If you don’t have a Costco mega-store near you, Coles is providing the next best thing. The supermarket has announced that it will be selling super-sized versions of some of its popular products to rival bulk-buying Costco.

From today (Wednesday), you can now find BIG versions of a variety of products, including pasta, bread crumbs, cous-cous and cereals.

Coles has said that this move could save consumers up to 60 per cent on the bulk purchase of some products.

Stock Up On Staples

A Current Affair spoke to Coles senior communications manager Martine Alpins, who said: ‘Over winter our customers love to stock up on staples,’

‘Things that you don’t want to have to keep buying at the supermarket.

‘You can buy once and have it there ready to go for your family.’

Big Bulk Savings

Panko bread crumbs, will be available in 1kg bags, priced at only $5. The regular 200gram bag currently costs $2.70.

Barilla pasta is now available in a 5kg bag for $14. The pasta usually retails for $1.95 for 500g.

You can buy San Remo Cous Cous in a 2kg pack for $6. The smaller 500g package goes for $2.80 (a 40% saving).

panko-bread crumbs

As reported in news.com.au, Coles CEO Greg Davis warned stocks may vary from store to store and to shop early to avoid disappointment.

“We know our customers look for value when stocking up on pantry staples and offering some of our popular products in bulk is one way we are helping our customers save time and manage the family budget,” Mr. Davis said.

Do you buy in bulk? Tell us in the comments below.

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  • I saw these in our local Coles yesterday. They are huge packets! $13 for a box of cereal tho. While cheap for the size, not sure how many average families could afford that regularly

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  • Bulk is good and giving another shop a run for their money is too

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  • Yep cheap and in bulk I’m in

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  • And now the competition heats up.

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  • Will be great when the kids get older and we go through stuff quicker.

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  • Wow, good to know. I had no idea. I like to buy my rice in bulk but otherwise it depends on what gets used the most in our home. I do buy the larger WeetBix pack, and would buy the larger NutriGrain. Not so much bread crumbs as I don’t use them enough. But, good to know.

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  • No, I don’t like to buy products like pasta, bread crumbs, cous-cous and cereals in bulk. They get old and moldy when you don’t eat them quick enough and are susceptible for worms.

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  • It’s a good idea but not for us. There used to be 6 in the household and we always bought what was available in bulk. Now there is only 2 of us it would be a waste.

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  • Oh yes, I saw these in the supermarket yesterday. I was just thinking, I love my Kewpie mayonaise, but it’s in 1kg bottles, a bit big to put in the fridge!

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  • Bulk packaging is great for some things. Much better for the environment as it will use less packaging overall.

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  • I used to by in bulk when my family was at home – 5 healthy appetites plus my own smaller one. These days it takes me 6 months to get through a small box of Weetbix, so why would I buy extra large sizes?

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  • I noticed these in my local store today and wondered what was going on. My local store normally has a really poor selection of products – but it has quite a few of the bulk products mentioned in this article.

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  • I saw a number of bulk products in my Launceston store. Great idea for families. Tasmania don’t have any bulk stores – good on Coles.

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  • I found some new products today, like big boxes of tacos. Time to eat Mexican. :-)

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  • No I don’t tend to although if they did bulk chocolate I might consider it…lol

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