From outdoor appliances to kick off the warmer moths ahead to pantry staples you can buy at great value, it’s no secret that a Costco membership can take you far – especially for foodies. Here are the 10 best products for foodies available in Costco this May (just be sure to check your local retail store for offerings and prices).
Kamado Joe Classic Joe II 18 inch Charcoal Grill in Blaze Red with Cover
We know there are BBQ accessories that can level up your grill game, but if you really want to step things up and wow the crowd, invest in a quality smoker. The Kamado Joe Classic II with cover features a thick-walled heat resistant shell that locks in all the smoke and moisture at temperatures between 225F to 750F (for smoked meats, your technique is all about low and slow). Control your temperature precisely with the Kontrol Tower Top Vent. If you do want a good sear (at the highest end of that temperature spectrum), just ramp up the fire and introduce direct charcoal-flavoured heat. The smoker comes with an 18” ceramic grill and cast iron cart with locking wheels. You can also “divide and conquer” your grilling with a two-tier flexible cooking system that uses a multi-level, half-moon design to allow you to cook different foods in different styles and at different temperatures at the same time. The smoker is rain and mold-resistant with a patented ash drawer for easy cleanup.
Ooni Koda Gas-Powered Outdoor Pizza Oven with 12” Perforated Pizza Peel
If you prefer pizzas to smoked meats, this portable Ooni Koda Gas-Powered Pizza Oven with a perforated pizza peel is a great option. It works with a 20 lb propane tank or is compatible with a 1 lb tank with an adapter (sold separately and ideal if you choose to bring your grill with you camping and other remote destinations). The Ooni Koda takes you to perfectly-cooked 12-inch pizzas in 60 seconds flat and comes with no assembly (something bigger ovens can’t claim). All you need to do is flip open the foldable legs, insert the stone baking board, connect to the tank and you’re ready to go. Bonus: you can also cook fish, other meat, veggies and more. For those looking for a more robust backyard option, Costco also sells a professional-grade Forno Venetzia Pronto 510 Outdoor Wood Burning Pizza Oven for $3,200.
Frigidaire Self Cleaning Stainless Steel Ice Maker
Planning to host a lot this summer? There’s nothing worse than a tepid drink on a hot summer day. Beat the heat with this Frigidaire Self Cleaning Stainless Steel Ice Maker. You’ll get bullet-shaped ice in no time, and up to 26 lbs of it in 24 hours. It comes with a digital LED control panel and an ice shovel.
De'Longhi Dedica Espresso Machine
Start your day with a delicious cup of espresso or cappuccino with De’Longhi’s Dedica Espresso Machine. The sleek, ultra-compact design allows you to make barista-level single or double espressos, cappuccinos or lattes while taking up minimal space. It comes with a manual frother and the temperature control allows you to brew the perfect cappuccino, cup-after-cup. Enjoy a coffeehouse experience directly at home.
EZCuisine Innovative Multifunctional 5-in-1 Versatile Countertop Cooker
This 5-in-1 simple device allows you to prep healthier and tastier meals at home, even when space is an issue. The AirGO countertop cooker works faster than other devices to help you roast, stir-fry, bake or air-fry veggies, meat, seafood or prepared meals. It’s virtually smokeless, with no need to use cooking oil, and it limits any messes (bacon, here’s looking at you). You can cook up to 22 chicken wings in the large ceramic cooking pan, which uses PTFE- and PFOA-free non-stick coating. The cover is stainless steel and glass and the device even comes with a flip indicator to remind you when your item requires flipping for best results on both sides. It’s portable and perfect for camping or the college dorm, and includes a stirring paddle, silicone spatula, stainless steel basket and even a crepe scraper.
Revive Superfoods Variety Vegan Smoothies 24-pack
Short on time but don’t want to compromise nutritious starts to your day? Costco is now selling Revive Superfoods Variety Vegan Smoothies in 24-packs (check your local store too for smaller packs if 24 is too many to purchase all at once). The Vegan Smoothies are chef-crafted, nutrition-packed and pre-portioned. All you have to do is blend and enjoy. They include no added sugar, are vegan, gluten-free, high fibre, made in Canada and do require freezing until you’re ready to use them. There are 8 of each Liquid Gold Smoothie (mango, pineapple, carrots, papaya, organic ginger, pea protein, organic turmeric, flax seeds, chia seeds), Strawberry Zen Smoothie (banana, strawberries, raspberries, zucchini, peaches, pea protein, cranberry powder, flax seeds, chia seeds), and Green Apple Moringa (pineapple, green apple, avocado, spinach, hemp protein, pea protein, organic moringa leaf powder, chia seeds, flax seeds).
Prana Granolove Organic Gluten Free Oatmeal Crunch Granola
Prana is the great brand behind many certified organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, vegan and kosher products, including this Oatmeal Crunch Granola. Made with Canadian oats, chia, pumpkin and sunflower seeds and maple syrup. It includes 6 g of protein per portion, is rich in fibre, iron and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Sugarfina Luxe Candy Trunk
A great gift option, or addition to the sweets table at a celebration, Sugarfina’s best-selling signature candies are now specially curated in a 20-piece candy trunk, complete with a polished brass lock. The collection includes champagne-, rosé- and fruit-flavoured non-alcoholic gummies such as Champagne bears (infused with vintage Dom Perignon champagne), Bubbly bears, Peach bellini, Sparkling rosé bears, Tequila grapefruit sours, Strawberry daiquiri, Peach tea bears, Pink citrus bears and so much more.
Yummy Doh Chocolate Chunk 400 g (14.11 oz) x 6 pack
If decadent doughy chocolate treats are more your speed, try Yummy Doh’s Chocolate Chunk and other classic flavours in the only “safe” way to eat raw cookie dough. The dough is vegan and certified plant-based, and if you wish to turn these into proper cookies, you can do that too in about 10 minutes’ time. It’s made in Canada with heat-treated enriched wheat flour and does require refrigeration. Other flavours include Brownie Delight, Strawberry Confetti, and Chunky Choco Banana. Curious to try them all? You can also get the Yummy Doh’s variety pack.
Decacer Organic Maple Flakes, 2 x 500 g
Another way to sweeten just about anything, these organic maple flakes bring the delicious flavour of maple and add crunchy texture to your favourite meals or desserts. Made with only 100% pure maple syrup carefully selected by Decacer’s master sugar maker, this pantry item goes great with oatmeal and other classics.