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The Costco Prepared Salad You Should Always Skip
Not all of Costco's prepared foods are praiseworthy, including their Tortellini Pasta Salad, which is a bad off-the-shelf meal experience for many shoppers.
The tortellini in the salad is mushy, and has a tendency to be either over or undercooked, and the salad's dressing is lackluster. Many shoppers have echoed similar sentiments.
It seems everything that can go wrong will go wrong with this salad, and unless you're partial to displeasure, you're better off skipping it. The salad has seen better days.