We Tried Dozens of Sam's Club Member's Mark Products — These Are Our Favorites
And they include a 114-ounce tub of ketchup among other things.
Private-label brands are continuing to expand across major retailers, and Sam's Club is no exception. In order to compete with brands like Costco and Trader Joe's, Sam's Club launched 300 new items under the Member's Mark private brand in early 2017, according to Talk Business and Politics.
While it's no secret that you can save big on bulk items at Sam's Club, we were curious about how the Member's Mark products hold up against the competition. So naturally, we tried dozens of products from the Member's Mark brand, and narrowed them down to our very favorites. Our taste testing is complete, read on to hear our thoughts on the best products from the Sam's Club's Member's Mark brand.
1. Member's Mark Chicken Broth
Buy It: Member's Mark Chicken Broth (32-ounce 6-pack), $7; Sam's Club
While store-bought chicken broth is a pantry-staple you should always have on hand, it can often be watered down and require a little sprucing up to mimic the flavor of homemade stock. But everyone once in a while, you'll find a store-bought broth that is worthy or your final dish without any adjustments, like this Member's Mark chicken broth. It has a full-bodied herb flavor, and it's not overly salted, so you can enjoy your chicken soup without the hassle of making your own stock.
2. Member's Mark Colombian Supremo Coffee, Single Serve Cups
Buy It: Member's Mark Colombian Supremo Coffee, Single Serve Cups (100 ct.), $29; Sam's Club
Unlike other private-label coffee products, we found these single serve pods to have a robust flavor. One taste tester described it as "Drinkable even without sugar or cream." The best part? You get 100 cups of coffee for just $30. That's the price of about six lattes from a coffee shop…
3. Member's Mark Super Premium Vanilla Ice Cream
Buy It: Member's Mark Super Premium Vanilla Ice Cream, $6; Sam's Club
If you like your vanilla ice cream really rich, you can't pass up this premium vanilla ice cream. It would make the perfect base for an ice cream sundae, and the size of the tub means you should probably make a party out of it.
4. Member's Mark Parmesan Crisps
Buy It: Member's Mark Parmesan Crisps (9.5 oz), $10; Sam's Club
One of our testers found these to have a better flavor than the Trader Joe's version. They have a sharp Parmesan flavor and a crispy texture that's perfect for crumbling up as a salad topping or simply for snacking. Making a snack board on a budget? These will be a welcome and unique addition.
5. Member's Mark Grade A Fancy Ketchup
Buy It: Member's Mark Grade A Fancy Ketchup (114 oz.), $4; Sam's Club
Oh, the nostalgia. As one tester put it, "It tastes like elementary school." Unlike other brands, this ketchup is not too thin or acidic, it has the perfect thickness and flavor. And if you really go through some ketchup, there's no better deal than four bucks for 114 ounces.
6. Member's Mark Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Buy It: Member's Mark Chocolate Chunk Cookies (18 ct.), $6; Sam's Club
7. Member's Mark All Butter Sandwich Croissants
Buy It: Member's Mark All Butter Sandwich Croissants (12 ct.), $5; Sam's Club
These croissants received high marks across the team for their soft texture and buttery flavor. There's so much you can do with these delectable pastries, whether it's a last-minute addition to a breakfast potluck or use them to make chicken salad sandwiches for a quick and easy work lunch.
8. Member's Mark Elbow Macaroni Pantry Pack
Buy It: Member's Mark Elbow Macaroni Pantry Pack (1 lb., 6 ct.), $5; Sam's Club
We all know Sam's Club is all about providing families and businesses with large quantities of food and other products at a great value, so of course we had to round out the list with this incredible pantry pack. This pasta earned high marks for both quality and price point.