15 Spicy Costco Food Picks for Heat Lovers

Satisfy your spicy cravings with these hot buys from Costco.

Costco wholesale store facade Temecula California
Updated July 18, 2024
Fact checked

We receive compensation from the products and services mentioned in this story, but the opinions are the author's own. Compensation may impact where offers appear. We have not included all available products or offers. Learn more about how we make money and our editorial policies.

Whether you enjoy the heat of a habanero or prefer a milder flavor, Costco has budget-friendly buys at every spice level.

From baked brie to potato chips, the warehouse club is your spicy food headquarters. And, at these low prices, you can unlock the true value of your membership.

Editor’s note: Prices are subject to change and may vary by location.

Earn 2% cash rewards at grocery stores and Costco

The Wells Fargo Active Cash® Card(Rates and fees) is a powerful rewards card that allows you to earn unlimited 2% cash rewards on purchases — including on groceries, even at warehouse stores like Costco.

New cardholders can also earn a one-time cash rewards bonus — $200 cash rewards bonus after spending $500 in purchases in the first 3 months!

If you’re looking for a powerful rewards card that offers an extended intro APR period, look no further, the Wells Fargo Active Cash® Card checks that box too!

This card also offers an intro APR of 0% for 15 months from account opening on purchases and qualifying balance transfers (then 20.24%, 25.24%, or 29.99% Variable). Which is great for someone who wants a break from high interest rates, while still earning rewards.

The best part? There's no annual fee.

Click here to apply for the Wells Fargo Active Cash® Card now.

Stonemill Kitchens Strawberry Jalapeno Baked Brie

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz strawberry jalapeno baked brie

Price: $13.99

This strawberry and jalapeno cheese pastry has a slightly spicy, sweet, and tangy flavor.

For less than $14, you’ll get a ready-to-bake puff pastry dough, brie cheese, and fruity pepper-infused topping for added flavor.

Just Bare Chicken Breast Spicy Strips

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz chicken breast spicy strips


Less adventurous eaters will appreciate these chicken strips' mild to medium spice level. Enjoy the cooked strips solo, or pair them with a pepper sauce for an extra spicy flavor.

The three-pound bag of antibiotic, hormone, and steroid-free ready-to-heat and-eat frozen chicken doesn’t contain artificial ingredients or preservatives.

Olde Thompson Dark Chili Powder

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz dark chili powder

Price: $6.89

Spice up your chili, add tang to your tater tots, or make a cheese dip with zip. A blend of chili pepper, cumin, garlic powder, salt, and oregano perks up almost any meal.

If just over one pound isn’t enough, some Costco clubs sell a six-pound jar for $26.99.

Stop overpaying when you shop online at Costco

Shopping online has its perks. It's super convenient, but it can be time consuming to find the best deals. Instead of hunting for coupon codes (that don't always work!) and opening tons of browser tabs comparing prices, you can try Capital One Shopping.

Capital One Shopping makes saving money effortless. Just add the browser extension and when you check out, it'll scour the internet for coupon codes to help you save cash. And before you check out at 25+ major retailers, Capital One Shopping will notify you with a friendly pop-up if the item you're buying is available cheaper somewhere else.

Capital One Shopping is free to use and won't show you ads. Add it today and stop overpaying!1

Get Capital One Shopping now

Frito-Lay Flamin’ Hot Flavored Chips Mix

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz frito-lay flamin’ hot flavored chips mix

Price: $19.99

Get the best of Frito-Lay’s Flamin’ Hot mix of chips in one 54-count pack.

The bargain box of individually packaged chips includes 16 Cheetos Crunchy Hot Crunchy Cheese Flavored Snacks, 10 Doritos Flamin’ Hot Nacho Flavored Tortilla Chips, eight Cheetos Flamin’ Hot Limon Crunchy Cheese Flavored Snacks.

You also get seven Doritos Flamin’ Hot Limon Flavored Tortilla Chips, seven Fynyuns Flamin’ Hot Onion Flavored Rings, and six Chester’s Flamin’ Hot Fries.

Famous Dave’s Sweet ‘n Spicy Pickle Chips

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz sweet n spicy pickle chips

Price: $7.49

Do you prefer a sandwich with some bite? These slightly spicy and sweet pickles add a subtle zest to burgers, hot dogs, paninis, and more.

The 64-ounce jar is the perfect addition to summer picnics and backyard barbecues.

Miss Vickie’s Jalapeno Potato Chips

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz jalapeno potato chips

Price: $7.99

Jalapeno seasoning gives these potato chips a subtle zip. While the chips aren't overpowering, they do have a noticeable pepper flavor that spice lovers will enjoy.

Get a one-plus-pound bag of this hot buy at Costco right now.

Real Good Foods General Tso’s Chicken Breast

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz general tsos chicken breast

Price: $13.99

A mild chili sauce gives this Chinese restaurant favorite a slightly spicy taste. But don’t worry. Even if you’re not into ghost pepper-level zest, you’ll still find this Costco pick palatable.

The gluten- and grain-free boneless frozen ready-to-heat chicken breast comes in a family-sized three-pound bag. Add steamed rice and Asian-inspired veggies to make the strips into a meal.

Caribbean Foods Delights Jamaican Style Beef Patties

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz jamaican style beef patties

Price: $10.99

Make dinner in two minutes with these Jamaican-style beef turnovers, spiced just right.

The hot and flavorful crust-covered frozen empanadas are individually wrapped and easy to bake in the microwave. Each box comes with 10 beef patties.

Kirkland Signature Crushed Red Pepper

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz crushed red pepper

Price: $4.79

Perk up pizza or top tortellini with Costco’s Signature brand’s crushed red pepper flakes. For less than $5, you’ll get this 10-ounce bargain.

Get a protection plan on all your appliances

Did you know if your air conditioner stops working, your homeowner’s insurance won’t cover it? Same with plumbing, electrical issues, appliances, and more.

Whether or not you’re a new homeowner, a home warranty from Choice Home Warranty could pick up the slack where insurance falls short and protect you against surprise expenses. If a covered system in your home breaks, you can call their hotline 24/7 to get it repaired.

For a limited time, you can get your first month free with a Single Payment home warranty plan.

Get a free quote

Kirkland Signature Organic Salsa

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz  organic salsa

Price: $9.99

Score two 38-ounce bottles of Kirkland Signature’s medium salsa for less than $10. The Costco brand’s tomato-packed topping makes the perfect summer party chip dip.

The spice level may seem mild to true mouth surfers — but it does have a more-than-subtle bite.

Robert Rothschild Roasted Pineapple and Habanero Glaze

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz pineapple and habanero glaze

Price: $8.99

Marinate chicken, glaze ribs for the grill, or use this finishing sauce to dress cooked veggies.

The habanero scores between 100,000 and 350,000 on the Scoville scale. While that’s still less than half the heat of a ghost pepper, expect this pineapple-habanero blend to have a spicy kick.

Truff Black Truffle Hot Sauce

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz truff black truffle hot sauce

Price: $14.99

Gourmet hot sauce doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Truff’s original recipe features spicy red chili peppers, black truffles, and agave nectar.

Costco’s bargain buy includes two six-ounce bottles for under $15.

505 Southwestern Fire Roasted Corn and Black Bean Salsa

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz Fire roasted corn from costco

Price: $7.59

Green chiles give this 505 Southwestern salsa a smooth, mild heat.

Fire-roasted corn and black beans add a savory flavor, making this bargain buy the perfect topping for tacos, chips, or barbecued chicken.

Frank’s Red Hot

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz franks red hot

Price: $9.39

It’s a classic for a reason. Cayenne peppers give the original recipe sauce a flavorful taste. Use the sauce to marinade chicken wings, make a zesty dip, or drench hot dogs in it.

For less than $10, you’ll get two 25-ounce bottles.

Good Foods Buffalo Chicken Dip

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz buffalo chicken dip

Price: $9.99

Savor the flavor of this Buffalo-style dip. Good Foods makes this subtly spiced side with antibiotic-free, all-white meat chicken.

Put the 1.5-pound container at the center of a veggie tray, top barbecue chicken, or smother it over burgers.

Bottom line

Marcos/Adobe mexican people eating taco al pastor

Costco’s spicy selection of foodie finds includes everything you need to light your palate on fire. Between the chips, dips, salsas, and seasonings, you're sure to find that just-right level of spice.

Along with spicy food, the members-only retailer can help you keep more in your wallet on everything from frozen treats, beauty products, pet supplies, and gardening gear at budget-friendly prices.

Lucrative, Flat-Rate Cash Rewards


Wells Fargo Active Cash® Card

Current Offer

$200 cash rewards bonus after spending $500 in purchases in the first 3 months

Annual Fee


Rewards Rate

Earn unlimited 2% cash rewards on purchases

Benefits and Drawbacks
Card Details

Author Details

Erica Loop

With more than a decade of experience writing about everything from e-commerce to pets and parenting, Erica Loop has written for sites such as BuzzFeed, Brit+Co, Tinybeans, Family Education, and Care.com. Erica has a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and an MS in Applied Developmental Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh.