My Favorite Costco Buys

I’m a fan of Costco for so many reasons. The prices are great, the meat, dairy and produce are fresh and there are items there that you just can’t get anywhere else for the same value. My trips to Costco aren’t as frequent as they could be due to its location from my house…and that’s probably a good thing considering I spend a fortune everytime I’m there…for all things I need of course!  Over the years I’ve gotten attached to a few products that Costco sells and my trips to Costco pretty much revolve around when I run out of those items.

Here’s a list of my regular and favorite buys at Costco:

Dog Food – I love the Kirkland brand, not just because of the price but because the first ingredient is usually chicken or beef, then a vegetable.
Pure Maple Syrup – you just can’t beat the price and size if you like pure maple syrup
Quaker Old Fashioned Oats – yes it’s a big box, but if you like oats like my family does you’ll get through it.
Wine – such a great selection of wines, and again, great price.
Cheese – the Parmesan Reggiano is a great price at Costco, I savor it and grate it on my pastas and soups for extra special flavor. I also like to purchase fresh mozzarella, feta and goat cheese as well.
Spices – whole peppercorns, saigon cinnamon, chili powder…these are the spices I use the most and go through them enough to justify buying a larger size.
Organic Peanut Butter or Almond Butter
Nuts – I always stock up on Kirkland brand raw almonds, pecans and walnuts. Store them in the freezer to maintain freshness.
Snacks – I love the big barrels of Snyders Pretzels and Organic Vanilla Animal Crackers
Organic Meats
Frozen Foods – Morningstar Black Bean Burgers, Simmons Chicken Tenderloins and Frozen Shrimp all come in handy for quick meals.
Breads – Sandwich Thins and Flat Outs freeze very well and are great to have on hand.
Produce – I never leave Costco without a bag of red bell peppers, berries, cucumbers or mandarin oranges.

And let’s not forget to mention the Books and Electronics (I purchased a treadmill and my Canon Rebel at Costco).


So now tell me…what are your favorite buys at Costco?

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