Sam’s Club: The Fashionable Warehouse Adventure

10 Essential Items I Always Stock up on at Sam's Club for My Family

10 must-have items I always drive 2 hours to get at Sam’s Club for my family.

Selfie of the writer in front of Sam’s Club

Picture this: I am a fearless mom, embarking on a daring journey every month. Armed with my fashionable sunglasses, I hop into the car and drive over an hour each way to the one and only Sam’s Club. Because, let’s be real, regular shopping is so last season.

You might think, “Why go all that way when there are countless other warehouses closer to home?” Well, darling, there are some things that only Sam’s Club can offer, like finding that perfect shade of red grapefruit and the oh-so-crucial Starbucks Pike Place ground coffee for those groggy mornings. And let’s not forget the Taylor Farms Caesar salad with chicken – a favorite of my fabulous daughter.

Now, I know what you’re thinking: “Is the drive worth it?” My fashion-forward family of three doesn’t require regular bulk shopping, so I make this epic two-hour round trip once a month. And let me tell you, it’s worth every penny of the average $250 I spend at the warehouse. Trust me, darling, it’s the latest trend in shopping extravagance.

So, buckle up and let me share with you the most essential 10 things I always get from Sam’s Club, because why settle for anything less?

1. Member’s Mark Loaded Baked-Potato Soup: Soup Couture

Member’s Mark loaded potato soup

Who has time to spend hours slaving over a steaming pot of soup? Certainly not me, darling! That’s why I grab the Member’s Mark loaded baked-potato soup. It’s like a cozy culinary couture creation that takes only a few minutes to microwave. So grab your crusty bread and a salad, and indulge in this heavenly creation. Oh, and did I mention? There will be leftovers for lunch the next day. Talk about soup chic!

2. Del Monte Red Grapefruit Cups: Snacking in Style

Del Monte red grapefruit

Picture this: The hustle and bustle of a busy morning. But fear not, my dear fashionistas, because I have discovered the ultimate on-the-go snack – Del Monte red grapefruit cups! These cups of joy are a mess-free delight, perfect for devouring at your desk, in a hotel room, or while flaunting your fabulousness on a train. Sweet, tangy, and effortlessly stylish – what more could you ask for?

3. La Terra Fina Quiche: Effortless Elegance

La Terra Fina quiche

Darling, let’s be honest – cooking a complicated dish can be quite the fashion faux pas. That’s why I opt for the premade La Terra Fina quiche. It’s a quick fix that screams elegance and sophistication. Just pop it in the oven, heat it up, and voila – a high-protein masterpiece that would make even the most esteemed chefs green with envy. Plus, the classic quiche Lorraine and cheddar-and-broccoli flavors provide a variety that’s simply divine.

4. Yellow Peaches: A Juicy Affair

Yellow peaches at Sam’s Club

When it comes to fashionably fruity snacks, yellow peaches are the epitome of fabulousness. Whether you’re enjoying them with a bowl of oatmeal, baking them into a delectable pie, or savoring their juicy goodness on their own, these peaches are pure perfection. And let’s not forget that extra special touch – making a divine peach cobbler with enough leftover to fill your family’s lunchboxes with fruity delight the next day. Talk about a peachy keen accessory!

5. Member’s Mark Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs: The MVP of Protein

Member’s Mark chicken thighs

When it comes to culinary prowess, darling, the Member’s Mark chicken thighs are the ultimate MVP. Flavorful, lean, and oozing with protein, this fashion-forward ingredient can take any dinner recipe from drab to fab. My personal favorite? Slow-cooking them in a tantalizing blend of Buffalo sauce and ranch seasoning, then using the succulent, spicy result to elevate soups, sandwiches, and quesadillas to new heights of deliciousness. Trust me, this chicken is a serious game-changer.

6. Bunny-Luv Petite Carrots: Versatility with a Dash of Charm

Bunny-Luv carrots

Carrots might seem like a humble vegetable, but let me tell you, darling, they can be quite the fashion statement. Bunny-Luv petite carrots are not only versatile and affordable, but they also add a touch of charm to any meal. While my husband enjoys snacking on these dainty delights with his favorite dip or salad dressing, I prefer to incorporate them into lavish pot roasts and soups. They effortlessly elevate any culinary creation. Trust me, carrots are the new black!

7. Member’s Mark Chocolate-Chunk Cookies: A Sweet Treat in an Instant

Member’s Mark chocolate-chunk cookies

Sometimes we all need a little sweetness in our lives, darling. But who has the time to bake a batch of cookies from scratch? Fear not, for the Member’s Mark chocolate-chunk cookies are here to save the day. Soft, chewy, and loaded with generous chunks of chocolate, these cookies are the epitome of effortless elegance. Whether you’re looking for a simple dessert or a treat to impress during a playdate, these cookies are an absolute must-have.

8. Taylor Farms Caesar Salad with Chicken: A Crisp Delight

Taylor Farms Caesar salad with chicken

Healthy eating can be a challenge, especially when it comes to little fashionistas-in-training. But fear not, because the Taylor Farms Caesar salad with chicken is here to save the day. Not only does it make a ridiculously easy and delicious lunch for my darling daughter, but it also keeps my wallet feeling fabulous. With its affordable price tag, this salad is a true fashion-forward find. So go ahead, indulge in some guilt-free deliciousness.

9. Starbucks Pike Place Ground Coffee: A Morning Must-Have

Starbucks Pike Place coffee

While I might not be a coffee aficionado myself, my husband is the ultimate coffee connoisseur. And his go-to morning delight? The deliciously stylish Starbucks Pike Place ground coffee. Every morning, he brews a pot of this divine elixir, adding a splash of 2% milk and his favorite flavored syrup – currently, he’s sipping on the trendy pumpkin-spice vibe. This coffee is the epitome of morning chic and the perfect start to any fashionable day.

10. Frank’s RedHot Original Sauce: Spice up Your Life

Frank’s RedHot hot sauce

Darling, a little kick of heat is the secret ingredient to a truly fashionable feast. And for all my fellow hot sauce enthusiasts out there, let me introduce you to my darling – Frank’s RedHot original cayenne-pepper sauce. This iconic sauce is not just for hot wings, my dear. Oh no, it elevates everything from a simple soup to a luxurious mac and cheese. Add a dash of hotness, and you’ll be walking the spicy runway in no time. Prepare to sizzle!

So there you have it, my fashion-forward friends – the essential pieces to complete your Sam’s Club shopping spree. From fabulous soups to chic salads and everything in between, Sam’s Club is your one-stop-shop for all things trendy and delicious. So, tell me, what are your must-have items from this fashionista’s paradise? Let’s chat and share our stylish finds in the comments below!

Original content by Rachael Brennan for Insider