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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  • 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
      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
        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

  • 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

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