Costco is a globally popular retail chain that sells products in bulk at their supermarkets. At Costo Japan, you can find everything that you need for your house. As the goods are usually bulk-packaged, many persons share the grocery buying with their neighbors and friends. Here we recommend some popular items for such ‘share buying’!
Grapeseed oil (920g × 4 bottles)
2158 yen ($ 19.62)
The 0% cholesterol vegetable oil is manufactured from grape seeds. As a rich source of vitamin E and polyphenols, the oil has a refreshingly light essence. It can be used for deep frying.
If you share it with 2 persons, it will cost about 1079 yen ($ 9.81) per person (2 bottles /1840g).
If you share it with 4 persons, it will cost about 539.5 yen ($ 4.90) per person (1 bottle /920 g).
Dinner roll (36 pieces)
458 yen ($4.16)
This bread is a flagship product of Costco. It is simple and yet you will not get tired of it. The dinner roll can be eaten with soup and stew. One piece of this item costs about 12.7 yen and is great value for money.
If you share it with 3 persons, it will cost about 152.4 yen ($ 1.39) per person (12 pieces).
If you share it with 4 persons, it will cost about 114.3 yen ($ 1.04) per person (9 pieces).
Bottled Spring Water (500ml × 40 bottles)
698 yen ($ 6.35)
The Kirkland Signature Bottled Spring Water are from Spare Springs in Washington State, USA. The hardness of this water is 115mg/L and the water quality is amazing. The cost of this excellent product is about 17.5 yen ($ 0.16) per bottle.
If you share it with 3 persons, it will cost about 227.5 to 245 yen ($ 2.07 to 2.23) per person (13 to 14 bottles).
If you share it with 4 persons, it will cost about 175 yen ($ 1.59) per person (10 bottles).
Paper towel (160 sheets × 12 rolls)
2498 yen ($ 22.71)
Thick kitchen paper towel made from durable quality paper that does not tear even when wet. It can be used as a substitute to cloth for wiping surfaces. The length of one sheet is 17.7cm and each roll comes with 160 sheets.
If you share it with 3 persons, it will cost about 832.7 yen ($ 7.57) per person (4 rolls / about 113m).
If you share it with 4 persons, it will cost about 624.5 yen ($ 5.68) per person (3 rolls / about 85m).
Quilted napkins (600 sheets)
1298 yen ($ 11.80)
These paper serviettes have quilted surface that is really soft and fluffy. There are 3 kinds of motif patterns printed on 200 sheets in each packet.
If you share it with 3 persons, it will cost about 432.7 yen ($ 3.93) per person (200 sheets).
If you share it with 6 persons, it will cost about 216.3 yen ($ 1.97) per person (100 sheets).
Organic Diced Tomatoes (411g × 8 cans)
968 yen ($ 8.80)
These diced and canned organic Roman tomatoes are cultivated in California, US. This fresh produce is characterized by the refreshing scent and sourness of these tomatoes and is highly recommended for making pasta sauce.
If you share it with 2 persons, it will cost about 484 yen ($ 4.40) per person (4 cans/ 1644g).
If you share it with 4 persons, it will cost about 242 yen ($ 2.20) per person (2 cans/ 822g).
Note: The content of this article is based on Gakken Mook “Costco Life Best Buy!” And the information is correct as at July 2018. Products and prices are subject to changes without prior notice and may not be available depending on stores.