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Today I spotted a plastic jug of Toasted Coconut Cashews on the endcap of the nuts/candy aisle in the Delaware store. I almost didn't get them as I was afraid they'd be addictively good. I was right. Description: "Roasted cashews are drenched in a luscious vanilla coasting, then tossed in shreds of toasted coconut." Brand name is "mmmine!"

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  1. I second those cashews! They remind me of the best aspects of the Girl Scout Samoa cookies; I plan to dip some in chocolate to further the association. Saw a very similar product at Trader Joe's today, too, only they were $6.99 for a small bag as opposed to $9.99 for 1.75 pounds that Costco in Raleigh offers.

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    1. re: JulesNoctambule

      I saw those at TJ's as well. I've been made to wonder whether they have the same suppliers for certain items/product categories. Thanks for the tip that Costco has a better price!

      1. re: ohmyyum

        Scratch that last thought-- the Costco coconut cashews look nothing like TJ's. Costcos have a thick vanilla glaze and toasted coconut. The Trader Joe's version was very lightly crusted with untoasted coconut.

      2. re: JulesNoctambule

        Stuff is addictive, an open jar leads to an empty jar very quickly. Oh....my teeth are beginning to hurt!

        BTW my Costco in NH was blowing out their sundried tomatoes in olive oil for about $5.00 per jar. They also have the Libby's Pumpkin in the 3 pack, those will fly off the shelves quickly.

        1. re: treb

          sledge. .
          Just curious, why would the pedestrian Libby's 3 pk fly off the shelves at Costco...you need to up your game bro.

          ; )

          1. re: Beach Chick

            It's the Calabaza variety of Libby''s great for my 2 fav's pumpkin pie and pumpkin whoopie pies! Ever have a whoopie pie?

            1. re: treb

              Fan of the whoopie but not the pie version..

              1. re: treb

                calabaza is the spanish word for pumpkin. Libby's website says they use Dickinson pumpkins

        2. Toasted Coconut Cashews..sounds fantastic!

          My Poway, CA Costco has the dark chocolate covered coconut chunks that are fab and I was at the Lihue, Kauai Costco a couple of weeks ago and they had lots of local goodies with lilikoi and things with tons of Aloha..

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          1. re: Beach Chick

            The chocolate-covered Japanese arare crackers are SO good. Wish I brought some home to CA.

          2. My usual Costco in Westbury, NY is FINALLY carrying the 3-pack of Kerrygold butter! I also picked up Amylu brand cheddar and apple chicken meatballs and Sabattini basil and mozzarella chicken meatballs, both new-to-me products. Haven't tried the Amylu but the Sabattini are quite good.

            They were FINALLY stocking Charmin extra strong and the Guatemalan Kirkland brand coffee (blue bag) again, after a long absence. It was a good day to be at Costco!

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            1. re: biondanonima

              I found the 3 pack of Kerrygold in Commack, too, but it was salted only. I don't use it. :-(

              1. re: mcf

                Oh, too bad - I like salted butter, although I will say that I have gotten a pack or two of Kerrygold that was TOO salty.

                1. re: biondanonima

                  I like salted butter, but the Kerrygold did make my pound cake taste a little funky (perhaps a bit savory?).

                  1. re: emily

                    I always buy Kerrygold unsalted, it is so much much better. For baking anything sweet it is too salty... Salted butter lasts longer in a fridge but doesn;t taste as good...

                    1. re: HealthNutForever

                      If the butter was unsalted, how could it make your baked goods "too salty"? I'm confused.

            2. Sunsweet Mediterranean dried Apricots - 48 oz (3 lb) for 6.99. The bag I got last spring and keep in the refrigerator is almost empty (how'd that happen?).

              I just saw these featured again on an endcap there, so I'm going back to my Eden Prairie, MN Costco.

              Unlike most dried apricots these are soft with a bright golden yellow color and no taste of sulfer although sulfer dioxide is listed as one of the preservatives. A very nice, sweet addition to cereal, oatmeal, granola or as a snack.

              1. Kirkland Signature Organic Peanut Butter is back - I saw it at the Culver City/Marina store in Los Angeles yesterday. The price was $11.99 for a twin pack of 28-oz jars.

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                  1. re: ohmyyum

                    Plastic. I bought the two pack in July.

                  2. re: goodhealthgourmet

                    Just smooth (as I see here in Maryland), or do you have crunchy available as well?

                    1. re: jmerchlinsky

                      I saw Kirkland organic crunchy (it's a red label; smooth is blue label) in the store yesterday.

                    2. re: goodhealthgourmet

                      Plastic jars, and smooth only. I looked online out of curiosity and it appears that their "natural" PB (also in plastic) is now available in crunchy as well as smooth, but no crunchy for the organic.

                      I don't eat much PB anymore so it would be silly for me to buy such a large package, but I would find a way to justify it if it only it came in glass jars! I have no idea if the flavor of this reintroduced version measures up to its predecessor, but it used to be very tasty and a bit less salty than my favorite Santa Cruz Dark Roast (which I personally consider to be a good thing).

                      1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                        The "natural" is tasty but could use a tad more salt, IMO. Stirs up relatively easily on the open. And oil seems to stay mixed once refrigerated. Not sure what the diff between "organic" and "natural" as both are just peanuts and salt. There's no difference in nutritional value. Farming techniques on the peanuts, perhaps. Otherwise just a marketing gimmick.

                        1. re: crewsweeper

                          "Natural" is mostly meaningless. "Organic" is not. There are plenty of sites that explain this better than I can, but the two terms are definitely different.

                          1. re: crewsweeper

                            Not sure what the diff between "organic" and "natural" as both are just peanuts and salt.
                            ~~~~~~
                            As Rilke said, "natural" is a meaningless marketing term; organic is a legally defined qualification.

                            Conventionally-grown peanut crops are sprayed with multiple toxic chemical pesticides & fungicides. The soft, porous shell of the peanut allows for absorption of those industrial chemicals into the peanuts, and those residual chemicals end up in your "natural" peanut butter. Certified organic peanut crops aren't sprayed with those chemicals, so organic peanut butter isn't contaminated with those chemicals.

                            Peanuts (and tree nuts, corn and other grains) are vulnerable to certain strains of aspergillus mold that produce a dangerous by-product called aflatoxin, so conventional farmers often spray/treat the crops with fungicide to prevent mold formation. But aflatoxin can still develop after harvesting and processing, so spraying the crops with chemicals doesn't mean your peanut butter is aflatoxin-free - most commercial peanut butter (conventional and organic) contains some level of aflatoxin.

                            Mold isn't much of a problem in an arid climate, so aflatoxin contamination is much less prevalent in crops grown in those environments. New Mexico is one such place, and it's where Valencia peanuts are grown. I don't eat much in the way of peanuts or PB anymore, but when I do it's strictly an organic Valencia product.

                            I know the Kirkland organic PB is made with Valencia peanuts; I have no idea about the conventional.

                        2. re: goodhealthgourmet

                          I saw that at costco a couple of weeks ago. didn't know how good it was - im picky about peanut butter.

                        3. Has anyone tried this stuffed flatbread in the frozen section?

                           
                          1. We finally got a Costco out in the hinterland! This may be a seasonal thing as I have had people tell me they got other brands of steel cut oats at Costco before. They had a huge can of McCann's steel cut oats for $7.99 it was more than double the size of the ones I had been buying in the regular grocery store for $8.99.

                            Probably going to grab a canister of the chocolate covered salted caramels when I go back this week. They looked really good.

                            It seems like Costco shifts some of their offerings based on the region. Ours didn't have the premade sushi I have seen others mention. Most of the deli offerings looked good but were very pedestrian midwest foods like meatloaf, chicken pot pie etc. Is there any sort of guide or idea how Costco decides what to stock in a city or region?

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                            1. re: blackpointyboots

                              I can tell you to stock up on the McCann's Steal Cut Oats, they're not a standard item. As for the salted caramels, they're dangerously good! Don't open in the car, you'll have none left when you get home.

                              1. re: treb

                                Found the salted caramels when I was in picking up a few things. I think the jar will have to find a hiding place, the rest of the fam has discovered them.

                                1. re: blackpointyboots

                                  Here in southern California, they sell a brand called Coach's Oats. It comes in a 4.5 lb resealable bags. I actually prefer it to the McCann's because it's toasted steel cut oats. I think it tastes better than McCann's. It's $5.99 here. Don't know if it's been mentioned before, but my sister told me about the Kirkland extra fancy unsalted mixed nuts: almonds, pistachios, cashews and pecans. She thought there were even some marcona almonds mixed in. I just got a 2.5 lb container and the nuts are good sized too. Just under 16 bucks.

                              2. re: blackpointyboots

                                Okay. Where in the hinterlands are you?
                                We pretty much compare notes around here (that's why we ask for the store location)...
                                I know I can't get cornmeal for love or money here in PA (have tried pleading. just awful cornbread mix, instead).
                                Someone, somewhere has popcorn in their costco... Is that you guys?

                                It sometimes seems like Costco gets in special orders from locals, as well...

                                1. re: Chowrin

                                  Are you talking prepared/bagged popcorn or kernels?

                                  We used to get great Popcornopolis, prepared coated caramelcorn / flavors, but Costco stopped buying from them (allowing their roving demo & sales station) last spring, nationwide I was told.

                                  1. re: MidwesternerTT

                                    Saw popcornopolis in the Redwood City CA store the other day...

                                    1. re: RWCFoodie

                                      And I found it in a Staples store (of all places) last week in Edina, MN

                                  2. re: Chowrin

                                    Popcorn special in So CA, can't remember the brand but, it was a mix if cheese coated and caramel coated, they were giving samples, yummy!

                                    1. re: cstr

                                      Chicago mix! So glad Costco is now stocking it, it was pricey at Harris teeter!

                                      1. re: ohmyyum

                                        Probably G.H. Cretor's brand. It's been sold in the Chicago area stores for a while.

                                    2. re: blackpointyboots

                                      My Costco in the suburbs of Philly is carrying chicken pot pies again. They stop for the summer. They had meatloaf last year and I'm eagerly waiting for it's arrival this year. One thing I have wanted is tortillas that you cook yourself. Still no sign of them here.

                                      1. re: givemecarbs

                                        We hjad one of the pot pies a couple of weeks ago. Pretty bland on the filling to me, but the crust was good.

                                      2. re: blackpointyboots

                                        I've had the salted caramels in the past; they are good but my personal fav is the Chocolate Covered Macadamia nut clusters with salted caramel. Yum!

                                      3. In Charleston, SC there is a new Blue Crab Spread by Inland Market. It was just awful. No where near the quality and taste of the old Gold Coast Spread that used to be offered. It went in the trash. Tasted more like old fish. Guess the word Inland should have been a clue.

                                        1. Just found the "Fleurs D'Alsace," (elderflower tomme) cheese at the Albuquerque Rennaisance store. I am in so much trouble.

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                                          1. re: sandiasingh

                                            They were sampling that last week in So CA, but it!

                                            1. re: cstr

                                              This sounds amazing - I'll keep an eye out here in NY.

                                            2. re: sandiasingh

                                              Has anyone seen this in the Seattle area?

                                              1. re: Jeri L

                                                I haven't seen this, but I recently came across a knockoff of Humboldt Fog, called "celebrity."

                                            3. I just bought a membership. The store here opens on Saturday. I'm looking forward to it, but I imagine it will be a zoo for opening weekend.

                                              TJ's opened their first store here last summer and needed police to direct traffic for several days.

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                                              1. re: chileheadmike

                                                Enjoy the parade, it'll be a mob scene.

                                                1. re: chileheadmike

                                                  How did it go, chileheadmike? If memory serves, you and I live in the same vicinity. I'm probably going out to join this weekend.

                                                  1. re: NonnieMuss

                                                    Mrs CHM and I did a self guided tour on Sunday without buying anything. We parked about a half mile away. Crowd was crazy.

                                                    I didn't see any super low prices or anything that I got too excited about. I'll get in early one day this weekend to actually make some purchases and see how it goes from there.

                                                    We are a family of 3, so a lot of what they sell is overkill for our small family.

                                                    1. re: chileheadmike

                                                      Finally went this weekend - the food was exciting to browse through - better stuff in general than Sam's, but oddly limited selection - no Chex Mix? No regular potato chips? Liked that the meat, while mostly sold in large quantities, were sometimes packaged in smaller chunks. But $6.99/lb. for short ribs? Puh-leez. $.97 per gallon for milk - wow. Sampled their made in-house chicken pot pie, which was lovely. The credit card readers died while we were there, so check-out was kind of a goat rope. Will enjoy going back when I have a cooking project or a party to cook for.

                                                      1. re: NonnieMuss

                                                        Costco does sell Ruffles brand potato chips. Maybe your store was sold out? They also do carry Chex Mix, as well as Pub Mix, their own Kirkland Snack Mix and a couple other mixes. I just got a bag of Chex Mix from there a couple weeks ago, but we do prefer the Snack Mix.

                                                        Short Ribs around here (So CA) are usually $8-12/lb in the grocery stores (depending on the store), so $6.99 is a good price, especially since Costco meats are much better quality than what we get in the regular stores. And $.97 for a gallon of milk? WOW!!

                                                        1. re: boogiebaby

                                                          I'm thinking maybe some shipments didn't come in - I've been twice and looked for Chex Mix and chips both times. Unless they're in a secret room somewhere, I'll just assume it's grand opening glitches. Short ribs around me are generally $5-$6 per pound, but I do like the quality of Sam's Club meat (over grocery store stuff), and am sure Costco will be similar.

                                                          1. re: NonnieMuss

                                                            I just braised a pot full of Costco's boneless short ribs yesterday. SOOOOOO delicious! I like some (but not all) of their meat. Love their lamb chops but not their rib roasts. Love their (choice) beef tenderloins but not the NY strip steaks.

                                                        2. re: NonnieMuss

                                                          We have some visitors from out of the country at work for the next week or so. I'm firing up the WSM for a get together. I'll likely break in my costco card for brisket or a pork shoulder, ribs and chicken.

                                                          Interesting that when we were there on their opening weekend they were giving away samples of Italian Salami, last day of sale. They'd been open 2 days. Why bother stocking it?

                                                          1. re: chileheadmike

                                                            They do a number of one-off "traveling" specials that start showing up near the holidays. They generally have limited supplies of these products.

                                                  2. The "Christmas Crack" has arrived. I was moping around the pumpkin pies at my Montgomeryville Pa store when a container of peppermint bark levitated into my cart. I have hid it from myself and I'm not cracking it until Thanksgiving night. At least that is what I'm telling myself now.

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                                                    1. re: givemecarbs

                                                      ' I'm not cracking it until Thanksgiving night ' I'm willing to bet it's opened and the container is empty!

                                                      1. re: treb

                                                        no way it would last a month in my house. no matter where i hid it, someone would find it. of course that's not hard to believe since im single. LOL

                                                      2. re: givemecarbs

                                                        The pumpkin pies looked great; I was tempted by the peppermint bark but managed to refrain.

                                                      3. Love love love the 3 loaves of pound cake in different flavors for around $6+..
                                                        Great with morning coffee, after dinner, toasted up or with fresh fruit.
                                                        Always a hit at the holidays..especially, when the in-laws are staying over.

                                                        Gotta say the huge bag of dark chocolate coconut chunks is fantastic for around $9...the super food combo is a plus too.

                                                        After the first buy of the Peppermint Bark, I'm over it..till next year. .maybe cuz I've inhaled the thing in record time and Guinness Book of World Records wants to get a recorded time stamp for the books.

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                                                        1. re: Beach Chick

                                                          ' Peppermint Bark, I'm over it..till next year ' Oh sure.... you'll be all over that container like a newlywed on the first night of your honeymoon!

                                                        2. burbank, ca. CHANTERELLES. i adore them, and have to go to costco 2x a week when they appear, in order to eat as many as possible during their short season. $9.99 lb.

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                                                          1. re: chez cherie

                                                            They had those at the Sioux Falls, SD store when I was in there today.

                                                          2. The Stockton, CA Costco had a Lemon Artichoke pesto for a very short while about a month ago (I think it was their KS house brand, but I'm not sure), and I haven't seen it since. It was wonderful. Used it on pasta, in sandwiches, and on grilled mahi mahi.

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                                                            1. re: ricepad

                                                              I think it was actually Cibo. They carried it regularly years ago but this was the first time recently (in WA). It came and went here too.

                                                            2. When I lived in Hawaii, there was never any problem finding those huge $5 jars of capers at the local Costco stores. Now I live in Johnson County, Kansas, and the Costcos here and in nearby Kansas City, Mo., have no capers. What's the deal, I asked an employee. He had to check with somebody, but the answer was: Capers are a seasonal item. Don't expect to find them all year round. WTF? How can capers be seasonal? Is this just some Midwestern weirdness or what? (Yeah, I use a lot of capers. In tuna salad. In pasta dishes. In sauces. With lox on bagels. Etc. Those tiny and expensive bottles in the grocery stores don't cut it for me.)

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                                                              1. re: emu48

                                                                I've seen this, at Costco, in some areas of the country.

                                                                1. re: emu48

                                                                  Capers are a flower bud, and they are packed post-harvest in either brine or salt.

                                                                  Possible if costco arranged to ship and sell after harvest and packing of capers, they show up then, and their provider arrangement only sells them then, and not as a repeat item where they have put up enough to store and re-stock year 'round.

                                                                  1. re: gingershelley

                                                                    If you're lucky enough to have a Costco Business Center in your area, they carry them.

                                                                  2. re: emu48

                                                                    No problem finding capers at the Waltham MA Costco yesterday. Capers in brine or in salt have a very long shelf life, so I doubt this is a matter of Costco being unable to get them at this time of year. More likely what you are seeing is due to differences in regional food preferences. I have spent only a modest amount of time in the Midwest, but I would not be surprised if overall caper consumption was lower there than some other parts of the country, for example, along the Pacific coast or in the Northeast.

                                                                    1. re: PinchOfSalt

                                                                      They had them at the Woodinville, WA store today. I'm also starting to see hors d'ouevres items that they only carry for the holidays along with traditional thanksgiving foods.

                                                                      1. re: PinchOfSalt

                                                                        happened to notice them at the Honolulu Costco as well, not that it does emu any good any more. Time to come back emu!

                                                                        1. re: KaimukiMan

                                                                          Guess I gotta wait until I'm in Honolulu in January. Will mail myself a couple jars while I'm there. Hey, at least I can get young coconuts and apple bananas in Kansas (from Thailand, but as good as the Hawaii ones, and cheaper ... 888 International Market, Overland Park). Most of Kansas is a culinary desert, but not over here in the KC burbs.

                                                                        2. re: PinchOfSalt

                                                                          They carry them in Omaha, NE. It's become quite a foodie town, as is Kansas City. Lots of great restaurants and sophisticated palates in both those cities.

                                                                          1. re: gands

                                                                            Please don't get me wrong. I was not criticizing, just observing that regional tastes do vary, and along with that comes different choices made by Costco about what to stock regularly or seasonally. How many people cook certain recipes at home and the quality, range, and sophistication of local restaurants are two different things. To take the Midwest out of the equation, I will compare Boston (home) and Miami. I have no doubt that I could walk into a Costco in Miami and find all sorts of things that would take some effort to track down around here, and vice versa.

                                                                        3. re: emu48

                                                                          MMMMMMM????..Sounds like the " capers caper!"

                                                                        4. A non-food find, that I missed but will note for next year. Best price in the area (30% less than the lowest I'd found) for flu shots was featured in the ad book that just arrived in the mail.

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                                                                          1. re: MidwesternerTT

                                                                            Nice reminder, they beat every place. I believe it's $16.

                                                                            1. re: treb

                                                                              Was at Costco today, flu shot $14.99.

                                                                            2. Not new at Costco, but new to me, are Del Real Carnitas.
                                                                              http://www.4chow.com/2013/03/carnitas...

                                                                              These are juicy, flavorful and convenient. A 2.5 pound package, with 2 separate bags of carnitas, costs $13 ($5.20/pound; no bone, no waste). I freeze 1 bag. The other bag, I just take out the amount I need, and microwave until hot. Eat as is, or put in tacos/burritos/salads; possibilities are endless. You cannot ask for more.

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                                                                              1. re: elise h

                                                                                Not found in the MN Eden Prairie store, doggone it. I may have to request this.

                                                                                1. re: EWSflash

                                                                                  I agree. Have to look for that in North Florida.

                                                                                2. Not a food find... But I was so excited to see "create a size" Kirkland paper towels today! (Winston Salem, NC). In the old version, the sheets were just too darned big. Kerry Gold butter is sadly still absent. Beautiful Honey Crisp apples. Yum!

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                                                                                  1. re: AmyInNC

                                                                                    Kerry Gold absent? Fill out a customer feed back card.

                                                                                    1. re: AmyInNC

                                                                                      Did you ask? I found Kerry Gold over by the cheese cases and not by the regular butter area with the milk.

                                                                                      1. re: AmyInNC

                                                                                        I am also in W-S and when they had the 3pks of butter, it was near the kerrygold dubliner cheese. I haven't looked for it since because I primarily use sweet (not salted) butter and Trader Joe's carries the unsalted kerrygold for $3.29.

                                                                                        1. re: ohmyyum

                                                                                          Interestingly, they have had it recently at the GSO store, 20-25 minutes away. Strange!
                                                                                          Ohmyyum is right, when they have had it, it was near (if not right beside) the KerryGold Dubliner Cheese. I looked where the Kirkland butter is (along with eggs, milk, etc.). ... just not there. I do plan to ask the next time I go.

                                                                                        2. re: AmyInNC

                                                                                          Glad they've brought them back. I never got a response to the e-mail complaint I sent when they switched to the oversize perforations. A couple of months ago I got the select-a-size version of Brawny towels at the Nashua NH Costco. Those are good.

                                                                                          1. re: greygarious

                                                                                            Stick with the Brawny. My Costco didn't have that option so I bought the new Kirkland and they're probably the worst paper towels I've ever used. No absorption whatsoever, they just smear/spread whatever you're trying to wipe up.

                                                                                            1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                                                                              Costco does not carry Viva (I have to buy from Target) but it really is a superior paper towel.

                                                                                              1. re: walker

                                                                                                I agree - I *love* Viva. I've been using the Kirkland for years just because they [used to be] pretty good and they're less expensive than name brands. Unfortunately after this change I'll be going with Brawny & Viva (depending on what's on sale at various stores).

                                                                                                1. re: walker

                                                                                                  I think Target's store brand of paper towels is every bit as good as Viva; in fact, I'd be hard pressed to tell them apart in a blind test.

                                                                                            2. re: AmyInNC

                                                                                              Oh no! Does this mean the Kirkland *only* comes in select-a-size now? I hate that kind :(

                                                                                              1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                                                                                Funny, I LOVE the select-a-size. I use far fewer paper towels with that option.

                                                                                            3. Is anyone still finding the Blaze balsamic glaze at their Costco? I read about it in the last thread, and it sounded like something I would love and want to put on EVERYTHING. Unfortunately, neither of the two Costcos in town (Orlando, FL) ever got it or had even heard of it.

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                                                                                              1. re: Big Bad Voodoo Lou

                                                                                                I definitely have seen this within the last month at a Maryland store. I want to say the Columbia store, for a mere $6-7.

                                                                                                1. re: Big Bad Voodoo Lou

                                                                                                  It is in stock in the San Francisco store.

                                                                                                  1. re: elise h

                                                                                                    What section are you both finding it in? I've looked by the big, tall bottles of EVOO and balsamic vinegar, and even in the refrigerated cases near the cheeses and fancy dips and sauces.

                                                                                                    1. re: Big Bad Voodoo Lou

                                                                                                      Sorry, I cannot accurately remember. It was on a bottom shelf, probably near the oils. What about calling the store directly? Good luck!

                                                                                                      1. re: Big Bad Voodoo Lou

                                                                                                        Whenever I've seen it it's near the oils/balsamic and down a ways from the spices.

                                                                                                        1. re: Big Bad Voodoo Lou

                                                                                                          In the baking aisle, on the side with the spices. I've seen it next to rib rub as well as the powdered Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning.

                                                                                                          1. re: LuckyCharm

                                                                                                            Thanks to all of you, but I returned to my Costco today and they still don't have Blaze anywhere.

                                                                                                            1. re: Big Bad Voodoo Lou

                                                                                                              Order it from Costco online; shipping and handling included.

                                                                                                              http://www.costco.com/.product.116029...

                                                                                                              Or try the sampler pack: http://www.costco.com/.product.116029...

                                                                                                              If you don't like it, you can return it to the store.

                                                                                                      1. New to me ~~ Angus Cheeseburgers (frozen); they were giving samples and I liked it so I bought a box (8) and they are very good.
                                                                                                        Montclair CA

                                                                                                        1. Dragon Boat Dumpling Company has a roadshow. I caught them at Beltsville, tasting all 4 types they had, and buying a bag of the pork potstickers. Of course, more than half the bag is gone when I bought them last week but since its a roadshow I can't go back and get another. My dad had to run into the Arundel Mills store today--low and behold, he found the roadshow and stocked me up :-)

                                                                                                          For a frozen potsticker, they're delicious!

                                                                                                          1. Per a meat department employee, bone in prime rib roasts should arrive for the holidays. Apparently, they are a holiday only item. However, Costco routinely stocks a boneless roast ($9.99/pound).

                                                                                                            1. We finally got to try the Fresca Tortillas. They're the ones that are not cooked and you heat them up on the griddle! Very, very good - really light and almost buttery tasting. They'll be on my future shopping lists.

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                                                                                                              1. re: JerryMe

                                                                                                                I am a huge fan of these tortillas, from Tortillaland. They're better than almost any restaurant tortillas I've ever had, and they blow all other storebought brands away.

                                                                                                              2. Oh Gods, I would have been reminding myself that it would be easier to not buy it than to not get strung out on it. Toasted Coconut Cashews sounds so heavenly

                                                                                                                1. I finally found something I wanted for a long time, frozen organic pitted dark tart cherries at the great price of 9.99 for 3 pounds... I use them in shakes, coated them with chocolate, will be great for baking or just eating... they are so healthy, great for pain and insomnia.
                                                                                                                  On the same day I bought also frozen organic blueberries for the same price as cherries, so fantastic for yogurt or shakes.
                                                                                                                  And for my chocolate cravings got a box of chocolate bottles filled with varied liquors, 2.2 pounds for 15 dollars.

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                                                                                                                  1. re: HealthNutForever

                                                                                                                    Cherries are good for arthritis pain, Costco always has great deals on frozen berries.

                                                                                                                    1. re: treb

                                                                                                                      Yes, they are one of the best antioxydants available, very anti inflamatory and therofre great for arthritis pain, they also contain melatonin and are great before sleep.

                                                                                                                    2. re: HealthNutForever

                                                                                                                      Today I found frozen organic pitted dark cherries, but they were not tart (they were sweet) and they were $12.99 for three pounds (you got a real deal). The brand was Sunrise Growers. Is that the same package you found? I shop at the Jacksonville, FL Costco.

                                                                                                                      1. re: HealthNutForever

                                                                                                                        Where did you find these? Are these sour cherries? That's the holy grail!

                                                                                                                      2. Oh God help me- there were three or four whole prosciuttos at Costco today. they were $8.99/lb- one screaming deal, but jeez- can we utilize it? I kinda don't think so, but it looked so beautiful!

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                                                                                                                        1. re: EWSflash

                                                                                                                          That's like half price for a Parma proschiutto, it lasts a long time in the frig, just cover the cut end well.

                                                                                                                          1. re: EWSflash

                                                                                                                            My husband gets whole prosciuttos, cuts them in quarters, and seals them. We have a slicer, so he'll take a quarter at a time to use whenever we want prosciutto. We use them fairly sparingly, so an entire prosciutto will last more than a year. Definitely worth it.

                                                                                                                            1. re: roxlet

                                                                                                                              Can you freeze the unused portion? Do you need to?

                                                                                                                              1. re: sarahvw1

                                                                                                                                No, you absolutely don't need to freeze it. We just leave it in the refrigerator after sealing it up, and it's fine.

                                                                                                                          2. Madagascar Bourbon vanilla beans at Los Angeles Costcos.

                                                                                                                            Ten beans for $12.

                                                                                                                            Do yourself a favor and when you open a glass tube of 5 beans, nip off one end of each bean. Put them back in the tube cut side down. Add about 1" of vodka and let them sit for a day or two. Now you'll be able to squeeze out vanilla bean paste like toothpaste from a tube. No splitting a skinny pod. No worry about how to store a partially used bean (it just goes back in the vodka).

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                                                                                                                            1. re: rainey

                                                                                                                              Hey, thanks for the tip, rainey. I just bought some at the Waltham, MA store a few weeks ago prepping for holiday creme brûlée, etc. Great idea.

                                                                                                                            2. Happy to find Daelman's Stroopwafels at the Port Chester, NY Costco. $9.49 for a box of 48.

                                                                                                                              1. not exactly "food" but Costco by me (Detroit area) had a 24 pack of Mexican Coke products--12 Cokes, 6 orange Fanta, 6 Sprite--for about $16 plus deposit

                                                                                                                                1. Dang it, after reading through this thread I found myself driving over to Costco at lunch (I work nearby). I was unable to find the chocolate chunks, frozen dark cherries, quinces, persimmons, or the Pok Pok cookbook, all mentioned in this thread or elsewhere on Chowhound. Never fear, I found plenty of other things to buy.

                                                                                                                                  I understand, but sometimes hate, the regional variations. Newington, VA.

                                                                                                                                  1. Last trip I purchased the Edamame and Lentil Baked Chips. Yesterday I could not find them. The store reported that they may not receive them again. Anyone have any idea where I can buy them? BTW....they do NOT taste baked.

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                                                                                                                                    1. re: six dower

                                                                                                                                      As has been discussed here, you're dealing with a limited volume of store space and a steady flow of new and/or seasonal product so sometimes things disappear for a while to make room for new choices. Odds are that a favorite item will reappear. One of our favorite products, Everybody's Nuts! Salt & Pepper Pistachios disappeared for quite a while and then popped back into the regular rotation. So keep the home fires burning.

                                                                                                                                    2. My costco began carrying frozen ducks @ $2.99/lb

                                                                                                                                      As someone who LOVES to eat, but has never cooked a duck, I am thrilled at the prospect of inexpensive duck to experiment with!

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                                                                                                                                      1. re: LaureltQ

                                                                                                                                        Our Reno Costco has been carrying them for quite a while.

                                                                                                                                        Try this recipe:

                                                                                                                                        http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes...

                                                                                                                                        1. re: c oliver

                                                                                                                                          I've been toying with the idea of buying the sousvide temp controller, and sousvide confitting the legs, searing the breasts, and making stock with the rest, but the 5 hour duck also looks good!!!!

                                                                                                                                          1. re: LaureltQ

                                                                                                                                            Thats a photo of a woman firing a rifle.

                                                                                                                                              1. re: c oliver

                                                                                                                                                Maybe the duck-hunting trip is included in the 5 hours? '>P

                                                                                                                                          2. re: LaureltQ

                                                                                                                                            The frozen $2.99/pound ducks have been available at the Waltham MA store for many months. It's so nice to find duck that does not come with a packet of icky orange sauce. For what it's worth, the ducks are halal - the only halal meat product that I have noticed in this Costco. For extra melting-pot credit, the frozen halal ducks are right next to the frozen kosher chickens. Love it!

                                                                                                                                            1. re: PinchOfSalt

                                                                                                                                              We've had them in the Redwood City CA store too...

                                                                                                                                            2. re: LaureltQ

                                                                                                                                              I send you all the good luck duck I can. I have never been successful at cooking it, but I know it can be done.

                                                                                                                                            3. Today I found ground bison at my Orlando store, which my wife and I love. I used to buy 12-ounce packages at Publix for $9.99, but Costco is now selling TWO-PACKS of 20-ounce packages for $16.99! Yes, that's 40 ounces for not even double the price of the 12-ounce package. I am blown away, and if it's even half as good as the kind from Publix, we'll be eating buffalo once or twice a week, instead of as a rare, special treat.

                                                                                                                                              1. Picked up some Artichoke Jalapeño dip from the refrigerated section. You serve it hot. Wow,this stuff is good! We has some people over Friday night and had it with the Veggie Dipping Chips (also from Costco). Will be getting more of both to serve as one of our Thanksgiving munchies!

                                                                                                                                                1. Reno store. Plaza Royal Caviar, 2 oz, Italian farmed sturgeon roe, $68, with a little mother of pearl spoon. I've eaten this brand before and liked it a lot. Looking forward to this.

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                                                                                                                                                  1. re: c oliver

                                                                                                                                                    when I got this last year I (and others) were VERY disappointed, It's been in N. Ca stores for the last few months and I'm not the least bit tempted :(

                                                                                                                                                    1. re: estnet

                                                                                                                                                      That's too bad :( I'd return it based on this but I found out that ANY food item that is returned is thrown out. Can't take the risk that it's been tampered with. We'll have extra martinis to start :) Thanks for the note.

                                                                                                                                                  2. I recently tried the wild rice/sea salt crackers and a vacuum-packed honey smoked wild salmon at the Plano, TX Costco. I polished off the crackers in one evening! The salmon needs to be eaten in 3-4 days once opened but is good until February unopened in the fridge, so I'm saving that until I have some company.

                                                                                                                                                    1. I saw white truffle oil in the San Francisco Costco this week -- $14.99 for a generous-sized bottle. Anyone tried it?

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                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Ruth Lafler

                                                                                                                                                        If it's the white truffle oil from the Urbani company it's fantastic, Urbani is the top of the line,not all truffle oil's are good,as a user of the oil for manny many years it's the only one to get,plus the price from them is also the tops.When I first started using there oil it cost me almost $45.00 so I consider this a gift.

                                                                                                                                                        1. re: mutti

                                                                                                                                                          Thanks, I'll check the producer next time.

                                                                                                                                                          1. re: Ruth Lafler

                                                                                                                                                            hi Ruth.... Am almost positive that it is the Urbani brand that they carry cause that is what I bought at the Costco in Kansas,I even had to buy and ship to friends.ha-haaa.

                                                                                                                                                            1. re: mutti

                                                                                                                                                              Yes, it's Urbani .. now what do I do with it? Drizzle it over plain pasta?

                                                                                                                                                              Is this the same stuff Mario Batali bans from his restaurants?

                                                                                                                                                              1. re: walker

                                                                                                                                                                Great on leafy salads, too, or as a bread dip.

                                                                                                                                                                1. re: walker

                                                                                                                                                                  Many restaurants have abused truffle oil. But that doesn't mean it can't be used appropriately. Experiment with it!

                                                                                                                                                            2. re: mutti

                                                                                                                                                              The white truffle oil I saw tonight at the Redwood City store was also Urbani.

                                                                                                                                                          2. The MaraNatha roasted almond butter is fabulous. My daughter made a bunch of almond butter cups with milk chocolate with it. It even stays soft in the fridge.

                                                                                                                                                            Has anyone tried the Rodelle cocoa powder? I usually use Valrhona or KAF black cocoa or double dutch. Anyway, I was getting low so I bought the Rodelle at Costco but haven't cooked with it yet.

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                                                                                                                                                            1. re: rasputina

                                                                                                                                                              I'd be very interested to hear more about the cocoa powder once you bake with it. I like the Costco chocolate chips as well as their vanilla, and since I do a lot of baking, the size works out for me. How big a package is the cocoa?

                                                                                                                                                              1. re: roxlet

                                                                                                                                                                It's 25 oz for 8 dollars. Here is the listing on their website

                                                                                                                                                                http://www2.costco.com/Browse/Product...

                                                                                                                                                              2. re: rasputina

                                                                                                                                                                I'm on my 2nd jar, I like the intense flavor, plus it's a deal.

                                                                                                                                                                1. re: rasputina

                                                                                                                                                                  I'm not a fan of the Rodelle. I used it to make a sable cookie, and the flavor was really lacking compared to batches made with other richer cocoa powders.

                                                                                                                                                                  I also tried it in hot chocolate, and again, the flavor was disappointing.

                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: zhawna

                                                                                                                                                                    Ok, thanks for the review. I haven't used mine yet.

                                                                                                                                                                  2. re: rasputina

                                                                                                                                                                    We were fairly neutral on it when we used it last year. It wasn't the worst, wasn't the best. For the price it was nice, because the kids use cocoa in breakfast foods (cocoa hot cereal - they like the bitter). But... it must have been aromatic enough because we stored it in the garage and one night the rats chewed through the plastic and into the cocoa - that was the end of that container.

                                                                                                                                                                  3. OMG..the 'Main Street Bistro' Scalloped Pot's for $6.49 is out of this world good.

                                                                                                                                                                    Tortas that look like ciabatta rolls are delicious for sandwiches..

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                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Beach Chick

                                                                                                                                                                      Yeah, those torta rolls are great for just about anything, including this all-Costco sandwich: My son splits the roll, then slathers some basil pesto onto both sides. He pulls apart a couple string cheese sticks and lays them on one half, then toasts both top and bottom in the toaster oven. Then he adds several slices of Kirkland sliced ham, puts it all together, and has a sandwich that fills the house with wonderful aromas.

                                                                                                                                                                    2. we loved the creme brûlée that I purchased a while ago and they had it back yesterday in Tustin II, CA store. I also got a new item called, Hail Merry (Miracle Tart chocolate Minis) made with organic maple syrup, cocoa, raw almond flour, organic coconut oil and sea salt. I haven't tried yet but I am hoping for the best.

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                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: mrsjoujou

                                                                                                                                                                        If those Hail Merry treats are the same as they sell at Whole Foods (which it seems like they are based on the ingredients you listed), you are in for a real (healthy-ish) treat! I will definitely keep an eye out for that in my local Costco.

                                                                                                                                                                        What section were they in? Whole Foods keeps them in the refrigerator near the dairy.

                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Erika RollerGirl

                                                                                                                                                                          I like those Hail Merry Tarts (particularly the chocolate almond), but they pack in quite a few calories!

                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: Erika RollerGirl

                                                                                                                                                                            Loved them and we only have one little one left ;( It was in the same section as the creme brûlée in the end refrigerator case. Unfortunately there is no sign of them any more.

                                                                                                                                                                        2. Costco Commack, NY had organic turkeys from Washington state, got one for my deep fryer, I'm spatchcocking and roasting another one from Bell and Evans.

                                                                                                                                                                          Also found a tall glass bottle of non GMO avocado oil for high temp cooking. May end up using it cosmetically, too. :-)

                                                                                                                                                                          They had the seasonal cranberry coated goat cheese log that family loves, and Wensleydale with cranberries.

                                                                                                                                                                          I'm so bummed about the dips. My faves are gone replaced by others with tons of gums, carageenan, etc. I really liked their spinach dip and artichoke parmesan.

                                                                                                                                                                          1. Couldn't find the coconut cashews in Jacksonville, FL Asked the guy in the red vest, and was told that it was probably a one-time thing. Rats!! On a happy note, the Kirkland Rack of Pork is back for the hollidays. Sooooo good!

                                                                                                                                                                            1. Just saw organic baby kale, looked great. So CA.

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                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: cstr

                                                                                                                                                                                This has become a frequent purchase for us. Equally good raw in salads and sauteed in olive oil.

                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: cstr

                                                                                                                                                                                  I've been addicted to the brussel sprouts/kale/cabbage salad that is in the produce refrigerated area and its julienned with poppy seed dressing and pumpkin seeds/cranberries/sunflowers..this is so dang good and about $4 for a huge bag.

                                                                                                                                                                                  I'm not really a bag chick of salad but this is fantastic and I serve it with fresh mango (from Costco), fresh shrimp and a little red chile flake peppers with more poppy seed dressing or Asian dressing..everyone loves when I serve this.
                                                                                                                                                                                  You could use grilled chicken breast too.

                                                                                                                                                                                  This is the healthy bomb!

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Beach Chick

                                                                                                                                                                                    I started buying that salad last Winter. We love it and it's good for you, what a concept!

                                                                                                                                                                                2. Organic turkey has arrived at my Texas Costco. I bought 2.

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Costcos in San Diego used to carry big chewy ginger (molasses?) cookies this time of year. Packages the same as their chocolate chip or oatmeal cookies. Oh man I loved those, but haven't seen them the last 2 years. Anyone have them in your area?

                                                                                                                                                                                    DH picked up a container of chocolate covered salt caramels when in Madison WI in Sept. They were great, but alas don't have them here. Manufactured by a company in Michigan. I think the name began with an R, but didn't write it down. Anyone know the name; I'd like to contact them for a boat load more!

                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Costco was dead today. They had regular turkeys for .49 cents a pound ( picked a couple up for the dogs) and organic turkey's for .99 cents a pound ( picked up 2 more for us).

                                                                                                                                                                                      Picked up the Costco cookbook too, which looks pretty good this year.

                                                                                                                                                                                      1. My new Costco opened a few days ago a few blocks away. On an impulse, I bought a refrigerated, pre-made / pre-packaged chicken dish called "Chicken Taj Mahal." I'm an Indian/Pakistani food junkie, so I figured, wth, and bought it as a trial to add to the night I make an Indian feast at home. I'll try it soon enough, but I'm curious, anyone try this? Is it garbage?

                                                                                                                                                                                        I'll also break down and try the red curry chicken, anyone tried it?
                                                                                                                                                                                        Also, we tried the new bbq brisket sammich, and while it wasn't my ideal at ALL, I would easily get another one. I would much rather have plain sliced smoked brisket on bread with no sauce, and maybe a few pickles to munch on, but for 4.99, it was easily worth the price.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: gordeaux

                                                                                                                                                                                          I got that sandwich today gordeaux at my montgomeryville pa Costco and it hit the spot. I thought I would have to take half of it home but I polished it off. They did ask if I wanted the slaw on the side or on the sandwich and I got it on the side. The sandwich wasn't overly sauced which is good because I was wearing a white sweater. :) I wasn't expecting too much so I was pleasantly surprised. It's a busy time of year so I would get it again as a quick pick me up.

                                                                                                                                                                                        2. 2 pack of Beecher's "Worlds Best" macaroni and cheese for $13.69 in Seattle.

                                                                                                                                                                                          1. I found the Olio Nuovo olive oil from the Fall 2013 harvest at the Seattle store. This is a really good olive oil with a nice grassy flavor and only $7.99.

                                                                                                                                                                                            1. We're going back to CostCo today for more boxes of frozen "Sukhi's Indian Bites" listed as "savories from the street stalls of India"--36 appetizers of aloo tikkis, spinach pakoras, lentil vadas, and 2 dipping sauces, tomato chutney and cilantro chutney. IIRC, about $13.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Very good stuff, and soooo much easier than homemade (and I've made 'em all from scratch before--will now buy these). The tikkis have a nice kick, too, and everything is well spiced.

                                                                                                                                                                                              (This was in San Diego County.)

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                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: pine time

                                                                                                                                                                                                Those sound fantastic and my Costco is in Poway!

                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Beach Chick

                                                                                                                                                                                                  I got 'em either at Poway or Carmel Mountain--always get those 2 confused. We once showed up to pick up prescription glasses, only to be (once again) at the wrong store.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  P.S. the appetizers really are good. Write back to tell me what you think.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: pine time

                                                                                                                                                                                                    LOL. .
                                                                                                                                                                                                    I do the same but the one I frequent and love is in Poway..but go to Carmel Mtn if the other is out.

                                                                                                                                                                                                2. re: pine time

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thanks, pine time. Those sound terrific!

                                                                                                                                                                                                3. Has anyone tried the Costco Fruit Cake? It's $15 and I'm hesitant.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Rick

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hey Rick - I have not tried the Fruit Cake (fruit cake really isn't my thing) BUT I would not hesitate to try it and if it sucks, just make sure to save your receipt. I've never had a problem returning things to Costco. They'll put the amount on a gift card for you to use and your discretion.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: JerryMe

                                                                                                                                                                                                      You don't even need a receipt. They have your purchases attached to your membership card, so when they scan it, it's right there.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. My Costco (Raleigh, NC) had a nice deal on a cheese assortment the other day - Reg. 16.99 less 7:00 at the register.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    2 year old Grafton Village reserve raw milk cheddar (8 oz.), Montchevre mini cabrie goat milk brie (4.4 oz) and Roth buttermilk blue (4 oz.) shrink wrapped on a approx. 6 X 9 inch wood cutting board. Nice little hostess gift!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: meatn3

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Or as a keeper, Meatn3! I'll look for that - I'm heading to Costco this week. I do need a hostess gift.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. The Seattle store had American Wagyu beef today. $29.99 a lb for rib steaks or New York. $18.99 [I think, not 100 percent sure] for tri tip. They looked really good. It was all I could do not to pick some up but we had other plans for dinner.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      They also had cases of Beringer Cabernet or Chardonnay for $67 and change with a $48 dollar mail in rebate form attached bringing the per bottle price down to about $1.68. Not the best but for price I think it beats Charles Shaw.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      They also had wild caught prawns at the Seafood Roadshow for $13.99 a lb. U15s I think they were big. First time I have seen wild caught there.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: knowspicker

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Beringer for 1.68, great for cooking. I think CS is now over 4 per bottle.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: treb

                                                                                                                                                                                                          I didn't mention that it's the 2011 Beringer Founders' Estate.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: knowspicker

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Even better, a tad of an older vintage!! Just think, the cost of the bottle, faux cork, label, box etc, Beringer is potentially selling it to Costco at about .75 per bottle. It's a no brainer,cost wise, to get a case, very little down side risk.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: treb

                                                                                                                                                                                                              The real price Costco is selling is $5.66 per bottle but after getting the $48 mail in rebate the per bottle price comes to $1.67. Totally worth the stamp :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: knowspicker

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Have you received your rebate yet? I haven't gotten mine.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: jaydub22

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I haven't... Inmar replied that due to high volume the rebates are taking longer than expected to process.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: knowspicker

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Can you send me a link or website for me to check? I didn't make a copy of the completed form, just the costco receipt. Thanks...jaydub22@yahoo.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: jaydub22

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      You can track your rebate here https://inmarrebates.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      It's easy as you just enter info from the form.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: knowspicker

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thank You, Thank You, Thank You,!!!!!!!!! Perfect!!!!!!!!! Mine is "In Process"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. re: jaydub22

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    We got ours this week and it was less than we spent on the difference in the executive membership. Oh well.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Dax

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mine was as well and they made up the difference when I went to the store if that helps.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I actually had purchased another membership not knowing we had the rebate, found it, went back to customer service and they gave me the cash difference.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Concordville, PA: fresh pierogies. They were demo'ing them on Saturday morning, and it was all I could do to move away from the sample table. Potato-cheese filling, not too unhealthy, and priced well (3 trays of 12 for about $8, IIRC?). I'm eating the leftovers for lunch as I type this... nom nom nom.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: truman

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Fresh pierogies? Not in the freezer section? Where would I look for these - pierogies are a PITA to make.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: JerryMe

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Yes, fresh, not frozen. They were in the fridge case on the way into the veggie cooler, near the stuffed cabbage, felafel, fresh pasta, etc.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: truman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thanks Truman - They're on my list and I'll look for them!

                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: truman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Yonkers, NY. They had fresh pierogies demoing too.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Tonight in Redwood City, CA, they had Fini Modena Organic Barrel Aged Red Wine Vinegar. A package of 2 bottles, 16.9 oz. each, for $8.59. I haven't tasted it yet, but it seemed like such a good deal compared to the organic red wine vinegar I usually get (which isn't from Italy).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Just saw Cento San Marzano Certified DOP whole tomatoes, 6 cans for 8.99, this is a fabulous deal.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: treb

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I snagged some of those last month, treb. Sorry, should have posted. I'm guessing you were in Waltham, MA?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I sure hope they sell well because it would be great to have a consistent source at such a great price.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    By the way, the Nina brand of DOP San Marzanos is exclusive to Costco, I believe, and they are a steal at something like $3.69 for a #10 can. I usually just freeze whatever I don't use since that's a lot of tomatoes!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: bear

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Saw Cento's in Nashua, less than half the price of the same in super markets. I've used Nina many times, especially when I'm making enough to freeze. They're excellent.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. I really like the smoked white fish from ACME. They happen to have this year round at my local (Pittsburgh) Costco.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Rick

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Oh, that's the best! I live near two Costcos, but the less-convenient one is the only one that carries the ACME smoked whitefish. When I find it, it's always a rare and wonderful treat.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Big Bad Voodoo Lou

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Is the whitefish in the refrigerated section, or is it shelf stable like smoked salmon?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: sarahvw1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Refrigerated case near the nova salmon, pickled herring jars, caviar, etc.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: sarahvw1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            It's in the kosher fridge in my costco.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Sounds great, but I would eat them in one sitting and hate you for it, so I'll abstain. You're welcome ;-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Not a food find, but I was shopping at Costco yesterday and just walking past the pizza/hot dog concession in front it was THAT smell of pizza from my childhood. I can't even explain it, but that's how Round Table smelled back in the 1980s. No other pizzas smell like that. Maybe it's the olives?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Oh and the pepper/salt/garlic pistachios are $20 a bag now(yikes). I know that because the cashier told that to the guy putting my stuff in the cart. I guess I never paid that much attention to the price of that item before, but damn. $20 is steep. Gonna rethink that.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: smoledman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            It's a 3-pound bag. $20 is still a good price.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: smoledman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Actually that's a deal for pistachio's, you're getting a large 3lb bag.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Why cant I find these delicious coconut covered cashews at Costco anymore? I had told all of my relatives and friends about them and then we made extra trips to Costco, just to stock up. And now they're gone? Please bring them back!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. I bought cooked red beets in vacuum pack. Cheaper than Trader Joe's and it's organic.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Costco no longer carries these nuts. I had an order from neighbors to pick up 4 jars. Amz carries them for $19 for 28oz. Gee - thanks!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  (they used to also carry Emily's chocolate covered cashews that were equally addictive. But I can have a piece of chocolate and a cashew and get he same flavor. Not so easy with these nuts)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Costco no longer carries these nuts. I had an order from neighbors to pick up 4 jars. Amazon carries them for $19 for 28oz. Gee - thanks!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (they used to also carry Emily's chocolate covered cashews that were equally addictive. But I can have a piece of chocolate and a cashew and get he same flavor. Not so easy with these nuts)