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Leftover Costco chicken salad

steakman55 Nov 23, 2008 04:54 PM

Just tried it this weekend, due to the many posts about how good it is, and everyone is right. But such a big tub of it! Have had sandwiches several times this weekend and it is only half gone. Is there any way to keep it longer?

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    smr33 Nov 23, 2008 05:03 PM

    That is exactly why we've never purchased it, although we have had the individual sandwiches and enjoyed them. Too much for our small family, although we love chicken salad!

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    1. re: smr33
      Janet Nov 23, 2008 10:50 PM

      Our Costco has a small size, it is like 3 large ice cream scoops on a platter. About the right amount for 4 or 5 sandwiches.

      1. re: Janet
        steinre1 Nov 24, 2008 05:27 PM

        Yes, we always get the smaller size as well. Comes with some grape tomatoes and some lettuce. Still have trouble finishing it...One of my favorite finds at Costco!

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          Bob W Nov 25, 2008 06:07 AM

          I'lll third that. Each scoop is the perfect size for a nice meal (as opposed to taking a spatula and eating half of the bigger tub while standing over the kitchen counter, bachelor style).

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      treb Nov 25, 2008 05:17 AM

      It freezes well.

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        steakman55 Nov 25, 2008 02:00 PM

        Taste and texture don't suffer??

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          ipsedixit Nov 25, 2008 02:25 PM

          Oh, please, don't freeze. The mayo separates.

          1. re: ipsedixit
            steakman55 Nov 25, 2008 02:44 PM

            Yeah, that's what my wife says. We are having it again tonight....need to make room in the fridge for Thanksgiving stuff. next time we'll try the scoops instead of the tub. Why didn't I think of that???

            1. re: steakman55
              Cathy Nov 25, 2008 03:39 PM

              The scoops are made in house with leftover rotissiere chicken. The tub is made by an outside vendor.

              They are different versions of chicken salad.

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                steinre1 Nov 26, 2008 12:25 PM

                are you sure about that? it looks identical and is in the prepared foods section with all the rest. are you sure you aren't talking about another product all together? My Costco also sells a tub of some brand of honey walnut chicken salad made by an outside vendor - stay away, its awful

                1. re: steinre1
                  Cathy Nov 26, 2008 12:36 PM

                  OP said tub. The rotissiere one is sold in scoops on a platter with the other in store made stuff.

                  The chicken salad in a tub at 'my' Costco had grapes and walnuts in it and tasted OK as a sample, but I knew I could not eat it all so never bought the tub.

                  1. re: Cathy
                    steinre1 Nov 26, 2008 09:48 PM

                    I think you are getting a little confused. The in house chicken salad (made fresh with rotisserie chicken) comes in two forms, the platter with the three scoops and a big tub that is usually located in the same refrigerated section. Costco ALSO sells the chicken salad you described in a tub located near the cheeses usually. I think it is labled "Cape Cod" and it has honey and walnuts in it. It is so sweet, I had to throw it out.

                    1. re: steinre1
                      Cathy Nov 26, 2008 10:12 PM

                      Oh. Never saw a big tub of rotisserie chicken salad at my Costco. OK.

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