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Aug 16, 2007 10:53 AM

grocery shopping at target? [Moved from General Topics board]

Have to go to Target tonight and was wondering if anyone does any grocery shopping there.

Some of the Archer Farms products have caught my eye with nice packaging. Anything I should be on the lookout for?

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  1. I don't go there to grocery shop per se, but they always seem to have some great sales on cereal which is key in my household!

    1. I don't do regular grocery shopping there, but if I'm there and perusing, I'll pick up some stuff that's on sale. Any of the Archer Farms items I've tried have been very good. (Chips mostly!)

      They had a great Choxie truffle sample around the holidays that came in neat packaging - like yardstick sized. It was a hit and everyone loved the chocolate!

      1. Target often has better prices on some items than the grocery stores. I'm thinking of their yogurts (Activia), Morningstar veggie crumbles, some of the snacks.

        I haven't found a specific item there that I love that I can't get elsewhere, but I have found that their prices are better on some grocery items that I regularly buy.

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        1. re: alliebear

          I do better with bread, cereal, and juice there than I do at my other grocery store. I tend to switch off because the other store I go to generally has lower prices on other items I buy regularly. I do like Archer Farms products quite a bit.

          1. re: alliebear

            Target is the only place I buy Boca Burgers and Silk soy milk. They are almost 1/2 the price at Target as compared to any grocery store in the area. I also like to troll the end caps for clearance candy, drinks, coffee, etc. Just today I got a bag of whole bean dark roast Millstone coffee for $3.24.

            Check out this website for Target coupons:

            1. re: alliebear

              Target is the only reasonably priced place I've found to buy Amy's frozen lunches (Indian and Mexican styles) which are one of my favorite things to have on hand for busy days.

            2. When I lived closer to a Target (which coincided with a time when they were also my best Pharmacy choice in town) I did a fair bit of staples grocery shopping at Target. They had good free-range eggs, decent prices on milk, a fair selection of pantry items (canned goods, tomato sauce, cereals, etc) and some good frozen options. I didn't get much into the Archer Farms products, though I do recall the potato chips being pretty good. What I found, generally, was that if I already used the products, the prices were competitive or better than other places.

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              1. re: ccbweb

                When they run a sale, they have good prices on cereal, waters, chocolates and snacks. Lately, I've been buying individually wrapped dark chocolate squares, and sometimes they'll have a 2 for $5 special. It's also the only place I can find Pellegrino in plastic bottles, which are easier to transport than glass ones (I am aware of the anti-plastic bottle crusade, and feel appropriately guilty.)

                I've tried the Zen Trail Mix by Archer Farms, which has Japanese rice cracers and nuts, and isn't too hot or salty. I will occasionally pick up milk there if I've run out. But I think their choices of yogurts are limited (no Fage and everything seems to be sweetened) as are their dairy items in general.

              2. As others have mentioned, Target has excellent prices on cereal, even when they're not on sale. I save at least $2-3 per box over my local supermarket, and they have a wide assortment of Kashi, which my supermarket doesn't have. Also, they have Arnold's bread for considerably cheaper as well. Frozen food (i.e. Lean Cuisine) are more than $2 cheaper too. And if you're into 100 calorie packs, they are cheaper too with a much wider selection, along with bottled water. Haven't tried the Archer Farms stuff yet...