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Great ‘What to Buy at Costco & Makro’ Hunt

edited 28 April 2009 at 6:54PM in Shop but don't drop
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  • BoohooBoohoo Forumite
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    Hello.
    In December I went to Costco in Milton Keynes and bought a lot of stuff to last me over Xmas and well into the New Year.
    I bought a bulk bag of 1200 Typhoo tea bags. Over Xmas I had relatives over and the kept saying the tea bags were splitting and there was leaves in the mugs. We just thought it was when they were separating the bags we/they must of torn them.
    I took out about 200 bags from the bag and put them in a large tea caddy. A few days ago they ran out so I took the bulk bag from the utility room and refilled the caddy.
    I kept noticing leaves in the caddy when went to make tea. I looked at the bags and out of 20 I tried 8 had a small hole in the seam and not the perforation so It never came from separating the bags. The hole are all in the same place and I have looked at more tea bags and they are the same.
    Has anybody else had this problem with Typhoo tea bags or was I unlucky with this batch?.
  • mardathamardatha Forumite
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    Yes we had the same thing.
  • rev229rev229 Forumite
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    Costco will replace the tea bags!
  • mardathamardatha Forumite
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    I just use a tea strainer ;)
  • BoohooBoohoo Forumite
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    Yes we had the same thing.
    I emailed Typhoo and Costco on Monday.
    Typhoo said they will check with the factory for any issues with the batch no. and get back to me.
    Costco at Milton Keynes said I was the 1st to complain but the next time I come into the store they will refund me and can I bring in the tea bags so they send them off to Typhoo to check. I live 30 miles away so I wont be going there soon. My next shop there is at the end of March.
    While I am there I must make sure I buy a tea strainer.
  • Costco is the best kept secrect.....Its the Alladins cave everyone has searched for...so join or go with a friend...Costco is so confident you will love it they offer you a money back on membership!If even after 11 months you cant get on with it you get all fees back(one person did ask for their money back as they were leaving the country to go where there was no Costco)Happy Shopping(Costco Member)Sshhhhhh
  • cw18cw18 Forumite
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    I've not heard about the possibility of a refund of basic membership, but if you pay the extra for the cashback one (Executive Membership) and don't make as much cashback as the extra membership fee, you can forfeit whatever cashback you made in return for a refund of the extra you paid on the membership fee (an additional £36/year).

    My OH and I generally get enough cashback to pay for the following years membership (£66 for Executive), but not much more. But that still saves us paying £30 a year for the basic membership out of our money, so basically I paid for membership for the first year and it's been free ever since :)
    Cheryl
  • maz403maz403 Forumite
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    Hi. My daughter gets married end of October and planning to use Costco cakes to supplement a smaller custom cake. From previously being a member I know they do large chocolate / carrot cake etc. Could anyone tell me the current cost, portion size and how long the use by date is for these just now. Any recommendation re flavour ?
    Also wondered if they did any reasonably priced cup cakes.
    Thank you for helping.
  • cw18cw18 Forumite
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    Love the chocolate fudge. Carrot cake isn't anything special (was disappointed with it by their standards). Really didn't like the Victoria Sponge. Think they've added another to the range, but can't remember what.

    They have some red velvet 'cupcakes', but I seem to think they're quite big (and quite pricey per cake).

    Planning a trip down later this week (while the chicken is still on offer), so will try and remember to check for you if no-one else has come back with full info :)
    Cheryl
  • maz403maz403 Forumite
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    Thank you. I'd really appreciate that. I did manage to find the red velvet cupcakes online and,as you thought, they are expensive ! Couldn't find the more standard cakes though.
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