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    38 Super-Popular Costco Snacks: What To Stock And What To Skip

    From someone who's tried every single one of them.

    Costco's snack aisles are prettyyy glorious. 🛒

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    But they're also constantly changing, so it can sometimes be tough to figure out what to actually buy.

    I think I've tried nearly all of them at some point, so I put together a list of popular Costco snacks, ranked from my least favorite to favorite.

    Most of the list is shelf-stable (or nonrefrigerated) snacks for consistency, but if I missed your top choice, leave it in the comments!

    38. Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars

    A box of Nature's Valley Oats and Honey bars
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    "Ouuuccch." —My teeth 😬

    37. Lance Toasty Cracker Packs

    A box of Lance cracker snacks
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    For the price, you can get tastier variety packs.

    36. Clif Bars

    A box of Clif Bars
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    IMO, way too sweet for an "energy bar."

    35. Nutri-Grain Breakfast Bars

    A box of Nutrigrain breakfast bars
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    Triple flavor, triple ehhh.

    34. Pretzel Crisps

    A bag of Pretzel Crisps
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    Listen: They're not thrilling, OK?

    33. Rice Krispies Treats

    A box of Rice Krispies treats
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    Some snacks from childhood absolutely still hold up! These, for me, do not.

    32. Tapatío Mixed Nuts

    A bag of Tapatio mixed nuts
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    I put out a bowl of these at a family gathering— and they were polarizing. Some loved them, some hated them. I'll let you decide!

    31. Utz Jumbo Snack Pack

    A jumbo snack pack box of Utz chips
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    This one gets points for variety, at least.

    30. The Good Bean Sea Salt Chickpeas

    A bag of The Good Bean organic chickpeas
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    These are nice for convenience when you want a crispy, packable snack that's pretty good for you. I just wish they had more flavor. Maybe a spicy version would be better?

    29. Fannie May S'mores Snack Mix

    A box of Fannie May S'mores Snack mix
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    Sounds great in theory! But the texture was off.

    28. Moon Cheese

    A bag of Moon Cheese
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    My husband is originally from Wisconsin — so to him, cheese is like currency. And he loves these.

    27. Harvested for You Sprouted Pumpkin Seeds

    A bag of sprouted pumpkin seeds
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    I picked these up after seeing them recommended on this healthy Costco snacks list, and they're pretty good! Less of a snack, more of topping — but still. I'll toss them on PB toast, yogurt, overnight oats, etc.

    26. Banana Plantain Chips

    A bag of plantain chips
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    If you like plantains, you'll like these. They're thick and hearty, and they hold up well for dipping. They're my husband's favorite chip at Costco — but I've got a few others I like better that we'll get into shortly.

    25. Harvest Snaps Green Pea Snack Crisps

    A bag of Harvest Snaps pea crips
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    I've come around to these, after initially dismissing them as lacking flavor. While they're still not quite as craveable as other crunchy, chip-adjacent snacks further down on this list, these still deserve props for a simple and organic ingredients list (basically: green peas, oil, salt) and the fact that each serving contains 5g of fiber. 

    24. Bear Naked Granola Bites

    A bag of Bear Naked granola bites
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    I prefer these to the earlier granola-esque snacks because you can taste the actual ingredients (coconut, seeds, etc.). My only complaint is that they dry out after a bit, so grab this only if you think you can get through the bag pretty quickly.

    23. Kirkland Organic Roasted Seaweed Snacks

    Bags of Kirkland seaweed snacks.
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    Let it be known: Seaweed snacks are seriously underrated.

    22. Edward Marc Chocolatier Coconut Almonds With Dark Chocolate

    A bag of Edward Marc Chocolatier coconut almonds with dark chocolate
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    Pretty self-explanatory: highly snackable. And one bag lasts forever.

    21. Tipiak's French Macarons

    A box of macarons
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    I first tried these at a birthday brunch — arranged on a pretty tray — and I assumed someone brought them in from a bakery. Turns out: just Costco! (However, they're made in France, as the box repeatedly wants you to know.) Some flavors are better (pistachio) than others (peach), but I can appreciate that they're about as budget-friendly — $20 for 36 — as you'll find when it comes to macarons.

    20. Simple Mills Almond Flour Crackers

    A box of Simple Mills almond flour crackers
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    If you're feeding a variety of eaters, these are great for cheese-and-jam party boards. They're great because they're gluten-free — but still tasty enough for non-GF guests to not even know the difference. 

    19. Siete Grain Free Tortilla Chips

    A bag of Siete grain-free tortilla chips
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    Another great gluten-free snack that even non-GF eaters will love. They're perfect with paired with a tub of Good Foods avocado salsa, another Costco favorite you can find in the refrigerated section.

    18. Organic Aussie Bites

    A box of Costco Aussie Bites
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    Portable, made with solid ingredients, and pretty good for ya.

    17. Annie's Extra Cheddar Cheesy Smiles

    A bag of Annie's cheddar snacks
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    In the crunchy, cheesy snacks realm — this welcome version from Annie's is organic, baked (not fried), and doesn't have any artificial coloring. My toddler loves these, although...

    16. Pirate's Booty

    A box of Pirate's Booty crisps
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    I think Pirate's Booty is better!

    15. Tate's Bake Shop Chocolate Chip Cookies

    A box of Tate's chocolate chip cookies
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    People have strong opinions about the ideal chocolate chip cookie texture: chewy vs. cakey vs. crispy, etc. But tbh, I like them all! And for crispy ones, Tate's is tops.

    14. Kettle Brand Krinkle Cut Potato Chips

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    My favorite Kettle chips are actually the black pepper and sea salt kind, but since my Costco doesn't stock that one (😭), I'll settle for the Himalayan salt variety, in a gloriously large bag. Toddler for scale!

    13. Organic Wholly Guacamole Cups

    Wholly Guacamole cups
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    Nothing beats fresh guac, but these ridiculously convenient cups come in SO handy — and don't have any filler.

    12. Kinder Bueno Bars

    A box of Kinder Bueno bars
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    My colleague Michelle recently opened to my eyes to the glory of Kinder Bueno Bars... and you won't find a better price than on Costco's bulk pack. 😋

    11. King's Hawaiian Rolls

    A pack of King's Hawaiian Rolls
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    These were my favorite when I was a kid — and I still stock a pack every now and then. Toasted with butter, they're unbeatable.

    10. Hu Dark Chocolate Gems

    A bag of Hu snacking chocolates
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    If you're vegan or baking for someone who is, Hu chocolate is the tastiest I've found — and it doesn't have any weird ingredients. These dark chocolate chunks are all-purpose, though Hu's chocolate-covered nuts are super good, too.

    9. KIND Mini Bars

    A box of Kind bars
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    These are great for a quick on-the-go snack. And while this box of 36 is still kinda pricey at $19, I've never found a cheaper cost-per-bar elsewhere. Worth reiterating, though: these aren't full-size KIND bars. (And yes, the packaging does say "minis" — but given the higher price point, I missed that and was surprised the first time I opened a box.)

    8. Cheez-Its

    A box of Cheez Its
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    Remember when I mentioned snacks from childhood still holding up decades later?? If we're simply talking taste, Cheez-Its definitely do.

    7. Kirkland Organic Applesauce

    A box of Kirkland organic applesauce packs
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    Parents know: These pouches are gold. They're way more convenient and easy to pack than applesauce cups for kiddie snacking on the go. Bonus points that they're organic with no added sugar.

    6. Country Archer Mini Beef Sticks

    A bag of Country Archer beef sticks
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    These are one of my snacks of choice when I want quick (and portable!) protein. This one is especially great because — unlike some other Costco jerky options — it doesn't have added sugar or preservatives.

    5. Siete Churro Strips

    A bag of churro strips
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    The first time my toddler tried these, she said — with a look of awe — that they tasted like "donut chips". And you know what? She's not wrong. They're all the flavors you love in churros — but in highly-snackable chip form. (And while they're sweet, they're not overly sweet. Each serving has 5g of sugar.) 

    4. Made Good Granola Minis

    A bag of made good granola
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    Not only are these grab-and-go granola pouches tasty, but from a parent perspective: they're versatile. The fact that the granola is soft and chewy (not crumbly) means it's mess-free. And — unlike some some other granolas — this version doesn't have nuts, so it's classroom- and lunch-box friendly. My only complaint? My Costco recently stopped carrying these. (Please bring them back, Costco!)

    3. Tropical Fields Organic Crispy Coconut Rolls

    A bag of coconut rolls
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    If you ever run into me at Costco, there's a likely chance I have 2 or 3 of these bags in my cart — and I'm not ashamed. My whole household loves these. The crispy, wafer-y crunch is super light and satisfying, and the subtle, sweet (but again, not too sweet!) coconut flavor is A+. 

    2. Kirkland Mixed Nuts

    A tub of Kirkland mixed nuts
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    Nuts are expensive — but you can't beat the price here.

    1. Organic Dried Mangoes

    A bag of Kirkland organic dried mangoes
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    If you know, you know. Dried mangoes > all other dried fruits.

    What's your favorite (or least favorite) Costco snack? Share in the comments!