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Bum the Sad
Aug 25, 2002



Hell Gem

Pennywise the Frown posted:

Maybe I got the two screwed up.

I can admit I'm wrong. You're still a dick.

Thatís fair enough.

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Schadenboner
Aug 15, 2011

by Shine


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xlr2ZMTc52E

Please donít fight, thread.

:ohdear:

Schadenboner fucked around with this message at 00:13 on Apr 27, 2019

El Jebus
Jun 18, 2008

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Socal goon reporting in, $7.99 for 6 softball sized, rock hard avocados.

Also, hot rotisserie chicken is like, hallelujah.

Disco Salmon
Jun 19, 2004


El Jebus posted:

Socal goon reporting in, $7.99 for 6 softball sized, rock hard avocados.

Also, hot rotisserie chicken is like, hallelujah.

oh yeah I <3 much the rotisserie chicken. I get probably 1-2 a week, shred it off the bone, portion and freeze it. I use it for sandwiches, casseroles, soups etc...and I break down the carcasses and freeze them too and make stock from them.

But I do admit standing over the sink like an animal ripping into a rotisserie chicken now and again. Maybe a bit more than that :P

poisonpill
Nov 8, 2009

The only way to get huge fast is to insult a passing witch and hope she curses you with Beast-strength.



WHat are you doing with a hundred bucks of jamon? Do you slice it off and eat it? Make sandwiches? How would I put it out for a party? Do you refrigerate after slicing?

MarcusSA
Sep 23, 2007



poisonpill posted:

WHat are you doing with a hundred bucks of jamon? Do you slice it off and eat it? Make sandwiches? How would I put it out for a party? Do you refrigerate after slicing?

You probably eat it with some fancy rear end cheese and crackers.

Taima
Dec 31, 2006




MarcusSA posted:

You probably eat it with some fancy rear end cheese and crackers.

Jamon serrano is more of a tapas thing than a cheese and cracker thing, but I'm sure it would be great with the latter as well.

e: In any case you would need a SHITLOAD of people to eat that $100 serrano in one go.

Taima fucked around with this message at 01:08 on Apr 27, 2019

Burt Sexual
Jan 26, 2006

by Jeffrey of YOSPOS


Switchblade Switcharoo

Pennywise the Frown
May 10, 2010



Upset Trowel

:hai:

Wayne Knight
May 11, 2006



Posting from costco. Saw the ham, ate a dog, bought more normandy blend.

Burt Sexual
Jan 26, 2006

by Jeffrey of YOSPOS


Switchblade Switcharoo

RZA Encryption posted:

Posting from costco. Saw the ham, ate a dog, bought more normandy blend.

Impulse buy was...

priznat
Jul 7, 2009

Let's get drunk and kiss each other all night.

When you crack that ham open are you on the clock for it or does it keep for a long rear end time even then?

I imagine most people get them for some swank party where itíll get eaten quick.

Wayne Knight
May 11, 2006



Burt Sexual posted:

Impulse buy was...

The four pack of frozen cheese pizzas for $6. We got out for less than $80 total.

Burt Sexual
Jan 26, 2006

by Jeffrey of YOSPOS


Switchblade Switcharoo

RZA Encryption posted:

The four pack of frozen cheese pizzas for $6. We got out for less than $80 total.

Lol

I think it was in this thread, but the no labeled aisles are a killer idea. Wanderbuy

Taima
Dec 31, 2006




priznat posted:

When you crack that ham open are you on the clock for it or does it keep for a long rear end time even then?

I imagine most people get them for some swank party where itíll get eaten quick.

Oh nah you have at least a few months before you would have to worry about spoilage. It's dry-cured, it lasts a while.

Before you ever get the ham it was prepped in a wine-cellar esque environment for months. Then it is covered in a waxy outside, and that will keep for a long time, at least a year. Then when you finally start using it, you have quite a while, but of course that will vary a bit depending on the humidity and temperature of where you live.

It's really not a bad purchase, there is a ton of stuff you can do with serrano, and it's not nearly as expensive as iberico so you don't have to treat its usage like you would a rare mineral.

Taima
Dec 31, 2006




This is a great instructional video for storing cured ham:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URFrsNYlrmw

priznat
Jul 7, 2009

Let's get drunk and kiss each other all night.

That does look like it would make delicious sandwiches.

Taima
Dec 31, 2006




Oh for sure. I would say that jamon serrano and bread are the most iconic and the most delicious ways you can prepare it, from tapas to sandwiches.

SirPablo
May 1, 2004



Pillbug

I'm weary on the legitimacy of that jámon. The good stuff is illegal to bring I to the US, and this stuff isn't the higher end as others noted. I was able to bring some back from Spain by having it double vacuum sealed. I also didn't declare it like these loving idiots.

https://www.latimes.com/travel/deals/la-trb-u-s-customs-ham-spain-20150616-story.html

The Co does carry a smaller package of jámon that is $10, look for it in the prepackaged meat cooler area.

El Jebus
Jun 18, 2008

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SirPablo posted:

I'm weary on the legitimacy of that jámon. The good stuff is illegal to bring I to the US, and this stuff isn't the higher end as others noted. I was able to bring some back from Spain by having it double vacuum sealed. I also didn't declare it like these loving idiots.

https://www.latimes.com/travel/deals/la-trb-u-s-customs-ham-spain-20150616-story.html

The Co does carry a smaller package of jámon that is $10, look for it in the prepackaged meat cooler area.

It's very legal to import Spanish Jamon to the states, you just have to be a licensed importer with, apparently, ties to the Spanish government.

BeastOfExmoor
Aug 19, 2003

I will be gone, but not forever.


#48 of 48. Sad to see it go.

binge crotching
Apr 2, 2010



BeastOfExmoor posted:

#48 of 48. Sad to see it go.



It's absolute garbage but I'm kind of sad they pulled it.

Original_Z
Jun 14, 2005
Z so good

After years of hearing this thread hype up the pub mix but not being able to try it, my dreams have come true and the mix has made its way across the pond to the Japanese stores!



Picked one up, along with some cocoa dusted almonds. PBUC!

DeadFatDuckFat
Oct 29, 2012

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Original_Z posted:

After years of hearing this thread hype up the pub mix but not being able to try it, my dreams have come true and the mix has made its way across the pond to the Japanese stores!



Picked one up, along with some cocoa dusted almonds. PBUC!

Whoa thats a different one than I get in my stores. We have the Utz mix here.

Xaris
Jul 25, 2006

Neigh

Original_Z posted:

After years of hearing this thread hype up the pub mix but not being able to try it, my dreams have come true and the mix has made its way across the pond to the Japanese stores!



Picked one up, along with some cocoa dusted almonds. PBUC!

as far as i can tell, no rye chips. 0/10

Taima
Dec 31, 2006




pub mix is at best commodity snacking for like a football game it's not actually something worth seeking out, per se...

Now, those Brookside chocolate covered acai berries, that's a fuckin SNACK bros

Chinatown
Sep 11, 2001

~*Suck My Balls*~

Fun Shoe

Xaris posted:

as far as i can tell, no rye chips. 0/10

some sacrifices must be made to spread the gospel to the corners of the earth

BeastOfExmoor
Aug 19, 2003

I will be gone, but not forever.


binge crotching posted:

It's absolute garbage but I'm kind of sad they pulled it.

I found it comparable to domestics and the light Mexican beers. I've heard multiple breweries made it, so perhaps our west coast version was better than other places.

feedmegin
Jul 30, 2008




Bloodplay it again posted:

The key to good olive oil is just making sure the olives are sourced from the same country. I'd argue it matters significantly less which country and more that all of the olives came from the same place. That's pretty much it.

Why is this out of curiosity? It's not like plants know about national borders.

MarcusSA
Sep 23, 2007



feedmegin posted:

Why is this out of curiosity? It's not like plants know about national borders.

Soil differences ect ect ect can absolutely change the flavor of things.

therobit
Aug 19, 2008

EVERYTHING I TYPE IS UTTERLY WORTHLESS


Yes but if you were to intentionally blend different origins of olive to get a better taste, it's not like that's gonna make it worse. It sounds like the kind of bullshit people who are snobby about decent blended wines, coffees, and scotch complain about.

MarcusSA
Sep 23, 2007



therobit posted:

not like that's gonna make it worse. It sounds like the kind of bullshit people who are snobby about decent blended wines, coffees, and scotch complain about.

Worse probably not.

There is definitely something to be said for a region specific taste.

Iím not any of those snobs but I can taste the difference.

A coffee sourced from one location definitely does taste better vs say a blend.

therobit
Aug 19, 2008

EVERYTHING I TYPE IS UTTERLY WORTHLESS


MarcusSA posted:

Worse probably not.

There is definitely something to be said for a region specific taste.

I’m not any of those snobs but I can taste the difference.

A coffee sourced from one location definitely does taste better vs say a blend.

Uh, I would say SOME premium single origin coffees taste better, a lot just different. Also there is a bias because typically single origin coffees are of higher quality to begin with, and people are thinking Starbucks when they talk about blends. Premium blends can be at least as good, if not as unique in flavor, as a lot of single origin coffees. I do mostly drink single origin coffee but sometimes I want a nice blend that goes down smooth.

With olive oil you are buying at the grocery store, you should avoid Italian altogether since that isn't what you are getting even if that's what's on the label. It will be adulterated.

priznat
Jul 7, 2009

Let's get drunk and kiss each other all night.

I have yet to try a coffee available at costco that I like, unfortunately. Most are way too heavily roasted.

feedmegin
Jul 30, 2008




MarcusSA posted:

Soil differences ect ect ect can absolutely change the flavor of things.

Right but that's 'same estate' not 'same country'. The soil in Piedmont is not more similar to the soil in Sicily than it is that in Barcelona.

IronClaymore
Jun 30, 2010

by Athanatos


MarcusSA posted:

Soil differences ect ect ect can absolutely change the flavor of things.

There's a significant trend that I am obligated to say is not-fascist in any way, for people to buy products that are ultimately sourced, or at least processed, in their own country. Yep, definitely no mercantilism or fascism or isolationism involved, yes.

I mean, sure certain regions are bad for growing certain crops. And, when you get down to it, no country is self-sufficient. But there is a very real trend for people buying overpriced food produced in their own regions rather than imported food from certain foreign areas that can produce it in far greater quantity and with far less environmental impact, even accounting for transport costs.

Isn't it just fun how xenophobia has hijacked hipsterism?

MarcusSA
Sep 23, 2007



IronClaymore posted:

There's a significant trend that I am obligated to say is not-fascist in any way, for people to buy products that are ultimately sourced, or at least processed, in their own country. Yep, definitely no mercantilism or fascism or isolationism involved, yes.

I mean, sure certain regions are bad for growing certain crops. And, when you get down to it, no country is self-sufficient. But there is a very real trend for people buying overpriced food produced in their own regions rather than imported food from certain foreign areas that can produce it in far greater quantity and with far less environmental impact, even accounting for transport costs.

Isn't it just fun how xenophobia has hijacked hipsterism?

Sir this is the Costco thread....

IronClaymore
Jun 30, 2010

by Athanatos


MarcusSA posted:

Sir this is the Costco thread....

Oh, sorry. Um...I personally welcome our new American overlords?

Im Ready for DEATH
Oct 5, 2016



my 'co had some lemony white chocolate almonds today. PB to the Co

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dudeness
Mar 5, 2010

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Fallen Rib

Im Ready for DEATH posted:

my 'co had some lemony white chocolate almonds today. PB to the Co

Oh I tried the sample of those and they were alright. I didn't get them but I got an entire smoked whitefish.

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