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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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  • Thom Wallace
    November 5, 2019

    Loved your Costco List & agreed w/ most.
    Learned some new items (I’ve always been a Hellmans-Best Foods Mayo guy- but will try!!).
    Would add:
    1-Coarse & Fine Pepper
    2-Prunes- they’re large & luscious
    3-Cling Wrap – the best
    4-Cheater Roasted Chickens- I put them in a 200F oven for 90-120min, take out remove the meat & pack in 1 pd bags for later, save the bones for homemade stock, oh YEA!! that’s a few additions!!!!
    BUT why are you so condemning of SPAM—properly prepared it can be AMAZING. Come on over to our place & I’ll prove it!!
    HA, but I will……. ok, so I don’t have it much, but when I do…….. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 5, 2019

      I love everything on that list! Thank you for sharing that, Thom! Reply

  • Charlene
    October 15, 2019

    The Schwartz Montreal smoked meat!in the freezer section, this is as close to the original deli as possible. Reply

    • Natasha
      October 15, 2019

      Thanks for the tip! I’m not sure I’ve ever seen that in our Costco but I will have to keep an eye out. Reply

  • Mary Jean Rapoll
    October 13, 2019

    I love Costco also. I always get a chichen, even to use in other recipes like chicken pot pie or chicken enchiladas, and it makes the best chicken soup and stock. I also buy their Italian fresh sausage. It is very good and compares to more expensive brands. Their tuna is great as well as their glass bottled peaches. Victoria spaghetti sauce is great to have on hand when needed. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 14, 2019

      Thats a great idea, Mary! We like to pick up chicken also! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. Reply

  • Stephanie
    October 12, 2019

    I love to buy baby wipes, toilet paper, paper towel and all cheese at Costo Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 12, 2019

      Those are so great! Thank you for sharing that, Stephanie! Reply

  • John
    October 12, 2019

    I like the Kirkland coffee, Coffee-mate, and Splenda. I also buy my oatmeal there and E.D Smith More Fruit preserved (to go on the oatmeal). Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 12, 2019

      Thank you for sharing that with us, John! Reply

  • Christine
    October 12, 2019

    If your looking for pickle ideas try Cubans (my son’s favorite) cheeseburger pizza or fried pickles with dill ranch dip Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 12, 2019

      Thank you for sharing that with all of us, Christine! Reply

  • Chris Gentry
    October 12, 2019

    We LOVE Costco. Their organic fresh produce selection is always good. And, like you, we get a lot of our seasonings there. The Kirkland brand organic Greek yogurt is a great buy. I also get my organic milk and eggs there. Oh, and butter! Both kinds. Love your site, Natasha. Thanks for sharing your passion! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 12, 2019

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Joy! Reply

  • Nicole
    October 12, 2019

    How do you store your tortilla chips? The paper bag sucks! It doesn’t reseal and they go stale Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 12, 2019

      Great question Nicole. We keep it in that bag and you a bag clip to keep it shut. Reply

  • Monika Bello
    October 11, 2019

    Cashews
    Wild Caught salmon ( we buy a lot while in season I portion it and freeze it for later)
    Kirkland Organic eggs
    Canned Tuna and Chicken
    And so much more …. + the things that we see extra like motion activated garbage can lol Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 12, 2019

      Thank you for sharing that with us, Monika! That’s so great! Reply

  • Dorothy Ouellette
    October 11, 2019

    Costco tp is very economical but you can’t eat it. lol. But we love the pre made salads and dinners when in a hurry. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 12, 2019

      That you sure can’t! Reply

  • Becky Richards
    October 11, 2019

    I too love Costco for their high quality products! Their bakery parmesan rosemary bread is yummy. I cut the loaves in half & freeze them. Love their Dill Pesto Salmon in their prepared foods. Can’t beat their rotisserie chickens for making chicken salad or pasta dishes. So many choices!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 12, 2019

      Great ideas!! Thank you for sharing those, Becky! Reply

  • Christie Lloyd
    October 11, 2019

    My regular purchases at Costco are: Avocados, Watermelon, Spring Salad Mix, Avocado and Olive Oils, Kirkland Brand Chocolate chips, cream cheese and the Shredded Mexican Cheese. I’ve never noticed the shredded Parmesan Cheese in the bag, I will have to look for that one. Thank you for the heads up!!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 12, 2019

      You’re very welcome, Christie!! I’m so happy you’ve enjoyed that. Reply

  • Ron Kay
    October 11, 2019

    Natasha I love your recipes and everything about your channel, but I have to part ways with you on the Spam. It has its place! It is still on the menu at restaurants all over Hawaii and many of my friends and I cook it often. Reply

    • Natasha
      October 14, 2019

      I’m curious to know what you make with it! What is your favorite dish with spam? Reply

  • Mercedes
    July 6, 2019

    Hi Naty….Naty Where do you buy the chicken breast that you use for your recipes ?…..I buy them a Costco brand Kirkland …I have another question… Do you wash first the chicken breast with water before you are going to cock them? Reply

    • Natasha
      July 7, 2019

      Hi Mercedes, I purchase it at Costco and I try to get the organic one when I can. I don’t typically rinse chicken breast before cooking. I do pat it dry with a paper towel though. Reply

      • Mercedes
        July 7, 2019

        Hi Naty…The one that you buy when you can as you say came in separate bags ? I mean 2 chicken breast in a bag….Because the one that I buy comes like that and with a kind of preservative solution inside the bag but the color of that solution is something I never see before with other chicken breast like the one from Publix Supermarket or Wal-Mart…Okey sweety thanks again and try to answer that question for me….Sorry for so much asking … Reply

  • Kristina
    May 25, 2019

    Please do another current post about your shopping findings at Costco or anywhere else for that matter 🙂 i always love getting recommendations! Thank you Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 25, 2019

      Thank you for that suggestion, Kristina! Reply

  • Fan!
    May 1, 2019

    Natasha you might want to do a bit of research on impact of consuming bottled water on health and environment. I am only suggesting this because I see that you use organic products in your cooking which means you believe in using quality products.

    https://www.digester.ca/the-negative-environmental-impact-of-bottled-water/

    https://www.businessinsider.com/what-drinking-plastic-does-to-your-body-2018-3 Reply

    • Natasha
      May 1, 2019

      Thanks for sharing this info! Reply

    • Liana
      July 29, 2019

      My husband & I don’t buy bottled water. For me it’s for 2 clearly defined reasons. The cost & I’m all about saving money when & where I can. Second is it’s effects on the environment. I have a Brita water pitcher in our refrigerator & we have metal water bottles & metal tumblers we fill with the cold water from the pitcher & take with us wherever we go. When the water is low in the pitcher I just refill it & let it filter through. I change out the filter every 2 months or so, Brita says 3 mos. but we live in AZ & in the summer with temps easily at 110 daily we drink a ton of water. Reply

      • Natashas Kitchen
        July 29, 2019

        Thank you for sharing that with us Liana! Reply

      • Nicole
        October 12, 2019

        Yes the environmental damage from all those plastic bottles consumed and Thrown away by millions daily is astronomical! Take away coffee cups are the second biggest issue behind the water bottles. Think of them all in landfill, or worse thrown into the ocean which is where USA throws thousands of tons of rubbish a year. Stainless steel drink bottles and reusable coffee mugs are a much better concept. I love Costco, but am always looking for their products with the least plastic packaging. We need to reduce our levels of garbage. Love the recipes !! Reply

  • Kathy
    April 7, 2019

    Kerrygold butter is cheapest at Costco. It is a deep yellow because it is from grass fed beef, and it is really tasty! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 7, 2019

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me Kathy! Reply

  • Christy
    April 7, 2019

    Love your blog and tried many of your recipes. I have to say number 3 on your costco list is bad for your pocket book no matter the price and very bad for the earth. If you are drinking coffee at home save your money and the earth and use reusable PLEASE! Reply

  • Ann
    April 7, 2019

    Hi there, I can’t find the app you mention in the post. It would be very helpful. Is it for iPhone? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 7, 2019

      Hi Ann, The full name of the app is “Fooducate Healthy Weight Loss” and it is produced by “Fooducate, Ltd.” I hope that helps! Reply

  • John Redman
    April 6, 2019

    The rotisserie chicken is delicious and is a 3lb roasted delight for 4.99. Also hamburger is around 2.89 per pound for the good stuff. Always stock up on these. Milk, milk, and milk for 1.99 gal. Gotta have my cold milk. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 6, 2019

      Yes! Thank you for sharing that with us John! Reply

  • Donna
    April 6, 2019

    I buy a lot of the same as you do as well as Kirkland paper towels, Kirkland toilet tissue, Kirkland laundry and dish washing detergent. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 6, 2019

      That’s so great! Reply

  • Rose
    April 6, 2019

    Do you eat all the foods that you make and buy. Ifso, how do you stay soooo thin??? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 6, 2019

      We sure do! Thank you, Rose, everything in moderation. Reply

  • April 6, 2019

    At this point in my life, as a widow, I don’t need food in Costco quantities, but books, books, and more books. I also time my book runs with gas fill ups. During spring, I always find plants and bulbs for the garden. And, as most people, I come out with a treat or two/three. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 6, 2019

      Yes, those are so popular in the spring especially! Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

  • caroline
    April 6, 2019

    We really have to STOP promoting water bottles….such a crazy waste. I love your recipes Natasha..easy and wonderfully good! Reply

  • vicki
    April 6, 2019

    i am from south Australia, ALWAYS GET 2-4 rotisserie chickens – they freeze perfectly – when thawed simply microwave a little and are like freshly cooked – we live in the country so good to have on hand – I love the Salsa, bit hot for some but fresh tasting and delicious and of course their Minced meat – a big seller down here. P.S. Love you Natasha – you are a shining star ! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 6, 2019

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me. Reply

  • Julie
    April 6, 2019

    Cosco and Costco are 2 different stores, but same idea, things will taste different based on your personal tastebuds. I personally can’t stand Hellman’s mayo, nasty after taste, Costco is fun! Reply

    • Natasha
      April 6, 2019

      Now I have to know – what is your favorite mayo or do you go with the homemade mayo route? Reply

      • Liana
        July 29, 2019

        Homemade mayo is the best. Once you try it you will never want to go back. But it’s VERY tricky. Do you have any fool proof tips Natasha? Out of 3 attempts only one has worked. The other were soupy messes. Reply

        • Natasha
          July 29, 2019

          Hi Liana, it has been awhile since I’ve made homemade mayo. I know it’s good though and I have a good recipe. I’ll have to dig it up – it’s been a long time! I’ll definitely share it if it’s as good as I remember it. Reply

  • Linda
    April 6, 2019

    Meat! Our Costco sells USDA Prime USDA Choice and a large grass fed selection.

    Really enjoy your food blog and SURE – give us a tour of your new fridge! I think I have your coffeemaker-love it! Reply

    • Natasha
      April 6, 2019

      I’m so glad you are enjoying our blog. We do source a good amount of our meat at Costco as well. I love that they are carrying more and more organic, grass-fed and generally healthier things. Reply

  • irebel
    January 27, 2019

    Hmm… if you are OK with not good tasting products then by all means follow this blog. Have you ever really tasted costco’s mayo? yuck Mind you they sell Helmsmen and is much better product for flavour. I buy bottled water regular but costco’s water is not that nice tasting. I can filter my own water and get the same taste. Yes you can save on some and they do have a couple of their own products that are vary good. They just are not up to par as the use to be. I really miss my Costco from 10 years ago. Better sale and better products. Now they have taken away valuable parking for a Hugh gas bar. I used to go at least once a week is now maybe once every 9-4 months. Reply

  • Carol
    January 3, 2019

    Their pesto is the best and so cheap! Love the snack aisle as well as the dairy, chicken and fish aisles. Their produce is great in the colder months. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 3, 2019

      That it is!! We love making visits to our Costco store! Reply

  • Lloyd
    May 9, 2018

    I always buy my dairy: cream 5%, milk 1%, cheddar, mozzarella and cream cheese, yogurt and sour cream, salad greens, baby spinach and other salad veggies, butter and eggs. Those are my primary purchases, then I check the meat and poultry selections and prices. I purchase all my baking needs at Costco too, because I bake all my own breads, cakes and muffins, and the bulk packages are perfect for my needs as well as the prices.
    I follow you on Facebook and love watching your videos and saving your recipes. You’re very down to earth in your presentations, and as someone who has been cooking for 66 years I really appreciate that. Good food does not require showmanship, just attention to detail. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 9, 2018

      Great suggestion Lloyd, thanks for sharing! I’m happy to hear how much you’re enjoying my site and recipes. I appreciate your encouraging, thoughtful comments! Reply

  • Stephanie
    May 9, 2018

    Just a suggestion if you shop at Costco a lot get the executive membership. It’s a little more than the regular membership but at the end of the year you get a percentage back on your purchases. Usually covers the price of membership plus some Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 9, 2018

      Great tip Stephanie, thanks so much for sharing! Reply

  • Jenny
    May 9, 2018

    Costco/Kirkland brand olive oil is the best. Also the 2 lb bags of Red Star active dry yeast for $5 are a great deal! It lasts forever if kept in the freezer. Way cheaper than the tiny jars at the grocery store. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 9, 2018

      Great suggestion Jenny, thanks for sharing! Reply

  • Mark Tassler
    April 10, 2018

    Miso Dressing in 32 Oz bottle in the refrigerated section and the wonderful Hannah’s tzatziki sauce in a 30 Oz tub. My refrigerator is never without these two items Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 10, 2018

      Great suggestion Mark! Thanks for sharing with other readers! Reply

  • Pattee Schley
    March 1, 2018

    From Alberta, love your site, always purchase the rotisserie chicken. For our snacking pleasure we like the Rebellion Bean Chips, so good and being baked beans should be good for you right =D. Will usually pick up their premixed salads, find this with the chicken is a quick supper. Eggs is another regular. For some reason other items just jump into my buggy screaming taking me home!! ha ha, always end up with more than I went in for Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 1, 2018

      Thanks for following Pattee and sharing your great suggestions with other readers! Reply

  • Brenda Montes
    March 1, 2018

    Where’s the nearest store to Hendersonville NC and how much is membership? Reply

  • Debbie B
    March 1, 2018

    Hi there, this Alberta girl here wishes that we could get the same Costco deals as you all in the states. I am a baker and as a wife and mom of two teens I love to shop at Costco. We always stock up on the fruit and veggies because of the price and freshness. I also love to pick up my 20kg of flour, the Kirkland Saigon cinnamon (smells and tastes amazing), and I have to always pick up yeast since it is only $4.99 for a decent size bag of it and it is super expensive everywhere else for just a tiny jar. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 1, 2018

      Thanks for sharing your great suggestions with other readers Debbie! Reply

    • Laura Stinnett
      October 12, 2019

      Love your blog and recipes. You make me laugh with your funny movements you do. Your taste test always want me to hurry and start cooking lol! Reply

      • Natashas Kitchen
        October 12, 2019

        Thank you for that compliment, Laura! Reply

  • Jodi
    February 7, 2018

    Lactose free milk! It is just a couple dollars more for a pack of 3 than what I pay anywhere else for just one. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 7, 2018

      Great suggestion Jodi! Thanks for sharing! Reply

  • Kathy Wilson
    January 15, 2018

    I love their Pesto. I put it in small containers in usable amounts and freeze them. Take one out put it in cold water for about 15 minutes and its thawed and ready. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 15, 2018

      Great suggestion Kathy! Thanks so much for sharing! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 15, 2018

      I LOVE that idea since we have had some go bad because we couldn’t use it fast enough. Thank you! Reply

  • Debbie Crabb
    January 12, 2018

    I love your site, it is my go to when I need a new recipe. My entire Thanksgiving meal this year came from your recipes. When shopping in Costco I always buy a roasted chicken. I would love to see you do some recipes using the meat or soups with stock made from the bones. I’m always looking for new ideas on how to use it up. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 12, 2018

      Thanks for following Debbie! I will definitely keep your suggestion in mind! 🙂 Reply

  • LJ
    December 28, 2017

    Organic coconut oil, coffee beans, pastured eggs, Irish full fat butter-Kerrigold, wild caught Halibut Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 28, 2017

      Great suggestions, thanks for sharing! Reply

  • Lauren N G.
    December 5, 2017

    Costco has an amazing price on egg cartons if you go through them quickly…also I really like their vanilla extract, it’s a really good value for decent vanilla…
    One of my favourites from Costco is this large back of trail mix that has some different dried fruit in it….delicious. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 5, 2017

      Those are all great suggestions Lauren! Thanks for sharing! Reply

  • LDaSilva
    November 28, 2017

    Wow your price for sweetened condensed milk is amazing! Up here in Canada it is $3.99 a can this year!! Why are they allowed to Jack up prices before Christmas ? I think it will be worth it to buy my baking supplies in USA this year…
    Oh yes love your recipes Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 29, 2017

      Oh wow, that’s spendy! I wouldn’t blame you to make a special trip to the states for baking supplies, lol! Thanks for following! Reply

    • Cristina Sanchez
      December 10, 2017

      Calgary Costco doesn’t carry Condensed Milk, I wish they do!!, is so expensive in stores! Reply

  • Latesha
    November 15, 2017

    If you can make it to a Costco business center 3 things I go for 3 liter water for $3.89 hazelnut creamer for $3-4 and Hazelnut syrup full bottle for $4.89 Reply

    • Latesha
      November 15, 2017

      (6) 3 liter bottles Reply

    • Louli
      December 9, 2017

      Love you and your video recipes, you’re so cute. Both my husband and I are addicted to Costco. Love Comte cheese, fresh mushrooms for my soup,live butter lettuce in 2 containers for $3.99 and they last much longer than any other, lately they carry macaron I think they’re 36 in a box, I’ve seen them served in a fancy coffee shop. I get all your emails and enjoy them. Reply

      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        December 9, 2017

        Louli, thank you for the compliment 😬. We buy butter lettuce in Costco as well for our lettuce wraps ,yumm!!! Reply

  • KathJo
    November 15, 2017

    I agree with all the choices with the exception of water bottles….think ENVIRONMENT!! Please watch the video of the miles of plastic garbage floating in our oceans! People need to STOP buying plastic water bottles and using plastic bags, etc. Reply

    • Dario Giraldo
      December 6, 2017

      KathJo, the plastic floating on the ocean was disposed incorrectly. That is why a recycling is essential. Not buying plastic bottles isn’t the correct answer. Recycling is. Otherwise, there isn’t that many items in the supermarket that are not bottled in plastic. Reply

      • NANCY CONLEY
        December 25, 2018

        Omg Dario are you kidding me?!?? Recycling is the answer?!? Yes please recycle but the first step is REDUCE, then REUSE, then RECYCLE! I used to buy bottled water at Costco many years ago. But I have been carrying a reusable water bottle ( the same one) for over seven years! I have NOT purchased over 7000 water bottles. Yes I recycle but many many many people do not. Please start by REDUCING! Reply

        • Candice
          April 7, 2019

          We love us some Costco. We have a big family (7). We always buy toilet paper, laundry detergent and fabric softener. Are staple food items are Kirkland unsalted butter sticks, ground beef, fresh veggies and fruits, and cooking oils. There ribeye and filets are amazing and really fresh! They also have amazing deals on wines. Although our youngest is just out of diapers, costco was where we bought them and wipes, great pricing for both. They have some good sales on there vitamins as well! Reply

          • Natashas Kitchen
            April 7, 2019

            Thank you for sharing these awesome suggestions with us Candice!

  • Jody54311
    November 6, 2017

    We also buy at least 6 of the items on your Costco list. One big item we buy every week is their Finlandia Cheese Slices. 2 lbs/4 flavors. We also love their Avocados and Kiwi.
    P.S. I am new subscriber and tried your Roasted Pork Tenderloin tonight. Delicious! Next will be the Chicken Pesto Roll-ups. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 7, 2017

      Those are great suggestions Jody! Thanks for following and sharing your thoughtful comments! Reply

  • Rita
    November 6, 2017

    I stopped buying produce and meat at my local supermarket because Costco’s quality is so much better (and so are the prices). Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 6, 2017

      I agree Rita!! 🙂 Reply

      • Flossy rigas
        February 1, 2019

        Hi Natasha, can u tell me if how many and cost Costco frozen chicken wings are in Allentown,pa costco Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          February 1, 2019

          I wish I could but we are on the opposite side of the country. I recommend checking online or calling your local Costco. Reply

  • Mal Wallwork
    October 28, 2017

    Hi Natasha & Family

    Greetings from Melbourne Australia, we have adopted many of your recipes into our weekly menu and thank you for the easy to follow video’s and recipes. I am loving your easy to follow instructions and your happy face that makes it much easier to watch.

    kind regards

    Mal Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 29, 2017

      Hello Mal! I’m glad to hear how much you are enjoying my site! Thanks for following and sharing your thoughtful comments! 🙂 Reply

  • Elizabeth Phinder
    October 23, 2017

    I would like to get the Fooducate app you spoke about. I was not able to find it in the app store. Would you please help me find it?

    I am excited to try your Grilled Salmon with Garlic Lime Butter tonight.

    Thank you so much!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 24, 2017

      The full name of the app is “Fooducate Healthy Weight Loss” and it is produced by “Fooducate, Ltd.” I hope that helps! I have it for my iphone. I hope you love that salmon!! 🙂 Reply

  • October 22, 2017

    I like your writing style truly loving this
    website. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 22, 2017

      I’m glad to hear that! Thank you 🙂 Reply

  • October 17, 2017

    The Best Rotisserie Chicken, mangoes, berries, and cheese. Nettie Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 17, 2017

      Great suggestions Nettie! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Reply

  • October 17, 2017

    Many thanks to everyone! I’m a new Costco member, and these tips are essential. I know where I’m buying Zyrtec from now on. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 17, 2017

      I’m glad you find them helpful Kevin! Thanks for sharing! Reply

  • Cheryl
    October 12, 2017

    Toilet paper, paper towels, Costco zyrtec and baby aspirin, glucerna, books, and the list goes on. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 12, 2017

      Those are all great suggestions Cheryl! Thanks for sharing! Reply

  • Kari Orrender
    October 12, 2017

    Daves Killer bread, Brussels sprouts and butternut squash. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 12, 2017

      Great suggestions Kari! Reply

  • Joaquin
    October 12, 2017

    We like the frozen organic fruits and broccoli they are a freezer staple. Fresh Avocados are always on the list they consistently have the best quality and price. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 12, 2017

      I totally agree Joaquin! Thanks for sharing your suggestions with other readers! Reply

  • Katie C.
    October 12, 2017

    We consistently buy milk, Cheerios, coffee, Skinny Cow ice cream sandwiches (summer only), eggs, butter (freeze the extra), and we fill up the car at the gas pump. There are other things too but it’s hit or miss. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 12, 2017

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

  • Nichole
    October 9, 2017

    Everything!! My friends call me the Costco Queen!! I wanted to suggest a way to get a sweet, juicy watermelon.
    The tip is from my husband, whose father and uncles grew lots of them.
    Look for the yellowish spot where the watermelon rested on the ground. The larger the spot, the sweeter the watermelon. Also make sure the stem end is brown, not green (which is desirable for grape stems). No knocking required!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 9, 2017

      What a great tip Nichole! Thanks so much for sharing with other readers! Reply

  • joy McHone
    September 28, 2017

    Your list looks like my Sam’s list. I don’t have a Costco near me. I agree with all of your choices. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 28, 2017

      Lol, that’s great! I’m glad we’re in agreement! 🙂 Reply

  • Sarah B
    September 25, 2017

    We buy the Kirkland brand of Zyrtec. No one else can come anywhere close. Also, one of my children has medical need for glucerna brand shakes. Again, I can’t find them at a comparable price even using coupons anywhere else. I am very fond of the $5 bags of spinach. If we don’t use it all in the first couple of days I blend whatever is left then freeze in ice cube trays for smoothies. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 25, 2017

      Those are all great suggestions Sarah! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Reply

  • Marilyn
    September 24, 2017

    Love your blog. I’ve been going through it over and over, realizing, that your the BEST! I love Costco too. I just have to go to Costco, even on holiday days just to see that 7% difference. Our kids have grown and flew the nest but we still go there, we get most of the things you do, love the jar peaches in the winter, soaps of all varieties, roasted chicken is excellent and I make chicken broth from the remainder. Much success to you. Marilyn Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 25, 2017

      Thank you Marilyn! I’m happy to hear you’re enjoying my site! Thanks for following and sharing your great suggestions with other readers! 🙂 Reply

  • Christine Bishop
    September 24, 2017

    The Kirkland’s canned white albacore tuna fish is excelent! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 25, 2017

      Yes, great suggestion Christine! Reply

    • Darrell Schulze
      October 12, 2017

      The best hands down. Reply

  • Maxine
    September 14, 2017

    I buy plums in a bag, avocados, fresh peaches, and tomatoes, milk, eggs plus everthing you buy also. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 14, 2017

      Those are all great suggestions! Thanks for sharing your suggestions with other readers Maxine! Reply

  • Inna
    September 11, 2017

    Hi Natasha I love your web sight I am blind and I still cook from your website I love it you are awesome thank you for everything Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 11, 2017

      You’re welcome Inna! I’m glad to hear you are enjoying my site! Thanks so much for following 🙂 Reply

  • Alan
    September 10, 2017

    The cheese is priced better than anywhere I’ve seen, especially if they imported cheese. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 10, 2017

      Yes! Great suggestion Alan! Reply

  • Olga goldberg
    September 3, 2017

    Frozen Atlantic salmon,Kerry gold butter,Kirkland organic sugar, Irish oatmeal, it is all very good tasting produce Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 4, 2017

      Yes! Those are all great suggestions! Thanks for sharing Olga! Reply

  • Theresa
    August 31, 2017

    Kitty litter is cheapest at Costco 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 1, 2017

      Great tip Theresa! Thanks for sharing with other readers! Reply

  • Courtney
    August 28, 2017

    Meal replacement shakes. My elderly father is having food issues but he’ll drink Ensure like it’s going out of style. $25 for 16 shakes was the best I’d found. Kirkland meal replacement shakes are $25 for 32 shakes – half the price. It was enough to make joining Costco again a no brainer. Just came home with four cases and made my membership fee back in one trip! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 28, 2017

      Yes! What a great suggestion! Thanks for sharing with other readers Courtney! Reply

  • Anna-Kate Chin
    August 26, 2017

    The coffee! Three pound bags of whole bean coffee for between 15 and 18 dollars can’t be beat – and it’s excellent coffee. Reply

  • 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

    • Natasha O'leary
      September 6, 2017

      I agree! The popcorn there is by far the best 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

    • Natasha O'leary
      September 6, 2017

      I do this as well. Cheap and easy and my kids don’t complain. 🙂 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

  • Germaine
    July 25, 2017

    Love Costco- I buy my cheese slices and our cheeses find it real good prices. Buy our berries and my multi-grain bun mmmm they are delicious. And I get books there too and great deli products. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 25, 2017

      Those are all great suggestions! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Reply

  • Myra Thomas
    July 15, 2017

    My Costco shopping includes many of your choices such as the tortilla chips. It was mentioned about things from the spice aisle but specifically I want to mention Kirkland Garlic Powder and Kirkland Minced Onion.

    Also…Better Than Bouillon Organic Reduced Sodium in both Roasted Beef Base and Roasted Chicken Base. These jars are the mother load…16 oz each. I use one or the other often for many recipes. The prices are amazing and I couldn’t afford such luxury at super market store prices. My hope is that Costco never stops carrying either one.

    Other must have super affordable staples are Jasmine Rice, Quaker Oats, and white granulated sugar.

    Yes, my hubby and I do use some white sugar…but mostly large affordable quantities are needed to feed the hummingbirds which live in my area all year around even in winter. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 15, 2017

      These are all great suggestions Myra! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Reply

      • Myra Thomas
        July 15, 2017

        You’re welcome. It was my pleasure. Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          July 15, 2017

          😀 Reply

  • Beth Shaver
    July 3, 2017

    We love your recipe and sense of humor! And we buy everything at Costco they are the best! Excellent salmon also for the beautiful recipes you have! Thank you so much for sharing!
    Beth Shaver Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 3, 2017

      You’re welcome Beth! Thank you for following and sharing your thoughtful comments! Reply

  • M
    June 28, 2017

    Wild smoked salmon is a steal at our Bellingham Costco Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 28, 2017

      Oh ya, thanks for sharing with other readers! Reply

  • Mabel
    June 11, 2017

    I love Costco, I buy all my meats there.
    The Organic chicken breast is priced very well compared to everywhere else, Romano cheese bag $10.99, Babybell huge cheese bag for only $7.99, awesome wine selection for a very fair price. Reply

  • May 27, 2017

    We are HUGE fans of the Whisps parmesan cheese crisps and the rotisserie chicken! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 27, 2017

      Those are both great suggestions Adrianne! Thanks for sharing 😀 Reply

  • Tom
    May 23, 2017

    In your salmon cake recipe you say “Garlic Salt – I use Lawry’s brand”. In your 20 things to buy at Cosco article you indicated you avoid MSG. That’s good. But Annie Lowery’s seasoning is loaded with MSG. It is a very inferior product. Be consistent! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 23, 2017

      Hi Tom, I think they have different varieties and this one clearly states there is no MSG on the label. I double checked. The one they sell at Costco I believe does have msg in it. You do have to be careful! Reply

  • Gail Irrgang
    May 21, 2017

    Almond butter
    Butter
    Frozen Shrimp, cleaned, peeled ,deveined , Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 22, 2017

      Those are great suggestions Gail! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Reply

  • Chantal
    May 21, 2017

    I always purchase the large bag of real bacon bits. It’s handy to have for Ceasar salads and baked potatoes.

    And I just heard from a friend that they have pre-cooked wings now! Apparently they rival KFC for taste, at a fraction of the price! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 22, 2017

      YUM! Those sound like great additions! Thanks for sharing Chantal 🙂 Reply

    • Mariya
      July 24, 2017

      I bought one of those bags of bacon bits a while ago, and left it out on the counter. My cat got into it… lesson learned lol don’t leave the bacon bits out on the counter! Reply

    • Germaine
      July 25, 2017

      Yes Costco has pre cooked wings and they are the best and so much better than KFC – I recommend trying them
      Germaine Reply

      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        July 25, 2017

        Thank you for sharing that tip! 🙂 Reply

  • Donna Klym
    May 20, 2017

    On Pinterest, someone posted a recipe using Costco Panko Crusted Chicken Tenders. We bought a pack. They are not precooked and take 20 minutes to cook, flipping once during cooking. They are pretty damn good. A great quick fix for a snack for the kids! I used them for my orange peel chicken and it was awesome. Reply

    • Donna Klym
      May 20, 2017

      Actually, the tenders are made by Tyson. Reply

  • Jeannine
    May 20, 2017

    Never leave without one or two of their rotisserie chickens! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 20, 2017

      YES! Those are so delicious! Reply

  • May 20, 2017

    I love Costco! I buy many of those sane staples, plus:
    cage free organic eggs
    chicken stock
    coconut oils
    most of our meats and seafood (I have a big freezer)
    Kerrygold butter
    dried fruits
    Kirkland organic canned tomato products
    sardines
    and so much more. Recently tried their baguette (sample lady) and it was fabulous (even though we’re not big bread eaters).

    What I don’t buy anymore is the mayo. It has unhealthy fats in it, so I make my own with their avocado oil and eggs. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 20, 2017

      Those are all great suggestions Melanie! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Reply

    • Patsy Graham
      May 31, 2017

      Please tell me how to make the mayo with avocado oil and eggs. My husband eats so much mayo, I really need to make a healthy one for him.
      Thanks for your help. Reply

  • Concetta
    May 20, 2017

    My Costco list:
    Steaks, ground beef/turkey and chicken breasts. (The quality of their meats is much better than supermarkets)
    Organic milk
    Eggs
    Seasonal produce always very good
    Bananas
    Almond butter!!!
    Bottled water
    Laundry detergent Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 20, 2017

      I agree! Their meats are just top notch! Thanks for sharing your suggestions! Reply

  • Lina
    May 17, 2017

    My staples:
    ~Kirkland brand butter
    ~Almond butter
    ~100% organic maple syrup
    ~Frozen fruit
    ~Brie cheese
    ~Flour
    ~Almond milk

    LOOOVE Costco 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 17, 2017

      Those are all great suggestions Lina! Thanks for sharing 😀 Reply

  • SyntaxHammer
    May 16, 2017

    Heavy whipping cream, salted butter, bread flour and Kirkland EVOO! All the staples for homemade everything! 😃 Reply

  • May 16, 2017

    I just bought the traeger pellet BBQ and used my Costco annual rebate to get it!! A couple organic whole chickens were slowly smoked and deliciously juicy. Reply

  • Sundra
    May 16, 2017

    Aussie Bites and Premier Protein shakes. Reply

  • jackie
    May 15, 2017

    i also buy Costco cream cheese, i think it comes in a 4 pack…i freeze and thaw packages out to use as needed. and cream cheese is a secret ingredient in my deviled eggs. it gives them a great shape when you pipe out of a pastry bag. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 15, 2017

      YUM! I’ve never thought to use it for that! Great idea Jackie, thanks for sharing!! Reply

  • William
    May 14, 2017

    We buy everything food that we possibly can at Costco especially organic items. Fresh baby spinach, baby kale, asparagus, organic lemons, baby romaine- the list goes on!
    Nobody beats Costco prices or quality. Reply

  • David
    May 4, 2017

    -SPAM, of course! (not kidding, but not for me)
    -whipping cream (summertime, for making ice cream)
    -eggs, egg whites (for protein shakes)
    -yogurt
    -chicken broth
    -frozen berries
    -frozen veggies
    -brown rice
    -rotisserie chickens
    -coconut oil
    -organic maple syrup
    -batteries Reply

  • Lucy
    April 13, 2017

    Pork, ground beef, chicken breasts, Mozarella shredded cheese salmon, coffee, sugar, coffeee creamer,bread, toilet paper, paper towels dish soap, laundry soap, diapers, baby wipes, shampoo, conditioner potatoes water, Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 14, 2017

      YES! Those are all great Costco bargains! Thanks for sharing Lucy 🙂 Reply

  • Cynthia Wiza
    March 30, 2017

    Thank you Natasha for sharing this info. That helps a lot. I do not have a Casco membership now. But I need to get one now. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 31, 2017

      You’re welcome Cynthia! I would highly recommend if you’re buying in bulk or need some of the items on my “shopping list”. 🙂 Reply

  • Diane
    March 28, 2017

    Organic items are: chicken thighs, olive oil, various chips, coconut oil, cashew nuts, eggs, feta cheese, goat cheese, avacado dip, hummus, Colby mix cheese slices

    Other: kalamata olives, cooked whole chicken, mussels, king crab legs, cowboy caviar, grass fed butter, Epson salt, white vinegar, baking soda to name a few. I love Costco! Reply

  • Angela
    March 28, 2017

    Love their Parmesan Asiago bagels, wine, and Kirkland brand Vitamin water. I live in Arkansas so really, really, REALLY miss that place! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 28, 2017

      Those are great additions! Thanks for sharing Angela 🙂 Reply

  • Jennifer
    March 28, 2017

    I love the bakery granola with nuts, seeds with honey mmm not sure it’s he best for you but u dies taste amazing!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 28, 2017

      Those are great additions Jennifer! Thanks for sharing 😀 Reply

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