Customers Agree: These Are The Worst Costco Items Nobody Should Be Buying

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Costco is a beloved store to many people; the membership-based warehouse chain is known for offering great deals on great bulk items (like these Valentine’s day treats). However, with so many products under their belt, it’s only natural that a few of them end up falling flat. And if you want to avoid those less-than-satisfactory items, taking a look at what other customers are saying online is one great way to know what to leave on the shelf. As it turns out, Reddit is one of the best places to look for unfiltered reviews.

Below, we’ve put together a list of some of the worst least approved Costco items, according to real customers online. From those darned square milk jugs to food that tastes like “plastic,” find it all below!

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1. Costco gallon milk jugs

Costco shoppers notoriously have some serious hang-ups about the packaging of the store’s gallon milk jugs. Unlike most gallon jugs, which are rounded, Costco carries square-shaped gallons. They made this design decision back in 2008 in order to make them not only better for the environment but easy to ship, too–however, it was at the expense of practicality when it comes to actually using the milk.

According to shoppers across the internet, the square shape makes it difficult to pour the milk and frequently leads to spills. Reddit users have even referred to the design as “trash.” Yikes! “Everyone in my family literally groaned when they saw them in the fridge,” one person commented.

If you're lucky, though, your Costco location may carry different types of milk jugs, as not all of the stores are stocked with this dreaded design.

2. Real Good's Chicken Grande Enchiladas with Tomatillo Sauce

There are plenty of fan-favorite frozen foods at Costco. However, Real Good’s Chicken Grande Enchiladas with Tomatillo Sauce is not one of those; in fact, judging by the Reddit threads it’s mentioned in, we’re going to say it’s a fan-least-favorite.

"Tried the Realgood brand enchiladas. Costco, WTF were you thinking? 0 out of 5 stars,” one user posted with a photo of the box. Commenters chimed in to express their own disappointment. “If this is what prison food tastes like, knock some time off everyone’s sentence. These things are inhumane,” one wrote. Brutal!

“I've never seen people more unified on social media,” one person joked about the collective outrage for the product, which seems to be geared toward the Keto crowd. However, even they aren’t pleased: “I also tried these while I was on keto and they are trash. Keto is no excuse to endure these,” wrote one Redditer. Noted! We’ll definitely leave them on the shelf.

3. Okami Sushi Party Trays

There’s a divide among Costco shoppers when it comes to their fresh-made sushi–however, the Okami Sushi Party Trays have struck up a controversy of their own on Reddit. One user took to the website to announce that the trays were on sale for $3.97, or just $0.16/piece–and people had a lot to say about it.

“Yeah not sure sushi is something you want to buy on clearance,” one person commented. “That’s a no from me dawg,” another wrote. Someone who seems to have tried the sushi chimed in, saying that “it’s like chewing soft plastic dipped in soy sauce,” and another commenter called them “garbage.” Alright, we’ll probably pass on this discount, then.

4. Global Gourmet Hot Sauce Collection

At first glance, hot sauce lovers may be excited to see that Costco carries a pack of 12 different “gourmet” sauces, featuring options from around the world, such as Africa Cayenne Hot Sauce and America’s Wild West Buffalo. However, if Reddit comments are any indication, this pack isn’t worth your money–especially if you prefer your hot sauce, um… hot.

“If you want to try 12 hot sauces that all taste the same, Costco has a perfect package for you. Very mid,” reads one thread, which features a ton of comments expressing disappointment in the sauces.

"No one who loves hot sauce would buy this or enjoy it as a gift. Avoid," wrote one user. “They all have a cheap Tabasco taste,” someone else agreed. “Definitely a little variance between but they all have a low quality taste to them. Valentina/Frank's etc way better.” Well, so much for variety in your variety pack!

All in all, there’s no denying that Costco offers tons of great quality items at great prices. However, when it comes to these items, it’s best to take your money elsewhere. Unless, of course, you want to join in on the negative comments–then go ahead and try the products so you know what all the anti-hype is about.