Costco Food Court Ditches Carne Asada Bakes; Introduces New Item

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Edwin Goei

Adios, Costco's carne asada bake. Howyoudoin' hot turkey provolone sandwich. The preeminent membership warehouse store has once again switched out one of their food court offerings for another. Replaced by the new sandwich, the aforementioned carne asada bake was itself a replacement for a turkey wrap that was jettisoned about two years ago.

I tasted the newest offering and the flavor profiles are very similar to their popular chicken bake, albeit in a far greasier, less easy-to-eat version. The bread is good--described as a torta roll but more like what Jack in the Box calls a ciabatta. The crust is sturdy and almost impermeable to liquids. And boy does this thing drip out the liquid. Whether it's coming from the melted cheese, the broken pesto-like mayo, the softening slice of tomato, the wilted red onion, or the slices of turkey itself, it is perhaps the greasiest thing since their pepperoni pizza. 

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Edwin Goei

Since Costco seems to rotate this one spot in their food court marquee every two years and still offers a regional specialty in some stores (I've heard that poutine is served at food courts in Canadian Costcos) is it too hopeful to wish for a Kirkland-branded bánh mì in 2014?

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Argyle
Argyle

Did anyone try the bulgogi bakes? They were introduced around the same time as the carne asada bakes but only at certain warehouses...by the time I went to try them they had themselves been replaced by the carne asada bakes...

charleslam
charleslam

Carne Asada Bakes: great idea, horrible execution. 

Rick
Rick

that carne asada bake was gross!

jumpcut
jumpcut

Those great torta rolls are from La Brea Bakery and you can buy them in the Costco bakery dept. at 10 for $5.99.  They freeze great. Thaw one for an hour at room temp and it tastes as fresh as the day it was baked. Instead of eating that greasy looking food court sandwich, put some pastrami or a hamburger in that bun and it makes an excellent sandwich...for a lot less than $3.99.

909Jeff
909Jeff

Concidentally Edwin I'm going to Costco at lunch today to pick up a couple roasts to smoke so we can make roast beef sandwiches on Easter.... 

Should I try it or just stick with the polish dog and Coke for a buck-fiddy?  (which by the way will give you raunchy burps for about 3 hours after you eat it!)

Shonen
Shonen

Tried the Costco bulgogi, it was horrible. Way too much sugar.

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