14 Costco Kirkland Products That Need To Make a Comeback (And 1 That Just Returned!)

Get ready to reminisce as we unveil the 14 beloved Costco Kirkland items we can't wait to see return.

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Updated June 6, 2024
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One of many Costco hacks is that the store has plenty of products with its Kirkland Signature label, but not every single one is still on the shelf.

There are plenty of Kirkland Signatures from the shelves to the food court that have disappeared since Costco introduced the brand in 1995.

Here are a few Kirkland Signature items that we wish would make a comeback. Is one of your favorites among them?

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Kirkland Signature Frozen Ravioli

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Ravioli is a great option to have in the fridge, so you can quickly grab it for an easy meal after a day at work.

But Costco decided to pull it and its stuffing of a delicious four-cheese blend from the shelves, no matter how much the item helped everyone save money shopping for dinner.

Half sheet cake

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If you needed a sheet cake for a party or office gathering, Costco was the place to go, but the half-sheet cake disappeared in 2020 due to declining interest during the pandemic lockdown.

The sheet cake is sort of back, but you have to order ahead of time and wait about a day before you can pick it up instead of just walking in and grabbing one from the bakery’s shelves.

Kirkland Signature American Cheese

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Imagine grabbing a huge pack of slices of American cheese to add to your barbecue for your delicious burgers.

You can still get some Kraft Singles from the shelves at Costco, but some fans may think the Kirkland Signature version was better or perhaps even cheaper.

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Kirkland Signature Take and Bake Pizza

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Costco had an easy take-and-bake pizza option that you could grab from the pre-made dinner section and throw in your oven.

But like the half-sheet cakes, the pizza you could make at home disappeared from Costco during the pandemic and hasn’t returned.

Kirkland Signature Mini Peanut Butter Cups

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You may be able to find name-brand mini peanut butter cups at your favorite store, but they may not be as good as the Kirkland Signature version before they were taken away.

If you’re still looking for a tasty peanut butter treat, check out the Kirkland Signature Peanut Butter Filled Pretzel Nuggets as a good alternative.

Kirkland Parmigiano Reggiano Wedges

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Costco used to carry Kirkland Parmigiano Reggiano Wedges that allowed you to take a slab home to eat on its own or shred as you wanted.

Unfortunately, your only options now are shredded Parmigiano, or you can pick up a whole wheel of Parmigiano weighing in at 72 pounds and costing $949.99.


Kirkland Signature Cinnamon Roll Protein Bars

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Protein bars can sometimes be hit or miss based on flavor, but Costco’s Kirkland Signature brand offered a unique option that tasted good.

But you’ll have to imagine what a tasty cinnamon roll-flavored protein bar is like now that Costco discontinued them.

Kirkland Signature Silver Tequila

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You may be a margarita fan looking for the perfect Tequila to mix in with your drinks.

Kirkland Signature Silver Tequila could’ve been that kind of option for you, but the retailer removed it from the shelves, so you’ll have to keep searching for the right Tequila.

Combo pizza

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Costco’s food court has great options, like its hot-dog-and-a-drink deal or a slice of cheese pizza.

But Costco food court fans remember when you could also order a slice of supreme pizza piled high with veggies and meat. It left the food court menu and hasn’t returned.

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Kirkland Signature Light Beer

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Costco is well known for its Kirkland Signature store brand alcohol for things like hard liquor or wine, but you may not realize they were also in the beer business.

While the Kirkland Signature Light Beer had mixed reviews, it still could be a nice option for beer drinkers who want something affordable.

Kirkland Signature Trek Mix

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Kirkland Signature has a great trail mix option under its brand label, which is a favorite of shoppers.

But Costco also used to have a Kirkland Signature Trek Mix that included chocolate chips, cranberries, and pumpkin seeds mixed in with cinnamon granola clusters for a special blend to snack on.

Kirkland Signature Dark Chocolate Chips

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Bakers loved the Kirkland Signature Dark Chocolate Chips for recipes like cookies, muffins, and more.

You can still get a 4.5-pound bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips to stock up your baking pantry, but the dark chocolate option is still missing from the shelves.


Chicken caesar salad

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Some shoppers are fans of healthier fare than hot dogs and pizza at the food court.

That’s why they may have been disappointed when Costco decided to take its chicken Caesar salad off the food court menu, leaving salad lovers locked out.

But the fan favorite is back. Kind of. Now made with rotisserie chicken, you can order a Rotisserie Chicken Caesar Salad from the food court.

Onions are back

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There is hope for Costco fans who still want a favorite Kirkland Signature option to somehow make its way back to a shelf or food count.

The warehouse retailer removed onions from its options for hot dog toppings at the food court during the pandemic, causing fans to lament the loss and beg for its return.

And this year, Costco granted their wish. So cheer up the next time you get a hot dog at the food court and ask for some onions to add to it.

Beef chili with beans are back

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Costco's beloved bowl of chili has also made a return.

The beef chili with beans could be topped with onions and cheese and was first taken off the menu at the food court. But the dish is back for shoppers to enjoy.

Berry smoothie are back

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Costco recently dropped the berry smoothie from its menu at the food court and replaced it with a mango smoothie that has received less-than-stellar reviews from Costco shoppers.

Many hoped the mango smoothie would be replaced by their old fan favorite, and Costco listened. While the mango smoothie is still on the menu, shoppers can now have their beloved smoothie back. 

Bottom line

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Despite discontinuing some of its Kirkland Signature products, there are still plenty of options on Costco’s shelves that can help you save money on everyday essentials.

Remember to take a list with you when you go shopping at Costco if you’re trying to stick to a budget, as it can be easy to grab some unique options as impulse buys.

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