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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:06 pm 
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Found today: uncooked flour tortillas with almost the same ingredients I use to make my own (flour, canola oil, salt, they add sugar), from Tortilla Land. Hope they're yummy!


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I was all excited to go to Costco here but was sorely let down after reading about all the amazing stuff everyone else finds. Right now we use it to buy organic Silk soymilk (I don't really like Silk as a company but we're not making a lot of money and I need the soymilk in my coffee), huge bags of carrots and broccoli, and once I get back into baking it'll be awesome for baking supplies. The frozen fruit and tubs of Sabra hummus are nice too.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:52 pm 
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Bah. No Field Roast at the Mission Valley (SD) Costco today. The woman said maybe when grilling season gets into fuller swing.


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 Post subject: Re: Costco thread - tasty finds, sad letdowns
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I was so excited that they have a giant tub of Eat Pastry chocolate chip cookie dough... I've never tried the GF one, but I figured how bad can it be? only I got it home and it's absolutely disgusting. Made of CHICK PEAS. Uggh.

It's sad because I love the wheat-based dough. Grossssss. Hoping it's better baked?


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I actually sometimes put chickpea flour in my cookie dough to make sure I don't eat any (not often though). The rank taste bakes out of it though so you should be good.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:25 pm 
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annak wrote:
Hoping it's better baked?


Indeed, it is. Even warmed a bit makes it more palatable, but it's not a purchase I would do again. (I just got the regular size, once).

I saw those big tubs from a distance and was filled with longing; it's better for me knowing they are the GF ones. Because I do love me some Eat Pastry and it is a bad thing for my fitness goals!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:26 pm 
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I actually sometimes put chickpea flour in my cookie dough to make sure I don't eat any (not often though).


But but BUT isn't that the whole point of being vegan? Raw cookie dough???? (And kittens.)


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:22 pm 
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I know, right? I love to eat the regular Eat Pastry stuff, uh, raw, with a spoon (and yes I know I can make my own for cheaper and easier etc, not the point haters). So I was all prepared to put out my giant tub and dig in and it was just...an unpleasant shock. I'll try baking some - I couldn't even finish my spoonful, ended up microwaving the rest of it into a very flat, not that crispy, cookie, and it got much better tasting.


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There you go!


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 Post subject: Re: Costco thread - tasty finds, sad letdowns
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Ariann wrote:
Found today: uncooked flour tortillas with almost the same ingredients I use to make my own (flour, canola oil, salt, they add sugar), from Tortilla Land. Hope they're yummy!


Oh my gosh these are so addictive! The white were much better than the wheat - the wheat ones I bought seem to have been smashed in the middle and I couldn't lift one off without tearing it in the middle. I never had a problem with the white ones. I can't buy them very often because I eat them embarrassingly fast.


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annak wrote:
I know, right? I love to eat the regular Eat Pastry stuff, uh, raw, with a spoon (and yes I know I can make my own for cheaper and easier etc, not the point haters). So I was all prepared to put out my giant tub and dig in and it was just...an unpleasant shock. I'll try baking some - I couldn't even finish my spoonful, ended up microwaving the rest of it into a very flat, not that crispy, cookie, and it got much better tasting.


I like them baked. Manquark thinks they taste way too much like chickpeas even then (but he hates chickpea flour in general).

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 Post subject: Re: Costco thread - tasty finds, sad letdowns
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I still definitely tasted a pronounced chick pea flavor. I mean, it didn't stop me from eating nearly a dozen of them, but I wish they wouldn't try to do the please all people at once thing if the result doesn't *taste good*.


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 Post subject: Re: Costco thread - tasty finds, sad letdowns
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Ariann wrote:
Found today: uncooked flour tortillas with almost the same ingredients I use to make my own (flour, canola oil, salt, they add sugar), from Tortilla Land. Hope they're yummy!



I don't think you'll be disappointed. I could eat those suckers plain. No more mission tortillas or anything like that in my house anymore...


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annak wrote:
I still definitely tasted a pronounced chick pea flavor. I mean, it didn't stop me from eating nearly a dozen of them,


You are awesome.

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but I wish they wouldn't try to do the please all people at once thing if the result doesn't *taste good*.

My wish is that Costco would just go ahead and have the normal chocolate chip cookie option. But again, it's safer for me that they don't. A pint of cookie dough may as well be a pint of ice cream. Somehow I have just one spoon full and next thing I know, empty container *sad face*


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 Post subject: Re: Costco thread - tasty finds, sad letdowns
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Those tortillas are awesome. Be careful not to leave them out on the counter though! They dry out easily.


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 Post subject: Re: Costco thread - tasty finds, sad letdowns
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This thread makes me wish the nearest Costco wasn't 1.5 hours away...


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 Post subject: Re: Costco thread - tasty finds, sad letdowns
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This thread makes me wish the nearest Costco wasn't 1.5 hours away...


Unfortunately, looking at your location, chances are that your Costco wouldn't have 80% of what is being mentioned here. The one in Louisville doesn't.


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 Post subject: Re: Costco thread - tasty finds, sad letdowns
PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:16 pm 
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You guys were right - those tortillas were totally awesome!! They taste just like homemade, but are better, because I didn't have to make them!


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 Post subject: Re: Costco thread - tasty finds, sad letdowns
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Yeah, I just bought them too, because of this thread. Yum!

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 Post subject: Re: Costco thread - tasty finds, sad letdowns
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How long will the tortillas stay fresh at home? I was tempted to buy them, but it there are 36 in a package and it says to use within 7 days of opening. I'd end up tossing most of the package unless they last at least a few weeks.

My Costco has Manitoba hemp hearts now, 28 oz. for $14.89. I think that's way cheaper than I've seen them anywhere else.


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How long will the tortillas stay fresh at home? I was tempted to buy them, but it there are 36 in a package and it says to use within 7 days of opening. I'd end up tossing most of the package unless they last at least a few weeks.

My Costco has Manitoba hemp hearts now, 28 oz. for $14.89. I think that's way cheaper than I've seen them anywhere else.


Maybe try refreezing some of the defrosted ones in stacks of 10? I bet they would be fine.

I got the motherload of Hodo Soy stuff yesterday! They have combo packs now- Spicy Yuba strips and sesame yuba strips together and 5-Spice Nuggest and Curry Nuggets together. Looking forward to throwing these on lots of summer salads.


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I thought of that, but the package says not to freeze them.

So envious of those of you who can buy Daiya, Field Roast, and Yuba at Costco. Hummus is about as exotic as the products get where I live!


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They are in two bags of 18 and will last several weeks unopened. So if you can use 18 in a week, you're good. We probably won't use them that fast, but I will keep cooking them up as long as not moldy.


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 Post subject: Re: Costco thread - tasty finds, sad letdowns
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I really want to try them, so I think I'll do the same thing, Ariann. I can't possibly use 18 in a week, but most products seem to last much longer than the package indicates.


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I've decided that they are good enough that I'm ok with wasting a few if we can't get through all 18.

It isn't seeming too arduous a task though! I made a bunch of hummus "quesadillas" a pizza, some bean quesadillas, and this morning filled one with tofu scramble for breakfast.

I need some awesome quesadilla recipes to try.

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