The 10 Best Things to Buy at Costco Right Now

There's nothing that brightens our day more than going for a well-deserved Costco run. Here's what to shop for!

It’s never a bad time to pick up some amazing Costco finds! Here are all of the best things to buy at Costco right now, according to the most popular fan accounts on Instagram and Taste of Home editors.

1. Girl Scout Thin Mint Pretzels

Um, could this possibly be the best thing ever to exist? Well, it’s definitely one of the best things to buy at Costco. While I’m already waiting for Girl Scout cookie season every year, this Thin Mint pretzel combo may top the list as the best Thin Mint flavored food out there. Imagine reaching into your cupboard and pulling out this bag of sweet and salty goodness.

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2. Key Lime Pie

This 4.25-pound Costco monstrosity could be yours! It might not be your grandmother’s fluffy Key lime pie, but it’s a pretty darn good dessert nonetheless. It features a delicious graham cracker crust that doesn’t stint on butter, and it’s only $15.99 for the whole thing. The pie is a seasonal summer item, so don’t wait too long to grab it.

3. S’mores Cookies

There are plenty of reasons to frequent Costco’s bakery department, and these new Costco cookies that taste like a summer campfire treat are certainly on—or at the very top of—that list. It’s no wonder Costco fans are obsessed with this new cookie full of toasty marshmallow pieces and chocolate in a single bite. Did this just become the greatest Costco dessert of all time? We think so.

4. Reese’s Dipped Animal Crackers

Costco’s Key lime pie isn’t the only adored returning item. When @costcohotfinds shared that the chocolate peanut buttery goodness of Reese’s Dipped Animal Crackers were returning, the post quickly racked up thousands of likes. Not only are these treats delicious, they’re also adorable! You can grab a 24-ounce bag for $7.79 right now. You’re welcome.

5. Chicken Sandwich on Sprouted Grain Bread

We’d be remiss to overlook Costco’s prepared food section. When you’re constantly running around between work, picking up the kids, errands and hanging out with friends and family, it can be challenging to find time to sit down and eat. That’s why these sandwiches are the perfect easy—not to mention filling—midday meal. You’ll be blessed with two sandwich halves stuffed with a hearty chicken breast, cheddar and provolone cheeses, lettuce, tomato and Dijon mayonnaise, all for around $13.

6. Coleslaw Kit with Dressing

Not in the mood for a sandwich during all the craziness of the day? Luckily, at Costco, there are unlimited food options like the new coleslaw kit with dressing. Available with walnuts, craisins, slaw mix and dressing, this kit is around $11 per package. Need we say more?

7. Chicken Kabobs with Vegetables

Nothing says summer like creative kabobs! And if you’re also in the mood for some classic chicken and veggies, look no further than Costco’s $8 chicken kabobs with vegetables. Yup, you read that right, only $8. The kabobs offer some boneless skinless thighs, a Cuban seasoning, red and green bell peppers along with yellow onions.

8. Mango Smoothies

And let’s not forget about Costco’s Food Court, home of the $1.50 hot dog. The food court has a brand new mango smoothie to keep you refreshed all summer long. A replacement of the berry smoothie, the new mango smoothie features four servings of fruits with no added sugar.

9. Strawberry and Cream Cake

It turns out that s’mores cookies aren’t the only treat taking over Costco’s bakery section. In honor of strawberry season, the bakery has a brand new strawberry and cream cake. The white layered cake full of strawberry filling and sweet whipped cream is just $17.99. Are we intrigued? Absolutely.

10. Homemade Style Coconut Rice

Looking for a new side dish to add to entrees this season? Try out this new coconut rice with coconut cream and spices. The rice is the perfect microwavable meal to pair with any of your go-to favorite dishes.

Melany Love
Melany has been writing food news for Taste of Home for four years. Her knowledge of current culinary trends comes from her extensive time spent on FoodTok and scouring Instagram for any unusual food, charcuterie design or coffee shop creation. Apart from freelancing, she has worked at bookstores like Barnes & Noble and Half Price Books and as a barista. She has always wanted a career in writing, and got her start at Taste of Home. When she’s not working, Melany is playing the latest video game, curled up with a book or spending time with her cats.
Jessica Kaplan
Jessica has been in the digital publishing space for almost two years. As an assistant editor for Taste of Home, Jessica specializes in reporting on the latest trends. She covers food, restaurant and grocery store news, viral culinary TikTok trends and recipes, celebrity recipes, lifestyle ideas, new food and lifestyle products and more. When she’s not writing about popular foods on TikTok, you can find her trying out new air-fryer recipes and coffee drinks.