Whole30 Shopping Guide to Costco (2018)

Whole30 Shopping Guide to Costco (2018)

Costco can be a real lifesaver. If you find yourself constantly low on animal protein, or veggies, or cooking oil, money-saving bulk stores like Costco really help! I recently spent the morning at Costco, shooting pictures of all the best Whole30 items WITH the ingredient listing on the back. There are more than 90 different items on this list! I didn’t even include the fresh vegetables and raw protein available: those are a no brainer! (FYI, this post is in no way affiliated with or sponsored by Costco)

Everything on this list is Whole30 compliant, but you still need to read your own labels.

Products change, brands change formulas over time, and etc.— so know that while this is a great starting place for you to find Whole30 compliant items at Costco, it’s still important for you to read your own labels for your Whole30!

I photographed these items in November 2018: so if you’re reading this close to this date, chances are ingredients haven’t changed yet. I photographed the ingredient listing along with each item here for you to review yourself: but always check before you buy, just in case.

No Costco is the same: especially in a different region of the US.

I catalogued this guide at two different Costco locations in Southeast Wisconsin: and even those two stores, within 30 minutes of one another, had different items! Out on the West Coast, I’m totally aware of and totally envy your bulk versions of Primal Kitchen Mayo, Vital Proteins Collagen, and Everything Bagel Seasoning: but you won’t find them on this list, because you won’t find them in most Costcos in the US. Consider this your “standard” Costco list: and mix and match these items with the specialty offerings in your own region.

A word on vegetable oils:

A few items below contain canola oil, sunflower oil, and/or safflower oil. These items are 100% Whole30 compliant: however the Whole30 program encourages a limited use of these oils at home. Be mindful of how many items you consume that contain vegetable oils: but there’s no need to completely ban them from your Whole30!

Read the details on Vegetable Oil usage on Whole30.com: “Rules vs. Recommendations”

A word on Sodium Nitrate & Sodium Nitrite:

Contrary to popular belief, items that include nitrates and nitrites ARE acceptable in your Whole30. I’m not advocating for their health benefits, don’t get me wrong: but they are both listed as Whole30 compliant in their Additives guide and okay for use during your reset.

Read the Common Additives Cheat Sheet on Whole30.com

Check the bottom of this post for a written list of each item, by category.

Are you a Fresh Thyme or Trader Joe’s Shopper as well?

Read my Whole30 Shopping Guide to Fresh Thyme

Read my Whole30 Shopping Guide to Trader Joe’s

Picture set below features the item, followed by the photo of the ingredient listing immediately following.

Whole30 Shopping Guide to Costco

Produce & Refrigerated Section

Aunt Mid’s Organic Cubed Butternut Squash

Good Foods Tableside Chunky Guacamole

Wholly Guacamole Organic Minis

Plainville Farm Organic Turkey Breast

Kirkland Signature Smoked Pulled Pork

Wildbrine Raw Organic Sauerkraut

Citterio Prosciutto di Parma

Chicken of the Sea Premium Crab

Greenridge Farms Naturals Beef Snack Stick

Beverage Section

Kirkland Signature Italian Sparkling Mineral Water

Perrier Sparkling Natural Mineral Water

So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk (Unsweetened)

Kirkland Signature Organic Almond Non-Dairy Beverage (Unsweetened Vanilla)

Pure Leaf Brewed Tea (Unsweetened Black)

Kirkland Signature Green Tea

Kirkland Signature Organic Hard-Boiled Eggs

GT’s Kombucha (Gingerade)

Silk Almondmilk (Unsweetened)

Spindrift Sparkling Water & Real Squeezed Fruit

Klarbrunn Sparkling Water

LaCroix Sparkling Water

Frozen and Bulk Refrigerated Section

Premium Seafood Medley

Cooked Tail-Off Shrimp

Raw Tail-On Shrimp

Raw Sea Scallops 

Kirkland Signature Wild Caught Mahi-Mahi

Don Lee Farms Grass-Fed Charbroiled Beef Patties

Kirkland Signature Boneless, Skinless Chicken Tenderloins

Kirkland Signature Stir Fry Vegetable Blend

Maas River Organic Brussels Sprouts

Kirkland Signature Normandy-Style Vegetable Blend

Maas River Organic Butternut Squash

Maas River Organic Riced Cauliflower

Jones Dairy Farm Fully Cooked Chicken Sausage

Kirkland Signature Lower Sodium Bacon

Pantry Aisles

Kirkland Signature Walnuts

Kirkland Signature Almonds

Kirkland Signature Pecans

Kirkland Signature Creamy Almond Butter

Marianne’s Avocado Oil

Kirkland Signature Blanched Almond Flour

Rodelle Gourmet Baking Cocoa

Kirkland Signature  Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

Chosen Foods Avocado Oil Spray

Acetum Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

Kirkland Signature Organic No-Salt Seasoning

Mrs. Dash Original Salt-Free Seasoning

Italian Volcano 100% Organic Lemon Juice

Weber Savory Herbs with Roasted Garlic Seasoning

McCormick Grill Mates Montreal Steak

Kirkland Signature Minced California Garlic

Thai Kitchen Organic Coconut Milk

Manitoba Harvest Organic Hemp Hearts

Nature’s Intent Organic Chia Seeds

Contadina Tomato Sauce

Kirkland Signature Organic Diced Tomatoes

Kirkland Signature Organic Tomato Paste

Carmella’s House Marinara Sauce

Kirkland Signature Organic Marinara Sauce

Golden Ladle Organic Chicken Sipping Bone Broth

Organic Imagine Vegetable Broth (Low Sodium)

Kirkland Signature Organic Chicken Stock

Kirkland Signature Spanish Queen Olives

Wild Planet Albacore Wild Tuna

Kirkland Signature Wild Alaskan Pink Salmon

Wild Planet Wild Pacific Sardines

Tasso’s Fire Roasted Sweet Peppers

Kirkland Signature Marinated Artichoke Hearts

French’s Classic Yellow Mustard

Mariani Nut Company Sliced Premium Almonds

Kirkland Signature Organic Pine Nuts

Frank’s Red Hot (Original)

Cholula Hot Sauce (Original)

Hatch Valley Flame Roasted Green Chile

Mateo’s Gourmet Salsa

World Gourmet Mediterranean Saturn Peaches

Shine Organics on-the-go Organic Nutrition (Purify and Elevate)

GoGo Squeez Organic Fruit on the Go

Navitas Organics Organic Cocao Powder

Itoen Matcha Green Tea Unsweetened Powder

Kirkland Signature Pistachios

Kirkland Signature Shelled Pistachios

Nature’s Garden Roasted Hazelnuts

Golden Dry Roasted Macademia Nuts

NuttZo Organic Power Fuel (Paleo 7 Nut & Seed Butter)

Taco Dip (Whole30)

Taco Dip (Whole30)

BBQ Bacon Burgers (Whole30)

BBQ Bacon Burgers (Whole30)