Costco's famous rotisserie chicken had a "chemical" taste earlier this year, according to customers. Members found another big quality concern with a popular Costco booze option.
This week, a Costco consumer asked Reddit whether anybody else thought Kirkland Signature American Vodka had gotten "much worse."
Over 150 consumers commented that newer bottles of the alcoholic drink taste and smell "off."
Kirkland Signature American Vodka buyers have complained about strange-tasting bottles at least three times in the last two weeks.
I've bought it for years. I made vodka sodas from a new bottle. I've never dumped cocktails before. "It's bad," a shopper posted.
It's unclear why quality suddenly dropped. One Costco employee told Reddit that the retailer wanted to remove particular batch numbers from stores but didn't explain why.
Rum may be responsible for the "off" taste in newer vodka bottles, according to another Redditor who worked at a Costco regional office.
The putative employee claimed that the vodka took on rum characteristics since it was delivered in a dirty container.
Since Costco has not proven these claims, shoppers should be cautious. Despite these comments, some Costco shoppers stated Kirkland vodka is still great.
Thus, receiving a bad-tasting bottle may rely on the Costco location or luck. Kirkland vodka complaints went unanswered by Costco.
Costco's vodka isn't the only product having quality issues. Customers also criticized Costco's quick-spoiling vegetables and the new food court mango smoothie, which they called baby food.