Owned by Walmart, Sam’s Club is the members club of our dreams. A mecca for groceries, everyday household items, and whatever your heart desires, chances are you could probably find it here. In operation since 1983, they are committed to providing their members with an endless variety of goods, along with some serious savings and a slew of perks along with that. You can grab a state-of-the-art big screen television or even your prescription, but we’re all about the food, and boy, do they deliver.
While there are some items you should take a hard pass on, there’s a large number of edible treats and boozy beverages that have us coming back again and again. Looking to pick up a bottle of wine? How about some irresistible dessert? They got you. The club’s own brand, Member’s Mark, features many a must-haves, some with even a cult following. You’ll also not want to sleep on their food court. Fuel up for any shopping journey or pop in for a quick lunch and enjoy delicious bites at unbelievable prices. We’re handling the heavy lifting here to ensure that you are well-informed for your next trip to the warehouse retailer. Here are the Sam’s Club items you need to try before you die.
Member’s Mark Southern Style Chicken Sandwich
Watch yo back Chick-fil-A! When Sam’s Club launched the Member’s Mark Southern Spicy Style Chicken Sandwich in 2020, the internet pretty much lost its mind. Available in the frozen section, a chicken breast fillet is coated in dill pickle-infused breading that is brought to the next level with a bit of cayenne. Sound familiar? Customers swear that these taste just like their beloved Chick-fil-A sandwich. Lucky for us, it’s about half the price of pulling up to the drive-thru and a whole lot less frustrating than waiting in that ridiculously long line. The package comes with ten fully-cooked sandwiches that are ready to heat and eat.
Member’s Mark Southern Style Waffle Fries
It’s Sunday and you’re nursing a wicked hangover. The only thing that will cure you are those beautifully crunchy (and just a bit greasy) waffle fries from Chick-fil-A. Unfortunately, the mega chicken chain is closed on Sundays. Have no fear. Member’s Mark Southern Style Waffle Fries are a shocking imposter of the beloved drive-thru item. A Sam’s exclusive, they’re good on their own, or paired with the line’s copycat spicy chicken sandwich. After just minutes in the air fryer, you’ll swear these are the real deal. Each 4-pound bag makes about 21 servings, so you won’t soon be going hungry.
Member’s Mark Southern Style Chicken Bites
Completing the trifecta, our Chick-Fil-A throw down continues with this next contender, and it just so happens to be the one that started it all. In 2018, Sam’s Club debuted the Member’s Mark Southern Style Chicken Bites, and to say this created a wave of frenzy would be an understatement. These frozen, lightly breaded chicken bites have us swearing they are the real deal. Available in a generous 3-pound bag, each bite features 100 percent white meat chicken that is coated in a crunchy breading infused with just a hint of dill pickle. If you’re looking to get your fix while on the go, their Sam’s Club Café also cooks up ready-to-enjoy orders.
Four Meat Pizza
Morning, noon, or night, we’re always down for a slice of pie. Pizza pie, that is. Fortunately for all of us, Sam’s Club Café is dishing out some pretty legit offerings, including their four meat pizza. While we’re a fan of all of their pizza varieties, this version won us over and combines pepperoni, Italian sausage, ham, and bacon. Each of the meats are full of flavor in their own right, but work harmoniously together for an explosion of flavor only made even better by the generous portion of cheese. Grab this one by the slice or a monster 16-inch full pie if you’re looking to share (or not).
Member’s Mark Cheesecake Miniatures
Just like us, you probably have your list of staples that you pick up on every visit to Sam’s Club. Eggs, milk, cheese, and fresh produce are just a few items, but if this one isn’t on your list, you’ll thank us later. If you grab one dessert from Sam’s Club, make it their Member’s Mark Cheesecake Miniatures. This restaurant-quality dessert comes in a variety pack featuring strawberry swirl cheesecake on a yummy graham cracker crust, a positively sinful caramel chocolate chip cheesecake on a chocolate cookie crust, and an unapologetically straightforward traditional New York-style cheesecake so good it can hold its own up to the others. The best part? These bite-size pieces of heaven are individually wrapped. Indulge in deliciousness while being mindful.
Member’s Mark Original Fried Pork Rinds
You may have long thought of fried pork rinds as a salty treat reserved for a visit to the truck stop on those long highway rides. They’ve recently emerged as a popular snack, thanks to the keto diet. These fried pieces of pig skin (you may have some reservations, but trust us) are naturally high in protein with the added bonus of being totally carb-free. Versatile in their own right, Member’s Mark Original Fried Pork Rinds are an easy-to-grab and satisfying snack to pop in your mouth when hunger calls, but they can also be ground up and used in a variety of recipes, including as a sin-free breading for poultry.
While we’re on the topic of healthy snacks, almonds have long been a recommended part of any well-balanced diet. Full of fiber protein, and a multitude of vitamins, they’ve even been known to lower cholesterol levels and reduce blood pressure. This kitchen must-have is brought to the next level when it’s combined with our favorite condiment, sriracha. Sam’s Club is hawking a 24-ounce bag of Sriracha almonds, produced by the condiment retailer Huy Fong. The OG sriracha brand. These almonds are absolutely delicious, featuring just the right amount of heat to them with flavors of garlic and chilies. You’ll have a hard time keeping your hand out of the bag.
Member’s Mark Cheesecake Sampler
There’s nothing like rounding out a wonderful meal with family and friends than with a great dessert. Sam’s Club has got your back so you can enjoy those extra precious minutes with the fam and out of the kitchen. They offer a nearly 4-pound cheesecake sampler for less than 15 bucks that is seriously delicious. Featuring seven different flavors, you’re sure to please everyone with a creamy peanut butter cup slice, the ultimate rich chocolate supreme, the fruit-forward strawberry swirl, white chocolate raspberry, a straightforward and crowd-pleasing marble, a turtle with salty pecan and luscious caramel, and a wonderful take on classic New York-style cheesecake.
Member’s Mark All Butter Sandwich Croissants
We’re not going to lie: it’s a difficult task walking through Sam’s Club’s Bread and Bakery aisle. As the wonderful aromas of freshly baked goods are wafting past you, it could prove to be quite the challenge to escape without a cart full of these treats. Keep your eye on the prize, because you should be grabbing the Member’s Mark All Butter Sandwich Croissants. Available in a pack of 12 for less than 5 dollars, they are here to seriously up your lunch game. Baked in house each day, they are buttery with just the right amount of flake.
Few can resist the allure of a churro. A staple of any visit to a theme park or county fairs, these desserts are generously coated in cinnamon and offer the perfect crunchy exterior with a softer, cake-like interior. We’re pleased to share with you that Sam’s Club Café has pretty much nailed this signature dessert, no theme park ticket (or even Sam’s Club membership) required. Clocking in at a whopping foot and a half long, these double twisted portable sticks of sweetness are a bargain any day of the week and have even been known to occasionally go on sale for 50 cents.
Member’s Mark Soft Sea Salt Caramels
If you’ve ever spotted a customer in Sam’s Club hoarding multiple jars of something you can’t quite identify, we could almost bet it’s Member’s Mark Soft Sea Salt Caramels. These handcrafted caramels, which use real Madagascar vanilla, have stood the test of time and for good reason. Salty meets sweet in this ultimate confectionary mash-up that is wonderfully rich and buttery. They make the perfect dessert or an easy-to-grab mid-afternoon pick me up. Heaven does exist and it can be found at Sam’s Club.
Member’s Mark Clover Honey
When Sam’s Club reinvented their in-store brand, they set out to rise above their competition. They accomplished this by placing the focus on well-produced products that would have the average consumer rethinking the notion of "store brand." Premium products debuted and the new lineup launched with Italian-sourced olive oil and other hand-crafted items, including Member’s Mark Clover Honey. Working with a bee cooperative, this new product was the result of their partnership with hundreds of independent beekeepers. This exclusive product receives rave reviews from this customers who note its wonderful taste and versatility.
Member’s Mark Cinnamon French Toast Sticks
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So, why settle for mediocrity? There’s plenty of solid early morning starters to grab from Sam’s Club, like their buttery croissants and massive packages of cereal, but we’re always going to go for the Member’s Mark Cinnamon French Toast Sticks. With a stellar rating on the Sam’s Club website, these babies are a satisfying way to get your day going, with a nice kick of sugar and cinnamon, and they are an absolute steal with a whopping 50 per box. The best part about these portable breakfast staples? They’re so good on their own that no syrup is required. A no-mess way to get the day going!
Sam’s Club is home to a wonderful assortment of pretty stellar dips, including their spinach and artichoke dip (more on that to come) and classic hummus. We promise you that this one takes the cake … or is it pie? Step up your hors d’oeuvre game with Italian Rose Pumpkin Hummus. This gluten-free dip shines with flavors of paprika coming through and a just a hint of sweetness. It’s wonderful by the spoonful or with a nice salty pita chip.
Member’s Mark Spinach Artichoke Dip
While we’re on the subject of dips, no game day is complete without Member’s Mark Spinach Artichoke Dip. What’s now become a staple in many kitchens, these large, 32-ounce tubs yearn for you to dip whatever bread, chip, or veggie stick you have on hand. The ultra creamy dip is made from cream cheese, spinach, artichoke, and a blend of four different cheeses. With glowing reviews on the Sam’s Club website, fans also use it as a sandwich spread, vegetable topping, and even as a filling for poultry.
Member’s Mark Pecan Pie
Making a homemade pie for the holidays is a tedious task requiring loads of your time, and frankly, we’re just not that interested. We think you deserve to take a chill pill because Sam’s Club is doing the work for you with their impressive Member’s Mark Pecan Pie. So good your guests will think it was homemade, one bite will have you conjuring up memories of holidays past. Using real butter and a bit of maple, the light and flaky crust gives way to a traditional egg custard filling that is deliciously rich and decadent. No one will be going hungry this holiday as one 12-inch pie weighs an impressive 56 ounces.
Member’s Mark Extra Meaty Baby Back Pork Ribs
The meat department at Sam’s Club is nothing to joke about. It’s a dream for any carnivore and home to a variety of poultry options and even USDA prime steaks. Without a doubt, our must-grab when the meat cravings hit is their Member’s Mark Extra Meaty Baby Back Pork Ribs. Reasonably priced per pound, these babies are literally fall off the bone good with tons of tender pork meat, according to reviewers on the site. Hickory smoked low and slow, they are finished off with a tangy barbecue sauce.
Member’s Mark Chevre Fresh Goat Cheese Log
Charcuterie and cheese boards have been all the rage these last few years. If you’re looking to step up your entertaining game, Sam’s Club is a one-stop shop to design the board of your dreams with quality meats and cheeses. Our cheese of choice here is their Member’s Mark Chevre Fresh Goat Cheese Log. Made using American goat milk, the flavor is creamy with a bit of a punch, and it offers a gentle firmness that gives way to a crumbly texture. Fans have noted on their Sam’s Club website that it has just the right amount of flavor without being overpowering and is an excellent value for the quality.
Secret Menu Pizza Pretzel
We’re going to fill you in on a little secret. Even the most loyal Sam’s Club member probably hasn’t tried this one: The Sam’s Club Café Secret Menu Pizza Pretzel. Their already perfect soft pretzel is topped with pepperoni and cheese, then popped into the oven until it’s golden brown, becoming the ultimate combination of our dreams. Served with a side of marinara, this has become our go-to on any visit. It’s even better knowing you’re going pay less than 2 bucks for this carb-filled, cheesy goodness.
Member’s Mark Sangria
So, you’ve been to Napa a few times and all of a sudden your palate is elevated. We get it. But just hear us out on this one. Sam’s Club upped their game in the liquor department and their Member’s Mark line is nothing to turn your nose up over. Specifically, the Member’s Mark Sangria. Crafted in Spain, this fruit-forward concoction is an incredible bargain at less than 7 dollars per bottle. Grab some fresh fruit from their produce section to slice up and now it’s a party.
Member’s Mark Pulled Pork
When Sam’s Club revamped their store brand in 2017, they sought after the best in the business and top producers to garner the freshest local ingredients for their products. For this next one, they impressively worked with Kansas City Barbeque Society’s award-winning and globally recognized pitmasters. An absolute must try, Member’s Mark Pulled Pork is hickory smoked for over eight hours, resulting in drool-worthy tenderness. It’s available in a generous 2-pound package for less than 11 bucks.
Member’s Mark Tres Leches Style Cake
We hope you’re as impressed as we are with the freshly baked goods found at your local Sam’s Club. This next one even earned the praise of one fan calling it the "BEST cake we’ve ever had." The Member’s Mark Tres Leches Style Cake is a wow-worthy dessert and a showstopper for any dinner party. Baked fresh on-site each day, the 10-inch cake features soaked sponge cake, fresh strawberries made into a filling, freshly whipped icing, walnuts, and decadent dark chocolate. The endless excellent reviews over on Sam’s Club website are sure to sway even the most reluctant. One customer states that it is: "very tasty, moist, not too sweet, and the fruit was fresh" while another is bold enough to claim that it is "definitely one of the best cakes at Sam’s."
Cold Stone Cake Batter Drizzled Popcorn
The folks at the Popcorn purveyor, Sweet Chaos, have been upping the game in ready-made, store-bought popcorn for over five years now. Known for their use of quality ingredients, they have outdone even themselves this time with their partnership with one of our favorite ice cream brands. Cold Stone Cake Batter Drizzled Popcorn is THE perfect snack. You can quote us on that. It’s sweet, yet not overpowering, and gives us all the joys of having a slice of fresh cake without any of the guilt. With handmade kettle corn, it’s equal parts sweet and salty, and finished over with a generous helping of sprinkles. People swear it really does taste like cake batter, and we believe them.
Member’s Mark Asolo-Prosecco
Sam’s Club has been earning high marks in the world of booze thanks to their private-label line of wine and champagne offerings. In addition to their standout Chardonnay, Riesling, and Cabernet, they also sell an impressive Member’s Mark Asolo-Prosecco. We were even fooled by the bubbly that retails for under 8 bucks. The white sparkling wine features all the crispness you want from a traditional prosecco with the fruit-forward elements and refreshing notes of apple. It’s even certified Prosecco Superiore DOCG. While a few customers have stated it has a bit of a bitter taste, the overwhelming majority is in favor of the budget bubbly.
Edwards Hershey’s Chocolate Crème Pie
A word of warning: you’re going to have to break out your stretchy pants to prepare for this next one. The Edwards brand has been around since 1950, dazzling us with their ready-to-enjoy pies. The Edwards Hershey’s Chocolate Crème Pie is a top-rated seller and we can’t argue with that. Available from Sam’s Club, their signature chocolate cookie pie crust is made from freshly baked cookies that are taken out of the oven and immediately crushed to ensure the pie shell is as fresh as possible. The crust is then layered with a vanilla and chocolate filing. It’s topped with whipped cream, Hershey’s signature chocolate kisses, and a generous drizzle of chocolate. Sold frozen, it can be enjoyed by the slice or in its entirety. It’s noted for its well-balanced flavor and light and airy texture.
Member’s Mark Buffalo Style Chicken Dip
When deciding what to bring to your next get together, a dip is usually a safe bet. Win over the crowds with Member’s Mark Buffalo Style Chicken Dip. The 28-ounce tub, which retails for under 10 dollars, is made from premium cheese, spicy cayenne, and juicy chunks of white meat chicken. It’s everything you love about chicken wings, with the added convenience of being able to easily scoop it up. There’s a good amount of spice found here and the dip can be served cold or hot. If you love the flavor of hot sauce, you’re going to love this one.
Tattooed Chef Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
If any vegetable has had a moment this last decade it would be cauliflower. Seemingly overnight, every carb-loaded item you loved was transformed in a diet-friendly, low-carb version with no pizza or pasta spared. There are an overwhelming amount of passable versions, but we are loving the Tattooed Chef Cauliflower Mac and Cheese. Without the sogginess found in other cauliflower pasta varieties, this starch-free dish is loaded with a cheddar cheese blend and even packed with protein. Grab this on your next Sam’s Club run if you’re looking for a ton of flavor that won’t leave you feeling weighed down.
Member’s Mark Chardonnay
Friends bring happiness into our lives, but best friends bring wine. If you’re headed over to a buddy’s place, you’ll likely be picking something up on the way to present to your gracious host. You’re going to want to rethink your visit to local liquor store when you become privy to the deal Sam’s Club has for you. Their own Member’s Mark Chardonnay, part of their private-label line, is shockingly good, and considering the fact that it’s about 8 bucks, worthy of adding to your regular rotation. With the fruit-forward flavor you’d expect from a good chardonnay, this one is produced in Sonoma County, the top growing region for the white wine variety. Color us impressed.
Member’s Mark Unicorn Cake
This over-the-top creation from the folks at Sam’s Club is also on brand with millennial’s affinity for the mythical creature. We’re talking about the trendy unicorn. It’s been all unicorn, all rainbow everything these past few years (and we kinda, sorta love it). Sam’s Club jumped onboard with the trend in their Member’s Mark Tiered Unicorn Cake. It’s any rainbow lover’s dream and available made-to-order from the warehouse’s on-site bakery. With multi-colored, glistening sprinkle layers, the entire cake is topped with — what else — a golden unicorn horn. Almost too good to eat (almost), the most shocking thing about this Insta-worthy creation is that it’s less than 70 dollars for a cake that will serve over 60 people.
Member’s Mark Twice-Baked Potatoes
If you’re looking for the ultimate ready-to-heat side dish for that quick mid-week meal, you have got to try Member’s Mark Twice-Baked Potatoes. Priced by pound and served refrigerated, four twice-baked potatoes are topped with a shredded cheddar cheese blend and come with a side of sour cream. Your only job is to heat and serve. Customers have commented on just how easy and satisfying this side dish is, as well as the fact that they are generously portioned.
Kentucky Woods Bourbon Barrel Cake
This next one is going to bring decadence to an unprecedented level. The Kentucky Woods Bourbon Barrel cake is truly the reason the phrase "to die for" was created. Available seasonally, usually around the holidays, this one can be found at Sam’s Club and even its rival Costco. The base is made from a yellow and chocolate cake mix that is combined to create an almost marbled effect. It’s not just any old cake mix; this mix is infused with bourbon extract, resulting in a really unique flavor with notes of maple and brown sugar shining through. It’s topped off with a caramel drizzle and some walnuts. You’ll have to enjoy the taste of bourbon as it is ever present, but it results in the most moist cake you’ve ever tried.
The rotisserie chicken is usually a hot ticket item on any trip to a warehouse retailer. While Costco does a standout version, Sam’s Club is also offering up a delicious version of the bird. The Member’s Mark Seasoned Rotisserie Chicken is made fresh daily onsite. It’s roasted to a golden brown and features a unique marinade, giving way to tender meat and wonderful flavor, thanks to their use of Lawry’s seasonings. Delicious on its own, it also works well shredded in salads, pasta, and even enchiladas. For less than 5 bucks, it’s tender, full of flavor, and everything you’d want from a rotisserie chicken.
USDA Prime Steaks
Did you know that every Sam’s Club is proud to have an on-site butcher? That’s pretty legit. Since 2019, these butchers have been preparing USDA Prime Beef, trimmed and ready for the consumer. If you’re not familiar, USDA Prime is the highest grade given for beef, pretty much guaranteeing you’re going to get a knock-out product. The price can’t be beat for their mouth-watering selection of ribeye steaks, strip, sirloin, and even tenderloin. The on-site butcher is also available on hand to answer any questions you may have.
Nonni’s Almond Chocolate Biscotti
The only thing we love more than snacks are individually wrapped snacks. Nonni’s Almond Chocolate Biscotti is a win-win and an absolute pantry must. You can satisfy your sweet tooth without going overboard and eating the entire container. This artisan product will seriously one up your cookie game. Perfect on its own or dunked into a cup of coffee, the biscotti is topped with almonds and then dipped in chocolate. It’s an all-around quality product at an affordable price point, with a jar of 24 cookies setting you back just shy of 10 dollars.
Member’s Mark Parmesan Crisps
As the low-carb trend is still in full force, one snack has risen to the top of every must-have list for the Keto follower. Parmesan Crisps are a yummy snack on their own or a quick way to elevate any sad lunch salad. While there’s now an endless sea of companies out there producing them, Sam’s Club’s version takes the cake. Member’s Mark Parmesan Crisps takes 100 percent aged parmesan and oven bakes it to crispy perfection. Naturally gluten-free, this protein-filled snack also offers a surprising 30 percent of your daily recommended calcium.
Member’s Mark Jalapeno Artichoke Dip
While we’ve captured the attention of our Keto friends out there, we have to shine the spotlight on another wow-worthy product. We also promise that you don’t have to be on board with the low-carb trend to love the Member’s Mark Jalapeno Artichoke Dip. With a near perfect rating from customers over on the Sam’s Club website, this dip has earned its spot as a party favorites. Fresh jalapenos are blended with artichokes, green chiles, and a cheese blend that includes Neufchatel and Parmesan. The result is a welcome spice that’s immediately cooled by the inclusion of sour cream.
Member’s Mark Animal Cracker
Are you really living if you don’t have a 5-lb barrel of animal crackers stocked in your kitchen at all times? We think not. Member’s Mark Animal Crackers are a beloved Sam’s Club treat for the young and young at heart. They also have the added bonus of being low in fat, with zero grams trans fat. So, basically, it’s a healthy snack option. Full of flavor, each jar features 11 different adorable little animal shapes.