I just got back from Costco in downtown San Francisco where Niman Ranch is demo-ing and selling their beef hot dogs (in natural casings!), thick cut bacon, hot links and pepper ham. I bought the hot dogs, the bacon and the hot links. Each type was sold in 2 1/2 pound packages for between $8.00 and $10.00. This is a really good deal. They told me that they were selling these this products at Costco San Francisco (and two others -- but I didn't hear what they were) on a temporary basis to see if there was a demand for them here. The clerk told me that they were flying out of the store, so I'm optimistic about their continued availability at Costco. I figured that I'd mention it here for anyone grilling this weekend -- good stuff!!