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10 Kirkland-Brand Food Staples From Costco For Budget-Conscious Shoppers

There are so many great ways to save at Costo. And when it comes to certain kitchen staples, like olive oil and alcohol (priorities), it makes more sense to buy in bulk so you save more money in the long run. I asked fellow POPSUGAR editors what some of their favorite staples are from Kirkland, Costco's private label known for its affordability and quality. Here's what you should definitely add to your Costco grocery list the next time you take a trip.

  1. Matcha green tea. Matcha-lovers who haven't tried the Kirkland brand of green tea are missing out. It's just as satisfying as many fancy tea brands, and its low price means you can stock up without feeling ripped off.
  2. Salmon Milano. I'm not saying it will change your life, but I'm not saying it won't either. It's affordable salmon that comes with an unbeatable pesto butter that melts in your mouth. And want to know a fun fact that involves this salmon and the Kardashians? No? I'll tell you anyway. Kris Jenner loves Costco's salmon. "Costco is like a massage," Jenner told the New York Times when describing her sacred grocery-shopping trips.
  3. Coconut oil. If you've shied away from reaping the benefits of coconut oil mainly because of its high price tag, you should definitely make your way to a Costco soon. While one tub of coconut oil can set you back $15 at some stores, the Kirkland brand rings it at about $11 — for two tubs. And it's organic.
  4. Bacon. As far as grocery-store bacon goes, you really can't beat it.
  5. Muffins. Who knew? Kirkland's muffins are cheap, delicious, and huge. You can split each one to turn it into two. We recommend trying the almond poppyseed muffins in the near future.
  6. Olive oil. Like coconut oil, olive oil is a must-have staple that isn't always the cheapest. But if you cook a lot and use a lot of olive oil, buying the Kirkland Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the way to go. It's cheap and will last you a long time.
  7. Vodka. Want to know a secret? We're pretty sure Kirkland Vodka is Grey Goose packaged in a different bottle. It's the smartest way to buy vodka in bulk so that it (hopefully) lasts you quite a while.
  8. Tortilla chips. They are bomb.
  9. Take-and-bake pizza. Costco pizza: it's a thing. Like, the type of thing people go out of their way to get. The best part is you can stock up on the frozen version (Kirkland Take-and-Bake Pizza), and you'll thank yourself whenever a craving strikes.
  10. Frozen triple berry mix. If you make a lot of smoothies, this is one of the best frozen products you could buy.
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