12 products available at Costco Canada that you can buy cheaper than grocery stores

Whether you shop at Costco all the time or have never stepped inside a warehouse, you probably know that it has a reputation for offering products at lower prices.

So that begs the question: Does Costco really sell many items that cost less than grocery stores in Canada?

Recently, an executive at the wholesale retailer said Costco is a “different option” for shopping.

He shared that the low prices at Costco Canada locations are actually a benefit to all Canadians because grocery stores try to keep their prices competitive with Costco’s discounts.

While the price tag may seem high when you buy wholesale, breaking it down by how much you get for your money shows that you get more for less money quite often.

So here are a dozen items you can buy at Costco that cost less than Walmart, Fortinos, and Metro.

Kraft Peanut Butter

kraft peanut butter,

Kraft Peanut Butter.

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All three sellers have two-pound jars of Kraft peanut butter, but the prices are quite different.

Costco sells the tub for $10.49, which equates to $5.24 per kilogram.

Walmart is a bit more expensive at $10.97 for a two kilo tub, so that means it costs $5.48 per kilo.

Then, at Metro, two kilos of peanut butter costs $14.99, which equates to $7.49 per kilo.

McCafe coffee

\u200bMcCaf\u00e9 premium roasted coffee.

McCafé premium roasted coffee.

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McCafé Premium Roast Coffee costs $24.79 for 1.36 kilograms at Costco and that works out to $1.28 per gram.

Walmart sells the coffee in a 950-gram jar for $22.97, which breaks down to $2.41 per gram.

At Fortinos, that same 950 gram jar costs $23.99 and ends up being $2.52 per gram.

Mutti passed

Mutti passed.

Mutti passed.

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Costco sells jars of Mutti passata in a six-pack that costs $16.99 and each jar is 792 milliliters. This equates to just $0.35 per 100 milliliters.

However, at Fortinos, a 680 milliliter can costs $4.49 and that breaks down to $0.73 per 100 milliliters.

Rio Mare tuna

Rio Mare tuna.

Rio Mare tuna.

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You can find a package of four cans of Rio Mare tuna of 160 grams each $12.99 at Costco. This means you pay $2.02 per 100 grams.

At Metro, a three-pack of 80-gram cans costs $5.99, which is $2.49 per 100 grams.

Walmart sells that same three-pack of 80-gram cans for $4.97 ($2.07 per 100 grams), making it cheaper than Metro but not cheap enough to beat Costco.

Brookside Chocolates

At Costco, an 850 gram bag of Brookside chocolates will set you back $10.99.

While the total price of the chocolates is cheaper at Fortinos ($5.49), it’s actually a lot more expensive when you consider how little you’re getting since it’s a 235 gram bag.

It costs $2.33, much higher than Costco’s price of $1.29 per 100 grams.

raspberries

raspberries

raspberries

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Costco has a 340 gram package of raspberries for $8.99, which is $2.46 per 100 grams.

Both Metro and Fortinos sell a 170-gram pack of raspberries for $4.99, which breaks down to $2.93 per 100 grams of fruit.

cucumbers

cucumbers

cucumbers

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At Costco, there are three-packs of cucumbers that cost $3.99 – $1.33 for each cucumber.

But at Fortinos, just one cucumber will set you back $2.99.

How about tortilla chips

How about tortilla chips.

How about tortilla chips.

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You can find a 908 gram bag of Que Pasa Tortilla Chips at Costco for $6.39, which equates to just $0.70 per 100 grams.

Those tortillas cost $4.99 for a 350 gram bag at Fortinos. This means you pay $1.42 per 100 grams.

Tetley tea

Tetley tea.

Tetley tea.

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Costco sells a 945-gram box of Tetley tea bags for $11.99, which equates to $1.26 per 100 grams.

You pay $10.97 for a 681 gram box at Walmart, which means it costs you $1.61 per 100 grams.

While Costco sells a larger box of tea, Metro’s 681 gram box costs more: $13.99 total, which equates to $2.05 per 100 grams.

Dempster Whole Wheat Bread

Dempster Bread

Dempster Bread

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A three-pack of Dempster Whole Wheat Bread costs $6.59 at Costco, which is $2.19 per loaf and $0.32 per 100 grams.

Then, at Metro, a loaf of that bread costs you $3.99 – $0.59 per 100 grams.

Heinz ketchup, mustard and relish

Heinz Mustard and Ketchup Packets.

Heinz ketchup, mustard and relish packets.

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This Heinz ketchup, mustard and relish package costs $9.89 for a four-pack of 750 milliliter bottles at Costco. It is $0.32 per 100 milliliters.

For a three-pack of 375 milliliter bottles at Walmart, you pay $3.77, which equates to $0.33 per 100 milliliters.

It made good oat bars

It made good oat bars.

It made good oat bars.

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Costco sells a 20-pack of Made Good oat bars for $12.99, which means it costs $2.16 per 100 grams.

At Fortinos, a box of five oat bars costs $4.99 so you end up paying $3.32 for 100 grams.

Surprisingly, one grocery item that Costco doesn’t have cheaper than grocery stores is the retailer’s famous croissants.

At retail, a 12-pack of croissants is $6.99, which equates to $0.58 each, but at Metro, a 12-pack of croissants is $5.99, which equates to $0.49 each one

Depending on what you like to buy when you go out on your weekly grocery runs, it may be worth paying for a Costco membership in the long run as you get more produce for less.

But you might prefer to stick to grocery shopping and keep hoping that grocery prices will eventually drop. To each his own!

These prices are confirmed at the time of publication, but may change at any time. Taxes and fees may not be included.

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