10 Cult-Favorite Costco Items You Can Buy on Amazon (No Membership Required!)
By now, you’ve probably heard that there are a few ways to shop Costco without being a member. Maybe you don’t want to shell out the membership fee? Or maybe you just don’t have one within a reasonable driving radius? I get it — and I don’t blame you at all. But I do think you should try at least some of Costco’s Kirkland Signature groceries.
See, Costco’s private-label brand is one of the most well-loved in-house brands of all time. Many of these products are just as good as, if not better than, their name-brand counterparts. And lots of the shelf-stable options are sold online on Amazon, which means you can fill your cart without leaving your house.
Want to shop some on Amazon? There are two things you need to know. First, they’re going to be more expensive on Amazon than they’d be in store (but you’re not paying the membership, so maybe it’s a wash?). Second, these items are not sold from Costco directly. They’re bought by third parties and sold online and fulfilled via Amazon. (Always look for a seller with good ratings!)
Because prices change so much, I left them off this story, but still, it’s a roundup of some of the most-loved and best-rated Kirkland Signature items that you can buy on Amazon.
As someone who is super picky about peanut butter, both ingredient-wise and flavor-wise, I can assure you that this creamy blend by Costco seriously delivers on both fronts. It’s not bitter or overly roasted, has no added sugar or added oil, and is made with high-quality Valencia peanuts, some of the rarest peanut varieties available. You can almost always find this on Amazon year-round, so keep an eye out for a great price and try it out! Sadly, there’s not a crunchy version.
2. Kirkland Signature Raw and Mixed Nuts (all varieties)
Whether you’re looking for a giant tub of mixed nuts for a party, individual packs of nuts for snacking, or you want to buy plain nuts in bulk for baking and more, Costco has a variety of nuts available in stores that are also available on Amazon. Some of the top-selling options are the Unsalted Mixed Nuts, Raw Almonds and Walnuts, and individual packs of roasted almonds, peanuts, and cashews.
This salsa is one of my favorites and is also super easy to regularly find online. It’s just spicy enough, has loads of flavor, and is packed with organic ingredients. If you’re a salsa-lover or have a big party coming up, place your order now.
I know many people who swear by this olive oil (including Samin Nosrat of Netflix’s widely acclaimed documentary series “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat“). Folks rave about the quality and the fact that it’s actually made in Italy. Costco has several varieties of olive oil in its stores, but this is one of the most well-known and the easiest to find online.
I’m a bit of a coffee snob, but I can totally vouch for many of the Kirkland Signature brand coffees. This House Blend is made by Starbucks roasters and isn’t overly bitter like some can be. It stores well in the the fridge or freezer, but you can also keep it on the shelf if you drink a lot of coffee. There’s also a decaf blend, if that’s more your speed.
Coconut oil is a staple beauty product for me and Costco’s coconut oil is one of the freshest I’ve used. Many people also love to bake with this stuff, too. It’s super easy to find online in massive tubs, so you’ll rarely run out. It’s also organic!
Many of our editors at Kitchn love this snack mix! (It’s sweet and crunchy, so what’s not to love?) It’s low in added sugars and loaded with nuts and pumpkin seeds. Each bag weighs two pounds, so you’ll have a plentiful snack for work or home.
This almond butter is one of my favorites and one of the most popular among all Costco Kirkland Signature products. It’s smooth, creamy, not bitter, just slightly sweet, and has no added sugars, oil, or salt. The only ingredient is roasted almonds! Almonds are a great source of vitamin E, magnesium, protein, zinc, fiber, and monounsaturated fats, so if you’re only going to try one of the things on this list, I recommend this one.
Here’s another favorite that I initially heard about through the grapevine. I actually first tried it by ordering it on Amazon way before I joined Costco. It’s incredible and worth paying a little more for. I use this on almost everything — including in salads! What it lacks in salt, it makes up for in flavor.
Almond flour is a great grain-free baking aid to keep on hand, as many people know, but it’s also fun to add for a boost of protein and fiber — even if you’re a whole grain-lover like me! Costco’s Kirkland Signature blanched almond flour is the most affordable you’ll find anywhere (if you buy it in stores), has a fresh almond flavor, and stores well in the fridge or freezer for at least six months. Can’t get to a Costco? No problem — this item is usually always available on Amazon and isn’t priced too much higher than in stores.
This post originally ran on Kitchn. See it there: 10 Cult-Favorite Costco Items You Can Buy on Amazon