The New Costco Item My Mom Is Obsessed With

updated May 24, 2019
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To anyone who doesn’t like food, my mom and I have the most boring text conversations. They mostly cover what we’ve eaten recently, what we’re about to eat, and what happened earlier that day at Wegmans. We text about food a lot. So much so, that sometimes it can all blur together. Did she have mushroom ravioli the other night or was that me? Did I already give her that recipe for roasted chickpeas with fennel slaw? But the other night, she mentioned something that really stood out to me: She and my dad were having Costco’s Street Tacos. FOR THE SECOND NIGHT IN A ROW.

I’m sorry, what? COSTCO MAKES STREET TACOS? They do! In kit form! And they are apparently plentiful and delicious.

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Sold as a meal kit, you get perfectly seasoned chicken, lime wedges, slaw, cheese, salsa, cilantro lime crema, and a stack of 12 tortillas. For $5.59 a pound. You just have to heat up the chicken and the tortillas, and it’s time for assembly.

My mom saw the new kits and thought she’d take a chance. She’s always looking for things that can easily come together in a jiffy. (Who isn’t?) And my parents love themselves some leftovers. So the fact that this kit ended up being the meal that kept on giving was a huge plus: “I got FOUR nights of meals from it,” she typed. “Two nights of tacos and, with the leftover chicken (there was a ton of chicken), I made a frittata with butternut squash and a little more cheese.”

She paid about $15 and got four meals out of it (well, technically eight because she fed two people each of the four nights), which makes it a bargain at less than $2 per serving. “I would definitely recommend it and plan on buying it again,” she says.

Her only complaint: “The salsa was a bit spicy for me, but the cilantro lime crema helped to balance things out.” To be fair we are both very sensitive to hot things, so while I appreciated the warning, it may be less of an issue for you.

Have you seen these at your Costco? Have you tried them? What’d you think?