Costco is one of America’s favorite places to shop, and its members swear there are certain Costco products they simply can’t live without. With that said, here are ten of those must-buy Costco items.
10. Rotisserie Chicken
This is one of Costco’s most popular items — so popular in fact that there’s a Costco Rotisserie Chicken fan page on Facebook with over 12,000 followers and counting. And, if you’ve ever had one of these birds, then you know just how tasty these rotisserie chickens are. Costco sells them for only $5, but get this: They sell about 157,000 rotisserie chickens a day! In 2017 they sold 87 million of them!
FUN FACT: The chickens are injected with a special saline solution to boost their flavor.
9. Kirkland Signature 1/4 Pound Plus Beef Dogs
One of the best sellers in Costco’s food court is the hot dog and soda combo. In 2017 alone Costco sold 135 million hot dog and soda combos, which, by the way, you can get for a mere $1.50 — the same price it’s been for more than three decades! According to an article published by CNN, this hot dog is one of the reasons why shoppers pay $60 or $120 for a membership every year. “I know it sounds crazy making a big deal about a hot dog, but we spend a lot of time on it,” Costco co-founder Jim Sinegal told The Seattle Times in 2009, according to CNN. “We’re known for that hot dog. That’s something you don’t mess with.”
FUN FACT: Costco has been able to keep the price of the hot dog steady by slashing other costs at the food court.