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Haverchuck
May 6, 2005

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Tato posted:

I have a giant thing of crushed red pepper I got at Costco when I first got a college apartment in 2006. It is a decade later and it still isn't finished despite how much crushed red pepper I eat. The pepper is stale and not as flavorful. Still I refuse to relent. If I die before I complete this task, pour the rest of it in my dead mouth and bury me like the failure I am.

if its stale just use more, then youll use it up faster and you can get your new jar for 2016-2026

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Haverchuck
May 6, 2005

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ElGroucho posted:

I know when I want to check the time, I like to dig through my pockets like a moron, and press a button, instead of just casually flicking my wrist


You doofus

lol no way.

Haverchuck
May 6, 2005

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Nfcknblvbl posted:

How do Japanese people have room for groceries bought in bulk? I always assumed they have to live in really small spaces.

Haverchuck
May 6, 2005

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Pennywise the Frown posted:

Can confirm. It's excellent. I was skeptical at first, but it was easy on the ol' butt.


The Aldi near me is about the size of convenience store.

trader joes stores are always too small as well and they are owned by the same company, its some kind of psychological tactic

Haverchuck
May 6, 2005

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoKGm-XCkDI

Haverchuck
May 6, 2005

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KakerMix posted:

I can't wear any clothes from Costco besides socks because they don't have size small shirts.

so just get some dora the explorer tees in the kids section

Haverchuck
May 6, 2005

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FogHelmut posted:

There are 6 Costco's within 15 minutes radius of me. That's 30 minutes driving end to end. A veritable free food samples buffet.

if theres that many costcos near you then you live in an area with incredible population density, likely in the northeast and you are not travelling to 6 different anything in a half hour

Haverchuck
May 6, 2005

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VendaGoat posted:

Look at the big loving brain on Haverchuck.

i mean he could probably do it in the wee hours of the morning but they wouldnt be serving samples

Haverchuck
May 6, 2005

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woah, wait, every costco should have a 24 hour bar like in vegas. the one in vegas probably already does

Haverchuck
May 6, 2005

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FogHelmut posted:

SoCal. Costcos I am referencing are from San Juan Capistrano to Tustin. It would be a challenge during the time they are serving the samples.

the challenge is issued

Haverchuck
May 6, 2005

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maniacripper posted:

^^^^ Liquor too!

Don't forget the 4 pounds of Jelly Bellys for 14 bucks (less if its on sale in the add)

Then one time they had giant loving bags of Hi-CHew for like 8 bucks or something, so much value it blew my mind.

I like the big tub of jelly bellys and it lasts me a year

Haverchuck
May 6, 2005

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Dr. Tim Whatley posted:

A chest of spring mix greens
The chest of hydroponic lettuce
A chest of 69 eggs(or so)
Two heaping tubs of Kirkland lobster bisque
The chest of cheddar cheese
A satchel of Kirkland Black Forest ham
A monster box of diet cokes
A carved case of mangos
A huge round up of Kirkland coffee beans(grind on the insanely sick grinder right past the registers)
And of course a fresh chicken rotisserie for daddy to nom nom on the way home.

please tell me you eat a whole rotisserie chicken with your hands while driving

Haverchuck
May 6, 2005

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DrPlump posted:

What are the top 10 items you have to buy every time you visit?

tp + paper towels
prime sirloin
raspberries
bagels
dishwasher pellets
shrimp tray
leg of lamb
stagg chili
beer + wine
nuts

most of the food ones arent every time but "as needed"

Haverchuck
May 6, 2005

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Ive got a strong image of flying down the highway at 80mph, looking over at the car in the lane next to me and seeing the driver going to town on a greasy drumstick

Haverchuck
May 6, 2005

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The whole concept of muffins is stupid. They should just sell the tops

Haverchuck
May 6, 2005

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OXBALLS DOT COM posted:

Does Costco sell ammo?

Citizen Tayne posted:

Costco stocks very carefully according to the demographics of the area. There are two Costcos I go to here, one in a shopping area where people from West Virginia go and one right across the river from where the orthodox jewish communities are, and they wouldn't be two more different places.

Citizen Tayne posted:

The west side one where all of WV goes to shop has lots of tacky camouflage poo poo, gun safes, hunting gear, etc

the eastern one has normal people poo poo and also a kosher bakery

Haverchuck
May 6, 2005

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Kelp Me! posted:

Also I heard they search your bags for drugs or something when you go on a cruise, what's the point if you're not smoking assloads of weed while trapped on a boat for 10 days

one cruise line banned bottled water beause everybody was smuggling booze on board

Haverchuck
May 6, 2005

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Pennywise the Frown posted:

They do but I've never really looked at them. poo poo, you can get cheese curds in some gas stations here. Proof that the lord god loves us.

When I lived in Seattle, my sister in law sent me a poo poo ton of cheese curds from Wisconsin in a cooler pack shipping box thing. They were great, as usual.

are they the real poo poo? to they squeak when you chew them? I was in switzerland years ago and we hiked up a mountain to visit a family that lives way up in a high saddle of the alps with no running water or electricity. they make cheese which they trade to the village below in exchange for money and supplies, all of which is transported on a ridiculous pulley system that goes all the way down the side of the mountain. we ate some of their cheese curds and they were the best gd curds of my life

Haverchuck
May 6, 2005

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Chinatown posted:

they actually have great cheeses imho. not a ton but what they got is good

mine has a stand up cold case with two sides, both full of cheese. cabot black wax cheddar brick, big wedges of parm reg, delice de bourgogne, manchego and others are on one side and the other side is utility cheeses like feta crumbles and sliced swiss

Haverchuck
May 6, 2005

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yesterday at costco I got some flank steak, raspberries, strawberries, a very big 4-meat take n bake stromboli, paper goods, and a blender. pizza slice and fountain drink on the way out

Haverchuck
May 6, 2005

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oh yeah and a pack of the food court hot dogs

Haverchuck
May 6, 2005

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ok i see what looks like 2 apple, 2 cherry and 1 cheese leaving the one in the lower left a mystery. fig? chocolate?

Haverchuck
May 6, 2005

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I have been eating costco dogs for weeks. It's a commitment

Haverchuck
May 6, 2005

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ArbitraryC posted:

Around here stuff has to be explicitly labeled for raw consumption if it's sold for that but don't let big gov stop you from playing intestinal roulette.

E: like there is specifically sushi/sashimi grade, Google if ya don't believe me.

http://www.seriouseats.com/2017/05/how-to-prepare-raw-fish-at-home-sushi-sashimi-food-safety.html

Officially, the terms "sashimi-grade" and "sushi-grade" mean precisely nothing. Yuji Haraguchi, owner of the Brooklyn-based Osakana, a fish shop specializing in sashimi, recalls using them for marketing purposes when he worked as a sales representative for wholesale fish distributor True World Foods. Back in 2004, the company was trying to expand its customer base beyond Japanese restaurants, and Haraguchi's mission was to convince other restaurants to serve their customers raw fish besides tuna. "The term 'sushi-grade fish' was very effective in terms of making sales, but at the same time, I had to provide the right product and the right information," he says. Davis Herron, director of the retail and restaurant division at The Lobster Place fish market in Manhattan's Chelsea Market, agrees: "It's a marketing term that has little significance [with respect] to actually being able to consume raw fish."

The appropriation of sushi and sashimi for this purpose makes sense, since many Americans eat raw fish primarily in Japanese restaurants. It's the "grade" portion that is entirely misleading. There is no national governing body that grades fish in the same way that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) grades beef. Although the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issues advisory guidelines that sketch out processes for handling a variety of fish meant for raw consumption, those guidelines are not intended to determine the quality of the fish in the way marbling determines the quality of beef—only its relative safety for eating raw. So when you see a piece of fish labeled sushi- or sashimi-grade, that means that the seller has judged it safe to eat raw. The claim is only as trustworthy as the fish market that makes it.

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Haverchuck
May 6, 2005

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As you slice the fish for the final preparation, keep an eye out for parasites. Do this even if your fish has been frozen according to FDA guidelines—freezing kills parasites and prevents them from doing you harm, but it does not remove them—and even if you are using farmed fish. Anisakid larvae range in color from brown to white, are about a centimeter in length, and look very much like watch springs. Broad fish tapeworm larvae will be encased in a cyst, which looks like a diminutive grain of rice embedded in the flesh. Just use your fingers to remove them, or, if you're squirmy, fish tweezers.

If you want to be really thorough about parasite removal, you can hold thin fillets (of fluke, say, or flounder) against a glass plate and shine a strong light through it, which will reveal many, if not all, of whatever parasites may be in the flesh. Similarly, cutting your fish in very thin slices will increase your chances of discovering parasites.

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