I’m a big fan of Costco, Aldi, and Sam’s so those are the stores where are do the majority of my grocery shopping. Here are the 4 grocery items I can only find at Sam’s.
To be fair, when I say that I can only find these at Sam’s, I mean that I can only find these brands at these prices in these amounts. As in, there are certain items I can buy at Sam’s, Costco, or Aldi or any other grocery store. But there are four items I always and only buy at Sam’s because they are amazing and/or not specifically to be found at other stores.
Allow me to explain. Shall we begin with bacon?
4 Grocery Items I Can Only Find at Sam’s
I’ve been so excited about this restaurant-style box of bacon I find and love from Sam’s. It is worth mentioning that we have two Sam’s Clubs in Lincoln but I can only find this box of bacon at one of the locations. So that’s the store I go to!
This is a 10-pound box of bacon for only $29.98. That’s a great price per pound for very good bacon, and a huge bonus is the cooking convenience this box provides. The bacon comes on parchment paper sheets (about 8 slices per sheet) so all I have to do is get out my cookie trays, place a sheet of bacon on each tray, and bake it as-is. SO EASY. And the bacon is delicious.
I usually cook eight or ten sheets of bacon in one cooking session so that we can eat some for our upcoming meal and then have leftovers in a bag in the fridge for sandwiches, breakfasts, and casseroles. I also save the bacon grease to flavor our green beans.
2. PEANUT BUTTER
The ingredients in this peanut butter are very similar to this Homemade Peanut Butter I used to make. The price – $8.12 for 5-pounds of peanut butter – cannot be beat! And we love how this peanut butter tastes.
We go through a lot of peanut butter at our house so I usually buy two 2-packs each time I go to Sam’s. Here are 40 recipes we use regularly.
3. WAFFLE FRIES
Sam’s carries this 4-pound bag of Waffle Fries for only $6.98. This package contains 100% potatoes with no other ingredients. I pick up a bag of these every time I go to Sam’s and we love this treat!
With so many of us living here, we usually eat the entire bag for one meal. But what an amazing price compared to buying fries if we were to eat out! $6.98 to feed fries 10-13 people, depending on who is here, is fantastic!
4. COLBY JACK CHEESE SLICES
Obviously there are packages of sliced cheese at just about every grocery store. But here’s why I always get it at Sam’s:
- Costco’s Sliced Colby Jack is “reduced fat” and we prefer regular.
- I love having a huge quantity to work with and Sam’s is the only place I find it like this.
This 42-pack costs $7.24 at Sam’s, and in case you’re wondering – the cost per slice is the same at Aldi. But there are only 11 slices in an Aldi package and that doesn’t go very far for us.
We love this cheese when we make Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and sometimes the kids like to eat a slice for a snack. It is worth mentioning that while we don’t like the Reduced Fat Colby Jack at Costco, they do have a sliced Havarti cheese that is incredibly good. So that’s the variety of sliced cheese we buy at Costco.
Beyond these four items, there are all kinds of groceries that overlap between Costco and Sam’s that I get at either store depending on where I am and what I need. I love having memberships for both warehouses because they are similar, yet different, and I’ve settled into needing both.
Have you found anything you always make sure you pick up at Sam’s?