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Costco ciabatta rolls - are they gone?

tcamp Aug 20, 2011 10:29 AM

We use those for toast, for sandwiches, a house staple. Costco shopper in the family came home and told me they'd been replaced with....another type of totally inferior "torta sandwich roll." Much thinner than the ciabatta rolls and a completely different, much softer, texture.

Can this be true?

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    acgold7 RE: tcamp Aug 20, 2011 07:09 PM

    Same thing at our Costco. We like the Torta rolls better for sandwiches but the ciabattas were indeed great and we miss them. But you never know -- they could come back.

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      Rella RE: acgold7 Aug 28, 2011 11:21 AM

      They were demonstrating Torta rolls and I tasted and bought. They are not bad, but IMO they are so sweet, too sweet for me to use as anything except as a 'sweet roll.' They might be good for me using for French Toast, but I'll not be buying them again if they do have their usual La Brea ciabatta. I usually make my own bread, but when I'm too busy, their ciabatta always works for me.

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      fourunder RE: tcamp Aug 21, 2011 08:21 AM

      I know people who have had products developed and sold in Costco stores...both have told me the same things with regard to negotiated pricing and discontinuing an item. If they can get a similar item for a few pennies less from another source, they will drop you.....and if the product doesn't sell out, they discontinue it.......with a packaged item, if it sits on the shelf for 30 days, it's off the floor.

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        damieniscute RE: fourunder Aug 22, 2011 09:42 PM

        You're absolutely correct. If it doesn't move off the shelves fast enough, it's gone. This applies to virtually 100% of Costco's products. I have those rolls at the Costco I work at, but each store varies their products to some degree based on what sells and what doesn't.

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        cstr RE: tcamp Aug 22, 2011 06:53 AM

        Costco in So CA has them.

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          pine time RE: cstr Aug 25, 2011 01:15 PM

          Whew, so relieved. Going there tomorrow, and thier ciabbata works perfectly with my chicken meatball recipe. Maybe I'd better stock up.

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            susans RE: cstr Aug 30, 2011 10:06 PM

            Not in Signal Hill. I was there last Thursday.

          2. justanotherpenguin RE: tcamp Sep 4, 2011 05:03 PM

            We just started getting them at the Lake Elsinore store - delicious!

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              Rella RE: justanotherpenguin Sep 26, 2011 12:23 PM

              Refer to my above posting, if you wish.
              At Manassas, VA, I was told Saturday that they are no longer available. A person from the bakery said that people LOVED them; and the ciabatta has no date for returning, but that didn't rule out a possibility for the ciabatta return.

            2. jnk RE: tcamp Sep 27, 2011 04:10 AM

              They were sampling them on Sunday w/butter in the Union NJ store.

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                Rella RE: jnk Sep 27, 2011 05:40 AM

                NJ was sampling ciabatta? If so, at least NJ knows how to merchandise. Down in here 'sweet tea' land, I'm sure it's torta, torta, torta all the way ;-))

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