Grocery Outlet - Berkeley - Lindt 70% bars $.99 each
Am visiting from Los Angeles and heard about this place. Went in and immediately zoomed in on the candy aisle which had these and some Lindt dark chocolate w/ pear (never tried that one before). I ripped off the wrapper of a bar after buying it and there was no bloom on it and it looked and tasted just as good as usual. went back in and bought a box (of 12) for $12. $12. amazing.
big wine section but i know nothing of wine so couldn't tell you if there were any deals.
Sounds like the Lindt "Excellence" is back on the shelves again.
When I was in my local Grocery Outlet before Thanksgiving, the outrageous deal in the wine department was 2003 (?) Gallo Sonoma Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon for something like $5 or $6. I've recommended it before as a screaming buy at $11 at discounters, after tasting it a few months ago, and at this price, it's insane.
Chocolate/pear bars sound good. Thanks for the heads up. I was planning on heading over there to pick up some more white table wine.
I'm kind of considering some Goldy's cheese spreads for New Years. Never tried them before, but they had twin packs of cranberry/walnut and Pumpkin for something like $2.50, IIRC, which is a lot less than they sell for in a regular market.
re: Gary Soup
no sorry, just the 2 types described above. i thought even these were a deal. but i'll keep my eyes out for other stuff. i'm going to the oakland store tomorrow. we have one of these stores in LA but the stuff there is really different and the store is smaller. however i did snag some cans of organic beluga lentils at the LA store, 3 for a dollar. none were dented and they were delicious. also snagged a huge can of organic westbrae garbanzos for 99 cents a can. I think that can had about a gallon of garbanzos in it.
Grocery Outlet is a perfect place for those watching their budget. They sell items that are close to expiring, but you can find some really good bargains.
Just bought a bottle of the Gallo Cab. Hope I got the Melanie variety instead of the "no nose" damaged goods. I'll report back once I open it.
Also, the Global Brands Classic Chocolate cream filled cookies are a steal at 99 cents/box. Good with coffee, tea, or ice cream. Very addictive.