilee! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Reply

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