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Best store bought roterissie chicken?

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Dec 31, 2007
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i tried walmart, highland farms, metro and costco. i found that costco was the best because the chicken were the largest, was not dried out and was still relatively hot.

the other stores i found had smaller chicken, sat under the lamps too long and were dried out. costco chicken have such a high turnover that they don't sit out too long before they're scooped up. they almost always get sold out within an hour or two, so when you do see them available, you know they've only been sitting out for about an hour.

and the price is only 6.99. how can you beat that for a quick meal? just make sure you have some bbq dipping sauce in.
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Oct 11, 2006
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My family has tried a lot of rotisserie chicken and Sobey's is the best so far!!!
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another costco fan here..especially from the warden/ellesmere location!
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+1 on Costco. We buy their chicken almost weekly.
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Jan 11, 2004
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Loblaws

Costco I find wayy too salty and a bit undercooked (not raw or even bad, but could use a bit more time to crisp outside a bit)
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Just don't get it at Fortino's, it sucks :(
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Metro's herb is skinless so if you guys like chewing on a leather boot, be my guest.

I've only tried the ones from Metro and Price Chopper.. not much difference.
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+1 Costco
A little salty but still very good.
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Costco here. Tried Independent Grocer, Metro, Sobeys, Farm Boy and RCSS. Farm Boy is second for us.
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Costco also for me. The best price for how big the chicken is though agree it leans toward the salty side. Longo's herb and whatever chicken is also not bad but much better when you can get it cheaper on Wednesdays (well at least for the same price as Costco usually sells for).
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Feb 23, 2010
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I would not buy from Costco anymore! Too salty! One time we couldn't even eat it and had to throw it out. I did complain to the store manager and got my money back.

I have bought whole chickens from Highland Farms and Price Chopper before and they were okay!
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Never tried Costco's.

Metro (Mammoth): my favourite. Well seasoned, moist.
Sobey's: too salty, but moist.
Longos: meaty and moist, but kind of bland.
Loblaws: slightly blander than Longos, and surprisingly dry. NOT President's Choice quality.
Rabba: smallest bird, most thoroughly cooked, probably from sitting in the heat tray for a long time. Seasoning is excellent though the meat is noticeably dry. I haven't bought one since they raised the prices - and I read about what they do to the prepared foods (bleaching the chicken!!!). Though it probably happens at all of the places, not just Rabba.
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We always have Superstore's...I find Costco's very salty and Metro's is just horrible..
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Costco. Large, juicy, cheap....just don't try to flip it over to scan at the self check out! haha

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