The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2014 - July to September
This is Costco Thread for the 3rd Quarter of 2014 for Ontario. Discuss new food related products (food/kitchen supplies/cookbooks/etc).
Please provide the location if you found a new product or an item on clearance as pricing and product selection can vary by store location.
This is the 1st Quarter of 2014 thread:
This is the 2nd Quarter of 2014 thread:
Some general useful info.
Prices ending in 97 cents usually means the item has been marked down
Items with an asterix in the upper right hand corner means that they aren't being re-stocked again (although, sometimes they will introduce new packaging for the same item but it has a different SKU, or it may come back if it is seasonal)
I think you must have gotten the same harvest as me. Last year I felt the Black Velvet apriums were wonderful and worthy of the premium. This year, they didn't live up to my memory. I found the New Jersey blueberries at Costco far more flavourful and delightful. A steal at $3.89 for nearly 2 lbs.
Nothing really new or exciting to report this week except I did see an authentic LeCrueset 7 L oval Dutch oven in the orange flame ombré colour for $249. I prefer the Kirkland one for less than half the price but I do know that LC has a brand name cache.
The Kirkland brand dried blueberries are in new packaging and with a much better ingredient list. The new one is composed of blueberries, sugar, and citric acid. The old one had maltose, glucose fructose, and two types of preservatives. Definitely an improvement with no change in price or size.
Oh, with the heat rising, some may enjoy the $3.50 off the Haagen Dazs ice cream bars with chopped almonds. Also I think they may have lowered the prices on the 3pints of HD gelato
European smoked salmon is about $15/lb. It is a box of Norwegian Atlantic salmon, processed in Holland, in individual packets.
Pre-cooked lobster meat was in the same freezer, similar price.
Kirkland frozen pizza (5 cheese, 4 x 12") has been bumped up to $10.99, still a good deal.
Fresh boneless leg of lamb (Australian) bumped to $7.00/lb but still one of the nicest available.
Kefir, 2 litres/$6.00, is irresistible to me.
Sealtest unsalted butter, at $3.69/lb, is better than I expected. Good price.
Shopped at London North.
I usually shop at the warden location. I've been on the lookout for the jar of antipasto for over a month now. I think it's $10 . . . Can't remember the brand. Has anyone seen it anywhere else? I also haven't seen the Maille Dijon mustard for a long time, but finally got some at the billy bishop location today.
I love reading the costco thread . . . Makes me feel like I'm not the only one who might be obsessed with shopping there! :)
RE: Kirkland Generic and/or Splenda large box
Haven't posted here before so not sure I'm doing this right. This is the only place that seems to take any sort of message.
Anyway, haven't been able to find the large box of either Splenda or Kirkland generic packets. Anyone seen them or have new about them. Have tried Mississauga, Burlington and Brampton stores but no luck.