The whole point of Costco is that you're buying in bulk to get the deals, and one of my biggest questions with these big quantities is usually Is this going to keep long enough for me to eat it all?
That's why I tend to focus on pantry items at Costco, whether it's dry goods or canned items that will last long enough for me to use them up. And ideally, I want good pantry items. So, in honor of our canned goods focus this month, I rounded up the best canned groceries at Costco. There actually aren't as many canned goods as you might think, but there are some pretty good deals on items you'd (happily) use a lot!
Here are the best canned goods worth stocking up on at Costco. You can buy in bulk and don't have to rush against the clock to eat everything before it goes bad.
1. Kirkland Signature Organic Diced Tomatoes, $6.50 for eight, 14.5-ounce cans
Actually, there are many great canned tomato options, mostly in larger quantities (big cans of Contadina Diced Tomatoes for $3.19 for 102 ounces, for example), but if you want to have smaller quantities to use up for weeknight recipes, these are a great bet.
One of our contributors, Patty Catalano, agrees: "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."
2. S&W Organic Black Beans, $6.79 for eight, 15-ounce cans
A great option to keep in stock if you're trying to get more of your protein in bean form or to eat a more vegetable-forward diet. This case includes plenty to keep you stocked for a last-minute meal!
3. Wild Planet Sustainably Pole & Line Caught Albacore Wild Tuna, $15 for six, five-ounce cans
Another smart protein to have on hand, tuna is a classic for sandwiches, casseroles, or to just eat plain out of the can on your couch. Costco carries one of our favorite brands, which, not coincidentally, also happens to have the metaphorical seal of approval from the seafood industry.
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4. Kirkland Signature Cut Green Beans, $6 for 12, 14.5-ounce cans
My editors here have called Green Giant's French Style Green Beans a guilty pleasure and I feel the same way about these. I love these as a last-minute option to get something green on the dinner table — or as a snack.
5. Kirkland Signature Golden Sweet Corn, $6 for 12, 15.25-ounce cans
Corn doesn't stay in season year-round. While some canned corn can taste flavorless or tin-y, this stuff is actually sweet and pretty darn close to fresh-off-the-cob corn. Bonus: My kids will eat corn for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
What canned goods do you stock up on during Costco runs?