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Costco/Carnegie Pastrami-Going Downhill?

KaimukiMan Dec 12, 2007 05:43 PM

It has been several months since I last bought some, and I was really looking forward to it. I was really disappointed. While the meat was still nice and lean (I know, many prefer fattier), and had a good color and texture, it just didn't have much flavor. Is it just me? Was I expecting too much, or has the quality gone downhill since they first brought this product out. Maybe I just got a not so great batch.

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    gltsoi Dec 17, 2007 12:44 PM

    nope, not you. The package advertises a "new leaner pastrami" and that is all the difference.

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      malibumike Dec 14, 2007 07:16 AM

      No it's not just you, I've had better pastrami from Smart and Final.

      1. jfood Dec 13, 2007 02:19 PM

        Jfood feels your pain. had the same thing happen a few weeks ago

        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/462693

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        1. re: jfood
          KaimukiMan Dec 13, 2007 02:35 PM

          Interesting... i did a search of "costco pastrami" your posting didn't come up...oh well. Mine was not a sandwich from the fast food counter, we only have hot dogs and pizza here (ok ,and churros and coffee things). This was the one in the package in the deli section. Good Pastrami almost can't be found on Oahu so this was a real let down.

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            fourunder Dec 13, 2007 02:50 PM

            If Jfood can get around the appearance of the stores and or the neighborhoods.......Cooper's Liquor & Deli in Newark make excellent Pastrami Sandwiches. There are two locations....Orange Ave @ Grove and West Market & Orange Street.

            The Pastrami, Corned beef and Brisket is steamed all day long like at Katz's.........all the provisions are from Best's Quality Provisions. You'll find some references to the sandwiches on Google or Yahoo.

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