When I first came to Canada, Costco, and the likes of it, was new to me. Back home, there are wholesale stores, but you have to be a business owner to shop there. If you happen to know a business owner, you can go with them and shop on their card, because it’s a lot cheaper.
Anyway, here we have one Costco that opened a few years ago. You have to be a member to shop there. No matter what time or day you go there, the car park is packed with cars. Before it opened, I had my doubts whether it would fly here, but boy, was I ever wrong.
We go there for certain items. Being only two people and a cat in the family, living in an apartment, there’s only so much you can buy. The packages are huge! When you’re a big family, live in a house with storage space, big freezer, you can probably save money by shopping there … at least enough to cover the membership fee.
All over the store are little ‘kiosks’ with food sampling — you can taste stuff. The opinions about this vary, but I basically think it’s good, as I get to taste food or bakery, that I’d never have dreamt of trying out otherwise. Once in Quebec City, there was a certain kind of cheesecake I [unfortunately] got totally hooked on! They carried it here too, in the beginning, but now they don’t have it any longer, which is just as well. I always came out with one of those huge cakes, even though I’d decided not to buy any.
We buy mainly things like washroom tissue, cans, spaghetti … stuff like that. They have pretty much anything, so also printer ink and paper, my husband’s computer and my camera … they’re also from there. The other day, I bought cod there. It was a big package, of course, enough for at least four portions. I split it up and made two different fish dishes, and as I was doing just that, this picture came to mind 🙂