[Today I’ve got a Guest Post and Question from a faithful Costco fan in Atlanta. The post is about the Pacific Organic Chicken Broth and how it appears to be on the way out to make room for Kirkland Signature broth. Which would be fine, but apparently it isn’t as good as the Pacific Organic version, so that is not so good. She also gives her feedback on the KS Greek Yogurt: not up to Fage standards. Be sure to read her email signature too. As someone that really does love to cook and is an admirer of Julia Child and actual chefs, it just totally made me laugh out loud.]
Has Costco ceased carrying Pacific Organic Chicken Broth?
I’m the “store brand queen.” I’m not a brand name snob so I frequently purchase Kirkland Signature products vs. a national brand. Whenever I see a new Kirkland Signature issue (like the recent Greek yogurt), I like to give it a try so I can either a) replace the national brand with Kirkland Signature, saving money, or b) write it off and get it out of the way. Unfortunately, Kirkland Signature chicken stock is not nearly as flavorful or robust as Pacific Organic which can be heated directly from the carton and sipped like consomme. Kirkland Signature stock is anemic in color and has barely any aroma. When I make a pan sauce or a short-cut soup, I need as much flavor infused into the dish as possible. Kirkland Signature does not accomplish this. This is one of the few Kirkland Signature products that falls short of the more expensive “brand” name product.
Recently, I have not seen Pacific Organic Chicken Broth sold in its bulk package but I’ve been seeing Kirkland Signature stock featured prominently. I live in Atlanta, Georgia and it appears as though this unit is no longer carrying Pacific broth. I’m eventually going to have to find a place to purchase the Pacific Organic in bulk, and I’m not fond of having to stop at multiple stores, especially warehouse stores. Short of that, I’ll go back to making my own chicken stock and freezing it. (Damned Pacific got me spoiled and I let my own stock go by the wayside…LOL.)
I’ll be going to Costco this morning for Greek yogurt amongst other things. Fage is on sale for $4.99 for the giant container. Kirkland Signature Greek yogurt is another one of the few products that flopped for me. It separates and the mouthfeel is nowhere near Fage. I use Fage in place of sour cream, even on my nachos – and my 20 year old nephew (who loves my nachos) can never tell it’s not sour cream!
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