Food·Posted on Aug 6, 2020Here's How A French Costco Is Different From An American OneIf you need me, I'll be in the bakery section.by Marie TellingBuzzFeed ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Costco is an American staple — but it's also super popular overseas. A few years ago, the retailer opened its first location in France, in the suburbs of Paris. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com It's a good place to find American food in France, but the store also sells some specific products tailored to French consumers. Here are a few things you can find at a French Costco: youtube.com 1. Let's start with the most important thing: the massive aisle of French cheeses. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @joannaappel Costco obviously knows how to appeal to the hearts (and stomachs) of the French. 2. You can find huge pieces of Comté and wheels of Saint-Nectaire, a deliciously stinky soft cheese from Auvergne. Costco France / Instagram: @https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/18059183836177694/ Be still my heart. 3. Along with gigantic wheels of Brie. youtube.com Watch more here. 4. If you like your cheese melted, these oven-ready bulk packs of Camembert are for you. youtube.com Ten minutes in the oven and you're in heaven. 5. And if that wasn't enough to please all the cheese lovers, you can also get some aligot. Costco France / Via Instagram: @https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/18059183836177694/ Aligot is a glorious specialty of mashed potatoes mixed with lots of cheese, and it's as delicious as it looks. 6. Looking for booze? They've got you covered with jumbo bottles of French rosé that could last a whole month. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @costco_france (Or, you know, just a couple of days, depending on your mood.) 7. If you're feeling extra fancy, there's this bottle of champagne that goes for 1,595 euros (about $1,878). View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @pbedrosi I'm not made of money, so I'm gonna pass, but it's nice to know it's an option. 8. Speaking of booze, you'll also find liquor-infused ice cream. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @costco_france This salted-caramel one, with Belgian chocolate to boot, is infused with bourbon. You can also get an Amaretto-biscuit ice cream, or even mix them up for an extra-boozy dessert! 9. Elsewhere in the store, you can find extra-large odes to chocolate and candy from all over Europe — like Toblerone from Switzerland: youtube.com I'd like to say that this would last me a year, but I'd probably go through it in a week. Watch more here. 10. And Kinder Bueno, THE best chocolate bar in the whole wide world, IMO. youtube.com This treat from Italy has a cult status throughout Europe and really needs to get more love in the US. Watch more here. 11. Or even these big tubs of Haribo gummy sharks: youtube.com Thanks, Germany! 12. One of the greatest finds at French Costco is these giant boxes of canelés — the little vanilla-flavored custard cakes from Bordeaux. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @rue.dauphine.paris They're really, really good. 13. They also sell bulk trays of petits fours, so you can treat yourself to a real French apéro. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @costco_france Petits fours are bite-size savory appetizers we usually serve with alcohol for happy hour on special occasions — like birthdays or holidays. This version comes with mini quiches, smoked salmon puffed pastries, and cheese gougères, among other stuff. 14. There are also fancy crepes and French chocolate cake mixes, if you're feeling lazy but still want a semi-homemade treat. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @costco_france And they're organic. 15. If you're craving sweets and you don't want to cook at all, there are bulk crepes in the bakery section. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @costco_france These are a chocolate-and-banana version. 16. Plus lemon meringue pies. youtube.com Watch more here. 17. Also in the bakery, there are (obviously) French baguettes... Costco France / Via Instagram: @https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/18059183836177694/ And they're pretty good too! 18. And croissants... Costco France / Via Instagram: @https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/18059183836177694/ 19. And madeleines so that shoppers can get their fill of the traditional, super-buttery cakes. Costco France / Via Instagram: @https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/18059183836177694/ 20. You'll also find some French brioche for breakfast. Costco France / Via Instagram: @https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/18059183836177694/ It's a true French breakfast favorite. 21. Next to these classics, there is also a delightful specialty from Brittany called kouign amann. Costco France / Via Instagram: @https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/18059183836177694/ It's basically a cake made with butter, sugar, some more butter, and...a little bit more butter for good measure. It's so good, it should be worshipped. 22. And for a savory treat, you can pick up a quiche lorraine — made with lard, onions, and heavy cream. Costco France / Via Instagram: @https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/18059183836177694/ It's not exactly diet-friendly, but it's definitely delicious. 23. Lastly, one of the best things about French Costco isn't even French. It's Canadian, and it's sold at the food court: View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @maman_mandine That's right! You can get poutine at French Costco! View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @nouf.stephanea And that's really all you need to know. 🙃 Is there a Costco in your country? What are some of the best items you can get there? Leave them in the comments!