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#1 splinky

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 01:20 PM

has anyone else experienced the joy?

i picked up one of these, yesterday because it was $4.99 and humongous, smelled like roast chicken smelled when i was a kid and is hormone and gluten free. i got it home and was impressed with its juicy freshness, so impressed that i ate almost half the breast meat. the rest has been shredded and will be used for salad and soup later this week. i'm also thinking this will be great for frozen ahead enchiladas with salsa verde

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 01:30 PM

The white fish salad they sell in NY Stores is pretty fantastic.. It is produced by Acme under a different label.
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Posted 20 September 2010 - 01:38 PM

has anyone else experienced the joy?

i picked up one of these, yesterday because it was $4.99 and humongous, smelled like roast chicken smelled when i was a kid and is hormone and gluten free. i got it home and was impressed with its juicy freshness, so impressed that i ate almost half the breast meat. the rest has been shredded and will be used for salad and soup later this week. i'm also thinking this will be great for frozen ahead enchiladas with salsa verde

It's good. It's best eaten right away. What works to Costco's advantage is that with their volume, it's not going to sit under the heat lamp that long as at a super.

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 02:23 PM

Don't you people realize that chicken can't be good unless it's at least $25. Next you're going to be telling me that the $1.50 hot dog at Sams Club is just as good as the $14 hot dog at 11 Madison.

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 02:49 PM

Don't you people realize that chicken can't be good unless it's at least $25. Next you're going to be telling me that the $1.50 hot dog at Sams Club is just as good as the $14 hot dog at 11 Madison.

if you're willing to buy me one of those $4.99 a pound chickens from eataly we can have a taste off against the costco chicken

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 06:47 PM

has anyone else experienced the joy?

i picked up one of these, yesterday because it was $4.99 and humongous, smelled like roast chicken smelled when i was a kid and is hormone and gluten free. i got it home and was impressed with its juicy freshness, so impressed that i ate almost half the breast meat. the rest has been shredded and will be used for salad and soup later this week. i'm also thinking this will be great for frozen ahead enchiladas with salsa verde

We did last week. We just joined up, and through my workplace discount program I got a bunch of coupons with the certificates, including one for a free roast chicken and another for $1.50 off any salad mix. So we had a really good meal for just over $3 with plenty of leftovers, and the bones will be used for stock. The meat tasted great cold too.
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Posted 20 September 2010 - 09:46 PM

They are big (that helps for roasting).
They have fast turn over (don't get dry).
No one gets out "just" grabbing a chicken alone (loss leader).

I do sometimes wonder if they are using chickens on the pull date - but it doesn't seem to matter. If you eat chicken, hard to resist.

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 09:51 PM


has anyone else experienced the joy?

i picked up one of these, yesterday because it was $4.99 and humongous, smelled like roast chicken smelled when i was a kid and is hormone and gluten free. i got it home and was impressed with its juicy freshness, so impressed that i ate almost half the breast meat. the rest has been shredded and will be used for salad and soup later this week. i'm also thinking this will be great for frozen ahead enchiladas with salsa verde

We did last week. We just joined up, and through my workplace discount program I got a bunch of coupons with the certificates, including one for a free roast chicken and another for $1.50 off any salad mix. So we had a really good meal for just over $3 with plenty of leftovers, and the bones will be used for stock. The meat tasted great cold too.

Love, love the Costco chicken! I almost always buy one when I'm shopping there, even if we won't be eating it that night, since I also think the meat is great cold. Sometimes I just get one to use for sandwiches for the week, as it's less expensive than sliced deli meats and makes great chicken sandwiches. I don't know how they manage to keep the breast meat so moist (probably injected w/ something?). I usually save the carcass for stock-making.
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Posted 21 September 2010 - 12:41 AM

I let my Costco membership expire last year, but their chicken and fish was always superb. I suspect their volume purchase was huge, which keeps things very fresh.

In NJ, their wine and alcohol prices were often at the state minimum, and they always had brandies etc at huge discounts.

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 12:50 AM

Hormone-free chicken is like cholesterol-free olive oil, right?
I never said that

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 01:12 AM

Hormone-free chicken is like cholesterol-free olive oil, right?

something like that :lol:

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 01:36 AM


Hormone-free chicken is like cholesterol-free olive oil, right?

something like that :lol:


right. the same, only different.

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 08:10 PM



has anyone else experienced the joy?

i picked up one of these, yesterday because it was $4.99 and humongous, smelled like roast chicken smelled when i was a kid and is hormone and gluten free. i got it home and was impressed with its juicy freshness, so impressed that i ate almost half the breast meat. the rest has been shredded and will be used for salad and soup later this week. i'm also thinking this will be great for frozen ahead enchiladas with salsa verde

We did last week. We just joined up, and through my workplace discount program I got a bunch of coupons with the certificates, including one for a free roast chicken and another for $1.50 off any salad mix. So we had a really good meal for just over $3 with plenty of leftovers, and the bones will be used for stock. The meat tasted great cold too.

Love, love the Costco chicken! I almost always buy one when I'm shopping there, even if we won't be eating it that night, since I also think the meat is great cold. Sometimes I just get one to use for sandwiches for the week, as it's less expensive than sliced deli meats and makes great chicken sandwiches. I don't know how they manage to keep the breast meat so moist (probably injected w/ something?). I usually save the carcass for stock-making.

The stock we made smelled wonderful.
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Posted 22 September 2010 - 03:03 AM



Hormone-free chicken is like cholesterol-free olive oil, right?

something like that :lol:


right. the same, only different.


Different how?

It's sort of funny to read threads about only buying eggs from a local farm and then buying prepared chicken from costco. It must be perdue or worse, sold fully cooked as it's a day or less from expiration as raw chicken, no?



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Posted 22 September 2010 - 03:13 AM




Hormone-free chicken is like cholesterol-free olive oil, right?

something like that :lol:


right. the same, only different.


Different how?

It's sort of funny to read threads about only buying eggs from a local farm and then buying prepared chicken from costco. It must be perdue or worse, sold fully cooked as it's a day or less from expiration as raw chicken, no?

i never pretend that i don't eat crappy food sometimes. i don't eat a lot of prepared foods but when i do i try to pick stuff that tastes good and is hopefully low on the scale of crimes against food and good health. it's not even like i have any good health left to protect but it's hard to break old habits. if it was heroin and not chicken, i'd be much more finicky

“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
~Jack Handey

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