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10 Best Things to Buy at Costco 

Everyone loves a bargain, and Costco is a great place to find them. Their bulk-buying model allows customers to purchase a wide range of premium-quality products at prices much lower than other retailers. Here are the 10 best!

10. Olive Oil

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Costco offers a wide range of premium-quality products, which include international items and organic foods. You can find brands you won’t find in retail stores. Olive oil is where you’ll find an excellent bargain. For the price of a single bottle elsewhere, you can get double the amount of Kirkland Signature Extra Virgin Olive Oil at Costco.

9. Nuts

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Grocery stores have some of the most expensive prices for nuts, and you sometimes can find them at pharmacy chains like Walgreens or RiteAid. But Costco has them all beat. You’ll find bargains with large, generously sized containers of all varieties of mixed, whole, salted, or unsalted nuts. Buy in bulk and keep them fresh by freezing them.

8. Fresh Fruit

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Bargains on high-quality fresh fruit are why many chefs procure what they need at Costco. You can find big bags of everyday fruits such as oranges, lemons, and limes. But Costco offers some of the best seasonal fruit around as well. You’ll find raspberries, blueberries, pineapples, cantaloupe, and honeydew melons, and more.

7. Sparkling Drinks and Seltzer

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Demand is rising for varieties of sparkling water and seltzers as alternatives to sugary drinks, which is why culinary pros are doing their shopping at Costco. You’ll find a wide selection of brands and flavors with impressive bargains on prices. These reasonable prices have made Costco one of the best resources around for drinks and other ingredients.

6. Bar Towels and Reusable Hand Towels

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Using paper towels for spills gets costly. Reusable towels are better than sponges for wiping up spills. If you’re looking for inexpensive towels that are for display, so you don’t mind them getting stained, Costco is the place to find the best deals. They sell big packs of standard, 100% cotton towels. They’re inexpensive enough to afford a few bundles.

5. Frozen Wontons

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Keep these in your freezer to save a ton of preparation time and to create fast, easy meals. Costco sells giant bags of tender, thin-skinned, pre-cooked mini wontons. One of the best comes from Bibigo. Drop them in a bowl of chicken broth with sesame oil, ginger, fresh greens, and soy sauce. Microwave them for salads or a protein-rich snack.

4. Pesto

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Pesto is a flavor that adds another dimension to anything you might be making. Costco’s a great place to find a bargain on big jars of pesto. One of the best is Kirkland Signature Imported Basil Pesto. It’s great for pasta dishes, in soups to intensify broths, or mixed with some mayonnaise for a condiment with Italian sliders or subs.


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3. Organic Eggs

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While Organic eggs typically cost more than regular eggs, culinary pros head to Cosco where they can purchase them for the same price as nonorganic eggs elsewhere. Chefs often select organic eggs because they deliver superior taste and assure better farming practices. Chefs say organic eggs at Costco have a reasonable cost, consistent quality, and ethical sourcing.

2. Storage Containers

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Before you seek out storage containers at a dollar store, check out Costco. If you’re looking for a wide selection of kitchen and other storage solutions, Costco’s the place to find the bargains. You’ll also find innovative designs, such as collapsible storage containers, which, when not in use, take up a quarter of the space that a regular crate would.

1. Salad Green Mixes

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Costco’s the place to find huge bags of all types of pre-washed and organic mixed salad greens. Many people with busy lifestyles are fond of these time-saving, ready-to-go mixes, but they’re very costly at grocery stores. Luckily, these mixes are much more affordable at Costco than elsewhere. Even cheaper than you could make by purchasing the greens separately.

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