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Costco Frozen Fire Roasted Portabella Strips

ferret Jun 17, 2013 06:22 AM

I cross-posted on vegetarian. These are really great. All they require is about a minute in the microwave or a little longer in a skillet but they have wonderful flavor and texture and deliver a "meaty" satisfaction even though they're OU Parve.

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    helou RE: ferret Jun 17, 2013 07:09 AM

    Where in Costco - among the frozen vegetables? Kirkland brand? How are they packed - in plastic?
    Do you have an item number? I'd just like some clues as to where in my gigantic Costco to look for it.

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      ferret RE: helou Jun 17, 2013 07:48 AM

      I believe it's a 2-lb bag. In the freezer section among the frozen vegetables. Not Kirkland. The price was very good from what I recall, less than $7, which for 2 lbs of cooked mushrooms, is a great deal. Doing it yourself is not rocket science but the texture is great for frozen and given that you only use what you need it's the very definition of a convenience food. Great on quesadillas or a grilled cheese sandwich (use a white cheese like swiss or mozzarella).

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        SoCal Mother RE: ferret Jun 17, 2013 09:45 AM

        Brand name? Package color?

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          ferret RE: SoCal Mother Jun 17, 2013 09:58 AM

          Kind of a reddish-brown bag, can't recall the name, but it's the only one in there.

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            SoCal Mother RE: ferret Jun 17, 2013 03:50 PM

            Gotta make a Costco run! Thanks!

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          cheesecake17 RE: ferret Jul 2, 2013 07:09 PM

          Did not see these at Costco in nj.
          Employees has no idea where or if I could find them

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            ferret RE: cheesecake17 Jul 3, 2013 07:49 AM

            Might be a regional item. They're still in store in the Chicago area.

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              susiejane RE: ferret Jul 3, 2013 09:39 AM

              But what is the brand. I cannot find anything on the OU website.

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                ferret RE: susiejane Jul 3, 2013 10:04 AM

                Sorry, it's these:


                They list OU as a certification on their website but the OU doesn't have a full listing.

                I stand corrected, the OU website is a pain, you have to search for "Phillips Gourmet Mushrooms" and they list 5 pages of products.

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                  susiejane RE: ferret Jul 3, 2013 02:00 PM

                  thanks, sure looks like a great product. Probably not too available to retail consumers.

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        helou RE: ferret Jun 18, 2013 08:59 AM

        If you see them at a Costco, grab them. I just went to my Costco and they didn't have any, They looked it up and it's a "deleted" item, which means they had it but are not reordering.

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          tamarw RE: helou Jun 18, 2013 09:54 AM

          What is your Costco?

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            helou RE: tamarw Jun 19, 2013 07:01 AM

            Edison NJ

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              tamarw RE: helou Jun 23, 2013 07:05 PM

              Thanks, they didn't have them at mine. :(

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                SoCal Mother RE: tamarw Jun 23, 2013 07:55 PM

                Nor mine.

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                  njkosher RE: SoCal Mother Jun 24, 2013 05:56 AM

                  Not in East Hanover, NJ either

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                    shoelace RE: njkosher Jun 24, 2013 07:22 AM

                    i checked westbury and rego park ny as well

                    rego park told me to get the upc code or the brand name and theyd bring it in

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          cheesecake17 RE: ferret Jun 18, 2013 10:02 AM

          Wow! Totally looking for these when I go to Costco. Is there any sort of flavor - like marinated- or just mushroom tasting?

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            susiejane RE: cheesecake17 Jun 18, 2013 01:29 PM

            They did not have in Lawrence, NY. I did not inquire.

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            susiejane RE: ferret Jun 24, 2013 09:34 AM

            I wondered about the brand in order to find them elsewhere. I did a search on the OU website and did not come up with anything like this .

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              asf78 RE: ferret Jul 4, 2013 06:20 AM

              I contacted the company to find out where they might be distributed near where I live (in central NJ). This was the response:

              "We are only in Costco’s located in CA. We do have the same product but in a 12oz package in Wal-Mart Supercenters around the country. They are in the frozen veg section. You can try them and if you don’t see them there ask for the manager to see where they have them."

              I plan to check out the local Wal-Mart (ironically, right next to Costco) in the next couple of weeks.

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                ferret RE: asf78 Jul 4, 2013 07:06 AM

                They're definitely also in Chicago.

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                  cheesecake17 RE: asf78 Jul 4, 2013 05:58 PM

                  Never thought to check Walmart. It's not to far from Costco ...so I'll give it a shot

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                    tamarw RE: asf78 Jul 5, 2013 05:43 AM

                    What is the company? Is there a website? Photo of packaging? Something?

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                      asf78 RE: tamarw Jul 5, 2013 06:10 AM

                      Ferret posted this link downthread:


                      Going to the website indicates the company is called "Phillips Gourmet Mushrooms."

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                    alpha57 RE: ferret Oct 11, 2013 11:12 AM

                    I discovered these a few months ago at Costco and average 2 bags per week (LOVE them).But, despite them being wildly popular, a best seller for Costco, they have stopped carrying them! I've been looking for the last 10 days and no luck. My mom discovered this blog and she and I have both been checking every Walmart in the area...no luck there either. I'm in serious withdrawals. Is Costco still selling this item in other areas? I'm in Albuquerque, NM and just cannot believe they stopped stocking this item here!

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                      helou RE: alpha57 Oct 11, 2013 01:45 PM

                      I looked in Costco back in June when this was first posted. My Costco in NJ said they were discontinued.

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                        tamarw RE: helou Oct 12, 2013 04:31 PM

                        Yup, mine (in NY) told me they never carried them. Sorry. :(

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