Costco Shoppers Have Mixed Feelings About Their New Summer Food-Court Item

published Jun 14, 2023
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Indianapolis - Circa April 2023: Costco Wholesale Location. Costco Wholesale is a multi-billion dollar membership retailer.
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Costco has been on quite a roll recently. Customers have been praising the popular bulk membership club both in-store and online for its new additions to its food court. With new items becoming available almost every week, it seems as if bringing back popular bakery items such as the fan-favorite Key Lime Pie was not enough, and Costco’s food court is shaping up to be the new testing ground for releasing foods intended to get its customers talking. 

We’ve already seen the return of both diced onions and the chicken Caesar salad in the past month alone, and now Costco is making a new product available to stores nationwide that has previously only been available in Hawaii. Spotted at locations in California, Washington, and Oklahoma, mango smoothies from Costco are the perfect summer treat to sip on while browsing the massive aisles of bulk deals. While on paper the new smoothie option sounds amazing, in real life, customers seem to be handing out mixed reviews. 

One user posted about the news, quoting, “It’s pretty good, it’s about as good as the fruit smoothie in my opinion. It does have a somewhat strange/strong flavor, it tastes kinda like overripe mangoes. The consistency is very smooth. I like it.” 

And while that customer seems to be able to get past the flaws in the smoothie, another pointed out how they’ve “had them for a couple of years now, and I really don’t like them. What you said about it just tasting a little weird is how I feel every time. It tastes like mango baby food.”

While the jury may still be out on whether or not Costco hit the mark with the release of mango smoothies in the food court, it doesn’t hurt to give it a try for yourself. If there’s one thing for certain, it’s that we all have an opinion that at some point is subject to change, and Costco will keep trying to hit that mark to win us over.