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  1. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    I. LOVE. The Poppycock photo.

    I live right next door to a Costco. Literally, it’s right across the street. Come shop with meeeeeee!

  2. Miss Adriennely

    I’ve been to Costco a couple of times, but always find myself turned off by the bulk of things!! 🙁

  3. Emma

    In high school, my at-the-time boyfriend adopted a pet toad he found outside somewhere. We named it Costco.

    As the days and weeks passed, Costco developed fuzzy rash wart things and lost the big box-gleam that had once possessed his fiery, world domination-fueled eyes. He quit loving life, and all because I had never been to a real Costco and didn’t know that I should have bought him a meat soak pad for his little toad lair.

    I think we let him go before his untimely death, so that he could return to nature and pass away in peace. If I were to ever get stuck inside a Costco, I could only wish for the same fate.

  4. Three-Cookies

    There’s fake meat so surely fake bacon must exist. I don’t know what Costco is but they certainly have an interesting range

  5. GirlonRaw

    Never been or seen a Costco but the ones in the States sell Vitamixes so I guess that is a good thing. Gosh Hanns I never tire of your story telling. I honestly laugh out at my computer. Love you xx

  6. Shannon

    I have a membership to costco. To be honest, for the most part, I only go there to buy wine/beer and peanut butter. Lots and lots of peanut butter. Sometimes I buy toilet paper and paper towels too because, well, you can just never have too much of that stuff. Oh and did I mention the samples?

  7. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    I havent. I have been making a stand as apparently they wont let you in unless you are a member. But I dont know whether I want to become a member until I have been in and looked around?!ugh

  8. Margaret

    I love the adorable poses you make! I think just photographing you walking down the street would be highly entertaining! I mean that in a good way of course – your facial features are so expressive. 🙂
    I still have lots of food at home from my Costco trip – I feel like going again but I can’t eat the food quickly enough!
    My favourite purchase was a bag of Brookfarm Walkabout Mix Bt Bogong. It consists of nuts, dried fruit and tiny buds of delicious chocolate. They cleverly even sprinkled a little sea salt in there. Everything in it was just so fresh – I hadn’t had pistachios for a long time and the ones in there are juicy and divine!
    I’ll probably ask a friend to get me a bag the next time she’s there.

    Poppycock means nonsense doesn’t it? Well, I believe we all need a little nonsense in our lives every now and then. 🙂

  9. Sig

    Nope haven’t been. The one in Melbourne is just SO. FAR.AWAY.

    But I’m with Lisa on this – don’t know if I want to be a member without having a look around but they won’t let you in unless you are. Sucks balls.

    BUT – that pic of you and your tower of Poppy-cocks has me teetering on giving them a chance again. Loved the story (I can only imagine the horror of meat soak pads. What ARE they??!! WHAT ARE THEY??!!)

  10. Fatbooo

    Hahaha… meat soak pads! The way you wrote the whole story sent me into conniptions! :p

  11. Leah

    Cant wait to visit Costco!!!

  12. Ashley

    I LOVE POPPYCOCK CARAMEL CORN! 🙂 We don’t have a membership to Costco but some family friends do and whenever they come over they bring a can (or like last weekend, two!) And I proceed to devour half of one can in 2 days…oops….

    Costco just fascinates me personally, it’s so bizarre seeing things like… enormous-ized!

  13. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    I SO want to go to Costco! It’s non-existence in WA is something that makes me very sad, especially as my partner subscribes to Choice, and they always talk about it. Those meat pads might almost have put me off though, if it wasn’t for your final glorious picture. Enjoy!!

  14. Lisa @ Blithe Moments

    I have been trying to justify not buying a Costco membership because I don’t need it, but people keep raving about its wonderfulness. I feel I will succumb, probably soon.

  15. Nic@diningwithastud

    Oh I’ve not been to the Sydney one yet 🙁 Im waiting for the hype to die down – in like 2015 lol. Maybe not even then

  16. Alisa Fleming

    OMG, costco is there now too! Insane, that place is everywhere now. To be honest, I’m not a costco shopper or fan. We bought a membership once, over ten years ago, and never bought a single thing there. Oh well.

  17. Ellie@fitforthesoul

    heheh the pictures are so funnny! So cute. 😀 I do like costco but only get a fewwww essentials. At first, I was like, what the heck?!!! what is this warehouse?! B/c in argentina there is no such thing as mass purchase like costco offers. So I was quite confused 😛

  18. chopinandmysaucepan

    You look so seriously cool in that outfit! Love it.

    I must say I have yet to go to Costco even after hearing about all the bargains! I’m a little intrigued about those cherries that you’ve been talking about now.

  19. Johanna GGG

    Never been there but I am more frightened than enthused – had to google poppycock – great name! I am in awe of your range of emotions in your photos – now that is talent

  20. Kath Lockett

    I only ever got as far as the entrance and was then put off by having to pay sixty bucks *just for a look*. Surely the first visit could be free?

    Meat pads – ~shudder~ – there goes my sleep tonight!

  21. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Haha we wanted to go there on the weekend but then we drove there and then saw the queue and promptly kept driving! 😛

  22. Lau@corridorkitchen

    I loved this post! Hilarious. Can’t wait to check it out.

  23. msihua

    Aaaahhhh POPPYCOCK!!! That is AHMUHZING!!!!!!!! Hee hee hee… I haven’t signed up to Costco yet (will you still be my friend?) Hahaha

  24. Fiona

    I can go. It’s my dream and nightmare.

    I miss you 🙁

  25. Christine (Merf)

    I love Costco. We go every couple of months. I would have bought two packages of the bacon. 😉 our Costco has samples and it’s been a great way to get J-Man to try new things. My husband is obsessed with the Kirkland trail mix.

  26. whisperinggums

    Where’s my almond crunch is all I can say.

  27. Jamee

    1) What the heck is Poppycock?! It sure is fun(-ny) to say! 2) We have a Costco here in Omaha, but I have never seen the meat pads you speak of (vomit). 3) Yes, of course fake bacon exists! Don’t you have Bac’n Pieces in Australia (which we call Bacon Bits, even though that’s not the correct name)? Very popular salad topper here in the states. Tastes like bacon but alas – safe for pig-lovers like me! 😉

  28. Errign

    Love. Costco/bulk warehouses are prettyyyyyy epic!

  29. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    We don’t have Costco over here, but I know the unsettling powers of supermarkets. I tend to avoid those aisles.

  30. Casey Lorraine

    I adore the way you write girl! You are freakin hilarious!!
    So glad about the fam situation improving. Cheering you and your good Costco going self on! Xx

  31. Camille

    Love love love Costco. And yes, It inspires almost as much horror as delight. Does anybody REALLY need that much (fill in the blank)? This post fills me with happiness at seeing your Costco bounty, and sadness that I can’t get that stuff here. (I could probably make my own poppycock, but it’s kind of a hassle.) But I also know how cheap that maple syrup and dried cherries were. was? Oh, that’s a tough one.

  32. Louise

    I only managed a very brief Costco visit in Houston. Will have to try one here at one stage. Who doesn’t love litre bottles of maple syrup?

  33. Agnes

    Oh no, Hannah! The Costco maple syrup isn’t worth the buy – sadly you now have almost a litre to get through.

    And Poppycock ftw.

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