Costco belly 07/05/15

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by blacklab, Jul 7, 2015.

  1. blacklab

    blacklab Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Went to Costco for a quick trip and stumbled on fresh 10# bellies @ 2.29lb no rind. Never seen it @ Costco b4 let alone for 2.29. Anywhere between 3.50-4.00 a lb is the average. Fresh bacon in a week or so. wink
     
  2. talan64

    talan64 Meat Mopper

    Which Vancouver Costco?  192nd or Andreson? 
     
  3. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    dang it.....not here in Oregon (yet)
     
  4. blacklab

    blacklab Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Yes 192 wink

    Meat guy said they been selling it for about a month and very popular. Of course it's popular, it's BACON!............lol
     
  5. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great buy!! can't wait to see your results

    A full smoker is a happy smoker

    DS
     
     
  6. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    Do you smoke the whole belly?
     
  7. blacklab

    blacklab Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    This time I cut in 1/2 . Garage frig just went south, or it would have been whole.
     
  8. talan64

    talan64 Meat Mopper

    OK, so it's not just the Costco on 192nd, the one on Andreson has them also.  Depends on size and pack date for the price, one 10lb'er for 2.29, then right next to it was a 11+lb'er for 1.99.  They have pre-sliced belly (2.99) and half/whole trimmed. Great prices, and at least labeled from the USA!



     
  9. wish my Costco carried it, maybe i'll make a call to the three others that are somewhat local to see if they have any in stock.
     
  10. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  11. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    Im going on Saturday to see if my local Costco has it.  I hope so.  I need some fatty pork for my first attempt at some sausages.
     
  12. could use a shoulder, though the fat is slightly different.
     
  13. Picked one up at the Costco in Santa Cruz, Ca last Tuesday. I'll check again tomorrow afternoon on the way to work. Might be a west coast Costco item only. [​IMG]

    Half of it is destined tp be smoked in the WSM this Thursday.

    Busy weekend of work and travel(Ca Wine Festival Santa Barbara Fri-Sat, Paso Robles event on Sun). Planning on making a pork belly dinner for my friends in Paso Robles on Saturday night.
     
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2015
  14. talan64

    talan64 Meat Mopper

    Confirmed now at:

    Vancouver, Wa - both stores

    Hillsboro, Or

    Tigard, Or

    Santa Cruz, Ca

    So it's spreading.  Costco usually starts new products out in Seattle (Kirkland) area, then spreads out from there, so the further you guys are from Costco's home, the longer it may take to get it there, but it might be worth asking someone in charge at the store, and mention the west coast is getting them.

    Good luck, so far everything I've seen and people I've talked to are impressed with the quality they are seeing, hopefully taste will be as good.
     
  15. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    Thanks for the info.  Going on Saturday.
     
  16. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    $1.99 lb. up here. I've seen it at the Aurora Village and Everett Costcos.
     
  17. Detroit area costco's are all carrying it. I have bought 2 and quality seems decent.
     
  18. blacklab

    blacklab Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    That's a sweet price..................
     
  19. Did you see it at the Madison Heights one? Last time I was there I looked and couldn't find belly, but they did have briskets which they didn't use to carry.
     
  20. Snagged another today in Santa Cruz, CA. From the varying packaging dates, this looks to be a regularly stocked item.

    4.5 lbs bathing in a maple bourbon marinade...

    ...to be smoked on Thursday... [​IMG]


    All of the pork bellies over 10 lbs were $2.29/lb and all under 10 lbs, were $1.99/lb.
     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2015

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