Do you ever wonder what Costco is like in other countries? Or is that just me because of my Costco love? I’m really fascinated by the different products they have, if the store is laid out the same, and what the Food Court is like. Luckily, we can all get a peek into what Costco Korea is like via a couple of great posts on the blog Lucy’s Seoul.
Lucy’s Seoul is written by (shockingly) Lucy, who has been in Seoul for just a few months since December 2010. She’s working at Seoul National University and is nice enough to share lots of great information, pictures, and fun aecdotes about her time in Seoul with all of us. Since she grew up in California, and apparently spent her childhood shopping at Price Club/Costco with her parents, she too has a deep love of all things Costco. Here’s what she told me about going to Costco Korea:
I was born and raised in California, and grew up going to Costco all my life (I’m 25 now). I’ve been going to Costco here in Korea about once a week, sometimes just to relieve some stress by looking at new stuff and of course taking in a sample here and there. Also, visiting Costco here kind of makes home seem closer, since the ambiance is the exact same… just more Korean products! I just went to Costco last Friday, and they replaced the berry smoothie with a pineapple smoothie. Interesting!!
You’ll have to read all of her posts about Costco to get all the details. However, I’ll give you a few hints: they have lots of US products, just like here in the UK, but also have lots of cool Korean products like ‘chocorooms’ which are mushroom shaped cookies with chocolate top (yum!), and cereal that looks like the stuff in the US (even made by Post) but with different characters on the boxes and of course the product information isn’t in English either. And then there’s the Food Court, which as always is shockingly American, but with the addition of the Bulgogi Bake. They even have pizza and churros!
So, enjoy living vicariously through Lucy and reading the fun Costco in Korea posts and check out some of the other great posts about things like Pizza Hut, Corn Ice Cream, and you have to check out her very first post in January about the very impressive cake designs. Here are the links to all of the Costco posts: