If there’s one Costco product that’s taken social media by storm, it’s the Just Bare Lightly Breaded Chicken Breast Chunks.
Since being described as Chick-fil-A Chicken Bites in January 2021, the popular frozen food has drawn crowds, flown off the shelves and, unfortunately, gotten more expensive.
But now, Costco is taking some of the burden off shoppers’ wallets by dropping the cost of a four-pound bag of chicken nuggets to $17.99. The wholesale club first shared the news on Facebook, garnering nearly 1,000 comments, with countless people expressing their love for the chicken nuggets.
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One Facebook user commented, “These are great~ perfect for a night when you don’t want to cook.” Another person wrote: “I buy 6 bags at a time! They are amazing!! 😍😍😍.”
Shortly after Costco’s announcement was made public on Facebook, the news made its way to Reddit, where several users shared that the frozen product was selling for $22 to $24 at their local warehouses. Just six months ago, Eat this, not that! reported that the product was available for $19.99—six dollars higher than in 2021.
While some Redditors welcomed the latest price cut, others were less enthusiastic, with one person writing, “Honestly, I thought they were overpriced. I still think they are.” Another user added: “I stopped buying them when they went over $15.”
Meanwhile, one of the main criticisms of brushes is their decline in quality. One Redditor commented, “Price drop? How about trashing them. The quality has gone down in the last year. So I’ll pass.”
Others echoed similar sentiments: “To be honest, the first two bags we got a little over a year ago were like Crack. The next two bags we got were kind of gross like the supplier had changed. Many more [off-putting] chewy pieces. I still haven’t finished the last bag.’
Although several Reddit users pointed out that the cooking method affects the quality of the nuggets, with air frying seeming to dominate, other people haven’t found the same success with the kitchen appliance, reporting a less crispy end result.
According to Costco’s Facebook post, the Just Bare Lightly Breaded chicken breast pieces can be purchased both in-store and online, with an option for delivery at a higher price.