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Mine was listed as USDA Choice. A separate marking read “Black Canyon Cattle Company – Angus Beef – Premium Reserve – Grain Fed, USDA Certified”
NONE of that separate marking means anything.
Angus is a breed.
The phrase “Certified Angus Beef” has legal status, I think, and means that the beef is not only Angus by breed (51% Angus, anyway) but also meets certain requirements about marbling and so on. (Though I don’t know if those requirements are the same as the requirements for any beef to be labeled “choice”).
So — the whole Angus thing might be a racket. And it might not. But for sure it had nothing to do with the difference in price from $2.76 to $3.56.
It had nothing to do with expiration date — this particular club has a bunch of top sirloins displayed all the time, and they’ve got plenty of time left.
There is a CostCo “In the area” but it’s about an hour away. Normal life takes me near Sam’s Club on a regular basis, so that’s where I shop.