We go to Costco almost once a week for certain items. We did that while in Quebec too, where they had three or four Costco:s. It’s a wholesale chain store, and everything comes in huge packages. About a year and a half ago, they opened here in Saint John too. They all look the same, so it doesn’t matter where you are … you’d always find your way around.
There are always little kiosks or counters around the store with food sampling. More or less. Fridays there are many more than … say, Monday.
For me, this is both good and bad. Good; because I get to try stuff that I normally wouldn’t come across. Bad, because in Costco was the first time I tried North American cheese cake! That was in Quebec, I thought it just looked like any cake with berries and cream on it, but they said cheese cake.
Where I come from … which is Sweden, as you probably well know by now … cheese cake is something entirely different. Please, check the link to read what Wikipedia has to say about it. It’s more like a dish … food, than a dessert.
Anyway, I tasted this American Cheese cake in Costco and I was hooked — it was sinful! We hardly went to Costco once without coming out of there with a cheese cake. Then we moved. Here was no Costco and I thought I was free of my ‘addiction’ … until they opened! What was almost worse, was that I found another cheese cake in the local grocery store here below where we live! It was easier accessible and I ate it until my Dr. told me my cholesterol was slightly elevated! That was the only cause I could see … they point out on the package that it’s made with real [whatever un-real cream is?!] cream.
It’s not all bad … I’ve found other good stuff … little pita crackers with garlic taste and hummus … just to mention a few. Before Christmas they had those heavenly Guylian chocolate from Belgium. They came in packages of four boxes! I’d just finished box number 4 not long ago, when they had a sale on them so now I have four new boxes! Guess my will-power wasn’t very strong that day.
I have one here beside me, but I’ve made an agreement with myself, never to eat more than three a day. That’s bad enough … I’d probably have to walk up these nine flights of stairs several times in order to get rid of it, but at least I’m not overweight [right now LOL].