The Single Best Thing You Can Buy at Costco This Fall Is Only $7

updated Nov 1, 2022
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As Kitchn’s official Costco cheerleader, all it takes is a visit to the bulk-buying hall of fame to put some pep in my step. And I’ve gotta say that I’m peppier than usual this month because with Halloween behind us and the holidays on the horizon, there is no better place to shop than Costco. (Yes, I say that every season, but this time I really mean it.)

With Thanksgiving mere weeks away and the winter holidays not far behind, I will be in my kitchen more than any other room in the house, so I need to make sure that I’m stocked up on the essentials. This month, I’m picking up the one ingredient I know I will need to make the holidays extra sweet: a 10-pound bag of granulated sugar.

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What’s So Great About Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Pure Cane Sugar?

Two years ago, I made it a habit to keep my kitchen stocked with flour from Costco, and starting this fall I resolve to do the same with sugar. Dixie Crystals granulated sugar is made from sugar cane and is verified as non-GMO, but beyond those label basics what makes this sugar so great is how well it incorporates into baked goods. The extra-fine granules cream into butter for extra-light cake layers, and dissolve effortlessly into tart cranberry bars and sauces.

When stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry place, granulated sugar will keep for years. But sugar is unlikely to last that long in my house because I am constantly reaching for the sugar jar, no matter the time of day.

What’s the Best Way to Use Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Pure Cane Sugar?

Here’s what I’m planning to make this month with Dixie Crystals granulated sugar.

Find it in stores: Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Pure Cane Sugar, $6.59 for 10 pounds

What are you buying in bulk this month? Let us know in the comments.