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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Fine Grain Sea Salt
Again, one of the seasonings I use regularly. It’s a great finishing and an awesome price.
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.
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!
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.
From morning oatmeal to all kinds of baking; breads, crackers, muffins, and, of course, cookies. Always in my pantry!
Unsalted Mixed Nuts
Healthy snacks, just as they are… or made into sweet and savory treats like these…
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.
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.
Having an assortment of frozen vegetables makes weeknight dinners incredibly simple. This variety is one of my favorites.
Parmesan Reggiano Shredded Cheese
From pasta of every kind of soups and sauces, having a plentiful supply makes life so much easier!
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.
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!
Butternut Squash Ravioli
A seasonal stock up.
I find myself comparing prices on paper towels all the time. Almost always, I can’t do better than Cosco.