Ferrarini Products at Costco Alhambra
At Costco to pick up some supplies and an oasis in a sea of our nightmare...Ferrarini.
Can't speak for other LA/OC-area Costco's, but Ferrarini products featured at Costco Alhambra. Make sure you call your local store before braving that soul robber of an experience. Selling cotto, mortadella, salami, tiramisu, provolone, and butter. Shoved by no fewer than seven children from different families lunging for tiramisu.
The vendor said they are sampling through today. Not sure how long they'll stock the products.
Stocked up on butter which is a little lighter than I expected. Probably winter butter. Provolone was pretty tasty too.
Bring a taser.
What Costco do you go to?
The Costco's we frequent are Fountain Valley, Tustin, Laguna Hills, Honolulu Iwilei, Hawaii Kai, Salt Lake City, Los Feliz, Burbank, and Alhambra.
Tustin, SLC, and Alhambra being the easiest. Iwilei being the worst.
In this case, it was really the popularity of Ferraini's sample food stand.
Haven't been to one for many months since I don't need foods (or much of anything) in bulk very often.
Grew up going to the Alhambra one. Always very, er, stressful. The Van Nuys one on Sunday morning was surprisingly quiet (for a Costco). Not a fan of going there otherwise. The parking lot is... confusing.
Only been to the MDR one 1-2 times. Parking lot is fairly logically laid out, although the checkout lines were of course very long. But maneuvering around inside didn't seem too horrendous otherwise.
Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't say that there's necessarily a GIGANTIC difference. But, for me, Alhambra sets the bar for stress-inducing.
Thanks for posting. I first tried their products at the Los Feliz location a year or so ago. I've been lucky enough to catch them about 3 times and will stock up on their butter if I can find them at the LF location. I love their tiramisu as well. FYI, they also have a little shop/deli in Beverly Hills
9622 Brighton Way
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Not checked the pricing on all products, but the butter is 20% cheaper than the shop. That may or may not be worth the Costco effort for some. It wouldn't be for me, but we happen to be there.
Also, some of the meats are packed so you can freeze and just pull a few slices. Handy!
I was wondering how the prices compare to those at the Ferrarini store in the BH Triangle, on Brighton. I eat at the store pretty often; they make panninis to order with a nice variety of meats, cheeses and spreads. The store sells the very wide variety of meats and pastas, and other non-Ferrarini branded Italian products as well (pastas, oils, jarred peppers, etc.). And there's a nice counter of baked goods - breads, pastry and cookies; I'm a sucker for the almond cookies.