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What Would You Change About Costco? Store Devotees Reveal Frustrations

For some reason — maybe it's the $5 rotisserie chickens or the $1.50 hot dog combo — Costco inspires regular shoppers to become superfans. There is great devotion to the house of Kirkland, leading to items like puzzles of a Costco store and a pretty boring Kirkland brand sweatshirt selling out regularly. And though devotees love most things about the warehouse chain, there is room for improvement, according to Reddit users on r/Costco. Someone asked what one thing they would change about Costco, and community members' responses are pretty universal. Do you agree with these popular complaints, or would you toss another suggestion on the pile?
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Best Costco Buys for Spicy Food Fanatics

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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