Originally Posted by Roll_Bones
Does your Costco sell the meat in vacuum packages? Ours does.
The chickens that are not sold, are stripped from the bone and vacuum packed. Breast meat.
They also package the leg quarters with bone.
So if you just want meat, you can't get more fresh unless you cooked it yourself.
In another thread we had a member discussing this very thing. My remarks were that if the manufacturers were to discontinue the injection process, their product would suffer.
This kinda enforces that view IMO.
But you pay for the chicken by weight so you're paying through the nose for the salt water. Costco, etc., aren't doing this to give you juicy chicken. They're doing it for their profits. If they used better quality chickens which didn't need injections of salt water they wouldn't make as much money.
Over here manufacturers have to declare on the label if they have injected they birds with water. It's mostly the cheap, 3 for £10 birds that are treated thus and most of us are too clued-up to fall for the con.