If you haven't been to the wholesaler in a while, you might be surprised to learn that
Costco is a huge purveyor of organic snacks and under-the-radar foods. While the chain has a reputation for selling enormous packages of chips and cookies, huge bundles of toilet paper, and, yes, giant stuffed bears, it's also up on the latest trendy eats, too.
Whether you're a twentysomething shopping for yourself or you have a big family to feed, Costco has food options to fit your needs. Many of its snacks are sold in individual packages, so you don't have to worry about finishing, say, a giant container of perishable food before it expires. (Though if you are shopping for a larger group, you should definitely check out Costco's organic produce selection.) Ahead we rounded up some of the best foods available at Costco warehouses and on Costco.com — the cost of that membership just got
so worth it.
Sander's Dark Chocolate Potato Chips With Himalayan Pink Sea Salt Costco let's you stock up on two whole 16 oz. barrels of these salty sweets for just $29.99.
Hi-Chews Costco sells our favorite tropically-flavored fruit chews in a 30 oz. pack for just under $10 — and now we feel #blessed.
Takis Fuego Tortilla Chips Takis taste like a mix between Hot Cheetos and nacho-flavored Doritos — and we can't get enough of Costco's 15-pack for a $15 total.
Universal Bakery Organic Aussie Bites These super-seed, organic oat bites taste like a cookie, muffin, and granola bar all rolled into one — and we dig it.
Made In Nature Organic Mango Stock up on a near lifetime supply of dried mango strips with Costco's 3-pack of 28 oz. bags.
Nutella Costco's jars of Nutella are sold in pairs for double the chocolatey hazelnut fun — plus, they cost 25% less than at other retailers.
Wholly Guacamole Classic Guacamole Mini Cup Pick up a 20-count box of Costco's mini guac cups for dipping on-the-go.
Annie's Organic Fruit Snacks Stock your pantry with a 36-bag variety box of Annie's chewy fruit gummies isn't exactly a bad idea...
Kirkland Signature Creamy Almond Butter No need to splurge on almond butter — snag your next 27 oz. jar at Costco for an $8.99 steal.
H.K. Anderson Peanut Butter-Filled Pretzel Nuggets Keep your snack game strong (and within budget) with this 52 oz. jug of PB-filled pretzel nuggs.
Kirkland Pure Vanilla Extract Costco's 16 oz. bottle of vanilla extract will keep you in affordable baking business all fall long.
Silk Almond Milk Almond milk can be pricey, but Costco's shelf-stable pack will give you a 6-qt. bang for your discounted buck.
25-Year-Aged Modena Balsamic Vinegar You know Modena from Master of None. This vinegar is pricier than a lot of food items at Costco, but it's the real deal.
Kirkland Signature Artichoke Hearts If you're putting out a cheese platter, don't sleep on these Costco artichoke hearts. They make the perfect addition to any appetizer platter you might be serving.
Telula Organic Juice Blend These juices pack tons of fruits and veggies, and they're really tasty, too.
Amy's Organic Beans & Rice Burrito Frozen foods are one of the smartest Costco buys since they won't go bad as quickly. And these burritos are perfect for days you just don't want to cook.
Universal Bakery Organic Aussie Bites These are the healthy snacks you always say you'll make at home but never have the time to.
Mamma Chia Organic Chia Squeeze You'll feel like a kid again with these snack pouches.
Pure Organic Fruit & Nut Bars These delicious bars are available at certain Costco stores in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, and New Mexico.
Kirkland Signature Organic Virgin Coconut Oil You already use it for everything, so why not buy coconut oil in bulk?
Namaste Gluten-Free Brownie Mix You don't have to go to a specialty store to find tasty gluten-free treats.
Starbucks Hot Cocoa You'll never need to buy hot chocolate packets again, thanks to this giant tub.
Toosum Bites Oatmeal Bars Costco's snack bar choices are plentiful, and these come in several different flavors.
Le Chef Patissier Grande Galette French Butter Cookies No one will guess that you got these fancy treats from Costco.
Bare Organic Apple Chips These apple chips are au naturel with no added sugar and the perfect crunch.
Mayorga Organic Café Cubano Whole Bean Coffee If you haven't smelled this coffee, it's amazing — and you can pick it up on your next Costco run.
Made In Nature Organic Fusion Blend These dried fruit snacks are perfect for taking on-the-go.
Corazonas Heartbar Oatmeal Squares These bars are a delicious way to sneak some fiber into your diet.
Drink Maple Organic Pure Maple Water If you're bored of coconut water, you can get maple water at Costco.
Kirkland Signature Shredded Parmigiano Reggiano Why pay more for fancy shredded Parmesan when the Kirkland version is perfectly good?
Sierra Nevada 4-Way IPA 24-pack of 12-oz. bottles Shopping at Costco makes throwing a party so much easier.
Legal Sea Foods King Crab & Sweet Corn Chowder If you don't live near a Legal Sea Foods location, you can still get a taste of the restaurant's soup at Costco.
Horizon Organic Lowfat Chocolate Milk You're never too old to pack a little chocolate milk with your lunch. Who can resist that cute cow?
Pirate's Booty Aged White Cheddar Snack Packs You don't have to be a kid to enjoy this classic treat.
Mini Babybel Original Cheese These individually-wrapped cheeses are the perfect addition to a packed lunch.
Kirkland Signature Sahale Snacks Pecan Cashew Nut Crisp If you prefer a little bit of sweetness when eating nuts, Sahale Snacks are a delicious solution. This mix blends cinnamon apples and cherries with pecans and cashews for a satisfying treat.
Harvested For You Organic Raw Shelled Pumpkin Seeds Dried fruits, nuts, and seeds are some of the best hidden gems at Costco — try these pumpkin seeds to get into the spirit of the fall season.
Pocky Chocolate Biscuit Sticks Who knew you could pick up a 12-pack of Pocky pouches on your next Costco run?
Coco-Roon Organic Brownie Super Cookies These treats are so tasty, you won't believe they're gluten-free and vegan, too. They're perfect for sharing with your food-sensitive friends.
Nature Nate's Raw & Unfiltered Honey You won't have to worry about buying honey again for a long time with this 44-oz bottle.
Kirkland Signature French Brie Why travel to the fancy cheese store when you can get imported brie at Costco?
Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Nut Bars You won't need to put granola bars on your grocery list for weeks after buying these at Costco — they're sold in a box of 48.
Fiber One Chocolate Fudge Brownies If you love Fiber One bars, you'll be happy to know you can get a 28-pack at Costco.
Terra Mediterranean Chips You can find these vegetable chips at plenty of grocery stores, but Costco has party-size bags.
Photo: Courtesy of Costco Wholesale.
Kirkland Signature Organic Creamy Peanut Butter If you're always running out of peanut butter, maybe it's time to invest in a Costco-sized jar.
Crazy Cuizine Mandarin Orange Chicken If you're hosting a party, pre-made appetizers can be a lifesaver. These chicken bites are delicious and won't break the bank.
The Cheesecake Factory If you love cheesecake (or don't live near a Cheesecake Factory), you'll be thrilled to know you can get a 9" cheesecake in Costco's frozen section.
Aidell's Chicken & Apple Sausage Costco's 3-lb sausage package is enough to feed even the biggest dinner party.
San Pellegrino Sparkling Fruit Variety Pack If you can't get enough of San Pellegrino's fruity goodness, you'll have enough for weeks with this 24-can package.
Multigrain Tortilla Chips This brand's name says it all AND delivers on it.
GT's Enlightened Organic Raw Kombucha The "enlightened" version of GT's kombucha includes probiotics and comes in a variety of flavors. At Costco, you can buy six 16-ounce bottles of the gingerade version for $14.99.
Calbee Snapea Crisps If you're looking for a potato chip alternative, these pea crisps hit the spot.
Chobani Greek Yogurt Assortment Who knew Costco had such a great selection of Greek yogurt? Stock up on a variety pack of Chobani cups, and you'll be weekday-breakfast-ready.
Chewy Snack Bars Costco has a variety of on-the-go bars, and you really can't beat the prices.
Explore Asian Organic Edamame Spaghetti If you're looking for new takes on pasta, try this spaghetti, made from edamame.
Sheila G's Brownie Brittle All the chocolaty goodness of a brownie, now in a crispy cookie format.
GoodFoods Tableside Chunky Guacamole Store-bought guacamole can be hit or miss, but this one tastes super fresh.
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Fresh Blueberries Berries are one fresh food at Costco you don’t need a huge family to eat. Costco's berries come in relatively small packages, and during off-seasons, the prices are lower than what you'd find at regular grocery stores.
Chosen Foods 100% Pure Avocado Oil If you're bored of your usual olive oil routine, switch things up with avocado oil, which has a higher smoke point, perfect for high-heat cooking. The Costco price point is unbeatable, too — you can't go wrong with a 33.8 ounce bottle for just $9.69.
Tate's Bake Shop Chocolate Chip Cookies All the deliciousness of Tate's cookies — without the usual price tag.
Amy's Kitchen Organic Lentil Soup When you're in a pinch for dinner, these hearty soups are just the solution.
Beecher's Flagship Handmade Cheese Costco's cheese selection is one of the store's highlights, and Beecher's signature cheese is a great place to start. Aged 15 months, this semi-hard cheese is perfect for baking into mac and cheese or slicing to serve as part of a charcuterie platter.
Stretch Island Fruit Co. Fruit Strips Think of them as the grown-up version of fruit snacks.
Kashi Organic Promise Sprouted Grains Cereal Cereal often gets a bad rap, but this vegan version offers an impressive six grams of fiber per serving.
GimMe Organic Seaweed Rice Chips If you've been on the fence about trying seaweed, these chips just might make you take the plunge.
Brookside Dark Chocolate Cherry & Tahitian Vanilla Flavors Perfect for stashing in your snack drawer at work.
Belvita Cinnamon Brown Sugar Biscuits Breakfast to go. Done.
Lotus Bakery Biscoff Cookies Yes, these are THE speculoos cookies you get on Delta flights.
Kind Bars Nut & Spices Variety Pack You may already love Kind bars — but did you know you can get multiple varieties at Costco for way less than you'd pay at other stores?
Made In Nature Organic Mountain Gold Superfuel Blend This healthy dried fruit and seeds mix is the perfect grab-and-go snack for busy days.
BarkThins Dark Chocolate Almond With Sea Salt Snacking Chocolate Dark chocolate is already a foolproof snack, but adding almonds and sea salt? Genius.
Not Your Father's Root Beer Yes, this is alcoholic. Think of it as the adult way to enjoy your favorite childhood soda.