Costco Products You Can’t Live Without

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Saturday was a Costco stock up day. And as I was shopping… I began logging products I stock up on regularly.

And taking photos.

Even though my fellow shoppers were a bit annoyed.

Issaquah, my home store, is Costco headquarters. Needless to say, our Costco is like Christmas every weekend.

I’ll regularly update this page as I add seasonal Costco products I really can’t live without.

Most of these items I buy here first for price, secondly for bulk.

P.S. — if you have favorites from Costco that I’ve missed — let us know in the comments below!

Canned Salmon

My all-time favorite canned salmon. I’m not a fan of bones in canned salmon, and this doesn’t have many, if any. Plus, it’s a mainstay in my pantry all year long.

Costco Products You Can't Live Without - Pink Salmon

Swanson Chicken Broth

While I usually have some homemade chicken stock in the freezer, it doesn’t seem natural to not have a stockpile in the pantry too. Especially during the fall and winter months. When I do the math, unless it’s a fabulous sale, I always do better buying it in bulk at Costco.

Costco Products You Can't Live Without - Chicken Broth

Maple Syrup

Well, with two big guys in our house, Saturday breakfast is quite the production. Syrup is always in the equation. And this is one is delicious!

Costco Products You Can't Live Without = Maple Syrup

Crushed Red Pepper

From gameday food to Friday nights pizzas, pastas, salads, we use a lot of red pepper flakes. You can’t beat the cost. I think it’s $2.99. I only buy larger quantities of spices I use many times a week. This is one of them.

Costco Products You Can't Live Without - Crushed Red Pepper

Fine Grain Sea Salt

Again, one of the seasonings I use regularly. It’s a great finishing and an awesome price.

Costco Products You Can't Live Without - Sea Salt

Ground Cinnamon

Again, it’s all about the price. Plus it tastes great! If you like to bake, it’s amazing how quickly you can go through cinnamon.

Costco Products You Can't Live Without - Cinnamon

Pure Vanilla

I do have a favorite store brand vanilla. But again, if you bake a lot, it simply makes sense to buy larger quantities for nearly the same amount. It has a great flavor. And… it’s always in stock in the pantry!

Costco Products You Can't Live Without - Vanilla

Toll House Chocolate Chips

While Costco has their own brand of chocolate chips, they’re such a coveted item in my house (chocolate chip cookies) that I do buy the brand. Again, a way better purchase than at most markets.

Costco Products You Can't Live Without - Toll House

Quaker Oats

From morning oatmeal to all kinds of baking; breads, crackers, muffins, and, of course, cookies. Always in my pantry!

Costco Products You Can't Live Without - Quaker Oats

Unsalted Mixed Nuts

Healthy snacks, just as they are… or made into sweet and savory treats like these

Apple Chips

When we want a little something sweet, without breaking any rules, I like to have a stash of these easy apple chips. Plus, they pack so well for road trips and brown bag lunches.

Costco Products You Can't Live Without - Apple Chips

Butternut Squash

These are a convenient time-saver, whether you’re mashing, stewing, roasting, or making butternut squash soup. These are always making it into my cart.

Frozen Vegetables

Having an assortment of frozen vegetables makes weeknight dinners incredibly simple. This variety is one of my favorites.

Costco Products You Can't Live Without - Normandy Vegetables

Parmesan Reggiano Shredded Cheese

From pasta of every kind of soups and sauces, having a plentiful supply makes life so much easier!

Costco Products You Can't Live Without - Parmesan Reggiano Cheese

Basil Pesto

Again, one of those time-savers. From pasta to pizza, salads, and more, it takes quick and simple meals to a whole new level. And, I particularly like the flavor of Costco’s pesto.

Costco Products You Can't Live Without - Basil Pesto

Cheese Tortellini

I love to have a stash of these in the freezer. Whether is a simple pasta topped with pesto (see above) or a tortellini soup or salad. Quick and easy!

Costco Products You Can't Live Without - Cheese Tortellini

Butternut Squash Ravioli

A seasonal stock up.

Costco Products You Can't Live Without - Butternut Squash Ravioli

Utility Stock

Paper Towels

I find myself comparing prices on paper towels all the time. Almost always, I can’t do better than Cosco.

Costco Products You Can't Live Without - Paper Towels

Toilet Paper

Costco Products You Can't Live Without - Toilet Paper

Dishwashing Detergent

Costco Products You Can't Live Without - Dishwashing Pods

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Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her family.

4 thoughts on “Costco Products You Can’t Live Without

  1. Anonymous

    I loved seeing what you buy. Several of these products I haven’t tried so now I will.

  2. Carolyn Williams

    Love your list and comments! We have a new big Costco in Spokane.
    You can spend many hours there and money too! LOL

    1. SO many hours 😊😊 – they have a hard time getting me out of the seasonal aisles for sure! I’ll have to stop by your new store the next time we’re in Spokane!

  3. Cindy

    Love Costco I’m there once a week at times I just go if I’m driving by. Lol. I use a lot of those things u put on the website great things at Costco. Cindy in Colorado Springs,Colorado

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