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Prime Rib Roast prices leading up to Christmas

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Prime Rib Roast prices leading up to Christmas

Most places have a special the week before Christmas for Prime Rib, and I'm wondering the best place to look. I like Costco's meat, but do they offer the same price as other grocery stores like RCSS, etc?? Looking for Canada AAA grade.
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LBJackal wrote:
Dec 15th, 2017 3:15 pm
Most places have a special the week before Christmas for Prime Rib, and I'm wondering the best place to look. I like Costco's meat, but do they offer the same price as other grocery stores like RCSS, etc?? Looking for Canada AAA grade.
City market has it @ 5.77 this week i think (Vancouver area).

Costco generally will have sales tho will generally be higher than elsewhere by a little. This is of course assuming Walmart/RCSS has sales since their meat price seen to be closer to those sale prices than say Safeway/Save on Food (and their other store chains). Of course this is based on limited observation in Vancouver so it could just be the time i looked.
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Just so you know ...
(Cause it matters to some folks)

Costco mechanically tenderizes it’s beef

We buy a lot of chicken at Costco... but now tend to steer away from their beef
If I am in the market for a Roast of Beef I now usually head to an independent butcher
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Mechanical? Wouldn’t a that be better than using chemical tenderizers?
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Good idea this thread. We are doing Prime Rib this holidays. Subscribed.
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akswun wrote:
Dec 16th, 2017 4:27 pm
Mechanical? Wouldn’t a that be better than using chemical tenderizers?
Not necessarily...

Mechanical Tenderising compromises the integrity of the cut thru the introduction of more “holes” for Bacteria Growth
http://www.inspection.gc.ca/food/labell ... 75?chap=18

This is especially an issue if the equipment is not properly cleaned / maintained, one of the best environments for Listeria & E Coli contamination

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/canadians ... -1.1157185

It’s just something to be aware of as a Consumer

Alternatively buy better quality of meats, cook by a different method (low & slow) or use marinades which thru the use of ingredients (chemical composition... break down coarser cuts of meat... things like Wine, Vinegar are natural “chemical tenderisers”)
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PointsHubby wrote:
Dec 15th, 2017 5:57 pm
Just so you know ...
(Cause it matters to some folks)

Costco mechanically tenderizes it’s beef

We buy a lot of chicken at Costco... but now tend to steer away from their beef
If I am in the market for a Roast of Beef I now usually head to an independent butcher
that's only for the portioned steaks I believe. If you buy a big roast it isn't.
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slowtyper wrote:
Dec 16th, 2017 7:30 pm
that's only for the portioned steaks I believe. If you buy a big roast it isn't.
Not so

Here’s a photo from a Costco in Quebec
http://smokingmeatforums.com/media/img_3902-jpg.308656/

The terminology you need to look for on the label is BLADE TENDERIZED

And here’s an article from Consumer Reports that speaks to the issue with some info about Costco too
https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/mag ... /index.htm

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