Famous Dave's Sweet 'n Spicy Pickle Chips Costco
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Best Costco Buys for Spicy Food Fanatics

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Famous Dave's Sweet 'n Spicy Pickle Chips Costco
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Endless Heat

If you're someone that splashes hot sauce on every breakfast, sprinkles pepper flakes on pizza before you taste it, or doesn't eat a snack without it having a kick, you should probably consider getting your spicy food fix in bulk. Costco has plenty of fiery options to stock your pantry, fridge, and freezer that range from mild to going-to-need-a-glass-of-milk. Next time you make your weekly Costco run, put these hot commodities on your list.


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Related: We Tried 20 Popular Hot Sauces. This Is the Best

Bacon Wrapped and Cheese Stuffed Jalapenos Costco
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Bacon Wrapped and Cheese Stuffed Jalapenos

$12


Forget poppers: Upgrade your party or movie night with bacon-wrapped, cheese-stuffed jalapeños. The filling is creamy and melts in the oven, while the bacon crisps around the jalapeno half. They're low carb and high in protein, too.


Related: Costco's Best Buys for Packing Your Freezer

Foster Farms Buffalo Crispy Wings Costco
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Foster Farms Buffalo Crispy Wings

$18


Chicken wings are still really expensive at restaurants, so if you need to get your Buffalo fix at home, this bag of crispy wings is a great freezer stock. You get four pounds of heat-and-eat wings plus a packet of Buffalo sauce, making them only $4.50 per pound.

Nongshim Shin Spicy Noodle Bowls Costco
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Nongshim Shin Spicy Noodle Bowls

$18


Shin spicy is some of the best ramen you can buy, and it packs a real punch of heat, too. At Costco, sometimes you can find it in packets, but most of the time they carry it in 12-packs of bowls, making them super convenient for work or a no-dish-lunch.


Related: 15 Hacks to Make Instant Ramen More Delicious Under $1

Cholula Hot Sauce Costco
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Cholula Hot Sauce

$10


Cholula is a hot-sauce staple. While it might be too mild for some people, everyone will enjoy its sweet and hot chile flavor on everything from tacos to French fries. This 2-pack of 12-ounce bottles should keep your nachos doused for a while.

Miss Vickie's Spicy Dill Pickle Potato Chips Costco
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Miss Vickie's Spicy Dill Pickle Potato Chips

$8


Even if you eat these kettle-cooked potato chips every time you plop on the couch, it's going to take a long time to get through all 22 ounces. They're an irresistible combination of salty, tangy, and spicy, and while the dill pickle is more prominent than any pepper, they're super satisfying.

Pulmuone Korean Kimchi Costco
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Pulmuone Korean Kimchi

$9


You're probably already eating some Korean food if you're a chile head, so you're going to need this 49-ounce jar of kimchi for your bibimbap. Since it's fermented, it'll last a long time in the fridge and only gets better with age. Try it in fried rice, on grilled cheese sandwiches, or in ramen.

505 Southwestern Flame Roasted Green Chile Costco
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505 Southwestern Flame Roasted Green Chile

$9


Roasted green chiles like these are sweet, mellow, and only have some heat. But they're quintessential in lots of Southwestern cooking, and make a mean chile verde. You can also stir them into lackluster jarred salsa, spoon them on top of a cheeseburger, or blend them into queso.

Frank's RedHot Costco
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Frank's RedHot

$8


The Frank's RedHot motto is "I put that sh*t on everything!" Chances are, if you're buying two 25-ounch bottles at a time, you can relate. This sauce has the classic buffalo flavor that everyone loves. Just mix it with some melted butter to mellow it out, or eat it straight for a hotter sauce.

Brinecraft Escabeche Spicy Pickled Vegetables Costco
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Brinecraft Escabeche Spicy Pickled Vegetables

$10


Have you ever gotten that little bowl of pickled vegetables and jalapeños at a Mexican restaurant before? That's essentially what this escabeche is: a mix of carrots, cauliflower, onions, poblanos, and jalapenos in a spicy, garlic-and-herb-studded brine. They're great with any Mexican meal or just as a refreshing and healthy snack.

Famous Dave's Sweet 'n Spicy Pickle Chips Costco
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Famous Dave's Sweet 'n Spicy Pickle Chips

$6


If you're more of a traditional pickle household, these sweet and spicy sliced pickles from Famous Dave's will fit the bill. They're big and thick, so they'll be as great as a snack as they are on a burger, and they have a good balance of sweet to heat. (If you want even hotter pickles, find Famous Dave's Devil's Spit pickles at your grocery store.)

Wonderful Chili Roasted Pistachios Costco
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Wonderful Chili Roasted Pistachios

$15


These chili-roasted pistachios are shell free, so you're getting 22 ounces of straight snack without the hassle of shelling. Tabasco, garlic, and paprika give the nuts their bite, and they're low in carbs and high in fiber and protein compared to other snacks.

Kirkland Signature Crushed Red Pepper Costco
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Kirkland Signature Crushed Red Pepper

$4


Hot fanatics probably already go through a lot of red pepper flakes anyway, so why not buy it in bulk? The 10-ounce canister isn't so big that you won't go through it before it loses potency, and it comes with a handy shake and spoon lid.

Costco Street Tacos
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Kirkland Signature Chicken Street Tacos

$5 per pound


You'll need a blank canvas to apply all your favorite salsa and hot sauce to, and the chicken street tacos in the ready-made section of the deli get the job done beautifully. There's everything you need, including taco-seasoned chicken, slaw, corn tortillas, limes, and cilantro-lime crema.

Costco Taco Salad
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Kirkland Signature Taco Salad

$5 per pound


Also in the deli section is a chicken taco salad bowl that can probably feed three or four people. It comes with seasoned chicken, grape tomatoes, shredded cheese, tortilla strips, and black beans on a bed of greens with cilantro-lime crema as dressing. It's just begging for a good shake of hot sauce.

La Terra Fina Cranberry Jalapeno Dip Costco
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La Terra Fina Cranberry Jalapeno Dip and Spread

$8


You might not be able to find this unique cranberry and jalapeno dip until fall, but it's worth keeping an eye out for all year. It's spicy, creamy, and tangy,  so it's great for serving at parties with crackers, or just scooping it from the fridge for a late night snack.

Mateo's Gourmet Salsa Medium
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Mateo's Gourmet Salsa

$6


This salsa won our jarred salsa taste test. While it's only medium in heat, it's absolutely delicious, with a great texture and flavor of cumin and garlic that doesn't taste like all the other cheap jarred salsas. You can always add a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce to heat it up a little.