Kwokpot saidThey're $4.99 for a 3 pounder @Costco!
I was buying Costco chickens because they were larger, juicier, and less expensive...but something seemed different. They seemed saltier. I could feel my heart beating a little stronger every time I ate a Costco bird.
Well, the other week I went to my physician for a regular check up and my normally 125/79 blood pressure was 154/85. We took four more readings over the course of my visit and the lowest was 140/82. At first we thought it was just because I had walked/hiked from my home. Then, the nurse asked what I had eaten that day and Costco chicken came to mind and so did the realization of the salty sodium infused flesh. I threw the rest of the chicken away when I got home.
I'm back to eating Safeway roasted chickens. They're not as big, not as inexpensive, but they're also not as salty. Same thing with Publix roasted chickens when I'm in South Florida (I usually get "plain" so as to avoid salty or sugary marinades and such).
Ironically, Whole Foods here in San Francisco (Haight and Stanyan) does frequent sales on whole rotisserie chickens 2 for $14.99 and they're big and not salty.