29 Things We ALWAYS Buy At Costco

This story was originally published on May 5, 2016.

To people who don't regularly shop at Costco, the warehouse club might seem like a place where only large families grocery shop each week. The store's packages are notoriously giant, and the sheer size of the food can be overwhelming, too. After all, if you live alone, you probably can't finish, say, a three-dozen package of eggs before they start going bad.

But, whether you're feeding a group of mouths or just your own, there are plenty of larger-scale foods to enjoy from Costco. Buying in bulk often results in significant discounts, and you'll have to go to the store way less often. (The only downside is finding a way to actually get all those boxes home from the store, especially if you live in a city where you rely on public transportation.)

Click through to check out some of the best bulk foods to buy at Costco (note that some offerings may vary by location). You just might find your new favorite snack.
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Kirkland Signature Organic Chicken Stock, $11.99 for six 32-oz containers
Chicken stock is a kitchen staple. If you're not making your own, Costco's comes at a great price, and it's organic, too.
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Lotus Foods Organic Millet & Brown Rice Ramen, $8.99 for 12 2.5-oz containers
Yes, rice ramen is a thing. Don't knock it until you try it.
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Pepperidge Farm Milano Cookies, $6.99 for 20 two-packs
If you love Milano cookies, it's hard to find a better price than the tub of them at Costco.
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SunChips, $11.99 for 30-count variety pack
Remember SunChips? They're still around, and they're still a satisfying snack.
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Tate’s Bake Shop Gingersnap & Vanilla Cookies, $9.99
If you're sick of pumpkin spice everything, you can look ahead to winter's holiday foods with these seasonal treats from Tate's Bake Shop.
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Pacific Foods Organic Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Soup, $12.69 for six 32-oz containers
This is a serious upgrade from the canned tomato soup you ate as a kid.
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Annie's Fruit Snacks, $7.49 for 42 pouches
Who says adults can't eat fruit snacks?
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PopCorners, $9.99 for 28 bags
Whether you love the taste of kettle corn or regular salt, these are the perfect cross between popcorn and corn chips.
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Skinny Pop, $12.99 for 28 bags
You don't need to wait until your next trip to the movie theater to eat popcorn.
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180 Snacks Organic Nutty Quinoa Bites, $12.99 for 18 packs
These snacks might be the easiest way to add more quinoa to your life.
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Nature’s Bakery Fig Bar, $11.59 for 36-count variety box
If you're looking for a healthier alternative to a bag of chips or a candy bar, these fig bars are a great afternoon pick-me-up.
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Nutella, $12.29 for 2 (33.5-ounce) containers
If you're a Nutella fiend, there's no way you won't finish these jars before they expire. And who doesn't want a giant container of chocolate-hazelnut spread to have at the ready?
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Nature's Intent Organic Quinoa, $11.99 for a 4-pound bag
If you eat it regularly, organic quinoa alone might be enough to justify shelling out for a Costco membership. At $11.99 for a 4-pound bag, this is one Costco buy you don't want to miss.
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Chicken of the Sea Chunk Light Tuna, $12.99 for 12 7-ounce cans
If tuna is a staple in your meal planning, buying it in bulk can save a lot of time (and money).
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Kirkland Signature Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, $13.79 for a 2-liter bottle
You'll never run out of olive oil again.
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Kirkland Signature Almond Butter, $11.99 for a 27-ounce jar
If you're constantly buying new jars of almond butter or peanut butter, try a bigger jar! The Kirkland Signature nut butters don't taste like a store brand, either — they're just as good as some of the pricier labels.
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Stacy's Pita Chips, $6.99 for a 28-ounce bag
Pita chips are a staple for any party, and you'll have enough to feed all of your guests with a jumbo-sized bag.
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Bai5 Antioxidant Infusion, $19.99 for a 15-pack
If you have the means to bring home a case of Bai drinks, this is a great, money-saving buy.
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Kodiak Cakes Flapjack and Waffle Mix, $11.99 for a 4.5-pound box
This pancake mix is a serious upgrade from your average store-bought box. On lazy Sundays, when you don't have brunch plans, homemade flapjacks are the perfect weekend meal.

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Photo: Courtesy of Costco Wholesale.
Kirkland Signature Organic Maple Syrup, $11.99 for a 1-liter bottle
And what better to go with those pancakes than an enormous container of pure maple syrup?
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Quaker Old Fashioned Oatmeal, $8.29 for a 10-pound box
If oatmeal is more your breakfast style, you're way better off buying a bigger, cheaper box.
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Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, $7.89 for 5 (8-ounce) packages
Buying a multipack of these kitchen staples is a serious bargain. At just $7.89 for multiple cans of the rolls, you're well on your way to hosting a dinner party.

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Kirkland Signature H.K. Anderson Valencia Peanut Butter Filled Pretzel Nuggets, $8.49 for a 52-ounce container
Trader Joe's doesn't have a monopoly on peanut butter pretzels. These Kirkland snacks are just as good.
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The Good Bean Roasted Organic Chickpeas, $5.99 for an 18-ounce bag
Roasted chickpeas are a great snack, but sometimes it's a hassle to wash, season, and bake them. Avoid all that with this healthy alternative.
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Kirkland Signature Himalayan Pink Salt, $3.99 for a 13-ounce container
Costco has an impressive spice aisle. If you're looking for new flavors to add to your cooking repertoire, the Kirkland Signature products are a great place to start.
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Kirkland Signature Balsamic Vinegar, $10.99 for a 33.8-ounce bottle
Add a little flair to your salads with this balsamic vinegar. This mega-bottle will last you for a lot of lunches.
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Nature's Intent Organic Chia Seeds, $5.99 for a 32-ounce bag
Chia seeds are one thing you can never have enough of. And Costco's super-low price makes it easy to stock up on the nutritional powerhouse.
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Southern Tier Variety Case, $29.99 for a 24-pack
If you're having a group of people over, buying alcohol at a warehouse club is definitely a smart move. Costco has a variety of beer choices, including Southern Tier, Sam Adams, and Sierra Nevada.
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V8 48-pack Vegetable Juice, $19.99 for 48 5.5-ounce cans
If you're a V8 fan, this giant pack will last you for weeks.
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