Kitchn Editors Reveal Their Favorite Kirkland Signature Products at Costco

updated Nov 19, 2021
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You’ve probably already heard us sing the praises of Kirkland Signature products before. The Costco store brand is good. Like, really good. And since Costco has kind of been our saving grace over the past year, somehow we love their stuff even more.

But we get that buying anything at the warehouse store can be scary (pick up something you don’t end up loving and you have 23 gallons of mayo that may go to waste!). Luckily, we have some pretty opinionated and passionate shoppers here at Kitchn.

The other day, we started talking about our favorite Kirkland Signature products and decided to put the list into one short post for you all to see. Take a look and then add your favorites in the comments.

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1. Kirkland Signature Stretch-Tite Food Wrap

Practically everyone on our staff swears by this stuff. “Stretch-tite is the only plastic wrap, in my opinion. Everything else is a waste of your time and money,” says Food Editor Meghan Splawn. You can find Stretch-tite on Amazon or under the private brand at Costco.

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2. Kirkland Signature Cashew Clusters

My parents bring a bag of these every time they visit me and my husband. I think it’s secretly because they want to snack on these things over the weekend — and less because they want to give us a gift — but that’s fine with me. Each bite-sized cluster has cashews, almonds, and pumpkin seeds and we can’t help but munch on them like they’re going out of style. When the bag is nearly empty, I pour the crumbs on top of yogurt.

Buy: Kirkland Signature Cashew Clusters, $9.49 for 32 ounces

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3. Kirkland Signature Organic Applesauce

“The kids’ applesauce pouches are one of the lowest in sugar and the price is right for 24 pouches,” says Splawn. And her kids like them, too, which is clearly a win.

Buy: Kirkland Signature Organic Applesauce, $9.99 for 24, 3.17-ounce pouches

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4. Kirkland Signature Almond Butter

“I always look for nut butters that only have one ingredient: roasted nuts,” says Copy Chief Lauren Kodiak. “This almond butter fits that criteria! No added oils, salt, or sugar — just pure almond goodness.”

Buy: Kirkland Signature Almond Butter, $9 for 27 ounces

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5. Kirkland Signature Whole Dried Blueberries

“I like these and their dried cherries. They’re a great deal, and perfect in oatmeal and cookies,” says Kaitlin Flannery, our Senior Social Media Manager.

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6. Kirkland Signature Diced Tomatoes

“Tomatoes are a pantry item that I always assume I have on hand and I’ve been bitten before — I’ll be halfway through making chili or marinara sauce only to find I don’t have any cans in the pantry,” says contributor Patty Catalano. “So I started stocking up on these and I couldn’t be more pleased. You get good-sized chunks of tomato and a nice, not-too-thick sauce.”

Buy: Kirkland Signature Diced Tomatoes, $7.88 for 8, 14.5-ounce cans

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7. Kirkland Signature Organic Chicken Stock

“Costco’s boxed chicken stock has a really clean but deep chicken flavor, and is organic to boot!” says Christine Gallary, our Food Editor-at-Large. “I find that if I stock up on this, there are so many easy soups, braises, or sauces I can throw together.”

Buy: Kirkland Signature Organic Chicken Stock, $11.49 for 6, 32-ounce boxes

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8. Kirkland Signature 2-Ply Bath Tissue

“Do not buy toilet paper at the grocery store,” says Flannery. “I’ve used this stuff for years and you can’t beat the quality for the price.”

Buy: Kirkland Signature 2-Ply Bath Tissue, $18.99 for 30 rolls

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9. Kirkland Signature Rwandan Coffee

“Costco whole bean coffee is a nice balance of quality, quantity, and price,” says Splawn. “It’s not our everyday coffee — we buy from smaller local roasters when it’s just the two of us — but when we have lots of houseguests or around the holidays when we host friends and family a lot, it keeps our coffee budget in check. And probably most importantly, it tastes great.”

Buy: Kirkland Signature Rwandan Coffee, $37.99 for 2, 3-pound bags

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10. Kirkland Signature Extra Virgin Olive Oil

I recently started buying this based on another post that ran on Kitchn. I used to use California Ranch Olive Oil, but we go through a lot of olive oil in my house, so if I can get in a larger quantity for less money, that’s a win — especially if it’s good olive oil!

What Kirkland Signature products do you swear by? Tell us in the comments below.