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Box of Five-Spice Duck Leg Confit from Costco
Inside packaging of Cuisine Solutions' Five-Spice Duck Leg Confit from Costco
Five-Spice Duck Leg Confit from Costco in a dish before baking
Plate of cooked Five-Spice Duck Leg Confit from Costco

Looking for an easy dinner solution, my boyfriend and I decided to try the Five-Spice Duck Leg Confit by Cuisine Solutions from Costco. We cooked it just by following the baking/oven instructions on the back of the box: Bake at 375 degrees F in an oven-safe dish on the middle rack for 5 minutes covered in foil, remove foil, and bake 7-8 more minutes until golden brown (although ours came out more dark brown than golden brown...).

The duck legs had a nice, savory taste and were very tender, however, parts of the duck leg were a little fatty. And although it has five spices (or six, if you include black pepper -- for some reason they don't include it as a spice on the front of the box), it didn't taste like it was super seasoned.

While it was good, I don't think it was worth the price of $10.99 per pound (our package of three duck legs came out to be $18.57). One duck leg wasn't very filling, and three duck legs shared between my boyfriend and I was barely a meal.

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Food: Cuisine Solutions: Five-Spice Duck Leg Confit
Source: Costco, Tucson, AZ
Price: $10.99 per pound: $18.57 for package
Rating: Good

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Bag of frozen Perdue Popcorn Chicken purchased at Costco
Perdue Popcorn Chicken cooked

My boyfriend and I bought some of the frozen Perdue Popcorn Chicken from Costco to have as a snack every now and then. The instructions on the bag state the preferred cooking method is using a conventional oven or toaster oven, but we just used the microwave instructions. The microwave instructions don't state how many pieces to microwave for 3 - 3.5 minutes, so we just tried microwaving 8 pieces.

Although the breading was thick, it didn't turn out very crispy. It was kind of doughy and a little too thick for me. The chicken underneath the breading was OK, but it was a little dry, and the overall taste of the chicken was a little peppery.

It was fine as a quick snack, but I don't know if I'd get these again.

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Food: Frozen Perdue Popcorn Chicken (chicken breast chunks with rib meat fritters)
Source: Costco, Tucson, AZ
Rating: OK

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Box of Fry's / Kroger Thai Coconut Curry Chicken
Sealed package of Thai Coconut Curry Chicken
Fry's / Kroger Thai Coconut Curry Chicken

Similar to Kroger's Korean kalbi beef, Kroger's Thai coconut curry chicken came in a sealed bag with easy microwave instructions.

The chicken was like grilled chicken thigh meat, and it had a little bit of gristle. The curry was a thick sauce, and it tasted like a very sweet coconut curry. While I would have preferred the curry to be less sweet, I was happy that the sweetness didn't totally overwhelm the entire taste, so I was still able to enjoy the coconut curry taste with the chicken.

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Food: Kroger Thai Coconut Curry Chicken
Source: Fry's Food & Drug Store (Kroger), Tucson, AZ
Rating: Good

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