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What is on your shopping list for Costco?

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lecale wrote:
Apr 3rd, 2017 7:20 pm
Never freeze it because it goes crumbly, though.
I've had good results with freezing it. Hasn't been crumbly at all. It's like a miracle cheese, one of my top favourites.
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Cas77 wrote:
Apr 3rd, 2017 8:57 pm
Very very underwhelming. Regretting the blind-buy and definitely not a re-buy.

Tasteless, bland, boring. It sat in the fridge 5 days with 2 slices missing before it got trashed.
Thanks for the review. I kind of got that impression from looking at it. Bought the strawberry/rhubarb pie. Not a rebuy either. I was so craving a taste of spring. Guess we'll have to wait until Ontario/local strawberries are in season and I'll make my own.
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bonterra wrote:
Apr 1st, 2017 2:45 pm
Avocado oil mayonnaise is new at my location, think it's the Chosen Foods brand, $10.99. Strawberry Rhubarb is the current pie flavour.

Frozen Pho is clearing at $4.97, Mejicano (sp?) Quesadillas (pretty good) are marked down to $9.97. I like them topped with enchilada sauce and extra cheese.

Low stock on the Baja salad kits. Hope they're not discontinued.
that frozen Pho is so gross. I tried it once and couldnt finish it.
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boredstudent3 wrote:
Apr 3rd, 2017 10:07 pm
Thanks for info and taste test. I'm eyeing the chocolate hazelnut cake they have in the bunkers. But must resist lol.
that hazelnut cake is great. so light and the flavour is amazing. we buy them all the time at work for birthdays.
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lecale wrote:
Apr 3rd, 2017 7:20 pm
In the fridge? Oh yeah. You can buy a pile of cheese and just leave it there at least 8 months standard and it will be just fine. Never freeze it because it goes crumbly, though. On big blocks don't put your fingers on the cheese or the inner packaging when you are serving some and you won't have any issue of green mould blooms even if it takes you 6 weeks to finish it. Cheese is one of the most stable perishable foods and the stuff you're eating was definitely aged for years already.

I freaking love smoked cheese. I don't think it would be able to celebrate a week in my house. I'd find a reason to have it in every meal.
death_hawk wrote:
Apr 3rd, 2017 8:49 pm
As long as it's unopened.
Once it's opened and exposed to oxygen/dirty hands/utensils/etc then all bets are off.
But most cheese in the original package (or vacuum sealed again) it'll last a ridiculously long time.
I'm quite hooked on smoked gouda right now.
bonterra wrote:
Apr 3rd, 2017 11:12 pm
I've opened it and cut in half and frozen half. It freezes quite well. A steal at this weeks $6.99. Going for that and the big Alexia scallops and Kirkland brand antihistamines.

The smoked cheddar is so good in stuffed peppers.
Thanks all. I'll stock up this week. And I'll definitely try it on stuffed peppers!
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bonterra wrote:
Apr 3rd, 2017 11:12 pm
I've opened it and cut in half and frozen half. It freezes quite well. A steal at this weeks $6.99. Going for that and the big Alexia scallops and Kirkland brand antihistamines.

The smoked cheddar is so good in stuffed peppers.
PC has a 2-yr smoked cheddar (Balderson is 1-yr) that is a bit sharper and if you get the 200 pts/$1 deli cheese offer that puts you at the same price. Another one to try anyway. Stuck on Smoked Oka Artisan which is mildly stinky-mushroomy. I like them best straight with dry hard red grapes.
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Thanks for heads up on the smoked cheddar....love smoked cheeses as well. I just end up going to the fridge and slicing off a piece multiple times in the middle of the night though.....
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bonterra wrote:
Apr 4th, 2017 1:06 pm
This is the excellent recipe I use (posted by Mars2012):

http://tsgcookin.com/2013/06/bacon-wrap ... m-peppers/
I bet these would be awesome if you made them ahead and re-warmed on the grill.

Also try it as a layer in lasagne: tub cottage cheese + shredded smoked cheese + egg + salt, pepper, (herbs). Take an immersion blender to it and ricotta-ize it. Alternate with your meat/cheese layer. To get a really smoky chicken to go with that, I grill kebobs of chicken tossed in mayo and spice because the mayo seals the moisture, keeps spice stuck and gives a great char on my grill pan. Then an Alfredo type sauce. Then unbutton your button!
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gh05t wrote:
Apr 4th, 2017 1:42 pm
I saw Limoncello cakes on my last visit. Anyone tried?

The topping looked like lemon curd and the cake looked similar to this lemon meringue cake.

http://sweetapolita.com/2013/03/lemon-m ... ight-cake/

I like lemon and orange flavoured cakes but damn if I could eat a whole one of that by myself.
I recall @bonterra mentioning them a page or two back. Not sure if she tried or not.
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noticed Costco is now selling organic Japanese matcha (250g) for $20. Sorry, no pic.
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boredstudent3 wrote:
Mar 24th, 2017 3:38 pm
Yeah I've seen both the black pepper and pink salt side by side in the grinders. Haven't seen either in a long time.
I went last night to Etobicoke Costco. No pink salt. Not even in the large tubs. They have all been replaced with sea salt grinders and tubs.
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gh05t wrote:
Apr 4th, 2017 1:42 pm
I saw Limoncello cakes on my last visit. Anyone tried?

The topping looked like lemon curd and the cake looked similar to this lemon meringue cake.

http://sweetapolita.com/2013/03/lemon-m ... ight-cake/

I like lemon and orange flavoured cakes but damn if I could eat a whole one of that by myself.
This is my favourite cake from Costco. The cakes is light but moist, the curd filling is tangy and tastes like fresh lemon. The icing is smooth and doesn't taste like chemicals. I hope it's still around at Easter, I'll buy another one.

My favourite homemade lemon cake is Flo Baker's Lemon Meringue Angel Food Cake:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/lemo ... ake-recipe

Was at Costco today to get the amazingly priced Balderson Double Smoked Cheddar and noticed a new cheese, Maple Dale 4 year old Smoked Cheddar, think it was $12.99. Was tempted but going to wait to see if it's on discount in the next couple of weeks.

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