The Best Things to Buy at Costco for May 2021

Start your engines—we're going on a Costco run!

It’s never a bad time to pick up some amazing Costco finds. Here are all the new products your kitchen is begging for this month!

Hula Berry Planter

This planter will grow white strawberries that taste like pineapple! Hula berries are smaller than traditional red strawberries, and will have a white outside but red inside and seeds.

Hershey’s S’mores Kit

Summer is creeping ever closer, and that means barbecue recipes and pool parties. But don’t forget the cozy bonfires at night—that’s what makes summer so special. Grab this Hershey’s S‘mores Kit (which makes up to 18 s’mores), and you’ll be set for your next night under the stars.

Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

It may sound a little suspect at first, but trust me when I say that buffalo cauliflower wings are out of this world. Cauliflower can successfully stand in for a lot of different foods, including cauliflower rice. Grab this 32-ounce box of vegan, gluten-free and soy-free cauliflower wings on your next trip!

Turtle Chips

Turtle Chips are actually a Korean snack that recently gained popularity in the States. Costco rolled them out at limited stores in 2019 and 2020 (looking at you, Texas), and we hope to see expanded distribution in 2021. You won’t be able to stop crunching once you open a bag of these chips! They have a layered, puffy texture shaped like a turtle shell, hence the name.

Garlic Pepper Seasoned Drumsticks

We love a good homemade meal, but sometimes we just don’t have enough hours in the day. No worries—Costco always has you and your family covered. Pick up a tray of these ridiculously delicious garlic pepper chicken drumsticks for $2.99 a pound. You can find them right next to the rotisserie chicken. Now all you need are some bomb mashed potatoes to go with!

Strawberry Margarita

You know it, you love it, it’s Costco’s giant strawberry margarita mix. We basically talk about this stuff every year because, I mean…it’s truly the perfect summer beverage companion. A 1.5-liter bottle of the good stuff is only $8.99 and is bound to make any summer picnic a lot sweeter.

Lemoncello Chocolate Almonds

Don’t even get me started on lemon-flavored desserts, let alone chocolate almonds! These seem like the perfect summer spin on a favorite chocolate snack. Each bag is 24 ounces and includes almonds covered in white chocolate and lemon cream—yes, please! I think I’ll have a glass of classic limoncello on the side while I lounge in the sun.

Chipotle Sauce

This chipotle sauce is not only made with raw almonds, but it’s also gluten-free, kosher, vegan and Project Non-GMO certified! Who knew a sauce could be this close to perfection? A 24-ounce tub of this chipotle sauce is only $8.39 and would be incredible on a burger or fish taco!

Black Cherry Raspberry Blood Orange Fruit Spread

If you’re an absolute sucker for fruit, this spread will be your new best friend. Black cherry, raspberry AND blood orange? Sign me up! You can grab a twin pack of this sweet stuff for $8.29—and the best part? Each jar is 27.5 ounces. Think of all the breakfast possibilities! I can’t wait to pack this spread onto my perfectly golden brown toast in the morning.

Roasted Garlic Pasta Sauce

If you’ve never had Sonoma’s pasta sauce before, you’re definitely missing out. Ever since I tried it for the first time, I haven’t been able to go back to any other brand. This particular sauce is organic and loaded with an amazing roasted garlic flavor we can’t get enough of. Each jar is vegan, gluten-free and $9.99 for 25 ounces. Serve this with the best pasta brand, according to our Test Kitchen.

Acai & Blueberry Dark Chocolates

Brookside chocolates are quite possibly one of the best additions to any day. They’ve got a slew of great flavors, including pomegranate, acai and blueberry. This two-in-one pack includes both acai and blueberry-flavored dark chocolates, and they’ll absolutely be your new favorite snack. Just be careful not to eat them all in one sitting! A 2-pound bag goes for around $10.60.

Street Corn Dip

You haven’t lived if you’ve never experienced elotes. They’re a traditional Mexican street food that consists of mayo, Tajin (or chili powder), cotija cheese and lime juice slathered on an ear of corn. It’s ridiculously good and highly addictive! Now, take all of those elements and jam them into a dip bursting with flavor. Each dip is about 32 ounces and can be enjoyed hot or cold.

Mochi Ice Cream

Mochi can be a polarizing dessert if you’ve never had it before—it consists of a sticky rice dough balled up around various flavors of ice cream. Lately, it’s been a total trendsetter and can be found basically everywhere. The best part about mochi is its portability. All you have to do is grab and go! No drippy sticks, no sticky bowls or cones. It’s one of many fascinating ice cream traditions from around the world.

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Having always wanted a career in writing, Melany couldn't have found a better place than Taste of Home to begin. When she's not scribbling in her notebook or working at her computer, she can be found experimenting with new recipes or relaxing with a book and her cats.