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HELP--can't find Kellog's All Bran Extra Fiber in LA

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stillframe Jan 13, 2008 11:26 AM

just moved here and can't find my favorite cereal. can anyone help?

  1. goodhealthgourmet Jan 13, 2008 11:36 AM

    i don't buy it so i wouldn't have noticed, but where have you looked? i'd be surprised if you couldn't find it at one of the standard chains such as vons, ralph's pavilions or albertsons. you might also want to check walgreens - they seem to have huge cereal specials sometimes, so they might have a good selection - or other drugstores like rite aid and cvs.

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      stillframe Jan 13, 2008 04:34 PM

      thanks, i have tried a dozen ralph's, because according to the kellog's website that's who carries it. but to no avail. thanks for your suggestions.

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      Diana Jan 14, 2008 08:00 AM

      Yes you can. GELSON'S once again saves the day! I get mine there all the time. The only place I've found it. There should be one near you.

      www.gelsons.com

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        SIMIHOUND Jan 14, 2008 08:26 AM

        Albertsons claims they will order items for you. Go to the service desk and fill out the form and then find the person that does the ordering to followup. That person may work overnight shift so it may be hard to make contact with them.

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          Diana Jan 14, 2008 10:44 AM

          Why order when you cn buy it off the shelf at Gelson's?

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            stillframe Jan 14, 2008 08:51 PM

            i will go to gelson's stat--thank you. although they seem rather pricey. but its worth it.

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              Diana Jan 15, 2008 05:53 AM

              beleive it or not, it costs the same there as Ralph's would have it, and many items at Gelson's are cheaper. Not the produce or meats, but the discount produce rack (ask the veggie guys where it is) is a steal, and the packaged "non imported or gourmet" goods are often cheaper than elsewhere.

              Your cereal will not cost too much.

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              RoxyGrl Jan 14, 2008 09:07 PM

              pardon my butting in but, for me, it would be because I don't have a Gelson's but there is an Albertson's. The one near me is good about ordering items

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                stillframe Jan 15, 2008 06:54 PM

                thanks for the advice. i will check out both the local gelson's and albertson's. but its really good to know gelson's isn't as pricey as i had thought.

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                  Diana Jan 16, 2008 05:23 AM

                  Here's how I shop at Gelson's

                  1. Take coupons. I don't know why so few people use coupons at Gelsons, I do.

                  2. Three sections to check out first. The discount, bakery shelves, the produce rack and the reduced meat area. Gelson's bread, meat and produce standards are sky high-which is why the regualr prices can be higher.. The stuff THEY put on the discount rack it the quality of stuff Ralph's and Albertson's puts on the regualr shelves for sale. I buy quite a lot of my produce from the discount rack. It changes throughout the day as the guys pull the "less cosmetically desireable" stuff off the shelves. Some stores are better than others, though. I noticed Encino's Discount rack outshines Tarzana and Pasadena. (yes, I tour markets. I dunno, it's a hobby.)

                  3. Look at the newsletter,, or ask a checker for one. They DO have sales and discounts.

                  4. Look along the aisles for "no clip coupon" savings.

                  5. Look to see whether the "Gelson's finest" brand is cheaper. Usually, it is. I've found Gelson's finest beans, canned veggies, deli packed olives (not the olive cart) peppers and such. I hear they are working on pre packaged nuts and kettle corn, maybe other snacks.

                  6. Some shelf items are just cheaper. recently , I found out the Gelson's price for the big bag of Spelnda is cheaper than the regular price at my local Ralph's.

                  7. however, not EVERYTHING is cheaper. Imported or gourmet items, as well as the regular meat and veggies can be higher. You're getting better quality, to be sure. You'll also find stuff there you can't find elsewhere-like All Bran Xtra fiber! (which is NOT more expensive!)

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                    goodhealthgourmet Jan 16, 2008 02:08 PM

                    diana, i think gelson's should hire you to do some PR for them ;)

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                      Diana Jan 17, 2008 05:39 AM

                      nah.

                      I dunno, sometimes I sound like a parrot "Caffe Angeli, Gelson's, Il Tiramisu" over and over. I gotta go explore some more!

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                        goodhealthgourmet Jan 17, 2008 10:53 AM

                        that makes two of us. my broken record is josie, hugo's, sno:la, and "i hate mastro's" :)

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          Braniff Dec 15, 2008 03:02 PM

          Has that brand of cereal been disconnected? As a resident of West Des Moines, Iowa, I have tried to find it at two local Hy-Vee supermarkets, but neither one carries it these days. Moreover, it does not seem to be listed on the Kellogg's website. I'm sure that any information as to what happened to this particular brand would be appreciated.

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            broncosaurus Dec 15, 2008 07:22 PM

            While we're at it, anybody know where to find a cereal similar to the old "Buckwheats", which was sort of like Total or Wheaties tinged with maple syrup (nothing else, please...no almonds or whatever)?

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              larryflesh Feb 1, 2009 02:25 PM

              according to the Kellogg's webiste the All Bran Extra Fiber has been discontinued!
              I searched all over the Albany NY area for it without success.

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