Debate goes on
to the August
to bring their
Our friends from England first visited Costco
while visiting us in Burbank last year and were very
excited to discover that there was a Costco warehouse at which they could become members in
Essex. During our visit at the Essex warehouse there
was one item that we have never found in the U.S. It
was lamb shanks that were sealed in air-tight bags.
The lamb was simply delicious, and we wish you’d
carry it at our local warehouse.
Peg Setti, Burbank, California
Y ES. Most venues don’t sell any foods a diabetic
child (or adult) can eat. Laws provide parking for
handicapped individuals; why don’t similar laws
make provision for food-related health issues?
Pat Swinn, Glide, Oregon
FRANCE FREEMAN/LORY WILLIAMS
After I finished reading the Dialogue letters in
the August issue, I finished my laundry, which was
filled with Kirkland Signature™ jeans. As I went
about my other daily chores I kept noticing the
Kirkland Signature brand throughout the house. It
was on everything from clothing and laundry supplies to items in the pantry. We are definitely a
Kirkland Signature house. The Kirkland Signature
Balsamic Vinegar is absolutely fantastic! I will try
the Kirkland Signature Olive Oil as recommended
in the August Dialogue section. Thank you for providing such good products.
Marcia Teresi, Grover Beach, California
NO. As much as I would like to say yes, I can’t. Most
venues are privately owned, and selling snacks is
part of how they make money. You wouldn’t dream
of taking your own food to a restaurant and asking
the chef to prepare it for you. But venue owners
should consider carrying more healthy snack
options for people to purchase.
Tara Salmon, Olympia, Washington
Y ES. Food allergies are a reality for my family. We
have three children who are allergic to corn, wheat
and soy, and other members of the family are allergic to nuts, coconut and more. As a result, we
strongly believe that people should be allowed to
bring their own snacks, and we have done so for
years. We keep them small and neat, and we have
never had a problem with theater staff, but we do
resent having to sneak the stuff in. We don’t lie
about the kids’ ages to get a discount, but we feel dishonest for hiding food in our pockets!
Annette Richards, via e-mail
NO. You cannot take away a business owner’s right
to run his establishment as he sees fit. Yes, concessions food is expensive and maybe not the healthiest
choice of snack fare. But how about the next time I
go to Starbucks to meet friends, I bring my own coffee because I feel their coffee is overpriced. It is
about choice for all of us.
Cynthia Wilson, via e-mail
Odds and ends
Costco UK, A-OK
Last spring, my husband and I visited England.
While we were there we visited a Costco warehouse
in Lakeside, Essex, with friends who live in England.
We were very pleased to find that the warehouse in
Essex carried many of the same fine products that we
find at our local warehouse in Burbank, California.
Creative wedding gifts, Costco style
My wife and I enjoyed reading about the wedding ideas featured in one of your recent issues
[April 2006] and wanted to share one of our own.
We got married a couple months ago and put
together gift baskets featuring items we purchased at
Costco for all of our out-of-town guests. Instead of
the standard gift bags, we purchased small baskets
and provided each guest with their own mini-bar
(including chips, candy, granola bars, gum and two
bottles of Kirkland Signature™ Spring Water).
When we delivered the baskets to the hotel the
night before everyone arrived, all of the hotel staff
loved them. The baskets were the talk of the
rehearsal dinner, and everyone appreciated not having to pay hotel prices for something to snack on.
Thanks for the great products and being a part
of our wedding.
Jeff and Shannon Klein, Chicago, Illinois
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