drfaulken (drfaulken) wrote,

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Costco Gold Kist Farms frozen chicken

Yes, I am about to write about chicken breasts.

I normally buy a brace of chicken breasts from Costco and bag them, two at a time, in small Ziploc bags. I freeze the little chicken bits until I need them for grilling, and then I put them in the fridge the night before. While not particularly wracked with hardship, I didn't like this system for a few reasons. The first reason was that the chicken breasts were a little too large to both be in one small back, but too small to be put in a larger back. I know this speaks terribly of some sort of container-compulsion issues I may have, but damn if I didn't get peeved by having to smash two chicken breasts into a small bag. Secondly, it sucks having to bag ten pairs of chicken breasts.

I walked into Costco, prepared to buy my usual six pound package of chicken breasts, when low and behold I find that Costco now has packages of chicken already packaged in pairs in rip-off plastic pouches. I almost squealed in delight. Until I saw, next to the plain chicken breasts, pre-marinated chicken breasts packaged in the same fashion! I snatched up a package of each, and have been happily consuming them as fast as I can. The marinated set comes in three marinades: roasted garlic and herb, lemon herb, and teriyaki. We haven't had the teriyaki ones yet, but the roasted garlic and lemon were both very good.

The chicken is hormone and preservative free. It does have approximately 3% per volume added water, but that doesn't bother me so much. The plain chicken is $2.59 a pound and the marinated chicken is something like $3.29 a pound. Not super bargains, but better than what I could get at a regular grocery store, barring any sale on their house brand, steroidal chicken.

With two packs of plain chicken remaining, I'm due for another round of bock-bocks from Costco. I feel like these are perfect for bachelor/ettes and couples. The only thing I would change about them is that the perforated areas between the packages aren't often weak enough to tear cleanly, so I've been using scissors. I also wish each individual bag was easier to open. Again, scissors solve that, but if we're really focusing on convenience, I'd like to see a little bit more attention paid to this sort of thing.

Costco Gold Kist Farms, I individually bag and freeze four and a half out of five STFU mugs!

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