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Jan 4, 2013 04:54 PM

Favorite food items at Costco? [moved from Austin board]

What am I missing? What are your favorite food items at Costco?

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  1. Meat
    Seafood Roadshow
    Andy Boy Romaine 6-Pack
    Haricot Vert
    Haagen Daz
    Precooked Bacon

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    1. re: fourunder

      I've never gotten (or seen) the precooked bacon. What brand is it?

      1. re: Leepa

        Ours carries Hormel Precooked Bacon. I actually prefer the Oscar Mayer Turkey Bacon. I would never have tried it, but they offered a sample one day and I was hooked.

        Kirkland premium vanilla ice cream is on my husband's list of items I must get every time I shop. As are the Kirkland whole coffee beans.

        Other items I buy regularly:
        6-pk romaine lettuce
        fresh spinach
        broccoli florets
        brussels sprouts
        6-pk red bell peppers
        campari tomatoes
        spinach and artichoke spread
        kirkland greek yogurt
        la brea sandwich rolls
        kirkland chocolate chips
        kirkland butter
        kirkland sheets and towels (love them)
        kirkland laundry detergent
        just about every cheese they sell
        ground turkey
        rotisserie chickens
        milled flax seeds
        chai seeds
        cento tomatoes
        zone protein bars
        sliced almonds
        shelled pistachios
        shelled pecans

        I could go on and on.

    2. The best honeydew and cantaloupe melons. Usually terrific peaches and nectarines. Good cheeses.

      1. Also they have good artichokes, not the weird "globe" ones that Central Mkt carries, but real California style. Good seafood, roasted chicken, jars of green olives stuffed with garlic and jalapeno. Pine nuts & maple syrup the same quality as elsewhere, but cheaper.

        1. I got an awesome whole beef tenderloin there for Christmas dinner. It was already mostly trimmed (I did a little trimming and cut it into two roasts). I think it was $16/lb or so, it was $96 for a more than four pound slab of beef that had very little waste. I think the untrimmed ones were around $12-13/lb.

          Other favorites/good bargains are the chevre, kirkland brand plain soymilk, spinach ravioli, and package of 6 romaine hearts. It's kind of tough for a single person, though, because of the size of so many of the products.

          1. 1) Tri-Tips

            The steaks / roasts that Costco labels as "Tri-Tips" are excellent on the BBQ smoked with hickory hardwood. They are delicious that night, then delicious from the freezer 1 month later.

            Before grilling, I cut them to be the right size for slicing into spinach salads for leftovers.

            Next time with these tri-tips I'm going to try the "scruffing" technique I heard about on the NPR podcast that worked really well w/ a rib-eye on cast iron last week..

            2) Shrimp salad

            There's something classic and delicious about their shrimp salad. My mom loved it and it makes me miss her. Month after she passed I walked by it and started crying right there.

            3) Organic blueberries

            Hands down, once a year, Costco has the best deal on organic blueberries anywhere.