COSTCO opened here in Saint John a little over a year ago. I’ve mentioned that before. We often went to Costco in Quebec City too so no big novelty there. They’re all the same. I was never a big fan because it feels like walking around in a large storage hangar or some such. I’m more into malls … with marble floors, green indoor plants and little fountains.
Now … Costco has been [and is] both good and bad on a personal level. Most of the time, they have this food sampling … senior citizens with little kiosks, offering you to try something. In Quebec was the first time I tried cheese cake. Cheese cake was something entirely different to me, before I tried that, and I was hooked! Big time!!! That did bad things to me … it’s so easy to gain a few kilos, but to get RID of them — whole different story! I’m off cheesecake now and still struggling hard to get rid of the kilos.
The good side of this is that I get to taste stuff that I normally wouldn’t. Jalapeño filled peppers, cheddar filled smoked sausages, European wieners … you name it!
We go there, at least once a week, to buy certain things that we use/eat all the time … like now it’s raspberries and blueberries that are very reasonably priced. The Norwegian cheese, Jarlsberg, too.
When you enter the store, they always have stuff that’s on sale, piled up there. Yesterday, there was this lamp that you see here above, amongst others. Before I walked in there I wasn’t even aware of that I «needed» this lamp! Now it sits here on my desk and it is great for twenty bucks.