Street taco kits, cheese flights, and boxed red wine are just a few of our top picks.

By Andrea Beck
Updated August 13, 2019

It’s no secret that we love Costco, and their Kirkland Signature products are some of the best. To help you navigate the best of what the warehouse store has to offer, we picked out a few of our favorites that have hit shelves in 2019. While organic cauliflower tots and colossal chocolate chip cookies also have a special place in our hearts (and on our grocery lists), we stuck to highlighting Costco’s original creations on this list, like street taco kits, mixed nut butter, and cheese flights. If you haven’t already signed up for a Costco membership card, these 2019 releases will convince you to add one to your wallet.

Ready-to-Freeze Vodka Cocktails

Costco already sells another well-loved brand of boozy ice pops, but now they have their very own. The new Vodka Cocktails hit shelves in early August and have 100 calories or less per pop. To make these frozen cocktails ready to serve, simply remove them from the container and lay flat to freeze. The tub contains three fruity flavors: lime drop, strawberry freeze, and watermelon hibiscus. Grab some of these before the end of summer—and before they sell out! If you can't find them at your local store, make our DIY boozy Bahama Mama Ice Pops.

Praline Pecans

If you’re craving a taste of the holidays already, keep your eyes peeled for these irresistible pecans with a sweet praline coating. These treats first hit Costco shelves back in January, but we’re hoping to find them still in stock around Thanksgiving to dress up a traditional pecan pie. While the sky’s the limit for adding them to your favorite baked goods, if you pick up a pack, you’ll have to stop yourself from snacking on all two and a half pounds of them at once. Yep, they’re that good.

Street Taco Kits

This ready-to-eat street taco kit is easily one of our favorite Costco finds of the year. Tacos are already a pretty affordable dinner, but if you’re not making them for a crowd, the cost of all those toppings can add up quick. Enter Costco’s taco kits: They include tortillas, seasoned chicken, salsa, cheese, slaw, Mexican crema, and even a few lime wedges to add the finishing touch. When they were first spotted in January, they came in at just $5.59 per pound, with enough ingredients for 12 tacos in each package. At a total price of about $16.50, this is a much cheaper, easier way to treat the whole family to street-style tacos.

Mixed Nut Butter with Seeds

This new Costco product puts crunchy peanut butter to shame. Blending together roasted almonds and cashews creates a flavorful, creamy nut butter that’s more complex than plain peanut butter. The nuts are mixed with flax, chia, and pumpkin seeds to give each smear some added texture and nutrients. Plus, those are the only five ingredients you’ll find in this tasty spread—there’s no added oil, sugar, or salt. We can’t think of anything we’d rather slather on toast, use for dipping apple slices, or eat with a spoon. Each jar is 27 ounces, which is almost double the size of an average jar of peanut butter (which is usually about 16 ounces), so there should be plenty to go around.

100% Grass-Fed Beef Patties

Need some help with your summer cookouts? Head to Costco! This summer, the warehouse store introduced frozen grass-fed beef patties that come in packs of 15. If your least favorite part of hosting a backyard barbecue is turning pounds of ground beef into patties, this new product does all the hard work for you. Each patty is ⅓ pound, and you can cook them right out of the freezer. Without a doubt, you’ll be a cookout superstar!

Cheese Flights

Part of the draw of these cute cheese flights is all the possibilities they represent. They can give you an easy head-start on an elegant charcuterie plate, party appetizers, or you can just sample each one yourself. While those wedges might look a little small in pictures, each package has 1.8 pounds of cheese for about $20, which is definitely less than you’d typically shell out to try five different types of cheese. If you’re planning a night in with wine and cheese, Costco will make it super simple—in addition to the cheese, they also suggest wine (and beer!) pairings on the package.

Cabernet Sauvignon Boxed Wine

Costco’s wine aisle is full of wonders, but we’re especially excited about one of the latest additions. The deep red Cabernet Sauvignon is made with California grapes and comes in a 3-liter box (that holds the equivalent of four full bottles of wine) to help it stay fresh. According to Costco, it should keep for 30 days after opening—good news for anyone who just likes to enjoy one glass at a time. Costco hasn’t listed a price for this new summer indulgence, but we’re sure it’ll be just as affordable as everything else in their stores.

Organic Brown Rice and Quinoa

Say hello to your new favorite side dish. This healthy, organic blend of brown rice and quinoa provides a nice break from some of Costco’s more indulgent treats. Each box has six 8.5-oz. packages of the gluten-free, vegan grain blend for less than $10. Each one cooks in just 90 seconds, so no matter what you’re serving for dinner, this is one side you can count on to be a speedy, healthy, tasty addition to your plate.

Keep an eye out for these favorites the next time you make a Costco run. Or, if you’re making a few stops, we’ve rounded up our favorite new products at Aldi and Trader Joe’s too, so you can completely fill up your shopping list. More new Kirkland products are arriving all the time, and 2019 isn’t over yet, so we’re guessing we’ll have a few more additions before the new year.

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