10 Foods Never Buy at Costco

Unless you have a large household or can consume the quantities before they spoil, it may be challenging to use up large quantities of fresh produce before they go bad.

Fresh Produce in Bulktreet

Spices lose their potency over time, so unless you regularly use a specific spice in large quantities, it may be more practical to buy smaller quantities from a local grocery store.

Spices in Large Containers

While Costco's baked goods are popular, they often come in large quantities, which may not be suitable for individuals or small families who cannot consume them before they become stale.

Baked Goods

Unless you have a high egg consumption rate, purchasing eggs in bulk may not be practical, as they have a limited shelf life.


Large containers of condiments, such as mayonnaise or salad dressings, may expire before you can use them up, especially if you don't consume them regularly.


Herbs tend to have a short shelf life, and buying them in bulk at Costco may result in waste if you can't use them quickly enough.

Fresh Herbs

Costco is known for offering unique and seasonal items. However, if it's a specialty item that you may not use frequently, it's better to evaluate your consumption needs before purchasing in bulk.

Specialty Items

Costco's packaging and handling of delicate fruits, such as berries or grapes, may not always ensure the best quality or prevent spoilage during transport.

Delicate Fruits