I make no secret of my love for Costco. I mean seriously – a 2 kilo jar of jalapenos, what’s not to love?! I’m often asked what I get when I go there, so I thought I’d write a little list of what I buy at Costco when I visit, and what I hear other people get that sounds pretty good!
It’s so cheap, I feel weird buying the same thing at a regular store when I know how much cheaper I can get it for at Costco. I bet I have forgotten plenty of things on this list.
Oh ps – this ain’t sponsored or nothin’.
What I Buy at Costco
Step one: healthy shit that costs a fortune elsewhere.
Organic Extra Virgin Coconut oil that’s raw and cold-pressed (and made in Australia) is $13.59 for 900g. BARGAIN OF THE CENTURY.
1 litre pure maple syrup is $18.49 (which is like, 1/4 the price. I’ve spent ten bucks on 250ml before).
1kg Organic pure coconut sugar, $7.59. Hat tip to Windfall Jewellery for that one!
1kg Australian chia seed – no idea of the price, but it’s the cheapest ever.
Mary’s Gone Crackers Gluten-Free crackers – 566g (2 party size bags) for like, ten bucks.
Sustainably-sourced, fairtrade chocolate chips, 2kg $11.89
Splurges that cost a fortune normally
Meredith Goat Feta, $9 instead of the regular $13 elsewhere
Maldon Sea Salt, 3x240g boxes for ten bucks. I’ve paid ten bucks for ONE box!
Vanilla pods, I can’t remember how much, but cheap. Then I buy Smirnoff vodka (which is also, you guessed it – cheap!) and make my own vanilla extract. I also drink the vodka.
Pittas Halloumi, 750g, $14.49
Bagels, 2×6 packs, $10
Quince paste, 240g, $5.79
Whittaker’s Chocolate Ice Cream $3.97
Good to buy in bulk
Baker’s flour, 12kg for $9
Organic Salsa, 2x 1 kilo jars $9.59
Canned peeled tomatoes, 12 cans for $9.89 ( we use several cans a week, and these work out to about 80c per can for Italian tomatoes)
Organic pasta, 6x500g packs fro $10.99
Cinnamon, 300g for $3.49
White vinegar, 5L $2.69
Cat litter (ugh) 4 boxes for $25.99
Plain potato chips (and the corn chips are good too!) 500g $6.39
Philadelphia cream cheese, 1kg, $12.79
Greek yogurt, 2kg, $5.49 (if you knew how much yogurt my kids eat, you would know why I want to kiss these yogurt people)
Rice, 6kg, $6.99
Tofu, 900g, $2.99
Band-Aids (damn kids)
Stuff I haven’t bought yet but probably will
Eco-friendly laundry detergent
Stuff other people tell me they buy
Champagne (I’m told Moet is less than $50!)
So what about you? Don’t have a Costco? Never been? Love it? What do you get?