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Uncooked Flour Tortillas at Costco

soypower Jan 18, 2009 06:35 PM

I just picked up a package of uncooked flour tortillas at Costco and they are great!! So much better than pre-cooked ones you get at the grocery store, and so much easier than making them yourself...Also, ingredients are flour, water, salt and canola oil. I'm so happy to have found these and just wolfed down 4 of them when I got home...Anyone else tried these?

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  1. c oliver RE: soypower Jan 18, 2009 06:46 PM

    Oh, lordy, yes. We love them too. Just two of us so we freeze one pack but the other will last three weeks in the fridge. We've had them for every meal. Yummy with scrambled eggs in them for breakfast.

    1. monku RE: soypower Jan 18, 2009 06:59 PM

      I'd better look into them myself. Last week at a Costco in Los Angeles I saw an Asian guy with several cases of them on a cart. I should have asked him if he had a restaurant or what he was using them for.

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        soypower RE: monku Jan 18, 2009 07:08 PM

        I wonder if he was using them for Peking duck or mooshu pork? Hmm...That's giving me some ideas...

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          c oliver RE: soypower Jan 18, 2009 07:15 PM

          If you're going in that direction, check out their crepes.

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            Sarah RE: soypower Jan 18, 2009 07:19 PM

            Maybe he owns/works for a taqueria...

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              monku RE: soypower Jan 18, 2009 07:30 PM

              Come to think of it today was the annual Doo Dah Parade in Pasadena, CA (an annual parade that mocks the prim and proper New Years Day Rose Parade) and one of the customs was to throw tortillas at the participants and floats. However tortilla throwing was banned a few years ago, so who knows what the Asian guy was going to do with all those uncooked tortillas. But, I'm definitely going to get some.
              I've been to Chinese American restaurants where they try and pass off flour tortillas for mooshu pork pancakes, however they are made from basically flour and water.

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                gordeaux RE: soypower Jan 19, 2009 06:59 PM

                Nothing tix me off more than ordering those two things in a place, and getting tortillas instead of the real deal.

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                  soypower RE: gordeaux Jan 20, 2009 12:24 AM

                  I know exactly how you feel. I don't want Mission Fajita/Burrito/Taco wraps anywhere near the restaurant where I'm having Peking Duck or Moo shu whatever. But I have to say, these uncooked ones are so good, I might be willing to sub them out...

            2. hannaone RE: soypower Jan 18, 2009 07:21 PM

              They are good, the only problem with my local Costco is that it's hit and miss as to whether they're in stock.
              Use em for all kinds of things -
              wrap leftover dak bulgogi (Korean marinated grilled chicken)
              Korean spicy pork wraps
              sliced ham, lettuce, tomato, cucumber spears
              fusion quesadillas
              chunk crab or lobster, avocado, shredded loose leaf lettuce, pickled daikon

              Sheesh, now I have go see if there are any in tomorrow.

              1. monku RE: soypower Jan 19, 2009 07:42 PM

                Not exactly inexpensive are they? $5.95 for 36 tortillas.

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                  c oliver RE: monku Jan 19, 2009 07:48 PM

                  Well, I get 44 to a package but, nonetheless, 13-15 cents each doesn't seem like much to me. Does it to you?

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                    monku RE: c oliver Jan 19, 2009 08:30 PM

                    I looked at the package and it said 36 tortillas. When I think about how many I get in the package of fresh ready to eat kind at the Mexican markets in Los Angeles, then yes there seems to be some price disparity. But, I'll give them a try.

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                    soypower RE: monku Jan 20, 2009 12:40 AM

                    I got the 44 pack for $7.25...More expensive than the pre-cooked ones, but a bargain since I usually never use the whole pack of pre-cooked ones. Half is in the freezer for later and I'm almost done with the current half...

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                    bostonhound RE: soypower Jan 21, 2009 01:44 AM

                    Two questions:
                    What is the name on the package? Where in the store are they located?

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                      monku RE: bostonhound Jan 21, 2009 02:22 AM

                      At the Costco I go to they're in the open refrigerated cases where they have the prepared foods and cheeses.

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                        jules127 RE: monku Jan 30, 2009 06:11 AM

                        Has anyone found them in the Boston area? I haven't been able to find good tortillas, and I want to hunt these down!!

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                          bostonhound RE: jules127 Jan 31, 2009 09:34 AM

                          Was at the Dedham Costo today and asked at the service desk. They looked on the computer and told me they do not carry any tortillas. Guess we can stop looking.

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                        Cathy RE: bostonhound Jan 21, 2009 04:48 AM

                        Made by Tortillaland- a San Diego company. Breads, meats and cheeses tend to be locally supplied to Costco. This probably is why there is a count disparity. 44 per package out here.

                        Located in the open refrigerators next to the guacamole and shredded cheese out here.

                        They have been being sold in San Diego Costco for more than 5 years.

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                          bostonhound RE: Cathy Jan 21, 2009 09:52 AM

                          Thanks! I keep an eye out for them.

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                            monku RE: Cathy Jan 21, 2009 02:26 PM

                            I'm in Los Angeles.....36/package. They were in an end cap refrigerator all by themselves....near the guacamole and other dips.

                        2. KaimukiMan RE: soypower Jan 30, 2009 11:39 AM

                          i'm assuming you cook these before you eat them?

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                            c oliver RE: KaimukiMan Jan 30, 2009 01:34 PM

                            Yep. You heat your skillet over medium and once heated, add a tortilla. I've not timed it but it will take a couple minutes probably. You'll get some puffiness and once you have a few light brown spots on the bottom, flip it over. It will REALLY puff up then - almost like a sopapilla :) I poke those with my tongs. That's all there is to it. I've done two at a time in two skillets but more often did one, put in warming oven and did another. It held fine.

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                              KaimukiMan RE: c oliver Jan 12, 2013 03:55 AM

                              Reviving an old thread, saw them for the first time (4 years later) in the Honolulu Costco. I've still got a couple dozen other tortillas to go thru, but I'll be trying them too. They had tamales by the same company (tortilla land) are they any good? Love tamales if they are good, but hard to find here. (and its a twin pack of 22 each here for a little over 7 dollars, which makes them cheap by Honolulu standards)

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