Originally Posted by kitchengoddess8
Yikes I just bought a 16 ounce package on Amazon for double that. I don't have a Costco membership yet, so this was probably the next best deal.
If you have a Costco close by, a membership is a great idea. $50.00 for the standard membership and $100.00 for the executive.
I get the executive as I use the Costco rewards AMEX card. In fact I am getting my reward voucher in February.
Peppercorns are a commodity, like coffee.
The price should fluctuate.
For example, last year we were paying more for coffee at Costco than we are this year. Same with peppercorns. (I think the peppercorns were up a little this year) The price goes up and down depending on variables like rain or lack of rain and the amount of coffee or other commodities on the market.
It did not take us long to realize the membership fee was well worth it.
Not only are the products high quality, they are inexpensive.
It only takes us one or two shopping trips to Costco to re-coup the fee.