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Old 11-17-2010, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Powell, WY
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If you shop at Costco, what are some of your favorite food items to get? We shop often, and LOVE the chicken salad. I also like their variety of salamis.

What do you get when you go to Costco?
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Old 11-17-2010, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Oh my gosh, what DON'T we get at Costco???

Ready for the list of things that we pretty much always get? Here goes:

The 2-lb package of frozen (uncooked) shrimp. We usually get two packages.

A couple of bags of the almond/cashew treat that we call "crack."

Chicken alfredo. YUM!

A whole salmon filet.

At least two dungeness crabs. Last time we got FOUR. They're all in the garage freezer now.

Frozen berries.

Bananas.

Honeycrisp apples, when in season.

Tzaziki.

Sausages. Always a different kind.

Cheese. Either smoked gouda or Dubliner or Cabot's Extra Sharp Cheddar.

Last time we found the HUGE tins of San Marzano tomatoes. We got two.

Tortellini (frozen).

Veggie burgers.

Dog treats (chicken jerky). Three bags. (It's 1/3 of the price there!)

I don't remember what else but I'm hungry now. I do remember, though, that the last trip cost us $424.xx. We go pretty much once per month. For a bargain store, it's an expensive trip for us.
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Old 11-17-2010, 01:32 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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I've been a member for 3 months and just recently started looking at the food items more.
At first, it was because the dog kibble was better quality for a better price and for non perishable items.
I will continue to stick with non perishable items as its just two of us in the household and a doggie but the ones I have really liked is the Vita Rain and the Mashed Potatoes. The mash was heaven, unlike any boxed mash I have ever tried!
D, I always seem to follow you around here, lol.
PS.: Anyone know if there are awesome frozen french fries at Costco? I've got turkey burgers in the freezer for quick meals and like to make them with a side of fries.
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Old 11-17-2010, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Wildside of Oahu
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Our Costco just started carrying sweet potato fries. They're delish! I usually buy all my dairy, eggs, drinks there. I also like the 3 pack of Boursin cheeses, salami & provolone trays. Actually, too many things to list!
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Old 11-17-2010, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I will continue to stick with non perishable items as its just two of us in the household and a doggie

D, I always seem to follow you around here, lol.
We follow each other because we both like good company.

We're also two and a dog, but we don't love going to Costco so... we bought a freezer for the garage. That way we can get MORE of those non-perishables at one shot.

Tonight we're having some sort of veggie "meat"ball that we just found there last time. Hopefully they'll be good.
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Old 11-17-2010, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Our Costco just started carrying sweet potato fries. They're delish! I usually buy all my dairy, eggs, drinks there. I also like the 3 pack of Boursin cheeses, salami & provolone trays. Actually, too many things to list!
I have something FABULOUS for you to try with the pepper-flavored Boursin!

Here ya go:

Pasta shells, baby bella mushrooms, and Boursin sauce
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Old 11-17-2010, 01:59 PM
 
Location: East Valley, AZ
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Hey, I'm following you two, too!

I JUST got a Costco card, as in less than a week ago. It still hasn't come in the mail yet!

I used to have a card, and already know what I'm getting:

A big bag of the cut brocolli--I can't freakin' wait!
Boneless/skinless chicken breasts, individually bagged and frozen
Produce, produce, and more produce!
A little (well, as little as Costco carries!) bag of the grain-free dog food. TB has a huge bag left of TOTW, but I want to try this new stuff.
Some seafood.

I love all your ideas! I might steal some!

I also love their chicken salad. I dream about it, but alas, I'm not "allowing" myself to get a 50 pound tub of it
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Old 11-17-2010, 02:20 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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We're also two and a dog, but we don't love going to Costco so... we bought a freezer for the garage. That way we can get MORE of those non-perishables at one shot.

Tonight we're having some sort of veggie "meat"ball that we just found there last time. Hopefully they'll be good.
Let me kow how the veggie meat ball turns out.
We're thinking of getting a freezer to place in the garage for Costco frozens too; there is even a little nook in the garage that's perfect for it. Will figure it out as other things need attention: paying for an accounting class in January, getting gutters for the house, etc.

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Hey, I'm following you two, too!

I JUST got a Costco card, as in less than a week ago. It still hasn't come in the mail yet!

I used to have a card, and already know what I'm getting:

Boneless/skinless chicken breasts, individually bagged and frozen

A little (well, as little as Costco carries!) bag of the grain-free dog food. TB has a huge bag left of TOTW, but I want to try this new stuff.
Some seafood.
Yes, I'm following you two too too!
Let me know about the chicken; sometimes the chicken from the local grocery dynasty here (ahem, HEB ) tasted kinda funny, as in too processed perhaps. I'm definitely looking for an alternative!
I got the Nature's Domain dog food and Edison likes it a lot. It's at 35 lbs for $27 or so.
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Old 11-17-2010, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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Kerigold butter to use for baking cookies for the holidays - it is fabulous. They have freshly maked multi-grain artisan bread that is sold in packages of two in the bakery section - I serve it at dinner parties and special occasions - put the uncut loaves right on the oven rack at 375 for 10 minutes - Heavenly.

Their prepared foods are incredibly caloric and full of fat but tasty and good in a pinch once in a while. Their walnuts, pecans, Viet Namese cinnamon and vanilla extract are very good quality. Fresh Haricot verts (French green beans) in the produce room are one of my favorites along with their berries and multi-pack of colorful bell peppers. I like their huge bag of frozen broccoli that has multiple individual bags of broccoli that serve 3 (well for us anyway).

Parmesan Reggiano (I buy a $25 block once a year - so good on so many things) and their big log of fresh goat cheese, hummus. I like Whole Foods for specialty cheeses (parties, etc.) but Costco has good cheeses too.

I think their meats and fish are very good....I was eyeing the beef tenderloins today when I was there (I bought a huge 6 1/2 lb. pork loin roast for a party)...I will have to put extra pennies in the piggy for Christmas tenderloin this year - most were around $70 - $75.
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Old 11-17-2010, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Powell, WY
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The Kirkland brand is excellent! We just bought their diet green tea and it's really good. We buy so much produce there...they have the BEST grapes.
Some of our staples:

Frozen stir fry
Frozen shrimp
Grapes
Apples
Pineapple
Bagels
Sugar Snap Peas
Chicken breasts
Kirkland brand of bread-3.99 for 2 loaves!
Frozen blueberries
Frozen berries
bananas
Cheese
Sausage
Salami
Turkey

The value is incredible, and for us, the quality exceeds our supermarkets in our parts. A family of 5, soon to be 6 MUST have a wholesale club membership!
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