20 Costco Food Essentials To Stock Up On

20 Costco Food Essentials To Stock Up On

The Best Food Products To Stock Up On At Costco

Everyone loves Costco because of their affordable prices, bulk products, and wide selection of goods. Not to mention, they're always high quality too! But for some people, you might feel a bit overwhelmed the moment you enter the warehouse - it's likely crowded and there are so many aisles to explore! So to help narrow down your list of things to buy, we want to highlight 20 of Costco's most essential food staples. These goodies are commonly used in many households, meaning they're great to stock up on.

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1. Rotisserie Chicken

If you're not picking up a rotisserie chicken during your Costco run, what are you doing? This affordable, tasty, and convenient Costco staple is a favourite among most, if not all, shoppers. Completely ready to eat, you can enjoy this delicious chicken is so many different ways: straight as it is, turned into a sandwich, used as a taco topping, or shredded into a stew. Did we mention that it's crazy cheap yet?

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2. Kirkland Signature Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a healthy ingredient that should be incorporated into your regular diet. But if price tags elsewhere have you questioning this purchase, just know you can always rely on Costco for the best deals. Sold in massive jars and often bundled for the best value, the Kirkland branded one has been consistently praised for both its quality and pricepoint. 

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3. Kirkland Signature Nuts

Are you a big snacker? If nuts are one of your go-to snack items, you'll be more than pleased to hear Costco's got you covered. The Kirkland Signature Nut Mix provides you with everything you need. Just look at all the variety of nuts in it! From cashews to almonds and pecans, you'll surely be satisfied. And given the large container and low price point, that's just something that can't be beat anywhere else.

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4. Frozen Berries

It's always a great idea to have frozen berries on hand, and if you've got a big family to feed or simply eat them on a daily basis, Costco offers large variety packs that are perfect for your needs. Frozen berries are not only nutritious, but they're also convenient if you ever want a quick smoothie, oatmeal topping, or baking mix-in. And with these being frozen, you don't have to worry about them going bad.

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5. Pasta

For a quick weeknight dinner, it never hurts to have dried pasta available at a moment's need. So if you're looking to stock up, head over to Costco for some great deals! Here, you can find a variety of different pasta types all in bulk, from your classic spaghetti to unique gluten-free or whole wheat options. And since dried pasta has such a long shelf life, you don't have to worry about buying too much. Meaning buying in bulk can be ideal for large families or individuals alike!

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6. Muffins

For a scrumptious sweet treat, you can always count on Costco to offer a variety of options for you to choose from. But if you want to go with the classic favourites that never disappoint, definitely go for the muffins. These massive baked goods are not only cheap, there are so many different flavours to choose from, each tasting delicious in their own right. If there's one thing we can say, Costco always provides quality at a good value. 

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7. Kirkland Signature Cheese

Whether you're looking to build the most beautiful charcuterie board or just want some cheese for your sandwiches, Costco is a great place to stock up. They offer a wide selection of different cheeses, some under the Kirkland Signature brand which ensure you'll get them at a good price.

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8. Fresh Salmon

Salmon is incredibly healthy for you and part of nutritious diet, so don't hold back and stock up! Customers love getting their seafood at Costco, especially when they know it's both fresh and affordable. Whether you buy your salmon in large fillets, pre-packaged, or frozen, you know you're getting your money's worth here.

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9. Eggs

You can never have too many eggs at home! Used during breakfast, lunch, and dinner, eggs are a staple ingredient people use on a regular basis. Don't forget about baking - it's an important ingredient that every baker needs access too! That's why Costco makes it easy for us by selling large packs of eggs that are high in quality.

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10. Cookies

There's more to look forward to than just muffins at Costco! When we tell you Costco gets the basics right, we really mean it. Cookies are another staple baked good sold here, coming in various flavours (sometimes limited edition ones!) and in very large packs. It makes them perfect for families, outings, and parties.

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11. Hamburger & Hot Dog Buns

Summer's just around the corner and you know what that means - it's barbecue season! With the weather warming up, it's about time to head out to your patio and pull out the old grill. But before you do that, maybe it's time to stock up on some essential ingredients, say, hamburger and hot dog buns? Hamburgers and hot dogs are a barbecue must-have, and when it's time to get grilling, you always know all you need to do is head over to Costco.

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12. Frozen Patties & Hot Dogs

Of course, it's not just about the buns - what burger and hot dog is just bread? To make sure you have everything you need to build the ultimate burger and hot dog, Costco doesn't disappoint and has a variety of meat options too. Are you feeling more of a salmon burger? A smokey dog? Don't worry, whatever route you choose to go, Costco will have it. And for a good price!

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13. Tortillas

Perfect for making wraps, tacos, quesadillas, or even homemade tortilla chips, the bulk packs of tortillas at Costco are a gamechanger. For that price? It just can't be beat! Offering various types like flour, corn, whole wheat, or even keto options, Costco continues to impress us every time.

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14. Croissants

Everyone loves the croissants from Costco! Sold in such large quantities for such a low price, these buttery, flaky, and irresistible breads will cheer up anyone in the morning. Whether you like it sweet with some chocolate in it, or savory used as a sandwich, you'll definitely be pleased by the quality of these croissants which are only made better given the price.

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15. Frozen Dumplings

The frozen section at Costco is truly something behold. You can find everything in there! But if there's one good buy to grab from the freezer, we definitely recommend the frozen dumplings. Easy to make, easy to store, and coming in a variety of different meats and flavours, you'll never regret having these around at home. It's perfect for lazy days!

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16. Bagels

Another Costco staple are their bagels, which are bought in bulk. You'll be surprised by the quality - they're soft, chewy, and everything you want in a perfectly good bagel. Coming in flavours like plain, sesame, and blueberry, we're sure there's something that'll fit your taste buds. Besides, who can really complain when you're getting so many bagels for such a low price?

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17. Greek Yogurt

If you're a yogurt fiend who eats it on a daily basis, stop buying your yogurt from the local grocery store. You definitely should be buying it in bulk at Costco! Not only will it save you money in the long run, it'll also save you time. Once you're all stocked up with large tubs or large boxes of individual servings, you can relax knowing you'll always have some in the fridge ready to enjoy.

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18. Sliced Deli Meats

Whether you're making sandwiches for your kids' lunches or making a basic charcuterie board, turn your head to Costco for some affordable deli meat options. As you'd expect, they're sold in bulk, have a low price point, and come in several varieties! From turkey to ham and roast beef, you can find everything you need in the deli section. 

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19. Chicken Breast

Where are all the gym bros at? Stock up on your chicken breast at Costco, where you can buy in bulk and save. Not only will you be delighted to see how high quality these pieces are, you'll definitely admire the large and thick cuts. With a low cost per pound, it's a smart choice if you're trying to eat healthy on a budget.

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20. Canned Tuna

People love shopping at Costco for their canned goods, particularly because they come in large bundles and have cheap, affordable price tags. Their selection of canned tuna is a great example of this. Great to have on hand when you want to make sandwiches, salads, or casseroles, these products have such long shelf lives that it never hurts to buy in bulk. 

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