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Costco’s Shrimp Cocktail: The Crowd-Pleaser That’s Making Waves!

Let’s dive into the deep end of the Costco culinary pool and chat about something that’s making quite the splash – their shrimp cocktail! If you’re a Costco aficionado, you’ll know that this place is a wonderland of ready-made delights that require the culinary skills of, well, basically just opening the package. Among these treasures, one star has been making some serious waves on social media: the legendary Costco shrimp cocktail.

This week, a Reddit user, possibly a gourmet detective in disguise, shared a love letter to this shrimpy sensation. “I’m obsessed with the cocktail shrimp,” they confessed, praising its juicy deliciousness that apparently puts even the fanciest shrimp cocktails to shame. They’re not just tasty; they’re “so freaking delicious”!

Picture this: a tray of plump, ready-to-mingle shrimp, complete with lemon wedges and a cup of cocktail sauce, all dressed up and ready to party. These shrimp come in containers ranging from 1.5 to 1.75 pounds and are priced at $8.99 per pound, courtesy of the scoop from the Costco blogger CostContessa. But remember, prices may do the cha-cha depending on where you live. For the truly shrimp-smitten, Costco also rolls out larger platters – because, why not?

In a recent Reddit thread, the shrimp cocktail fan club convened. One newbie Costco member gushed about making the shrimp cocktail their “every Costco trip” treat. “It’s our favorite snack,” they said, and we can practically hear the crunch of those juicy shrimps. Another user compared it to the iconic Costco rotisserie chicken, declaring it a must-have in every shopping cart. 

But wait, there’s more! Some members of the Reddit jury were raving about the cocktail sauce, with a few wishing they could buy it by the gallon. Others played culinary wizards, suggesting DIY sauce recipes with ketchup, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, and a dash of hot sauce for that kick.

Now, hold onto your shopping carts because shrimp cocktail isn’t the only star in the Costco appetizer universe. Last month, the Bibigo Beef Bulgogi Mandu, aka Korean-style beef dumplings, stole some of the spotlight. These golden parcels of joy are a hit when air-fried, offering a crunchy outside with a bulgogi beef party on the inside.

So there you have it, folks. Whether you’re a shrimp cocktail enthusiast, a dumpling devotee, or just a curious Costco wanderer, there’s always something to discover and devour in those vast aisles. Next time you’re at Costco, why not join the culinary adventure and see what all the fuss is about? Who knows, you might just find your new favorite treat!