Some Costco Shoppers Have Noticed A ‘Chemical Flavor’ In The Store’s Rotisserie Chicken

Maybe David Chang was on to something.

March 1, 2023 | Source: Delish | by Danielle Harling

Costco is known for its food court pizza and affordable booze, but it’s the $4.99 rotisserie chicken that keeps many customers coming back. The dedication to the chicken is so deep that when celebrity chef David Chang bashed the affordable dinner, he was met with the wrath of a number of Costco fans.

But something has possibly changed as of late, and some rotisserie chicken diehards are now questioning its taste. The website Eat This, Not That! reports that there’s an entire thread on Reddit about the chicken’s flavor changing and having a “distinct chemical flavor.”

“I was at Costco today and bought my rotisserie chicken just like every time I’m there. We tasted it and it has a distinct chemical flavor to it, really off putting. Same thing happened last time, about 3 weeks ago. This was never a problem before, been buying it for years, has something changed recently?” the original poster, MillennialModernMan wrote.