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What do you recommend at Costco?


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#151 llc45

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Posted 20 November 2010 - 11:07 AM

i saw the stock, but i didn't like that it was in big containers....


Ha - I go through a whole case every 1-2 weeks. I especially like that I can use a little and then seal it up and put it in the fridge till I need more.

#152 Fat Guy

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 01:07 PM

Just noticed that Costco, at least in the Northeast US, is now selling cheeses aged and packaged by Artisanal. We tried the Tomme Fermier D'Alsace today and it was terrific -- one of the best pieces of cheese I've had in recent memory.

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#153 Toliver

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 10:40 AM

After buying boxes and boxes of Reynolds Aluminum Foil in regular grocery stores, I switched to the Costco FoodService box of aluminum foil. It was huge and expensive when compared to the normal boxes of foil you buy in the regular grocery stores. The first foodservice box of foil I bought at Costco lasted me quite a while. So when I bought my second foodservice box of foil, I decided to date the box so I would know how long the box lasted me.
Now I am a moderate home cook, cooking for one. By moderate I mean I do eat out a day or two during the week but do most of my own cooking for the rest of my meals. I'd use the aluminum foil for lining baking sheets, wrapping leftovers, etc, just general use.
This weekend I used the last of this second box of foil and saw that I had dated the box "9/21/08". This Costco Foodservice box of aluminum foil lasted me just over four years and one month. :shock:
Now if only Costco sold the Reynolds Release (nonstick) aluminum foil in a simlarly sized foodservice box, I'd be a happy camper...er, I mean "cook"! :wink:

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#154 jmolinari

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 10:57 AM

I used to also get the plastic wrap in food service size...until i realzied that the one they sell is not PVC-free..which i understand is a bad thing for microwaving food and for wrapping high fat items...both of which i do extensively.

#155 gfweb

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:01 AM

Meats. Tenderloin, NY strip, pork chops.

#156 GlowingGhoul

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 03:24 PM

Shopping at CostCo for a few years helps develop the skills needed to manage bulk purchases.

Once you've got that down, you can move up to the big leagues of bulk shopping....Restaurant Depot!

#157 MollyB

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:41 AM

I used to be able to get the Kirkland brand 4-cheese ravioli, which were great--and that my 18-mo. old would reliably eat. (He won't touch any of the other frozen ravioli I've tried.) I can't find them anymore at the Costco stores in my area (Reno, NV). The only ravioli I can find now are the spinach and mozzarella. Are they still available anywhere, or are they gone for good?

#158 Toliver

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:13 AM

I used to be able to get the Kirkland brand 4-cheese ravioli, which were great--and that my 18-mo. old would reliably eat. (He won't touch any of the other frozen ravioli I've tried.) I can't find them anymore at the Costco stores in my area (Reno, NV). The only ravioli I can find now are the spinach and mozzarella. Are they still available anywhere, or are they gone for good?

I've seen ravioli at my local Costco but haven't noticed whether it was the 4-cheese variety. Will look next time I go.
On the way out of your Costco, you should see a suggestion box. Stop and drop in your suggestion to keep the 4-cheese ravioli in stock (the suggestion box area should have pieces of paper there to write on. You usually are asked to include your membership number on the slip).

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#159 Paul Bacino

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:28 AM

I like the Tiger Prawns, the new vintage if Tuscan Olive oil is in, and if you watch the meat.. you can find prime beef cuts labeled choice
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Posted 04 January 2015 - 05:38 PM

Jo, are you  near a Costco? They have great meats at a fair price. Their 'choice' is better than most 'prime' (at least around here) and they have that too.

 

Costco is also a leader in meat safety with more stringent requirements than FDA or any state (from what I've read).

 

I make a run to Costco every month or two and lay-in a supply of NY Strip and others...vacuum pack and freeze 'em, and t hen thaw as needed.

 

We have a butcher or two in the area but both are thieves and the meat is no better than Costo's



#161 JoNorvelleWalker

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Posted 04 January 2015 - 07:48 PM

Jo, are you  near a Costco? They have great meats at a fair price. Their 'choice' is better than most 'prime' (at least around here) and they have that too.

 

Costco is also a leader in meat safety with more stringent requirements than FDA or any state (from what I've read).

 

I make a run to Costco every month or two and lay-in a supply of NY Strip and others...vacuum pack and freeze 'em, and t hen thaw as needed.

 

We have a butcher or two in the area but both are thieves and the meat is no better than Costo's

 

There's a Costco about twenty miles away, but I don't have a vehicle so that is not much of an option.



#162 quiet1

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 12:35 AM

Jo, are you  near a Costco? They have great meats at a fair price. Their 'choice' is better than most 'prime' (at least around here) and they have that too.
 
Costco is also a leader in meat safety with more stringent requirements than FDA or any state (from what I've read).
 
I make a run to Costco every month or two and lay-in a supply of NY Strip and others...vacuum pack and freeze 'em, and t hen thaw as needed.
 
We have a butcher or two in the area but both are thieves and the meat is no better than Costo's


I have to concur - exact cuts available seems to vary slightly, but all of the beef I've gotten at Costco has been really quite good. I picked up a tenderloin for Wellington for Christmas dinner and even though it ended up overcooked a little (first time doing Wellington) it was delicious, and provided you are willing to do a bit of butchery yourself and can afford the initial expense, I suspect the cost would compare quite favorably to filet mignon steaks purchased from your standard assortment of high end supermarket type places, which is mostly what folks have access to.