The closest Costco to my house is over an hour away, too far for any Rhode Islander. After hearing about Costco, I became obsessed with the large store. This wasn’t until I arrived in Washington, DC with two roommates who frequent the store. Here are the things I’ve learned about the warehouse store without ever going:
1. They have an incredible food court.
“If you go to Costco and don’t get a berry smoothie, you didn’t go to Costco,” said my roommate, Gabby. I’ve been told that the pizza is huge and always a favorite. If I ever get to go, I have to try a churro. I also learned that the hot dogs are a go-to for regulars at the warehouse store.
2. Costco’s prepared foods are to die for.
From their giant blueberry muffins (which I’ve encountered firsthand) to the chicken potpie and turkey wraps, no Kirkland food is bad. I also have learned that the cakes made at Costco are remarkable and a key feature at every birthday and graduation party.
3. If you go to Costco on a Saturday, you don’t need to eat lunch.
The extensive free samples will take care of that. To score the best samples, you have to pretend to actually be interested in what the salespeople are saying about the product, when in reality you just want to try it and get the heck out of there.
4. Costco doesn’t only sell food.
The store has a pharmacy, an optical section, a hearing section, great clothes, a wide variety of books and an electronics center. What more could you ask for?
5. Costco freezers are weird and kind of scare me.
Apparently the freezer section is basically a room that you walk into. I was told that it’s so cold that if you stay in there too long you will freeze.
Now that I’ve learned all there is to learn about Costco, it’s time to convince my parents to buy a membership.