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Costo Jarred Artichokes In Water- Went Mushy!

monavano Jan 16, 2014 10:28 AM

I was thrilled to find that Costco carries big jars of artichokes in water, for a great price, too (they can be quite spendy in the grocery store).
I was surprised that after about a week post opening, that they started to get a bit mushy.
A little bit at first- no big deal, but by week 3-ish, they disintegrated to the touch, so about 25% of the jar got tossed.

Any others have this experience?

btw, the artichokes are in water and citric acid.

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  1. Tripeler RE: monavano Jan 16, 2014 06:05 PM

    We've been getting these from Costco for several years now, and have never had any problems except for some tough, fibrous pieces every now and then.

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      Cathy RE: monavano Jan 16, 2014 06:31 PM

      Assume you did refrigerate.

      We go through one jar in less than three weeks; I eat plain, dipped in dressing, use in dips and cooking and breaded/fried. Then I'm artichoked out for a while...

      It's a two pack. Did both jars do the same thing?

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      1. re: Cathy
        monavano RE: Cathy Jan 17, 2014 10:28 AM

        I've yet to open the other jar. I guess I should eat them faster!
        I'm loving them on salad. I use the artichokes and Costco's hearts of palm.

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        tzurriz RE: monavano Jan 16, 2014 06:45 PM

        Mine are about 2 weeks old and just fine.

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          DODSONJIM RE: monavano Jan 25, 2014 03:05 PM

          I have this problem with the Costco hearts of palm. They just don't keep. Looking for a better product.

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            monavano RE: DODSONJIM Jan 26, 2014 05:47 AM

            Funny... I forgot to mention that I also buy the hearts of palm from Costco, and do NOT have this problem!
            Sorry to hear that. My jar has been open for at least 3 weeks, and it's still really good.
            I adore them, I mean adore them!
            I slice a heart into salads most every night that we have them, which is...most nights.
            Truth be told, it's because of the hearts of palm that I was surprised at my artichokes from Costco.
            I guess I'll just have to use my artichokes faster.
            I think I can do that!

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