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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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  1. 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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    1. re: helou

      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).

      1. re: ferret

        Brand name? Package color?

        1. re: SoCal Mother

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

          1. re: ferret

            Gotta make a Costco run! Thanks!

        2. re: ferret

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

          1. re: cheesecake17

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

            1. re: ferret

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

              1. re: susiejane

                Sorry, it's these:

                http://www.phillipsmushroomfarms.com/...

                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.

                1. re: ferret

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

      2. 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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        1. re: helou

          What is your Costco?

          1. re: tamarw

            Edison NJ

            1. re: helou

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

              1. re: tamarw

                Nor mine.

                1. re: SoCal Mother

                  Not in East Hanover, NJ either

                  1. re: njkosher

                    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

        2. 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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          1. re: cheesecake17

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

          2. 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 .

            1. 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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              1. re: asf78

                They're definitely also in Chicago.

                1. re: asf78

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

                  1. re: asf78

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

                    1. re: tamarw

                      Ferret posted this link downthread:

                      http://www.phillipsmushroomfarms.com/...

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

                  2. 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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                    1. re: alpha57

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

                      1. re: helou

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