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Edmonton >>> Calgary??

jojok | Jul 2, 2010 05:59 PM

Friday afternoon, got nothing to do so I decided to learn something new.

The topic of choice is Canada beef. I learn that the best grade of Canada beef is of grade Canada Prime (equivalent to USA Prime grade but lower than Kobe beef grade).

With that knowledge, I wanted to know where I can get this canada prime grade beef in Calgary. Research told me that most of the prime grade is not sold to the general public. Only restaurants can buy them.

But then I read this article http://www.communitycontent.ca/en/201...
My foodie mouth starts to salivate with the possibiilty to buy this grade of meat and cook it at home.

The question then: Which Costco has been selected to be in the program??

The mission is set...call Costco in Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer and Lethbridge to find out if they carry any of these Canada Prime grade beef.

Result:
Calgary: None of the costco carries this grade (AAA is the best they can offer).
Red Deer: No one answered the phone
Lethbridge: Got to the customer service who couldn't answer the question and transferred me to the meat department. Sadly no one answered the phone in the meat department.
Edmonton: Called Sherwood Park and Edmonton South ... BOTH answered the call in less than 10 seconds (the customer service and meat department)... AND the best part is they do carry Canada Prime grade beef.

I don't know what else to make out of this research. Edmonton >>> Calgary in terms of Costco's beef.

I feel betrayed by the promise of "World-Class" city promoted by Calgary :-(
Bummer...what a way to start the weekend.

Recommended Action:
Press Costco Calgary to carry this prime grade cut by keep on requesting them to their customer service.

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