5 times you shouldn't buy the Kirkland brand at Costco

  • Costco and its house brand, Kirkland, are known for their high-quality, low-cost products.

  • But there are certain Kirkland Signature items that you might want to avoid throwing in your Costco shopping cart.

  • Here are five Kirkland brand items you should steer clear of on your next trip to Costco.

If you have a Costco membership or know someone who does, then you're familiar with the high-quality and value of many of Costco's products.

At Costco, you can generally find great prices on large quantities of name-brand merchandise, like Tide, Kellogg's, or Kraft products.

But if you're looking for even better deals on food and household items, you can choose from the variety of products offered by Costco's in-store brand, Kirkland Signature. Consumers often give Kirkland Signature products, from soup to bacon to nuts, high ratings for living up to Costco's mission for great quality at a lower cost than name brands.

After examining new customer satisfaction for top retailers in the US, a 2017 retail report by ACSI placed Costco on top with a score of 83, leading all department and discount stores.

But no one is perfect, and even Costco has had a few stumbles with its signature brand.

Here are five Kirkland brand products you may want to skip.

Plus, check out the Kirkland items you should never skip out on:

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