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People ask us every day, why 6 volt RV battery? And why are two 6 volt deep cycle batteries better than two 12 volt batteries? A 6 volt battery for RV is actually a golf cart battery because they have thicker plates inside than a 12 volt deep cycle battery. With a thicker battery plate, the 6 volt battery is able to deliver more long term energy and sustain deep discharging and recharging. If your RV lifestyle is traveling park to park then 12 v deep cycle battery with 80 – 100 amp hours will work fine. But if you camp in remote places and need as much stored energy as possible, you should use two, four or even six 6 volt batteries = 225 ah 450 ah respectively.

A good 6v deep cycle battery would be Trojan battery and US battery, both mfg in California. Global deep cycle battery is a little less money but has a longer warranty. Sealed AGM batteries would a step up from flooded until you get to the new lithium iron deep cycle batteries

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Trojan 6 Volt Battery for RV San Diego

Trojan Battery history: George Godber Carl Speer founded Trojan Battery Company and in 1952 invented the electric golf car battery. Trojan Manufacturing Features and Benefits:

  • Do not use high speed production process for plate mfg.
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  • Use proprietary Alpha Paste on each Grid
  • Rated Excellent 6 volt Battery for RV and Can Last 5-6 Years With Regular Maintenance and Care

Price for Trojan T-105 6 Volt Price 198 ea with exchange Unit Price for 6 volt Trojan T-105 Batteries for Sale: 198 ea with exchange (Cores are required to void core charge of 20)

Rate of Discharge: 447 min. @ 25 Amps | 115 min @ 75 Amps
Amp Hours : 225 AH at 20 Hour Rate 1350Wh
Weight: 62 Lbs
Dimensions 10 ⅜ in x 7 ⅛ in x 10 ⅞ in
Cycle Life: 630 Cycles – monthly watering

Inexpensive 6 Volt Battery for RV 125 ea with exchange

Trojan OEM Battery San Diego – ON BACKORDER RV Deep Cycle Battery – 6 volt Battery for RV– Trojan Pacer Battery 210 amp hour

Trojan 6 volt Pacer Deep Cycle Battery is manufactured by Trojan as an OEM battery. It is not as robust as the T-105 but is a good value for 125 ea and a better value than the Costco 6 volt battery Trojan Pacer 6 volt deep cycle battery price : 125 ea (Cores are required to void core charge of 20) 12 month warranty

Trojan 6 volt Deep Cycle Pacer Battery for Dry Camping Unit Price for Trojan Pacer 6 volt Battery for RV for Sale: 125 ea with exchange (Cores are required to void core charge of 20) Trojan 6 Volt Battery for RV

125 ea with exchange 2 year warranty

Robotically welded Global Brand 6 Volt Deep Cycle Battery for RV. In stock price 125 ea with core Very well made battery from Korea. Has a two year free replacement warranty

Click Here for Guide to Connecting 6 volt Batteries to Increase Battery Capacity

How to Test Batteries Voltage on a fully charged battery in good condition will read 2.12 to 2.15 volts per cell (about 12.75 volts for a 12 volt battery, or 6.40 for a 6 volt) Specific Gravity Readings to determine State of Charge:12.75 Above = 100% Charged

  • 12.60 to 12.74 = 85 to 100% Charged
  • 12.40 to 12.59 = 75 to 85% Charged
  • 12.20 to 12.39 = 50 to 75% Charged
  • 12.00 to 12.19 = 25 to 50% Charged
  • 12.00 Below = Fully Discharged

When you test a battery with a hydrometer, you are measuring the amount of sulfuric acid in the electrolyte. If your reading is low, that means the battery chemistry that makes electrons is lacking. Q. So, where is the missing sulfur? A. Resting on the battery plates waiting to be released back into the electrolyte when the battery is recharged.

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Non Spill, Sealed – Maintenance Free AGM 224 AH 6 Volt Battery for RV by Leoch (OE for Polaris)

Leoch LDC6-224 Battery for Sale San Diego Rated Excellent 6 Volt Battery for RV Can Last 5-6 Years When Maintained with Solar or Shore Power

Sealed AGM batteries have less internal resistance so they recharge much quicker and have a slower rate of discharge. The non-spill AGM battery technology is corrosion free due to lack of consistent gassing when under charge

Price for Leoch 6 Volt 290 ea with exchange

Unit Price for Leoch AGM 6 volt Battery for RV for Sale: 290 ea with exchange (Cores are required to void core charge of 20) Leoch 6 Volt Battery

Charge setpoints: 2.21 VPC Float charge; 2.42 VPC Absorb charge

Rate of Discharge: 110 min @ 75 Amps
Amp Hours : 224 AH at 20 Hour Rate
Weight: 66 Lbs
Dimensions 10.25 in x 7.06 in x 10.94 in
Cycle Life: 1200 to 30% DOD

Lifeline Battery 6 Volt Battery for RV Non Spill, Sealed – Maintenance Free

Rated Best 6 Volt Battery for RV Can Last 5-8 Years When Maintained with Solar or Shore Power

Price for Lifeline GPL-4CT 6 Volt 415 ea with exchange

Unit Price for Lifeline AGM 6 volt Battery for RV for Sale: 415 ea with exchange (Cores are required to void core charge of 15) Lifeline 6 Volt Battery

Rate of Discharge: 492 min @ 25 Amps
Amp Hours : 220 AH at 20 Hour Rate
Weight: 66 Lbs
Dimensions 10.28 in x 7.06 in x 9.92 in
Cycle Life: 850

All Lifeline deep-cycle batteries are hand-made in the USA and are Coast Guard approved. They are designed to deliver industry leading reserve capacities and life-cycle capabilities. The perfect combination of premium quality materials and perfected proprietary processes have catapulted Lifeline to an industry leader in value and customer satisfaction. All Lifeline deep cycle batteries are backed with an industry leading warranty.

Connecting 6 volt battery for RV Deep Cycle Batteries in Series and Parallel Guide Click Here For Charger Voltage Settings Click Here

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Dakota 12V 100Ah Battery 1280 Watt Hours. Price 799 ea In Stock

12.99 in (330mm) L x 6.77 in (172mm) W x 8.66 in (220mm) H. Group 27 equivalent. Battery weight 32 lbs 80% capacity for 2,000 cycles in recommended conditions. The typical SLA has 500 cycles.

12V 200Ah Battery – 11 year warranty

Dakota Battery In Stock. DL 12V 200Ah battery price 1499

12v 200Ah 2400Wh. LiFePO4 chemistry has a flat voltage curve, meaning this battery has twice as much usable capacity as a lead acid (SLA, AGM) battery with the same rating. SIZE WEIGHT

Dakota 12v 200ah battery 20.6” x 9.3” x 8.66” (522 x 238 x 220 mm). 59 lbs (26.7 kg)


200 amp hours (Ah) 2400 watt hours. Dakota lithium batteries can be series for 24v and 48v


Up to 80% capacity for 3,000 cycles in recommended conditions. Half-life (50% capacity) of 6,000 re-charge cycles (Typical SLA has 500 cycles). Backed up by an 11 year warranty.

200 A max continuous, 300 A max 10-second pulse. 9.0 V max discharge, 11.0 V max recommended discharge.


Free 10 Amp (A) charger included. Dakota Lithium batteries like to be charged at 14.4 volts, higher than AGM or lead acid. Lead acid chargers will work, but will only charge the battery to 80% of capacity. Upgrade to a 20 Amp charger for 2X faster charge time.


Includes active BMS protection circuit that handles cell balancing, low voltage cutoff, high voltage cutoff, short circuit protection and high temperature protection for increased performance and longer life

MFG in USA, Big Battery company is located in Chatsworth, CA. DCB visited the company in 2019 to meet with the owner and engineers. BigBattery uses a variety of lithium battery cells: A123, Samsung, CATL with an advanced BMS. Most BB model batteries are drop in ready and can be sold with a new lithium battery charger. Installation is simple and multiple YouTube installation videos have been created. 10 year warranty offered from BigBattery.com DCB is a retail outlet for BigBattery.

  • Longer Range
  • 10 year warranty with BigBattery.com
  • 75% Less Weight
  • Designed to Fit most RV and Trailers currently using 6 volt golf cart batteries
  • Zero Maintenance
  • 2X Longer Cycle Life

Price for BigBattery Lithium Owl 12 Volt 979 with exchange Note: will fit most comparts currently using two or more 6 v deep cycle batteries. Not to be used for exterior applications ie battery boxes on trailers

12V Power Info: 170Ah 2.17kWh energy without decrease power as batteries discharge The BigBattery Owl kit consists of:

  • One BigBattery 12v 170Ah lithium battery
  • SB50 parallel cable
  • Positive and negative busbars
  • BigBattery link: https://bigbattery.com/products/12v-owl-lifepo4-170ah-2-176kwh/

Bigbattery Owl Tech Spec

BigBattery 12V Water Proof Lithium Battery SEAL

Price for BigBattery Lithium Seal 12 Volt 1689 with exchange Note: will fit most comparts currently using two or more 6 v deep cycle batteries. Designed to be used for exterior applications ie battery boxes on trailers

12V Power Info: 228Ah 3.0kWh energy without decrease power as batteries discharge The BigBattery Seal kit consists of:

  • One BigBattery 12v 228Ah lithium battery
  • SB50 parallel cable
  • Positive and negative busbars
  • BigBattery link: https://bigbattery.com/products/12v-seal-lifepo4-228ah-3-0kwh/

BigBattery Seal Tech Spec

TRITON 12V LFP 100Ah 1.28kWh

Price for Triton Lithium 12 Volt 750 with exchange Note: will fit most comparts currently using 12v or 6 v deep cycle batteries. Designed to be used for exterior applications ie battery boxes on trailers

12V Power Info: 100Ah 1.28kWh energy without decrease power as batteries discharge

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If you’ve ever been tempted to “cheap-out” and buy the “generic” Kirkland Costco batteries…I got BIG news for you. DO IT! Like every time you shop if you can. It turns out Costco actually contracts with a VERY popular name-brand battery manufacturer to produce their batteries for them. Same goes for their hearing aid batteries. Here’s everything you need to know about buying batteries from your local Costco.

What Batteries Does Costco Sell?

Costco currently sells the following batteries:

Alkaline Batteries

Not only do they sell the Kirkland brand but they also sell Duracell. They sell AA, AAA, C, D, and 9V sizes.

Much to my surprise, the Costco CEO recently divulged that Kirkland batteries are actually made by Duracell.

So why pay up to 35 cents more per battery with Duracell when you can opt for the Kirkland brand knowing that the quality is probably identical.

Is their a chance Duracell is producing a sub-par battery and putting the Kirkland label on it? Yes, of course.

But from personal experience, and from talking to others, I have found very little difference in quality and life expectancy.

Look at it this way, even if the Kirkland brand was only 80% as good as Duracell, you would still be ahead in terms of price.

Hearing Aid Batteries

Costco only sells their own Kirkland brand hearing aid battery. But they get rave reviews both in terms of price and how long they last.

Many reviewers actually said the Kirkland brand lasts 2-3 times longer than major brands like Rayovac and Power One.

Kirkland hearing aid batteries will cost you 0.23/each on average, while you’ll pay close to 0.50/each with the leading name brands.

I’ve also read that the Kirkland brand hearing aid batteries are made by Ray-O-Vac as of 2016.

Trying to track down if this is still accurate, let me know in the Комментарии и мнения владельцев if you have any insider information on this.

Auto, Marine, RV, and Tractor Batteries

Costco no longer sells a Kirkland branded car battery as it’s been replaced in recent years by the Interstate brand.

Some people believe that the Kirkland car battery was such a good battery that Costco wasn’t making any money on them as they were lasting for 7 years.

So, in comes the Interstate brand with a 3.5 year replacement warranty and according to Consumer Pete, an “optimized warranty period so that people’s car batteries will die outside the warranty period with no recourse.”

I really wish Costco would bring back the Kirkland car battery as it was a GREAT thing for consumers.

Conclusion: Always Shop Smart

When buying batteries, there’s little evidence to suggest that buying the Costco store-brand is not the Smart way to go.

But be warned that quality and life expectancy can quickly change.

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This is especially true if Costco tries to lower their costs by skimping on the quality of their Kirkland batteries.

Ask the Reader: What has been your experience buying Costco batteries? Let me know in the Комментарии и мнения владельцев section below, thanks.

Photos courtesy of Costco.


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The Name Brands Hiding Behind Costco’s Popular Kirkland Products

Costco is a force of nature (well, figuratively speaking). Sure, very little appears to distinguish the big box warehouse chain from its wholesale-centric competitors like Sam’s Club or BJ’s Wholesale Club, other than the fact it doesn’t call itself Costco Club. But if you look closely, there’s a penchant for superior quality from Costco that seems to set it apart. At least, it does when it comes to its beloved (and generic) in-store brand, Kirkland Signature.

Now, Costco isn’t the only business known to offer deeply discounted generic items to its customers. And while the price of Kirkland Signature products is undoubtedly enticing — with those items costing 20% less (or more) than similar, name brand alternatives at Costco (via CNN) — the exceptionally high quality seems just as responsible as the price for members’ sustained loyalty. Of course, there’s a not-so-secret reason why Costco’s Kirkland brand inspires such joy and devotion in consumers: Many of those items are simply name brand products sold under the Kirkland banner.

In fact, while many Kirkland-brand items disguise the original manufacturer, other Kirkland Signature products are almost stunningly honest about the (often well-known) companies manufacturing them. Frankly, there’s a seemingly never-ending list of name brands masquerading as Costco’s generic, in-house products. From coffee to batteries to numerous types of alcohol, we’ve gathered some of the more notable examples, and present those name brands hiding behind Costco’s popular Kirkland products.

Kirkland Signature Espresso Blend (Starbucks)

The disparity between Kirkland Signature products that shield its original manufacturer versus those that proudly display the actual brand behind it was sort of fascinating. In fact, for every Kirkland brand product that required a deep dive into its background, there seemed to be one that did the work for us. Case in point: the 2.5-pound whole bean bag of Kirkland Signature Espresso Blend coffee, which plainly reveals it’s custom roasted by Starbucks Coffee Company.

Now, why would Starbucks — the world’s best-selling fast food coffee chain in 2021 (via QSR Magazine) — willingly subsidize several of Costco‘s generic bags of whole bean coffee (including the Kirkland Signature House Blend, Medium Roast)? We’re not entirely sure. It’s not as though Starbucks-branded products aren’t available at Costco, or sold right alongside the cheaper Kirkland Signature products.

Then again, perhaps it simply comes down to the idea that any potential profit outweighs the complete absence of sales. After all, it seems fair to assume Costco could provide a (slightly worse, but still quality) Kirkland coffee product if Starbucks didn’t assist in its production. And since the coffee conglomerate can almost certainly afford the additional manufacturing costs of producing the Kirkland-brand coffee, it’s actually fairly obvious how selling both Kirkland and its own products at Costco is advantageous to its own, singular offering.

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Kirkland Signature Coffee Breakfast Blend K-Cups (Green Mountain)

While we understand the convenience factor of a single-cup coffee maker like Keurig, we tend to find it’s more trouble than it’s worth. Between the excessive cost and the devastating environmental impact caused by used and discarded K-Cup pods (via USA Today), we’ve generally opted to brew whole pots of coffee instead. Of course, we’re not here to lecture anyone about their caffeine preferences; we’re here to reveal that Green Mountain coffee has been producing some of the Kirkland Signature K-Cups since 2012 (via Reuters).

As Green Mountain told Reuters in 2012, the decision to partner with Costco on the production of two of its generic, Kirkland-brand K-Cups — like the 120-count Breakfast Blend K-Cup box — was driven by a desire to create more options for value-oriented consumers. But facing an increasingly crowded K-Cup market at the time, the need to help its own bottom line clearly played a factor as well.

Since the coffee company found its stock shares boosted by 9% in the immediate aftermath of the announced deal with Costco, it’s no wonder the partnership continues more than a decade later. We may choose whole bean, brewed coffee. But if you love K-Cups, save yourself some cash with the Kirkland brand.

Kirkland Signature Scotch (Alexander Murray Co.)

The general origins of an alcoholic beverage, or the type of liquor used therein, may not matter if your only mission is getting drunk. Of course, if your main concern is obtaining a cheap drink, consider Costco. After all, many Kirkland-brand liquors offer the chance to imbibe on severely discounted alcohol. whilst (perhaps unintentionally) obtaining a surprisingly top-shelf product in the process. This includes Kirkland Signature blended scotch, which is actually made and bottled by the distillery Alexander Murray and Co. (via Forbes).

Now, unless you’re hip to each of the more than 140 scotch distilleries in operation in 2023 (via Scotch Whisky Association), you may not realize the caliber of scotch produced by Alexander Murray. Actually, considering 100,000 cases of Kirkland Signature blended scotch were sold at Costco stores in 2015 (via Market Watch), you very well may know how phenomenal the distillery’s product tastes.

Named for the uncle of founder Steven Lipp, Alexander Murray and Co. has been the source of Kirkland Signature scotch since 2007. And after more than 15 years, it seems unlikely the collaboration will end any time soon.

Kirkland Signature Albacore Tuna (Bumble Bee)

Of all the generic food items we’ve purchased and sampled through the years, the most consistently decent product, across the board, was canned tuna. In that sense, we wouldn’t expect anything less than excellence when it comes to Kirkland Signature tuna products — and that was before we learned Kirkland’s solid white albacore canned tuna is made by Bumble Bee seafoods (via CNN).

Now, while the general rule of thumb dictates that any Kirkland Signature product will be cheaper than its name brand counterpart, that hasn’t always been the case when it comes to solid white albacore canned tuna. In fact, in 2003, Bumble Bee solid white albacore canned tuna somehow cost nine cents less per can than Kirkland Signature.

While we’d usually urge you to obtain a name brand at discounted, Costco prices, that may not be possible when it comes to solid white albacore tuna. But since Bumble Bee tuna is an American institution itself, there’s nothing wrong with sticking to the yum yum brand when you’re craving tuna.

Kirkland Signature Tequila (Corporate Distillery Santa Lucia)

As you’ve likely noticed, a fairly wide variety of Kirkland-brand products across the food and drink spectrum are made by top-notch companies. But few food or beverage categories are more stellar, in more ways, than Kirkland Signature alcohol products. This includes Kirkland-brand tequila, which isn’t made in some random Costco warehouse; rather, it’s made by the Tesistán, Mexico-based Corporate Distillery Santa Lucia, SA de CV (via Forbes).

While Costco isn’t ostensibly forthcoming with its tequilas’ places of origin, it’s actually fairly simple to determine where any Mexican-made tequila came from. After all, as dictated by the Mexican government, each and every bottle of tequila must feature a NOM, a four-digit ID code that alerts consumers which distillery produced the liquor in question.

Perhaps you’ve always avoided Kirkland Signature brand tequila because, well. how could Costco make any sort of palatable tequila? But knowing its generic tequila is as authentic as it comes, you shouldn’t hesitate to snatch a case on your next trip to the nearest warehouse.

Kirkland Signature Chocolate (Blommer Chocolate Company)

We can’t say we always comprehend the logic behind certain companies agreeing to manufacture Kirkland Signature products. Additionally, since we clearly aren’t privy to the structure of these corporate deals — or precisely how Costco makes it financially worthwhile to (insert name brand company) — it’s likely more profitable than we’re imagining. In other words, it shouldn’t take a financial wizard to understand why Blommer Chocolate Company has provided the chocolate for certain Kirkland Signature products since at least 2013 (via Costco).

Now, we can’t say with complete certainty which Kirkland Signature chocolate products are made with, or feature, Blommer chocolate. But based on the October 2013 edition of the Costco Connection newsletter, it seems Blommer is the likely chocolate found in Kirkland chocolate-covered almonds, chocolate-covered raisins, and macadamia clusters, among others.

than anything, Blommer’s commitment to impeccable quality and customer satisfaction seems to make it a perfect match for Costco’s Kirkland brand. Of course, being a rich, decadent chocolate doesn’t hurt its cause, either.

Kirkland Signature Jelly Beans (Jelly Belly)

Determining the name brand behind certain generic Costco products was far simpler than others. And like Kirkland Signature’s 2.5-pound, whole bean coffee (by Starbucks) or Kirkland Signature Ocean Spray cranberry juice, Kirkland Signature Jelly Belly Gourmet jelly beans did the research for us. After all, as evidenced by the name — and the enormous logo on the front label — the variety jar of Kirkland-brand jelly beans is manufactured by Jelly Belly.

Now, we do have to wonder whether there’s ever a need to purchase or eat jelly beans outside of the brief Easter Time window each spring. Frankly, even during that different-each-year holiday season, it’s tough to justify spending our hard-earned pay on what we’ve generally found to be a lackluster candy.

Still, if there’s one food group that calls for the premium, name brand option in almost every situation, it’s candy. So if you’re determined to obtain a jar of Jelly Belly jelly beans (or, if you prefer, candy beans) but want to pay generic-level prices, take a trip to Costco.

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Kirkland Signature Farm-Raised Frozen Shrimp (Kader Exports)

It can be tricky purchasing generic meat, particularly depending on the store. Of course, while some chains have a plethora of skippable generic items — for instance, you shouldn’t buy Great Value frozen shrimp from Walmart — Costco doesn’t offer many subpar products in any capacity. Now, that comes as no surprise, of course, just as it can’t be shocking to learn we’ve often enjoyed Kirkland Signature’s farm-raised frozen shrimp. But that may be, in part, because Costco‘s generic farm-raised frozen shrimp is produced by Kader Exports (via FDA).

Actually, considering the verifying source for this name-brand-masquerading-behind-Kirkland product is an FDA recall notice from August 2020, perhaps we should be a bit more cautious the next time we purchase a bag of generic frozen shrimp from Costco. Then again, while a salmonella risk is unquestionably cause for alarm, it’s a fairly standard food-based concern — and it doesn’t appear like anyone became ill (mildly or otherwise) as a result of the potentially-contaminated products.

On second thought, then, we feel fairly at ease about the general safety of Kirkland’s farm-raised, frozen shrimp products. And perhaps you should, too.

Kirkland Signature Foodservice Foil (Reynolds)

Sometimes, we’re wholly uninterested in purchasing the name brand version of a product — mainly, those items where the differences between brands tend to be negligible, and the rationale for paying a premium is entirely moot. Take foodservice (or aluminum) foil. In our experience, no kitchen item better encapsulates the idea of all-brands-are-equal like foodservice foil. So if there’s an avenue to obtain the so-called superior (at least in name) version of a product, we’re immensely appreciative — as in the case of Kirkland Signature Reynolds Foodservice Foil, which is made by (you guessed it!) Reynolds Brands.

Now, this isn’t the first Kirkland brand product that clearly spells out its name brand progenitor, of course (nor will it be the last). In that sense, you may already be aware — and take advantage — of the generic Kirkland price for this Reynolds-made product.

But if you’ve been paying an extra couple bucks to get yourself Reynolds Brands foil through the years, do yourself a favor. Reach for the Kirkland Signature Reynolds foodservice foil — your wallet will thank you for the switch.

Kirkland Signature Imported French Brie (Isigny Sainte Mere)

In some ways, we’d have to imagine a non-U.S.-based company has more incentive to partner with Costco (and slyly produce a Kirkland-brand product) than a domestic one might. After all, the logistical challenges of exporting foods into the U.S. are daunting enough on their own. Any opportunity to ease the transition into American markets, then, may be welcomed with open arms. In that vein, it’s no surprise the France-based Isigny Sainte Mere produces Kirkland Signature Imported French Brie for Costco.

With more than 120 million members worldwide (via Costco), there’s no shortage of potential new (and recurring) customers for Isigny Sainte Mere to obtain through its Kirkland Signature production. Additionally, the fact the French dairy cooperative doesn’t have to compromise on any brand credit when its brie is sold under the Kirkland name only further illustrates the appeal. The company’s logo is square in the middle of every circular package, after all.

As for consumers, you never know when you’ll be able to indulge in the unparalleled creaminess of brie cheese — let alone an authentically imported variety. So we can’t deny it’s nice having Kirkland’s imported brie as a standard, affordable option to turn to.

Kirkland Signature Cranberry Juice (Ocean Spray)

Not unlike our initial confusion surrounding Starbucks’ decision to partner with Costco (and produce some of its Kirkland Signature coffee products), it wasn’t quite clear why Ocean Spray would want to supply the wholesale store’s line of generic cranberry juice. But in all honesty, one look at the Kirkland Signature Ocean Spray cranberry juice label seems to tell the entire story.

After all, while the Kirkland Signature logo is plainly visible on the bottle along the top edge, by and large, the overall design of Costco’s generic brand is eerily reminiscent of a regular old bottle of Ocean Spray. Actually, upon further inspection, the perceived similarities may just demonstrate that any professionally staged collection of cranberries looks the same to a non-critical eye.

Either way, it doesn’t really matter whether the Kirkland-brand cranberry juice design is too similar to the original name brand. Because if Ocean Spray, Costco, and its consumers are happy, then who are we to make a fuss?

Kirkland Signature Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc (Ti Point Vineyard)

Who actually makes Kirkland wine is a question many consumers have found themselves asking through the years. Of course, while some speculation is bound to lead nowhere, other hunches are right on point. This includes the presumptive origin of Kirkland Signature Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, which, according to Reverse Wine Snob, is produced by the New Zealand-based Ti Point.

Now, if you remain unconvinced about the vineyard of origin for the generic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc from Costco, consider the eye test. In other words, take a long look at the logo on the Kirkland Signature bottle of the white wine, then compare it to the logo on Ti Point’s own Sauvignon Blanc, as seen on Wine-Searcher.

Does the plus-sign-and-oval illustration being replicated on both bottles definitively prove Ti Point produces Kirkland’s similar white wine? Maybe not. But we see no reason to dismiss the notion — and, frankly, wholeheartedly accept that the name brand vineyard is behind Costco’s popular Kirkland product.

Kirkland Signature Three Berry Blend (Townsend Farms)

Uncovering the name brands hiding behind some of Costco’s popular Kirkland products was more revealing than we’d initially expected. For one thing, while numerous Kirkland Signature items proudly wear the successful company producing it on its (sleeve) label, others only revealed themselves through less-than-ideal circumstances. This includes Townsend Farms, the company responsible for supplying the fruit for Kirkland Signature Three Berry blend — a fact only confirmed after a recall was issued by the FDA in 2019.

Now, while any FDA recall gives us pause, we were particularly shaken to see the 2019 Townsend Farms recall was due to a possible Hepatitis A contamination. Frankly, this makes it tough to be particularly enthused about purchasing a generic bag of berries from Costco — even several years later.

Everyone deserves a second chance, of course. But the disturbing nature of the Townsend Farms’ 2019 FDA recall haunts us. So while we never considered ditching Costco entirely, we can’t say we’ll reach for a bag of Kirkland (or Townsend Farms) three berry blend any time soon.

Kirkland Signature Batteries (Duracell)

Before we go any further: no, batteries are not a food, and batteries aren’t the first item to spring to mind when kitchen-based needs are discussed. But it’s not as though batteries are useless in a culinary context — and, quite frankly, are often found in kitchen junk drawers across the U.S. Of course, while Kirkland Signature batteries don’t come right out and say they’re manufactured by Duracell, Costco‘s CEO Craig Jelinek did, telling WSB-TV as much in 2016.

While Jelinek was somewhat forthcoming with the fact Duracell makes Kirkland batteries, he was also quick to note Costco didn’t advertise (the batteries), it’s just a brand. This allows the chain to control its overhead costs battery-wise, keeping the price low while concurrently increasing the profitability of each package of batteries.

Frankly, it always helps to have batteries on hand at one’s house. After all, you never know when you’ll lose power — which, thanks to climate change, may happen more frequently in coming years (via The Boston Globe). But with Kirkland Signature batteries, you can ensure you’ll have plenty of high-quality, long-lasting batteries if the need arises, and never end up crawling in the dark.

Who Makes Kirkland Batteries? (Auto, Car, Interstate, Alkaline for Costco!)

Have you ever wondered who makes Kirkland Costco Auto, Car, Interstate, or Alkaline batteries? Costco is well known for selling cheap items in bulk. One item that always seems to catch people’s eyes is their Kirkland batteries. They are among the cheapest batteries in the US. So, who makes Kirkland batteries? Kirkland Alkaline batteries are produced by Duracell while the Kirkland hearing aid batteries are made by Ray-O-Vac and Kirkland car batteries being made by Johnson Controls. All of your questions are going to be answered right here.

Who makes Kirkland batteries?

This is going to be dependent on the batteries that you are looking at. However, you may be surprised to know which companies are producing many of these batteries. In some cases, you get high-quality batteries, even if you do buy something that looks like a budget brand.

Standard batteries

Basically, these are the batteries that you would use in your day-to-day life i.e. the batteries that go in your remote control, children’s games, etc.

At the moment, all evidence points toward these batteries being produced by Duracell. Yep. These batteries come from the exact same factory that some of the more expensive batteries on the market come from.

Do bear in mind that you won’t find this actually listed on the Kirkland battery packaging. You should also bear in mind that the battery producer could change at any moment.

So, if Costco believes that they are no longer getting a good deal buying the Duracell batteries in, then they may change who their supplier is. However, we doubt that this is something that is going to be happening any time soon.

They have been working with Duracell for an incredibly long time.

We will talk more about the quality of these batteries in a short while. Before we do that, we have two more battery types to talk to you about.

Hearing aid batteries

It seems as if the hearing aid batteries provider for Kirkland batteries does change every so often.

At the moment, everything seems to point toward their batteries being made by Ray-O-Vac. Although, some people have noted that this name does not appear on all of the product packagings.

This means that Costco could be using multiple suppliers for their hearing aid batteries.

If you really want to know who is manufacturing your hearing aid batteries, then it should say it on the back of the Kirkland packaging.

Kirkland car batteries

This includes all car batteries, boat batteries, etc. Basically, those bigger batteries that you use to power your vehicles.

There does seem to be a little bit of confusion about who makes Kirkland car batteries. This is because, for a short while, Costco seemed to discontinue its range of car batteries.

Although, they do now seem to have made a comeback in many stores throughout the United States.

At the moment, everything seems to point toward Kirkland car batteries being made by Johnson Controls.

You may also see their batteries branded as Optima Batteries. They are exactly the same battery, just sold under the Kirkland Batteries brand name.

Costco Interstate Batteries

Interstate batteries are a product of Costco Wholesale and manufactured by Johnson Controls.

Are Kirkland batteries good?

Yes, Kirkland batteries are good.

Let’s start with the alkaline batteries. There is a small chance that these batteries are made from Duracell batteries that Duracell didn’t really think would be good enough for their main range of batteries i.e. the ‘rejects’.

Although, we doubt that this is the case.

We doubt that Duracell has really shaken up its manufacturing process to produce Kirkland batteries. We reckon that they are going to be exactly the same as the Duracell batteries.

Since Duracell batteries are known for their longevity, then you can be sure that you are getting a high-quality battery here.

Even if it is doesn’t last as long as a Duracell battery, it is still going to be a whole lot cheaper to pick up Kirkland batteries. They offer a bigger bang for your buck.

Because there is a chance that their hearing aid batteries are produced by different companies, there doesn’t really seem to be a consensus on how decent their batteries are. However, as Kirkland is the only hearing aid battery sold by Costco, they are unlikely to be bad.

Costco’s reputation is on the line here. So, we are sure that hearing aid users will be able to get a lot of life out of Kirkland hearing aid batteries.

Their automotive batteries are said to offer the best bang for your buck in the business. If you want an automotive battery that beats the competition, then you need to look into Kirkland automotive batteries.


Kirkland batteries from Costco are produced by some of the biggest names in the battery manufacturing business.

This means that you can score yourself some top-of-the-line batteries for a price that isn’t all that high at all.

Always try to pick up Kirkland batteries. You will be surprised at just how good they are.

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