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The Discontinued Garlic Shoppers And Chefs Alike Want To See Back At Costco
By Betsy Parks
For products that don't sell well or if their suppliers can't meet the demand, every retail chain will discontinue items — especially Costco, which offers low prices partly because it buys in bulk. Costco lets customers know that a product will be discontinued by adding a small asterisk in the top right-hand corner of the price tag, and unfortunately, there is one type of garlic that has the asterisk now.
Industrial-sized jars of Litehouse Freeze-Dried Garlic, or "jarlic" as it’s referred to on Reddit, is an adored product at Costco, and chefs and shoppers are stocking up before it's gone forever. The fan-favorite jar of garlic is the equivalent of 45 cloves for $5.79 and is an easy way to get garlic flavor into your dips, marinades, spice rubs, and stews.
Fans of "jarlic" have lamented the loss of the convenient garlic product, but the good news is that the same company, Litehouse, will still have its extensive line of dips, salad dressings, and spices. In fact, the company has recently introduced freeze-dried herb variety packs and a blue cheese dressing, according to The Sun.