This Week at Costco – September 20, 2009

September 26th, 2009 · 14 Comments

We actually didn’t make it to Costco until Wednesday because of vacation.  And at that point we hadn’t even picked up our mail yet, so I didn’t have a copy of the coupon book.  We bought a pumpkin pie anyway.  And some other great stuff to tide us over through the remainder of the week.

Kirkland Signature Mahi Mahi

Kirkland Signature Mahi Mahi

Kirkland Signature Frozen Mahi Mahi – I bought this a little bit ago and then haven’t seen it since.  I’m hoping that it’s just a temporary thing because they did have it constantly for at least a year.  This is like the frozen salmon and some of the other fish that Costco has: the big bag is filled with individually wrapped pieces.  Plus, the fish is very good quality.  The pieces are nice sized and thick enough that when you cook it, it doesn’t get all dry and yucky.  On the downside, you can’t decide at the last second that you want this fish for dinner really because you have to thaw it before you cook it.  You can always do the quick thaw method of running cold water over it for several minutes.  However, I really think that the texture is better if you let it thaw in the fridge.  For us, it took a solid 24 hours to thaw.  Mahi is a nice fish with a delicate flavor that pairs nicely with a variety of sides.  You can also grill this because the pieces are thick and have a more meaty texture than some types of fish.  Since we liked this so much and it is so convenient, I’m hoping that they bring this back to the freezer section soon!  3 pounds for $15.99.  Item #: 251704.

Citterio Festa Italiana Meats

Citterio Festa Italiana Meats

Citterio Festa Italiana Pack –  This package consists of a hefty 1.5 pounds of traditional Italian meats including Bresaola (air dried beef), Salame Genoa, and Culatello (dry cured ham).  You get a half pound of each type of meat.  I think my favorite is probably the Culatello because it is kind of like Prosciutto but has a softer texture, I think.  Of course, the Bresaola is really tasty too; it’s Dave’s top choice I think.  The Salame Genoa is good but nothing spectacular.  This kind of package is perfect for us because one of our favorite lazy night meals is to have some meats like this, fresh bread, good cheese, and olives.  We’ve got the olives and those totally count as vegetables, right?  The only bad thing is the hefty price for the package at $19.89.  That’s quite a bit so this wouldn’t be something we would probably buy all that often, however, it is very good quality meat.  There are of course a thousand little appetizer type items you could make with this for a dinner party but the best way is as part of a traditional antipast0 with olives, marinated artichoke hearts, bread sticks, and Asiago cheese.  The Culatello and the Bresaola could easily be used instead of Prosciutto to wrap around figs or asparagus as well. 1.5 pounds for $19.89.  Item #: 252535.

Costco Rotisserie Chicken Breast Meat

Costco Rotisserie Chicken Breast Meat

Costco Rotisserie Chicken Breast Meat – If you love the rotisserie chickens, like we do, but sometimes just want the meat, then you’ll probably be happy about this new item in the Costco deli.  Sometimes I want the yummy rotisserie chicken meat but I don’t want to buy a whole chicken, maybe I just want a little or a whole bunch to make something big.  Well, Costco has finally heard my silent pleas to just sell the meat in a big package.  I figured that since they use it to make things like burritos and chicken salad that they would have realized the huge potential of selling the meat like this long ago.  But in any case, now I can make my own things with the rotisserie chicken too.  Things like pasta salad or chicken salad, my own enchiladas and burritos.  Or even just having a really delicious sandwich.  The chunks are pretty good sized so you could cut it up smaller for making chicken salad pretty easily but they are certainly big enough as is for a decent  sandwich (without the need for mayo to act like a binding agent for the little pieces).  3.83 pounds for $15.28; $3.99 per pound.  Item #: 37733.

Sabra Hummus with Chipotles

Sabra Hummus with Chipotles

Sabra Hummus with Chipotles – It’s back at our Costco!  Dave was so happy to see this one gracing the fridge cases at our local Costco that we bought two, just in case they stop carrying it immediately again.  This is a delicious twist to the traditional Sabra hummus because of the delicious zing that the chipotles give to it; just enough smoky pepper taste to perk up anything from bread, to celery sticks, or pita chips.  I am also a big fan of the Sabra hummuses because of the super creamy, thick texture.  We’ve already eaten quite a bit of the first container because we’ve been waiting for it for so long.  It really is delicious on bread but is also a nice addition to veggies for dipping, instead of the Ranch dressing that I normally use lately.  We were at Costco mid-week (of course it was the first place we went to after getting back from vacation) and they had quite a number of the containers on hand then.  But you never know, so if you’ve been wanting some of this you should get over to Costco. 32 ounces for $5.99. Item #: 292620.

Organic Blue Agave Nectar

Organic Blue Agave Nectar

Organic Blue Agave Sweetener – I’ll be honest we only bought this because there have been a couple of comments about it here and Dave wanted to see what it was all about.  Plus, we like the idea of a natural sweetener.  It’s got a consistency somewhere between maple syrup and honey, more toward the syrup end of the spectrum though.  And it is sweet!  They say on the package that it is 25% sweeter than sugar, meaning you can use less to get stuff sweet.  Apparently, you can use this anywhere you would use regular table sugar: baking, drinks, or just drizzled over something like berries.  I’m guessing you could use it in the same ways that you would use honey.  It doesn’t really have much of a taste of its own, which is good when you want to use it to sweeten something, but it is really rather sweet.  So, be careful because a little really goes a long way.   2, 23.5 ounce bottles for $7.49.  Item #: 427895.


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14 Responses so far ↓

  1. 1 Ursula // 2016.09.10 at 8:33 am

    Mahi Mahi Origin PERU
    Best product! I went twice to see if its back without luck! I am really hoping that we will have it soon; the meat is fresh, white with very delicate flavor; I love it! Very convenient; It did not take that much time to thaw it,

  2. 2 Alan // 2011.02.04 at 4:04 pm

    It is a great price, but our Costco’s current lot of Agave is labeled incorrectly. It says ‘Light’ on the label, but it is clearly Amber and some are Dark. I’ve spoken with the Costco front desk several times and they have told me they would notify the buyer. I have since noticed that they moved the pallets to the front end of the aisle, I can only guess to move the product quicker. I’m currently searching the net for the best price, but it will be hard to beat Costco. I hope their next batch is correct!

  3. 3 Robin // 2009.10.04 at 3:10 am

    The Costco in Orlando currently has hand sanitizer in stock. I think it’s Kirkman brand and comes in large pump bottles. By us it’s in the aisle with the soap.

  4. 4 Kimberly // 2009.10.02 at 12:24 pm

    Thanks! I’m glad you enjoy the blog and my reviews. 🙂

  5. 5 Pearl // 2009.10.02 at 12:05 am

    Thank you for the heads up on these products.
    The rotisserie chicken package…what an ingenious idea! I will have to see if this is in our Costco.
    And I’ll have to look for the blue agave sweetener and the hummus.

    Love your blog. Your reviews are just like getting samples at Costco! 🙂

  6. 6 carmstl // 2009.09.30 at 3:06 pm

    That Italiana pack looks amazing. Have you tried the biscotti that are on coupon right now? They are incredible!!

  7. 7 michael // 2009.09.30 at 4:10 am

    They only stock hand sanitizer once a year, before school starts. I am not sure if they still have in stock. Since they follow the Early in Early out.

  8. 8 Heather // 2009.09.29 at 7:59 pm

    I posted about the agave nectar before. This is an awesome deal I have paid 5.99 or more for one 23.5 oz bottle. I use it on my oatmeal and for baking. It is a sweetner that Dr. Oz recommends because it has a low glycemic index so it does not spike blood sugar like regular sugar.

  9. 9 Sweta // 2009.09.29 at 7:03 pm

    Can someone tell me if Costco sells hand sanitizer? I used to have a membership a few years ago and at that time they did not.

  10. 10 angie // 2009.09.28 at 12:44 pm

    BTW, I am absolutely ticked off that they arent carrying the big jars of Treetop Applesauce… for the school year they started carrying the single serves and what a waste! My DH and DS could eat a jar of AS in an afternoon.

  11. 11 angie // 2009.09.28 at 12:40 pm

    I’ve been looking for the Mahi too and its not in the Dallas location.

  12. 12 Kimberly // 2009.09.28 at 6:43 am

    Deb, thanks for the link. This would be a great resource for anyone that can’t get the agave nectar at Costco because there are so many brands and sizes. However, if you can buy it at Costco it is a better deal. For the same, Wholesome Sweeteners 23.5 ounce bottle you would have to pay $5.99 (or $5.79 if you buy a case of six) per bottle. Whereas, at Costco you can get two of those bottles for $7.49, which is just $3.75 per bottle. That’s a savings of at least $2.00 per bottle.

  13. 13 Jenna // 2009.09.26 at 6:23 pm

    Yeah! So excited about agave nectar – I use it with berries & other fruits to meld the fruit flavors together. A little really does go a long way!

  14. 14 Deb Schiff // 2009.09.26 at 1:28 pm

    You might consider buying your agave nectar in bulk online. I’ve been doing it for a year now and have saved A LOT. Here’s where I get mine:

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