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Involuntary Sparkle
Aug 11, 2004

Chemo-kitties can have “accidents” too!



We just got back from the Caribbean cruise we bought at Costco, and drove to Costco in the car this weekend in we bought at Costco a few years ago :smug:

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Involuntary Sparkle
Aug 11, 2004

Chemo-kitties can have “accidents” too!



A Pack of Kobolds posted:



Kirkland, the holiest of lands, kind of does but you have to cross the parking lot.

I was so pleased when I moved to Seattle and learned that Kirkland was a *real place* :allears:

Involuntary Sparkle
Aug 11, 2004

Chemo-kitties can have “accidents” too!



I buy the Tillamook brand cheese snacks, individually wrapped. They're good for about 4 months in the fridge. Likely to be a regional thing for the brand, but I think all US Costcos have some kind of cheese snack.

Involuntary Sparkle
Aug 11, 2004

Chemo-kitties can have “accidents” too!



My Costco pajamas came in yesterday, they are very soft and adorable, and I'm saving them for Christmas Eve. A+ do recommend.

Involuntary Sparkle
Aug 11, 2004

Chemo-kitties can have “accidents” too!



El Jebus posted:


I grew up with talking rain and I just can't do bubbly water anymore. I much prefer regular unflavored and uncarbonated water now.

Hey there PNW buddy. I used to work there and it's always weird to see someone mention TR out in the wild.

Involuntary Sparkle
Aug 11, 2004

Chemo-kitties can have “accidents” too!



There was a $600 at my Costco last weekend as well, the iberico.

I went with the $115 5lb prime beef tenderloin for Christmas dinner - I make it as a gift to our friends every year.

Involuntary Sparkle
Aug 11, 2004

Chemo-kitties can have “accidents” too!



Renegret posted:

vinegar?

I rinse it in water and towel dry but that's it. Even then, the liquid comes from inside chicken. It'll cook fine on a stovetop for a few minutes, and it starts dumping liquid when it's about half cooked through. It's too much to boil off without overcooking the poo poo out of the chicken, so it's more than just the slime on the outside. I suspect it's been brined like a turkey or something during processing.

Don't rinse in water, just pat dry with Kirkland paper towels.

I'm glad my Costco sells tofu and Field Roast vegetarian sausages :smug:

Involuntary Sparkle
Aug 11, 2004

Chemo-kitties can have “accidents” too!



I am wearing my Costco pajamas and watching Christmas movies and I feel so drat cute :3: Thanks thread for alerting me to these

And Merry Christmas goons :glomp:

Involuntary Sparkle
Aug 11, 2004

Chemo-kitties can have “accidents” too!



To be honest, I didn't look for that on the beef tenderloin I got for Christmas. I cooked it to 135 F and we're all ok, though.

I didn't take picture of this year's because I was too rushed, but I can post pictures of last year's later. I rub it with fresh cracked peppercorn and kosher salt, and do a reverse sear. It comes out amazing each time. I'm vegetarian 99.9% of the time but break it for this.

Involuntary Sparkle
Aug 11, 2004

Chemo-kitties can have “accidents” too!



This year's Costco beef tenderloin:



I was trying to rush to get some over to my friend who just had a baby so I didn't take a picture post-cutting, so here's last year's:

Involuntary Sparkle
Aug 11, 2004

Chemo-kitties can have “accidents” too!



El_Elegante posted:

can you fold the pizza slice and place the hot dog plus bun in it

Does that make it a sandwich or a taco?

Involuntary Sparkle
Aug 11, 2004

Chemo-kitties can have “accidents” too!



Moey posted:

For some reason Home Run Inn has some solid frozen pizza, if you can find it.

Costco sells it!

Involuntary Sparkle
Aug 11, 2004

Chemo-kitties can have “accidents” too!



Went to Costco yesterday for fancy folding chairs, got the last two. No sherpa blankets. A couple interesting new things:



Involuntary Sparkle
Aug 11, 2004

Chemo-kitties can have “accidents” too!



StupidSexyVaultGuy posted:

Them crates o' Pocky been around for quite some time 'round these parts.

Yeah, I should have said that the spray was new but we've had the Pocky for a while. We get random fun stuff in the Seattle area Costcos (Chinese BBQ pork, tofu, lots of local cheeses).

Involuntary Sparkle
Aug 11, 2004

Chemo-kitties can have “accidents” too!



keevo posted:

I’m doing a Costco run right now and wanted to check out this Sherpa blanket. They don’t have it anymore. :negative:

I've bought two of these for my husband and I, and more for friends after they were raving about ours:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0158EQVPK/

The cats love them too - they won't sleep anywhere else now.

Involuntary Sparkle
Aug 11, 2004

Chemo-kitties can have “accidents” too!



Renegret posted:

My favorite sample was toothpaste. Just little cups with some toothpaste in them.



I generally ignore the samples because of all of these reasons, but I would actually like a toothpaste sample because I loathe wintergreen and names like "FRIGID MINT BLAST" don't help me out with that.

But gently caress all the people who park their cart sideways in the aisle opening while reaching over for samples.

Involuntary Sparkle
Aug 11, 2004

Chemo-kitties can have “accidents” too!



Chinatown posted:

my local costco has a great rotating variety of 22oz bombers of various local microbrews. its great.

granted, i live in san diego, which has more local breweries than almost anywhere

Not more than Seattle :cheers: and we have that too, I like how much they support the local breweries. We also have a great selection of Washington and Oregon wines, though it's to the detriment of the selection from other regions (specifically AU and SA).

Involuntary Sparkle
Aug 11, 2004

Chemo-kitties can have “accidents” too!



Coredump posted:

Costco carries a brand of clothing, BC Expedition, and currently they have some softshell fleece lined pants. Get. Them. Is all I'm saying. Especially for this colder weather and they feel tough enough that I don't have to worry about them when I venture out.

https://www.costco.com/BC-Clothing-Mens-Softshell-Pant.product.100414298.html

Aww, only in men's :(

Involuntary Sparkle
Aug 11, 2004

Chemo-kitties can have “accidents” too!



priznat posted:

Yeah, I see the Stacy's pita chips at the supermarket but the bag sizes are puny and expensive I never get them.

I believe Stacy's copacks for Trader Joe's, and they're cheaper than the regular grocery store.

Involuntary Sparkle
Aug 11, 2004

Chemo-kitties can have “accidents” too!



Schadenboner posted:

Filter the vinegar then film yourself chugging it. Such is the verdict of the thread.

This is the first thing I thought of as well, it must be done.

My local Costcos sell Field Roast brand vegetarian sausage, which is awesome and freezes well and each has about 20g of protein.

Involuntary Sparkle
Aug 11, 2004

Chemo-kitties can have “accidents” too!



We have great grocery stores in Seattle but I grew up in Florida and moved when I was 30, and good lord do I miss Publix. And Fresh Market. I'll trade WinCo for Publix any day.

Involuntary Sparkle
Aug 11, 2004

Chemo-kitties can have “accidents” too!



meet girls at the store posted:

It’s time for a new mattress (Cal king), so naturally I’m going straight to the ‘co. Does anyone have a recommendation, and has anyone done their “white glove” delivery?

We bought a mattress there about 9 years ago now and it's one of the things I regret, actually. I am a ~delicate sleeper~ and the mattress became uncomfortable after about a year. They in a round about way refused to take it back. We bought a memory foam topper (at Costco) and lived with it until we could buy a new mattress.

It was one of the S brand pillow top ones, that you can't flip over.

Involuntary Sparkle
Aug 11, 2004

Chemo-kitties can have “accidents” too!



berth ell pup posted:

it's really loving weird how much you people love costco. i mean costco is ok but it's not end of the world good.

I told Costco I wanted to buy a certain car and strolled into the dealership without having to haggle, this introvert worships Costco.

Involuntary Sparkle
Aug 11, 2004

Chemo-kitties can have “accidents” too!



Hypnolobster posted:

I like costco but also taco bell

Same

Crunchwrap sub beans for beef, side of nacho cheese, lots of hot sauce

Involuntary Sparkle
Aug 11, 2004

Chemo-kitties can have “accidents” too!



GI_Clutch posted:



Edit: According to Costco support, this is shipped directly from Keurig, just with a Costco shipping label on it. Googling the address confirms it is a Keurig distribution center.

PBUC!

Ooh what did you order? (I work directly with Keurig on a lot of my projects)

Involuntary Sparkle
Aug 11, 2004

Chemo-kitties can have “accidents” too!



GI_Clutch posted:

It was a 96 count of the Green Mountain Colombian Blend. They don't stock it at our local store, and based on the product page, I think it's online only. The last time she ordered it, it came in a much larger box. I found the packing slip just wedged between the k-cup boxes. Lucky it didn't fall out on the way, I guess.

Aww, not one of my products! And it definitely looks like packaging straight from Keurig, but I bet it's the shipping company that roughed it up - I receive cases like that from Keurig all the time and they're in fine shape. Definitely let them (Keurig) know, though.

Involuntary Sparkle
Aug 11, 2004

Chemo-kitties can have “accidents” too!



From the Seattle thread: (we're facing down a massive-for-Seattle snow storm)

Meydey posted:

The top 10 Costco Warehouse sales in dollars for all Costco Worldwide were all in the Seattle area yesterday. Most did over double normal Fridays sales.
A normal day the top 10 is usually 8 asian warehouses and 2 in the US.

Involuntary Sparkle fucked around with this message at 21:25 on Feb 8, 2019

Involuntary Sparkle
Aug 11, 2004

Chemo-kitties can have “accidents” too!



pacerhimself posted:

8% should freeze, 5% beer will freeze easily. I'm not a chemistry major either but I think sugars will allow it to crystalize faster too

Sugars will reduce the freezing point, making it more difficult to freeze at consumer freezer temperatures, but it'll make a nice slush at least. Even wine at ~13% abv will mostly freeze. :science:

I'm a food scientist, and I made something similar to this in my senior design class.

Involuntary Sparkle
Aug 11, 2004

Chemo-kitties can have “accidents” too!



Xaris posted:

yeah thats how i felt. like yeah if your only other hot sauce experience is loving tabasco or something yeah sure i can see it being good

and yeah its not outright bad but its like a marginal step up from tabasco and that;'s about it. theres just way too many good loving hot sauces out there instead like Secret aardvark or something

It's funny you mention Secret Aardvark, because I came here to totally agree with your first paragraph about bland and not-spicy hot sauces from the Pacific Northwest, like Secret Aardvark and Bonache. They're in restaurants everywhere here in Seattle and I don't get it, they're not good. :shrug:

Involuntary Sparkle
Aug 11, 2004

Chemo-kitties can have “accidents” too!



I'm definitely not arguing that I don't like Secret Aardvark because it has no heat, but that to me it has no remarkable flavor. I re-try it every time I run into it and am confused at its popularity each time. I'm definitely a condiment person and always looking for something to add, this just isn't it.

But hey, more Secret Aardvark for the rest of you!

Involuntary Sparkle
Aug 11, 2004

Chemo-kitties can have “accidents” too!



We just left Costco, picked up some Hendricks, Angel's Envy, Tillamook cheese snacks a ridiculously fuzzy pillow, among other things. My husband got in line while I ran around and did the last few aisles. :smug: Tag-teaming Costco on a Saturday is great.

No Shin ramen, but they did have birds nest soup. Oh and jamon Serrano with a stand.

Involuntary Sparkle
Aug 11, 2004

Chemo-kitties can have “accidents” too!



I love romesco sauce made with almonds, so that was the first thing I thought of.

Involuntary Sparkle
Aug 11, 2004

Chemo-kitties can have “accidents” too!



Sorry to interrupt pizzachat, but Costco.com has some great prices on Becca cosmetics, for any makeup-wearing goons. Here's an example, it's about 50% less than retail price and Becca makes the best highlighters.

https://www.costco.com/.product.1317137.html

Involuntary Sparkle
Aug 11, 2004

Chemo-kitties can have “accidents” too!



SirPablo posted:

My wife said referring to Costco as "church" was offensive to her.

My husband thinks it's amusing and asks me what new things the thread recommends, when we go.

Involuntary Sparkle
Aug 11, 2004

Chemo-kitties can have “accidents” too!



Golden Corral Massacre posted:

drat it. I was set to buy this on Costco.com this morning but ran out of time. Went back just now to buy it, and they're out of the lighter shade.

Why has Costco forsaken me

Oh crap! I was waiting to buy it this morning as well. I hope it comes back in stock but I don't expect it to be likely...

Involuntary Sparkle
Aug 11, 2004

Chemo-kitties can have “accidents” too!



Disclosure, I used to be a wet wipes flusher until people told me that I was being a gigantic rear end in a top hat, I've learned my lesson.

Example of what happens: https://abcnews4.com/news/local/divers-remove-baby-wipes-from-charleston-waste-well-after-massive-backup

Also I love the Charmin Soft toilet paper for my delicate ladybits, so that's what we get. But we have a small apartment and spend most of our time at the office, it seems, so we've stopped buying TP at Costco.

Involuntary Sparkle
Aug 11, 2004

Chemo-kitties can have “accidents” too!



SirPablo posted:

So you just have a bunch of lovely wipes in a can next to your toilet? Wtf

I should have clarified that I don't use wet wipes at all anymore. Keep debating that cheap bidet though.

Involuntary Sparkle
Aug 11, 2004

Chemo-kitties can have “accidents” too!



The Midniter posted:

I've had great experiences with produce from the chilled section (mushrooms, salad greens, spinach, kale, broccoli), but pretty much universally bad experiences with produce held at room temperature aside from the tomatoes (particularly the Campari variety).

I'll agree with that for the most part. Every once in a while I'll find the whole lot of broccoli florets are turning yellow/brown, I've heard before that there's sometimes temperature abuse during shipping.

But if the broccoli is good, it'll last for weeks - though my husband and I can go through two of those 3lb bags in one week.

Involuntary Sparkle
Aug 11, 2004

Chemo-kitties can have “accidents” too!



Zyrtec is the only one that works for me at this point. I tried the Kirkland generic (cetirizine), and I am a scientist and know that the active ingredient is technically the same, but it never worked as well for me as the brand name gel cap.

Also remember that "-D" indicates that it has pseudoephedrine in it - likely why one would have to be purchased behind the counter. I buy pseudoephedrine separately because I usually only need the cetirizine.

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Involuntary Sparkle
Aug 11, 2004

Chemo-kitties can have “accidents” too!



KakerMix posted:

Allergies:

Like everyone said you just gotta find what works. The one that works for me is the Zyrtec stuff but unlike the other goon the generic works great (aka Kirkland) and also lucky for me I only need to take half a pill so they last actual years between purchases. I also only have to take them twice a year, spring and fall.

I just finished off my 2016 bottle. Figure I'll see the end of this new bottle in 2022.

Keep an eye on the expiration date - it won't "go bad" but it will start to lose efficacy after that date.

Sorry for being a nerd about this stuff :shobon:

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