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China Off Shore Trading Company? Rumor once had it that this was the spelled out name

of Costco, and with the recent foray of the gigantic membership warehousing chain into

Chinese territory in 2019, the rumors are afresh once more. Name aside, some of their

products have attained iconic status since Costco's 1976 Price Club daysAnd here you'll

find 10 Costco cult favorite items that will never die. These Costco oldies but goodies

have withstood the test of time.

Costco Peanut Butter-Filled Pretzel Nuggets

Peanut Butter-Filled Pretzel Nuggets are among the top-selling snacks sold exclusively by

Costco under the Kirkland Signature brand. Don't try these nuggets at home or at work

unless you have a tremendous amount of self-control. As many people have experienced, snack addiction

is a point of no return with the first bite of these delicious salty and sweet Peanut

Butter-Filled Pretzel Nuggets. That addiction can be multiplied exponentially by a previous

love or devotion to peanut butterBut how healthy are Peanut Butter-Filled Pretzel Nuggets,

anyways? Surely, if youre going to get addicted to a snack, it's got to be worth

it, right?  Wrong. Peanut Butter-Filled Pretzel Nuggets will find you missing your healthy

morning cereal and milk regime pretty soon. And the worst part of it all? The most addictive

snack ever invented by humanity can easily add three inches to your waistlineDon't

say I didn't say I didn't warn ya. But what if you're already hooked? Oh well, nobody

can help you now. Not even Dr. Phil.

Costco Pre-Made Skillet Mac & Cheese

Craving that 27-pound bucket of Mac & Cheese? Well Costcogot it. Obviously, the membership-only

warehouse club's Pre-Made Skillet Mac & Cheese is an upgrade for all Kraft Mac & Cheese lovers

out there. And the best part of it is, the cooking is already a done deal. So all you

have to do is heat up Costco's incarnation or its reinvention of the Kraft Mac & Cheese

Dinner. No boiling water, no mixing sauce - just heat and eat. However, if you still

want to show off your cooking expertise, you can always put the Pre-Made Skillet Mac & Cheese

in a nonstick pan on medium-high heat. Just don't forget to act like you're really cooking

or your distinguished dinner guests might catch on. Although, if there are any Costco

members on your guest list, consider yourself busted. Your chef-dom will never have been

more short-livedBy the way, Costco's Pre-Made Skillet Mac & Cheese in bucket format is supposedly

enough to feed 180 people, no kidding. So if you need to bring something to a potluck

dinner, then this dish is definitely your passport to keeping up with the JonesesThis

giant bucket would also be good for reunions, cookouts, frat parties or served at a dinner

party for 180 of your closest friends. As far as the 27-pound bucket is concerned, the

Kirkland Mac & Cheese, as it's also oftentimes called, comes in smaller sizes as well. So

if you dont need 27 pounds of Macaroni and cheese, you should be able to find a size

that fits your needs. Of course, you do need that $60-membership card to dig into all the

Mac & Cheese goodness that Costco has to offer.

Kirkland Signature Pre-Cooked Bacon

Costco's bacon sales are definitely something to write home about. The world's number two

retailer, second only to Walmart, has all the bacon you'll ever need when you can't

get enough of it for breakfast. Costco's Pre-Cooked Bacon is the perfect solution for busybodies

everywhere. For those who really enjoy their morning bacon crunchy or toasted, just empty

out the package of Costco Pre-Cooked bacon into a frying pan and just keep cooking until

you reach that desired extra crunchHowever, if you're the type who doesn't like their

bacon overcooked, you'll be fine and dandy doing nothing to the pre-cooked bacon except

pop it in the microwave to heat up and then chow down. At 500 grams, the Costco Pre-Cooked

Bacon or even Bacon Crumbles for that matter, should be sufficient for most needs. Costco

sure knows how to save their members lots of prep time, at least as far as bacon or

Mac & Cheese are concernedYou want convenience, you got it. Just think about how youll

be saving yourself and you kitchen walls from all those splash burns and grease splatters.

Ready-to-eat never had it so good. And it's always done right, too. So right that the

big bad wolf probably would have saved himself a lot of hassle if he had just gone to Costco.

Costco Baked Goods and Sheet Cake

How good are Costco's baked goods? Well, the chains over 90 million members have a lot

of good things to say. For starters, the Costco Sheet Cake definitely saves lots of baking

and preparation time. Sheet cakes are the go-to when it comes to office parties and

community events. Who wants to make a giant cake at home? Just go with the flow and save

yourself precious time. Its like prefab homes. With Costco baked goodies, you can

let your imagination run wild with mixing and matching. And for that matter, adding

your own touch with food decorations, spices, and toppings. The Costco test kitchen sure

has a lot to teach cooking and baking aficionados. With a few additions, its easy to turn

those Costco baked goods into something almost like your very own. And you're gonna love

yourself for itCopycats are everywhere. But in this day and age, is there even such

a thing as original anymore? With Costco's Sheet Cake, originality has taken on a new

meaning. Just imagine, for just $18.99, you can feed almost 50 hungry mouths. The same

thing at Walmart will easily cost around $25 bucks. So do take advantage of that Costco

membership. And just when you've run out of new baking or cake ideas, the Costco Bakery

will be there to help you out with so many cake customization options that youll be

left breathless with wonder. So you know what to do? When the creative juices have run out

or you're having the baking equivalent of writer's block: Costco baked goods may be

the best answer, at least from a multiple choice point of view.

Basil Pesto, Kirkland Style

As the pioneer in the wholesale retailing biz, Costco sure knows how to pick a good

horse. And the Kirkland Basil Pesto is the perfect example of this. If you haven't been

introduced into the world of pesto yet, where have you been? You can definitely begin with

the sauce and dish-in-one that originated from Genoa, the capital city of Liguria, Italy.

Like most pestos, the Costco brand of basil pesto is an uncooked seasoning which includes

fresh basil, garlic, pine nuts, and oil. In comparison, the original Genoa recipe consists

of crushed garlic, European pine nuts, coarse salt, basil leaves, hard cheeses, and of course,

olive oil. For the uninitiated, it's really easy to confuse basil pesto with guacamole

because of the color. However, there's absolutely no relation, whatsoever. Basil pesto is pure

basil, with no avocado. But then again, who's to stop an aspiring chef from innovating?

Refrigerate your Costo Basil Pesto to get the most out of it. This will give you one

to three weeks of useful life. As a royal member of the so-called Mediterranean diet,

you get a passport to being healthy and who knows, maybe even longer lifeIf it's going

on three weeks and you haven't touched your basil pesto yet, you better move it to the

freezer already. Always remember, the Costco basil pesto had been prepared months before

and stored at room temperature. That said, this dish and sauce-in-one will need your

TLC. Some common traits of fresh basil gone bad are discoloration, moist texture, and

a rotten smellBasil will first become limp and then turn black. It can also change

color from dark green to brown as the leaves lose natural oils.

Costco Dried Mango

Who doesn't like mango, which, from the North American or European point of view, is that

exotic fruit that some people can't seem to get enough of? As it turns out, mango actually

acts more like a hot tea on the body. In fact, it's one of the only fruits that warms the

body rather than cool it down. When you drink orange juice or apple juice, for example,

it has a cooling effect on your body. Mango juice, on the other hand, does the complete

oppositeAnd of course, even though its not in juice form, you can expect the same

thing to happen when you eat a lot of Costco's famed dried mango. There's no surprise why

it's such a big hit. Especially for people who live in cold countries like Canada or

Iceland. In fact, these people may not even know what the mango juice is doing once on

the inside. There's more than meets the eye when it comes to this exotic fruit. Eat enough

of them and maybe you wouldnt need a warm winter jacket or gloves in the cold weather.

But what if you live in a warm climate? Mangos are popular in many Latin American countries

and asian countries as well. Then again, who doesn't love the mango? Costco and their dried

version of this fruit could be the reason for the ever-expanding mango appetite.

Sheila G's Brownie Brittle

Sheila G's Brownie Brittle is a brownie reborn into a kind of a peanut brittleSo who

says that brownies can't be brittle? Arent all brownies supposed to be heavenly soft?

Well every now and then, someone turns the traditional into something new. Who knows

why. Maybe because of an unexplainable craving for a crunchier brownie. Whatever the reason,

this brownie is the best of both worldsBrownie Brittle was invented by Sheila G. Mains in

Palm Beach, Florida. Mains had been a commercial brownie baker since 1992. So good in fact,

that she even purchased the telephone number 1-800-Brownie. Yes, you'll also find these

Brownie Brittles at Walmart, but hey, why go there when you have a Costco membership

and you can grab a bite from the famed Costco food court at the same time? Sheila G's Original

Chocolate Chip Brownie Brittle contains, drum roll, please: Just 120 calories. If you're

a sucker for those crispy brownie edges, you'll get a lot of them out of the 5 oz typical

Costco Brownie Brittle bag. Some say these brownies are similar in taste to a Heath bar.

So heres a word of caution: the toffee crunch flavor is insanely addicting.

Rotisserie Chickens

It seems that the cost-conscious consumer community has an eternal love affair with

the Costco rotisserie chicken. After decades of offering this already cooked whole chicken

to its members, the company has it all down pat. Its this consistency and of course

the $5.00 price tag that keeps the patented rotisserie chicken on the best seller list

year after year. With this tremendous success, companies like Walmart and others are stuck

trying to keep up and compete. The bottom line isthis is great news for all consumers

looking for a deal when purchasing a cooked whole chicken. A rotisserie chicken is not

only healthy but it's super cheap, too, and will continue to feed hungry Costco patrons

on a daily basis. And while youre picking up that chicken, you can also grab some delicious

Costco cookies for dessert.

Welcome to the World of Açai Bowls

Five-dollar Acai Bowls? You'd be crazy to say no to Costco. After all, Booster Juice

and Jamba Juice wouldn't go this low on price. But Costco does. And they can afford to because

it all boils down to a numbers game. Ninety million Costco members multiplied by the $60

buck membership fee equals in excess of $5 billion dollars. Just imagine. This is before

anyone even walks in the stores to make their first purchase. You can't argue with such

a strong financial foundation. This is what accounts for all the Costco price magic happening

all around usBut what's in an acai bowl, anyway? For the uninitiated, a bowl of acai

typically contains acai, of course, in addition to strawberry, banana, dark chocolate, blueberry,

and blackberry. And as the initiated would know, not all acai bowls are created equal.

Also, the recent introduction of the acai bowl in Costco food courts across the United

States is just one piece of proof that Costco is heading towards a future of healthy eating.

The demise of the good old Costco Polish Dog may have brought tears to countless diners

eyes, but for those seeking healthier options, the Costco acai bowl proves that there is

a light at the end of the tunnel. Although many probably would have just preferred the

Polish Dog.

Costco's Dark Chocolate Potato Chips

Costco's move to the Dark Side is complete. You'll never look at potato chips the same

way again. After a few bites of Sanders Dark Chocolate Potato Chips, you just can't. Once

your eyes and your taste buds have been opened, theres just no turning back. The combination

of chips and chocolate doesnt sound like something that belong together. But this snack

tells a different storyIt seems chips and chocolate actually do make a great combo.

Of course, there's also the point of view that dark chocolate is healthier for you than

its milk chocolate counterparts. No matter how controversial the research on this matter

is, there will always be an iconic following for the dark-is-better belief. Take Darth

Vader fans, for instanceSo are you ready to go to the dark side? Then head to Costco.

Costco continues to be the world's largest retailer of choice when it comes to prime

beef, organic foods, rotisserie chicken, and wine. It has a total of 759 warehouses around

the world with the most being in the United States with 527Like the Energizer bunny,

Costco continues moving fast. They continue to grow thanks to loyal and new patrons who

can never give up their favorite Costco items.

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