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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  • 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

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