Review: Costco FAVORITES (& the not so much…)

Okay… so I am a cliche mom and got a Costco Membership… but, I am all about a good deal & convenience. As a new mom with a one-income household – these things are a big must!

Costco can be intimidating. It’s massive, consistently busy, and filled with way too many temptation buys. So, I wanted to give you the goods… the staples that we have been loving, the steals that we don’t feel guilty about.


(items without a description… it’s just the best price out there in bulk – nuff said)


  • Kirkland Diapers – $10 cheaper than Huggies for the same amount and… literally the same EXACT diaper (same manufacturer)
  • Kirkland Wipes – I have tried so many different wipes and these have been by far our favorite. They work great and have never irritated our baby’s sensitive skin. I haven’t had to restock still and it’s been 6 months!


  • Kirkland Toilet Paper & Paper Towels – Honestly the best quality for the best price, and it lasts FOREVER… there’s so much that I have to store extra upstairs! Also, the toilet paper is septic-friendly!
  • Toothpaste & Mouth Wash – I wish they had natural brands… but a families got to save money where they can and these are a steal. You get bigger products, 3 of them, for the price of one at any other store.
  • All Free&Clear Laundry Detergent
  • Kirkland Dryer Sheets
  • Swiffer Pads
  • Emergen-C packs
  • Bathroom Rugs
  • Runner Rugs
  • Kirkland Nature’s Domain Grain-Free Dog Food

Food Items

  • Basil Pesto Salmon – SOOOOO GOOOD Y’ALL
  • Rotisserie Chicken – Not dry like other grocery stores, I just wish they made fried chicken!
  • Beef Brisket & Smoked Pulled Pork – In my opinion very good easy bulk meats, they are the least expensive options at Costco
  • Aidell Hotdogs
  • Organic Ground Beef – better quality than at other grocery stores
  • Smoked Turkey and Gravy (seasonal) – a huge hit for Thanksgiving and so freaking easy
  • Kerrygold Butter – I used to never splurge on this because of the price, but Costcos price is almost the same as generic lower quality brands
  • Kirkland Cage Free Eggs – we get the huge thing of them! Amazing price and lasts a long time
  • Kirkland Columbian Ground Coffee – we use this to make iced coffee!
  • Kirkland Ginger Kombucha – SO GOOOOD!
  • Darigold Half&Half
  • Kirkland Organic Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • Dave’s Killer Bread
  • Adam’s Crunchy Peanut Butter
  • Kirkland Organic Strawberry Jam
  • Kirkland Sparkling Water
  • Kirkland Canned Chicken
  • Frozen Veggies & Fruit
  • Bell Peppers
  • Bananas
  • Power Greens
  • Honest Foods Avocado Oil
  • Kodiak Cakes
  • Hempler’s Bacon
  • Columbus Reduced Sodium Italian Dry Salame
  • Sabra Hummus
  • Kirkland Sweet Potato Chips
  • Kirkland/Kettle Krinkle Cut Himalayan Salt Chips
  • Paleo Bars
  • Kirkland Black Pepper
  • Johnny’s Seasoning

Beauty Items

  • Dove Body Wash
  • Cetaphil Cleanser
  • Starry Eyes Eye Masks


  • Fresh” produce (minus a couple items, see above) – I wanted so badly to love it, but it goes bad INSANELY fast. It’s just not the best quality. I have wasted enough money on this here that I am refusing to continue trying.
  • Olay Microsculpting Cream – Another item I really wanted to love, but the smell was intense and it made my face dry and very itchy
  • Shea Moisture Coconut Shampoo – I used to LOVE this brand, but unfortunately they have changed a lot of their formulas to meet demand. This shampoo was very disappointing for me as it left build-up and made my hair feel greasy directly following a wash.

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