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Jun 29, 2014 07:00 AM

Costco Food Finds - 3rd Quarter 2014

Well it's summer, long awaited after the brutal winter and so so spring. The fruit at Costco has been great. Sweet huge Peaches from CA..yum just finished one before this post, Blueberries, Nectarines and fresh Apricots. Even the Watermelons are such a value, about 3x the size that you see in super markets and half the price. Great for a 4th celebration cook out next week.

What great things are you discovering.

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  1. Hey, are you in Australia or New Zealand or ?? ... Otherwise it's not 3rd Quarter yet!

    1. Just following the previous threads, must be a fiscal year thing. We're tough CH'ers and will get through it chowingly!

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      1. re: treb

        You were just a little ahead of your time, but time has caught up with you. Welcome to the 3rd quarter!

      2. We've had ranier cherries in our Texas Costco and I'm planning on making a pie with them for 4th of July.

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        1. re: rasputina

          We picked those up over the weekend, but they don't travel very well. Less than half the package survived the trip home.

          1. re: ferret

            I tried the Bing Cherries and they are large and sweet, 3.99 per pound. Saw the Rainiers but, passed till next time. Picked up peaches that were a large as softballs, also perfectly sweet.

            1. re: treb

              Rainiers were $7.99 for 2lbs, so hard to pass up.

              1. re: ferret

                ferret, where are you located? I was hoping rainiers would be about the same price at my Costco. I'm in Ohio. Confession time, I've never had a Rainier cherry. I had cherries when I was a kid and remember hating them but I figured its time to step out of my comfort zone and try them. I will probably become an addict as they are kind of expensive with a short season. Go fig.

                1. re: dobs737

                  Chicago. Rainiers have greater depth of flavor than the red (to me, at least).

                  1. re: ferret

                    Thanks Ferret. You said they don't travel well. Is that because they are delicate like raspberries or so good you ate half on the way home?

                    1. re: dobs737

                      Ate them. Neither raspberries nor cherries make it home from Costco without some "shrinkage".

                2. re: ferret

                  I'm in Washington and there's a farming community outside of my town. We went out a couple weeks ago and picked Rainier cherries for $1.25/lb. It's hard to pay grocery store prices after that. Waiting now for peach season.

            2. re: rasputina

              Well they were out of stock when I went today so I guess it's peach pie. Not that I'm complaining.

            3. Island Way Sorbets in Natural Fruit Shells

              AWESOME! the flavors are bright, they're not too sweet and the coconut is heavenly!

              There are two varieties
              the one we had, included a pomegranate/lemon which was my favorite
              the pineapple was a close second

              all served in half 'shells' of the natural fruit!
              Love it!

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              1. re: cgarner

                Those are good but they've been in our local Costco for quite a while. The new trend is salted caramel frozen treats. They're selling Ciao Bella salted caramel gelato sandwiches and Talenti salted caramel gelato bars. Both really good.

                1. re: ferret

                  the flavors are "new" to our local Costco this year
                  zesty pomegranate (which is the lemon/pomegranate)
                  passionate mango (mango/orange/passion in an orange shell)
                  coconut and pineapple seem to be the same

              2. I don't know if this is a new product: Johnny's garlic spread and seasoning.

                Picked it up on a whim and I've been loving it in chicken/shrimp marinades, salad dressings and even my toddlers Mac and cheese. Such a versatile product. Costco doesn't stock these all year round - it is seasonal so I need to get myself another jar before it disappears from the shelves. A must try, IMO.

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                1. re: acerulz

                  Do you remember where you found it? I would love to try it, if my local Costco carries it.

                  1. re: liza219

                    Found it in the spices aisle at my local Livermore, ca Costco. I was trying to decide between trying the Kirkland organic no salt seasoning mix and this one and got this. It is priced at <$6 for the 18 oz which is much lower than their site.

                    1. re: acerulz

                      They have carried it for years (though not sure if it is always there) at the stores in the Seattle are, but that may be because it is a local product.

                      1. re: acerulz

                        Thanks, I'll tell the hubs to keep his eyes open. I hope he find it! I'm thinking garlic bread snd shrimps on the grill....mmmmm.

                    2. re: acerulz

                      They've been selling this in my local stores (So. CA) for several years. Makes great garlic bread. Never thought to put it into a marinade form though!