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Sep 24, 2009 09:12 AM

Fra' Mani Polenta at Costco!?

Not sure if you've had a chance to taste it or not but I heard that the Costco's on the East Coast will be carrying Fra' Mani's new Organic Polenta.

I hear it's gonna be in the North East from Mass. south to Virginia. If anyone has tasted this, please post your comments. I'm waiting for it to come out on the West Coast being that Fra' Mani is from Berkeley!

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  1. I also noticed they had big bags of Quinoa this weekend.

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    1. re: cassoulady

      2 pallets of Bob's Red Mill Quinoa at my Costco in Prescott AZ - can't imagine anybody here in cowboy country is gonna buy it!

    2. I wonder if they will carry the meat too?

      1. There was an article in the SFChron about this on Saturday. Bertolli will be distributing four dishes through costco: " The four dishes - organic polenta, penne Bolognese, beef braised in Zinfandel with vegetables, and turkey meat loaf - are unfrozen, with no preservatives or hormone additives. The meals serve five, and none sells for more than $14"

        They didn't say when or which Costcos, alas...

        Interesting times we live in!

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        1. re: The Dairy Queen

          Fra' Mani & Costco lovers - Here's a list of the stores that I found out may/will be carrying the Polenta...

          Brookfield CT; Milford CT; Waterbury CT; Lower Norwalk CT; Enfield CT;

          Danvers MA; West Springfield MA; Waltham MA; Dedham MA; Everett MA;

          Glen Burnie MD; White Marsh MD; Gaithersburg MD; Beltsville MD; Arundel Mills MD; Frederick MD; Columbia MD;

          New Jersey:
          Wayne NJ; Hazlet NJ; Hackensack NJ; East Hanover NJ; Clifton NJ; Wharton NJ; Bridgewater NJ; Edison NJ; Ocean Township NJ; Brick NJ; Mount Laurel NJ;

          New York:
          Nesconset NY; Westbury NY; Holbrook NY; Melville NY; Commack NY; New Rochelle NY; Queens NY; Staten Island NY; Yonkers NY; Port Chester NY;

          King of Prussia PA; Montgomeryville PA; Lancaster PA; Cranberry PA; Robinson PA; W. Homestead PA;

          Norfolk VA; Fairfax VA; West Henrico VA; Chesterfield VA; Sterling VA; Manassas VA; Newington VA; Pentagon City VA; Harrisonburg VA; Winchester VA; Chantilly VA; Leesburg VA; Fredericksburg VA

        2. I went to the South San Francisco Costco location this weekend and they were giving out samples of the Fra' Mani Polenta. Tasted ok though I don't think it was warm enough. Had it been warmer, I think it would have tasted better. Seasoning was ok, but better than any other packaged polenta I've tried. I also spotted the Fra' Mani turkey meatloaf and italian sausages - neither were available for free samples. We had the turkey meatloaf for dinner last night - delicious! The sauce is the best part.

          1. I've been waiting also. The Costco in Foster City had it for a short time. I loved it. I 'm trying to find some more. It is so good with sautéed mushrooms and gorgonzola cheese.