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If there’s one Costco product that took social media by storm, it’s the Just Bare Lightly Breaded Chicken Breast Chunks.
Since being described as a Chick-fil-A chicken nugget dupe in January of 2021, the popular frozen food has drawn in crowds, flown off the shelves, and, unfortunately, gotten more expensive.
But now, Costco is lessening some of the burden on shoppers’ wallets by lowering the cost of the four-pound bag of chicken nuggets to $17.99. The wholesale club initially shared the news on Facebook, racking up nearly 1,000 comments, with countless people expressing their love for the chicken nuggets.
One Facebook user commented, “These are awesome~ perfect for a night you don’t feel like really cooking as well.”Another person wrote, “I buy 6 bags at a time! They are incredible!! ???.”
Shortly after Costco’s Facebook announcement went live, the news made its way to Reddit, where several users shared that the frozen item was being sold for $22 to $24 at their local warehouses. Just six months ago, Eat This, Not That! reported that the product was available for $19.99—six dollars higher than in 2021.
While some Redditors welcomed the latest price decrease with excitement, others were less enthusiastic, with one person writing, “Honestly, I thought they were overpriced. I still think they are.” Another user added, “Stopped buying them when they went over $15.”
Meanwhile, one of the primary criticisms of the nuggets is their decline in quality. One Redditor commented, “Price drop? How about dropping these in the trash. The quality over the last year went downhill. So I’ll pass.”
Others echoed similar sentiments: “To be honest, the first couple bags of these we got a little over a year ago were like Crack. The next two bags we got were kinda gross like the supplier had changed. A lot more [off-putting] chewy chunks. Still haven’t finished the last bag.”
Although several Reddit users pointed out that the cooking method impacts the quality of the nuggets, with air frying appearing to reign supreme, other individuals didn’t find the same success with the kitchen appliance, reporting a less-than-crispy final result.
According to Costco’s Facebook post, the Just Bare Lightly Breaded Chicken Breast Chunks can be purchased both in-store and online, with delivery available at a higher price.