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Broguiere's Nog Sightings?

Andrew Gore Dec 17, 2006 08:32 PM

It's that time of year again. It's Broguiere's Eggnog Time again, that is. I'm spoiled, it's the only nog I'll drink, and it's just not Xmas-New Years without a bottle or three in the fridge. But every year, I have trouble scoring it. Haven't found a bottle yet. If you hacve seen B's nog somewhere this season, perhaps you could post that info here for all nog fans to benefit from.

I am in the Glendale area. The only place I've found in the last few years that carries it here is the Ralph's on north Central, at Stocker. Been there twice so far, and they're always sold out. Oddly, the other Ralph's in town don't carry it, and apparently heither does the Whole Foods on Glendale, even tho they carry other B's products. According to the blog below, there may be places in the Atwater-Los Feliz area. Any info is appreciated. The pic below has me salivating.


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  1. Ginger Wolf RE: Andrew Gore Dec 17, 2006 08:40 PM

    Gelson's usually carry it, there's one in Pasadena. I've also spotted it at Stater Brothers stores, if there's one that is more convienent than the Gelson's. I am slurping one as I write this, albiet adulterated with a fine medium bodied rum and a couple of grindings of fresh nutmeg. Cheers. It is the best, and the only one I spend the calories on.

    1. liu RE: Andrew Gore Dec 17, 2006 09:14 PM

      Bristol Farms carries it every year...very rich and delicious!

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        Lee by the Sea RE: Andrew Gore Dec 17, 2006 09:57 PM

        Gelsons in Marina del Rey has it reliably every year, including this year. I'd bet that is true for all Gelsons stores. Wife loves it.

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          alliebear RE: Andrew Gore Dec 17, 2006 10:10 PM

          I bought a jar at Von's in Pasadena on Allen.

          1. monku RE: Andrew Gore Dec 17, 2006 10:36 PM

            Go to their dairy in Montebello.

            Broguiere's Farm Fresh Dairy
            505 S Maple Ave.
            (323)726-0524, (323)726-2957 fax,

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              Andrew Gore RE: monku Dec 17, 2006 11:03 PM

              The first time I scored Brog's nog, based on Huell Houser's show segment, I made the long trip out to the dairy (about three years ago, IIRC). It was good to do that, once, but not again. I don't drive; I get around all over by bus, but besides a long trip to Montebello, it was a boring hour's hike each way from the nearest bus stop. I'll try my local Ralph's again, and if not there, try Gelson's in Pasadena.

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                Mr Taster RE: Andrew Gore Dec 18, 2006 06:10 AM

                Another benefit of going directly to the dairy is that it costs nearly half the price of going to Gelson's... $2.99 a bottle if I recall correctly. However I agree that the discount is definitely not worth the cost or effort of taking the bus to Montebello!

                Mr Taster

            2. timsmom RE: Andrew Gore Dec 17, 2006 11:23 PM

              Here's another choice for you -- How's market in San Marino (San Gabriel Blvd. and Huntington Dr.) carries it and I bought my first bottle yesterday. Wonderful stuff without the cloying sweetness of some of the other brands.

              1. timsmom RE: Andrew Gore Dec 18, 2006 02:47 AM

                Andrew -
                I checked with the Gelson's in Silverlake on Griffith Park and Hyperion -- they have it.....

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                  Andrew Gore RE: timsmom Dec 18, 2006 06:04 AM

                  OK thanks - Gelson's seems to be the dependable source.

                2. Professor Salt RE: Andrew Gore Dec 18, 2006 06:42 AM

                  I've spotted their nog, whole & chocolate milk at Marukai Costa Mesa.

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                    jaasak RE: Professor Salt Dec 9, 2007 08:17 PM

                    Professor: by chance do you know if Whole Foods in the Tustin District or Vons on Bristol/MacArthur carry it, please? Thanks! (and anyone else in the central OC/W. Irvine-W. Tustin area)

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                      Professor Salt RE: jaasak Dec 9, 2007 11:23 PM

                      Bought mine this year at Gelson's in Irvine. NE corner of Alton & Jeffrey.

                      Dunno about Whole Foods or Von's.

                      Gelson's Markets
                      5521 Alton Pkwy, Irvine, CA

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                        jaasak RE: Professor Salt Dec 11, 2007 10:22 AM

                        Thanks, Prof! That's just up the street from me(W Alton by 55 frwy)...never thought of them? They're on the NE corner, right?

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                        Jigsaw RE: jaasak Nov 20, 2008 11:49 AM

                        Whole Foods at The District will not carry it. It's available at Gelson's (as Prof. Salt mentioned), but was out when I tried last week.

                    2. Mattapoisett in LA RE: Andrew Gore Dec 18, 2006 12:20 PM

                      The Vons in Chevoit Hills and the Pavillion's in Culver City [both owned by Safeway] have the Quart Bottle of the nog. The Vons however has a better selecton of their milk and other things than the Pavillions

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                        Jwsel RE: Andrew Gore Dec 18, 2006 02:56 PM

                        Just a note on Whole Foods. I once asked why they didn't carry the egg nog when they have other Broguiere's products, and it's because the egg nog does not meet their dairy department's requirements for being organic. Make of that what you will, but that's why you won't see Broguiere's egg nog at any Whole Foods.

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                          Dommy RE: Jwsel Dec 18, 2006 10:14 PM

                          BIZZARE!!! We buy Broguiere's milk there all the time (And it's cheaper than safeway too!) and that's not organic either!!


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                            bad nono RE: Dommy Dec 9, 2007 09:37 PM

                            I actually spotted it at the Whole Foods at 3rd and Fairfax on Thursday, unless I was hallucinating. Also, Whole Foods does carry a bit of non-organic stuff including dairy (I've seen some non-organic altadena milk and cream there, for example)

                        2. Mr Taster RE: Andrew Gore Dec 18, 2006 10:12 PM

                          I've got to chime in on this... you bring up an interesting point. While rich and delicious, there is something unnaturally yellow and gooey about the stuff which I push out of my mind when I'm drinking it (of course when you mix in a little rum or whiskey, it dilutes the nog's texture and flavor into something more palatable to me... but weirdly enough I still like it, though I can't explain why).

                          Having said that, I still think Whole Foods' attituide however is pretty rediculous... they like to put out the image that they're an organic paradise while simultaneously stocking their produce department with only about 30% organics... and then they charge organic prices for their non-organic fruits.


                          Mr Taster

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                            franhamdan RE: Andrew Gore Dec 22, 2006 12:55 PM

                            I just saw it at Bristol Farms in Pasadena off the 110 at Fair Oaks; however, I live in Northern California and I couldn't buy a bottle to take with me on the plane. Does anyone know if it is sold in the north?

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                              420 Reasons to eat RE: franhamdan Nov 22, 2008 04:47 PM

                              Try PW market. I have one of thier glass bottles that I use for change, that i got in San Jose. If I rember correctly i got it at the PW Market in Campbell. Maybe Wild Oats if they still exsist.

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                              jaasak RE: Andrew Gore Dec 9, 2007 08:20 PM

                              Dear Andy;
                              I just saw Huell's program on Brog's Dairy and boy howdy! Am I thirstin' to try that nog! (and their choc milk, too, I might add). Do you or anybody reading this forum MIGHT know by chance if either Vons on S. Bristol, S.A. or Henry's on Harbor in Costa Mesa carry this, rather'n my having to drive up the 5 Fwy? Thanks in advance!
                              O, BTW: do you know a "Jack" Gore, Jr? He works with me in the Post Office here in Santa Ana and boy we love talking about our fave foods....

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                                roxhills RE: jaasak Dec 9, 2007 08:49 PM

                                If you do plan on going out the dairy, call ahead. I called early this afternoon and they were out of both egg nog and chocolate milk for today. Since we're in West LA, I am really glad we checked first.

                              2. Will Owen RE: Andrew Gore Dec 10, 2007 08:53 AM

                                Haven't been to Von's lately, but I've seen the eggnog at two Pasadena Ralphs stores (North Lake and West Colorado) and Gelson's. It's actually becoming more widely available, a trend I appreciate.

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                                  khh1138 RE: Will Owen Dec 10, 2007 06:11 PM

                                  I bought two bottles at the Vons on Allen in Pasadena today (they had about a dozen left), and I bought two bottles at the Hows on Huntington last week! This has been a very noggy season so far, may it continue into the New Year, knock on wood.

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                                    WildSwede RE: khh1138 Jan 16, 2008 07:25 AM

                                    Yes, I also saw it at that How's and the Pavillions on Lake/California.

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                                  highforpie RE: Andrew Gore Dec 10, 2007 06:30 PM

                                  I bought a bottle at Ralph's on La Brea and 3rd. I think they still have it...

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                                    LuluTheMagnificent RE: highforpie Dec 14, 2007 08:12 AM

                                    Thank you! I went and got some.

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                                    Sjyork RE: Andrew Gore Dec 13, 2007 05:24 PM

                                    I get my bottles at the Ralphs on Colorado between Orange Grove and Pasadena Avenue they always have plenty of bottles. I have also found some at the Vons on Pasadena Avenue cross street California

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                                      CinnamonKitten RE: Andrew Gore Dec 14, 2007 03:42 AM

                                      I saw some yesterday at the Pavillions on Alameda in Burbank

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                                        snooze button RE: Andrew Gore Dec 14, 2007 07:28 AM

                                        Saw nog, milk, and chocolote milk at MILK on Tuesday.

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                                          capoohbear RE: Andrew Gore Jan 15, 2008 03:06 PM

                                          Okay, this may be late notice, but I have to reply. I agree that Broguiere's egg nog is the best nog ever (although Alta Dena dairy comes pretty close). I am in Glendora (if you don't know that's about 30 miles East of Los Angeles). I don't know of many specific stores that carry it over others, that seems to work the same out in our neighborhood. I think it's up to each store to decide if they want to sell it. Stater Bros. and Vons out here sell it, but not all locations sell it.

                                          I have two suggestions if you really want to find somewhere that sells Broguiere products, and if you don't mind driving. First is to call Broguiere Dairy and find out where they sell it, they will know what stores bought their products. Second, you can go to Kellogg Ranch, in Pomona, near Cal Poly Pomona. The ranch is owned and run by Cal Poly; a lot of their produce is grown by Cal Poly on the same property, and they sell every Broguiere's product made (all regular milk and chocolate milk all year, egg nog around the holidays, from Thanksgiving through Christmas). Kellogg Ranch's website is http://www.csupomona.edu/~farmstore/, from this site you can get directions. I suppose, I should mention a third possibility: Whole Foods Market. There is a Whole Foods in Glendale, and Pasadena. I have shopped at both, and while I have never been to the one in Glendale around the holidays, I have been to the one in Pasadena around Thanksgiving, and they sell Broguiere's egg nog every year during the holidays. Here's the website that has the addresses of southern California Whole Food's: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/store....

                                          I hope this helps you next year find the best egg nog ever made!

                                          1. eathealthy RE: Andrew Gore Nov 12, 2008 05:43 PM

                                            How's Market at 3035 E. Huntington Drive, Pasadena, CA 91107 (cross street San Gabriel Blvd)
                                            I brought my bottle there today for $5.49 plus bottle deposit $1.25. It's an addictive eggnog, rich and creamy and blend well with alcohol for Christmas Party.

                                            1. Kate is always hungry RE: Andrew Gore Nov 20, 2008 11:52 AM

                                              I saw it at Ralph's in Studio City last night.

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                                                LuluTheMagnificent RE: Andrew Gore Nov 22, 2008 05:46 AM

                                                how much is it now? did it go up? How much is the bottle deposit? Sadly, I may be to poor to buy any this year. lol... < --- to keep from crying....

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                                                  eathealthy RE: LuluTheMagnificent Nov 26, 2008 07:11 PM

                                                  $5.49 plus $1.25 bottle deposit at How's Market in Pasadena (read my post for address). I love it , it's the best eggnog around but the bottle didn't have ingredient list. It is very rich and creamy, and taste just right for a treat.

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                                                  Michelle RE: Andrew Gore Nov 23, 2008 03:53 PM

                                                  The Pavilions in Monrovia (at Myrtle and Foothill) carries it. I've never seen it at a Ralph's.

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                                                    trojandude RE: Michelle Nov 23, 2008 06:10 PM

                                                    Ralph's Downtown has it. So maybe the "Fresh Fares" do. Unfortunately it was $7.99!! I'll try MILK where it'll probably only be $5 or 6

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                                                      a213b RE: trojandude Nov 23, 2008 07:16 PM

                                                      I just bought some at the Gelsons in SO (by the Best Buy at Van Nuys and Moorpark). As someone who's not normally a huge Egg Nog guy, this stuff is REALLY good.

                                                      It was $5.99 + tax and a $1.25 bottle deposit.

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                                                        LuluTheMagnificent RE: a213b Nov 29, 2008 07:28 AM

                                                        That's not a bad price. I saw the chocolate milk was $6.99 and the deposit was $2 at Ralphs on Wilshire, so I thought the egg nog might be a lot more. It's definitely worth it.

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                                                          forget_I_told RE: LuluTheMagnificent Dec 5, 2008 10:55 PM

                                                          Gelsons had the better price. but Ralphs on 645 w 9th street in downtown LA. they had it for 6.99 and i do not see a deposit on my receipt. so i assume it does not have it.

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                                                            LuluTheMagnificent RE: forget_I_told Dec 21, 2008 08:01 AM

                                                            maybe the checker didn't know to charge you for it?

                                                  2. Whiskey Valentine RE: Andrew Gore Dec 21, 2008 08:53 AM

                                                    Best Nog Ever.

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                                                      LuluTheMagnificent RE: Whiskey Valentine Nov 15, 2009 03:39 PM

                                                      I got some eggnog at the ralphs on wilshire and hauser. 3rd & labrea did not have any. 6.99.

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                                                      leafblower RE: Andrew Gore Dec 28, 2009 08:55 PM

                                                      I just bought a bottle of their egg nog and their choc milk about 2 weeks ago at Henry's market in Burbank. That must be close enough for you--it's on San Fernando across from K-Mart.

                                                      I will probably go again this week to see if they still have some...


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                                                        moe33 RE: leafblower Jan 1, 2010 09:56 AM

                                                        Broguieres Egg Nog found on Craigs List 01/01/2010

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                                                        LuluTheMagnificent RE: Andrew Gore Feb 11, 2010 06:24 AM

                                                        I just took some bottles back to ralphs. They said they can only give me a $1 deposit back, not the full $1.25. Is that right? I thought a deposit was just that. I have six bottles I returned, they made $1.50 off me. I know that is not a lot, but doesn't seem right. I paid $1.25, I should get that back.

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                                                          Mattapoisett in LA RE: LuluTheMagnificent Feb 11, 2010 07:25 AM

                                                          When I return my Bottles to Pavilions regularly, I get the full $1.25 back

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                                                            Das Ubergeek RE: LuluTheMagnificent Feb 11, 2010 08:15 AM

                                                            I took my $1.25 deposit bottles back to Henry's in Fullerton last week (finally) and received the full amount back. Send e-mail to Ralphs upper management. If you can, get a statement from Broguiere's about the amount for the bottle deposit.

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                                                              Dommy RE: LuluTheMagnificent Feb 11, 2010 08:19 AM

                                                              It sounds like they might need to update their computers, as we get full deposit back at Vons and WF when we return them at those locations... Also, you CAN return them at those other locations if you continue to have problems with the Ralphs (Actually I've found the best price on Brougieres at WF)


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                                                                LuluTheMagnificent RE: Dommy Feb 12, 2010 05:01 AM

                                                                See now you all have confirmed what I thought. The checker just did not know what she was doing and when I called her on it, she barked that $1 was all I could get and she only does what ralphs tells her to do. There was no code or anything, she just manually entered a $1 for each bottle. How does it work when you take them to other stores? Do they scan something, do they use a code? I did email ralphs management, as soon as I got home, then I decided to ask on here.

                                                                Thanks for the info!

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                                                                  Dommy RE: LuluTheMagnificent Feb 12, 2010 08:34 AM

                                                                  Yeah, it totally sounds like she didn't know what she was doing... Whenever we have returned (Mostly directly to the manager) there is a code they use to 'return' and credit the customer. (sometimes they have to look up the code, but there is a code) It has never taken MORE than 5 minutes to return quite a few bottles (We typically return about 4 at a time and sometimes include a Straus Cream Bottle which has its own deposit as well)

                                                                  I am SO sorry you had to go through that. Ralphs uses to be all about Customer Service, but after the strike, the climate changed there so much... it still hasn't recovered... :P


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                                                                    LuluTheMagnificent RE: Dommy Feb 13, 2010 06:05 AM

                                                                    I will make sure I ask for a manager next time or insist they use a code to do it, IF I ever take it back to that store (the miracle mile Ralphs on wilshire).
                                                                    Thank you Dommy, I really appreciate it.

                                                            2. a213b RE: Andrew Gore Feb 11, 2010 08:19 AM

                                                              Somewhat related, a couple of weeks ago I stopped into Fosselmans for some ice cream, and they had some egg nog. I tasted it and it had that very familiar taste, and when I double checked with the girl behind the counter, she confirmed they use Broguiere's!

                                                              So if you are craving a fix, call and see if they still have some!

                                                              1. Phurstluv RE: Andrew Gore Feb 11, 2010 08:25 AM

                                                                They are made in small batches, and usually only sold at the holidays. I never see it at my Gelsons outside of November, December.

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                                                                  a213b RE: Phurstluv Feb 11, 2010 08:49 AM

                                                                  I'm not sure how long they make it, but this was at the Fosselmans in Alhambra, not picking it up from a store. Their "to go" freezer had a good bit in it as well.

                                                                2. Peripatetic RE: Andrew Gore Oct 29, 2011 04:13 PM

                                                                  They're baaa-ack! Sighted at Pavilions in Arcadia.

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                                                                    orythedog RE: Peripatetic Nov 3, 2011 03:26 PM

                                                                    Time to dust off my bottle of Captain Morgans spiced rum

                                                                  2. Johnny Pastrami RE: Andrew Gore Nov 3, 2011 06:51 PM

                                                                    Broguiere's egg nog is in stock at Pavilion's in Hollywood for $7.49/bottle.

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                                                                      moejava RE: Andrew Gore Nov 6, 2011 06:51 PM

                                                                      Got mine at the Pavilions in Anaheim Hills, $7.50 plus deposit.

                                                                      I've recently been to Sprouts (ex-Henry's) and Ralphs Fresh Fare at the Tustin Marketplace (closer to home!), but no such luck.

                                                                      1. WildSwede RE: Andrew Gore Nov 7, 2011 10:42 AM

                                                                        I saw some last week at the Dogwood Market on Foothill in Monrovia. They also had the chocolate milk and regular milk.

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                                                                          aurora50 RE: WildSwede Dec 7, 2011 02:25 AM

                                                                          Have been looking for it at Gerrard's Market in Redlands. They've been saying they have not had a single shipment yet, something about a shortage?
                                                                          Went there today for something else, just thought we'd ask one more time. The manager said no.
                                                                          BUT -
                                                                          Just then, a guy came up behind him. The manager said, "Ask him, he's the delivery man". The delivery man said, "You want the eggnog? I've got a crate right here!"
                                                                          AAAHHHHHH!!! Angels singing!!!!
                                                                          We got the very first bottle of the year from Gerrard's, fresh from the crate!!!!

                                                                        2. Mr Taster RE: Andrew Gore Dec 7, 2011 07:52 AM

                                                                          Saw it at the cal poly farm store for about $8

                                                                          Mr Taster

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                                                                            capoohbear RE: Andrew Gore Dec 7, 2011 09:06 AM

                                                                            Found Broguiere's Nog at Stater Brothers in La Verne and at Kellogg Ranch at Cal Poly Pomona.
                                                                            They usually sell their chocolate milk, too. And I second all the comments about Gelson's, they seem to carry the Nog every year! Enjoy the holidays, everyone... with the best Nog ever made! :) (I made a cheesecake with a 1/2 cup of this in it... YUM!)

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                                                                              HarleenQuinzel RE: Andrew Gore Dec 14, 2011 09:13 PM

                                                                              Found the milk but eggnog and the chocolate milk was sold out at the stater bros in Fontana Ca located on summit ave and the 15fwy. Call ahead to make sure they are in stock. It cost about 4.99 depending on where you go.

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