It's no secret that Costco has a ravenous following. Those without a local warehouse club are clamoring for openings, while perceptive loyalists are always keeping tabs on all the latest menu changes in the beloved food court, noticing new bakery items, and mourning the infamous "death star" on discontinued products.
There are hundreds of food and beverage offerings that rotate throughout the year, and fans eagerly await the limited return of their favorites—some even buying in bulk to tide themselves over until the next release (in true Costco fashion). With the start of 2022, we're excited to share six well-loved products that you'll likely see on warehouse shelves over the next few months.
Alpha Foods Chik'n
After a successful but temporary frozen-aisle debut in May of last year, this plant-based crispy chicken dupe is coming back for a limited time. Alpha Foods will be adding the Crispy Chik'n and Sizzlin' Spicy Chik'n Patties to the reprise lineup on Jan. 18. This meatless ready-to-cook option has less fat than regular chicken sandwiches and each patty has 10 grams of protein per serving. Last year, the Costco size came with 10 patties for $9.99.
Whisps Cheese Crumbs
Now, cheese lovers can welcome a brand new product from Whisps and Costco into their kitchen—a 13 grams of protein, low-carb parmesan substitute to replace your container of breadcrumbs made entirely of aged parmesan. It comes in two varieties, a spicy Buffalo and a cheesy, spice-rich Italian Herb, in packs of $6.99 for 3 ounces or $8.99 for 8 ounces.
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Kirkland Organic Peanut Butter
Costco fans went nuts over the announcement that the store's own Organic Creamy Peanut Butter would be temporarily discontinued last summer. Costco made a statement to Eat This, Not That! saying that "The Kirkland Signature Organic Peanut Butter will be back in stock around November or December 2021."
The wait is finally over, according to Instagram account @costcoorganic, who spotted the 28-ounce two-pack jars packed on pallets for $9.99 in November 2021. Costco is now listing it on their website for $11.49.
People are buying extra in case the product disappears again. Reddit user u/folame said, "I'd been down to my last two jars wondering how I'd carry on when they were gone. Insta-bought four cases (12×4 packs of two). Taking no chances!"
Many note the one downside of organic peanut butter—the oil that sits at the top of the jar. Commenters recommend stirring the mixture slowly with a butter knife before storing the peanut butter in the fridge for your next sandwich spread.
This indulgent cakey treat made the list for the top items members wish Costco would bring back, and this year, their wish was granted. The Cinnamon Pull-A-Part came back in time for the holidays, according to Instagram account @costcobuys.
For $6.99, you can pick up this 12-piece container of fried monkey bread, coated with cinnamon and brown sugar and slathered with cream cheese icing to munch on all week—if it lasts that long. However, this much sugar and butter is a lot, so we suggest sharing this one with family and friends.
Strawberry Filled Croissants
This fruity and pink bakery item could come back just in time to start the Valentine's Day celebrations. This seasonal item first dropped in 2019, and last year Instagram account @thecostcopro picked up the 6-count of buttery, flakey pastries infused with strawberry jelly for $7.99 in May.
It's easy to see that this was a hit with customers. Commenters on Reddit were abuzz with excitement when they found the highly anticipated treat back in stock eight months ago.
While there's no word yet on when they'll make a reappearance, so keep your eyes peeled. If you do get your hands on them, most agree that crisping them up in the toaster oven melds all the sweetness together for the best bite.
Kirkland Côtes de Provence Rosé
Since 2016, this cult-favorite has come back each year to rave reviews and sells out within weeks. And for good reason, since members say the quality of the Kirkland Côtes de Provence Rosé ranks among the upper echelon of Costco wines. Lifestyle blog laylita.com describes it as "well balanced and very smooth. It has a fruity flavor, hints of melon, and no oaky taste as if it was aged in metal barrels."
Instagram account @thecostcopro last spotted the pink French blend back in July for $9.99, just in time for lounging in the summer sun. When it hits warehouses this summer, buy a few bottles (or cases) to enjoy in a chilled glass on the patio.
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