This Boskovich Farms Organic Baby Spinach, sold at Costco Wholesale, is triple washed, but shoppers have to hunt for the words around a small faucet on the back label.
The 2.5 pound bag of regular spinach from the same grower is also triple washed.
By VICTOR E. SASSON
In all the years I've been buying Earthbound Farm's Organic Spring Mix at Costco Wholesale, I relied on the pre-washing mentioned on the label to cut the time it takes to put a healthy meal on the table.
In the past, the spring mix was "triple washed," but the 1-pound package I bought at my Hackensack Costco today says it is "pre-washed."
I continue to transfer the greens directly into my salad bowl or onto a sandwich for other family members without washing them.
Earlier, I said Boskovich Farms Organic Baby Spinach from California wasn't pre-washed, but that was because I missed the small faucet and the words "triple washed" on the back label.
|Costco's broccoli florets were grown in Mexico.|
A reader sent in a comment about finding organic broccoli from China at Costco, but I've never seen that at my Hackensack store.
Today, I looked at the label of a 3-pound bag of conventional Eat Smart Broccoli Florets and noticed the words "Product of Mexico."
|Sodium bisulfite is added to this big lobster tail as a preservative.|
I also got a comment from a shopper who said the jumbo lobster tail he bought at Costco had a strong smell of ammonia when he cooked it.
The label at Costco lists sodium bisulfite as a preservative. I've never purchased or cooked that lobster tail.
Today, I bought previously frozen sea scallops for $13.99 a pound at Costco (U-10 or under 10 to the pound, the largest available).
These are "dry" scallops from the U.S., and no preservatives are used.
|A new item at Costco is a hot turkey and provolone sandwich.|
One question I can't answer is why Costco doesn't sell freshly brewed coffee at its food counter or even have a small Starbucks outpost in the store.
I'm also puzzled by two customers who changed their mind at the last minute today, and placed large packages of hot dogs and sweet peppers on the floor under checkout counters.