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Stop & Shop got rid of Hodgson Mill Cornmeal in Ansonia area...

javaandjazz Jan 14, 2008 02:49 AM

Does anyone know where I can find that brand or any other whole grain corn meal? Apparently they have eliminated at least 5,000 items from the store also. I wonder what else is gone that I use. When I asked the manager he didn't even ask if I wanted it back. Thanks, Richie

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    harrie Mar 28, 2008 06:33 AM

    Just in case you're still looking, the Adams on Route 34 now carries the Hodgson Mill whole grain corn meal. $3.19 for 5 lbs.

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      lightsteve Jan 21, 2008 02:46 PM

      the yellow corn meal has become more and more scarce, my MIL complains of the same in NY. we routinely buy Hodgson Mill products by mail order. they do a reliable job but you take it on the chin in shipping cost. but we particularly like the yellow corn meal, ww pastry flour and 'white wheat' flour, all of which are hard to find in stores. we use a lot so dont mind paying the mail order cost.

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        javaandjazz Jan 22, 2008 01:45 AM

        I have never used the WW pastry flour but see it in lots of recipes. What's different about it?

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          lightsteve Jan 22, 2008 07:32 AM

          ww pastry flour is made from a soft wheat with low protein content, like cake flour. it is finely milled and i think might have some bran sifted out. it works well if you are making cakes, cookies, pancakes, etc. gives a softer texture.

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        Tinkerbelldee Jan 20, 2008 04:55 PM

        Do you have an Ocean State Job Lot nearby? The one in Southwick, MA carried a huge line of Bob's Red Mill and they have whole grain corn meal,

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          javaandjazz Jan 21, 2008 01:51 AM

          Ya know, I bought some blue corn meal by Bob's Red Mill and I threw it out. The only way I can describe it would be like eating sand. I made corn muffins with it and the texture of the corn meal was sandy. I like Bob's red Mill products too but not the corn meal, I prefer Hodgson Mill corn meal. Thanks.

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          shoes Jan 20, 2008 05:53 AM

          You can find Hodgson MIll products at the Edge of the Woods market on Whalley Ave. in New Haven. If you want something closer, the Adam's store in the Route 34 plaza in Derby (I think) has a brand from Rhode Island that's very good. Can't remember the name of it - it has an American Indian in a war bonnet on the label.

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            harrie Jan 20, 2008 05:56 AM

            I checked yesterday -- it's Bob's Red Mill, and I think it's a whole grain corn meal as well.

            Also, I buy Hodgson Mill whole wheat graham flour at Adams -- don't know if that's comparable to your white whole wheat flour, but there are some Hodgson Mill products available at Adams.

            A hot tip from the hubby -- Xpect on Pershing Drive in Ansonia is upgrading their merchandise and branching into the organic-y stuff in some departments, so they might be worth a look for either Hodgson Mill or Bob's Red Mill.

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              javaandjazz Jan 20, 2008 11:08 AM

              Thanks Harrie. I was actually at Xpect the other night and found a small organic Hodgson Mill corn meal...only 2 lbs though but that will last me awhile. Richie

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            Tunia Jan 18, 2008 10:36 PM

            Responding to the S&S portion of your post: Isn't that frustrating? My local S&S has done the same, and each week that I go there is another week I can't find several wanted products. It's gotten so bad that I've decided to shop elsewhere. Why go there when I have to stop elsewhere also, just to get basic needs? The manager is apologetic, but says that's how they're keeping prices down. Soon they'll have to start calling their business "Stop & Shop & Stop Again".

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              javaandjazz Jan 19, 2008 01:11 AM

              You're so right. They are good for their produce though. I spread the wealth around a bit when I shop; alittle here & alittle there! Stop & Shop's owner company has been hurting for years. I guess corn meal isn't a big seller. I have asked them many times in the past for white whole wheat flour from King Arthur and they kept saying yes but never got it. Doesn't anyone bake anymore?

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                foodperv Jan 19, 2008 07:40 PM

                i work in the business, shelf space is money and products must rotate to make it.
                i understand you make like a specific product but if you are 1 of only say 6-7 that use it well..... they must replace it with a product that may attract say25-30 people to it instead of 6-7 of course i am a consumer too so i have felt it from both ends

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                  vonwotan Jan 22, 2008 04:36 AM

                  My impression of the S&S shelves is that their "Nature's Promise" brand is crowding out most of my old favourites even when there are no close substitutes offered. I sold my truck a while ago and said I would try to do without a car for at least one year. However, grocery shopping is becoming more challenging and I might need to buy a new car sooner than expected so I can get to the better markets...

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                    Tunia Feb 21, 2008 11:44 PM

                    Yes, and they also have their "Simply Enjoy" brand in addition to the "Nature's Promise". Anything I've tried in the SE brand has been horrid (or at the very least, not formulated for my tastebuds). I now have a list of at least 25 items I regularly use that have been discontinued by S&S. There are days when the majority of my shopping list can't be fulfilled there. At that point, I replace the few items in my cart and drive to Shaw's instead. A look around the Bellingham store this week shows HUNDREDS of yellow tagged items indicating discontinuation. They're quickly losing me as a customer.

            2. javaandjazz Jan 14, 2008 12:54 PM

              Thanks both of you. I have a Big Y right around the corner from me and Adams is 5 minutes away. Richie

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                harrie Jan 14, 2008 07:04 AM

                I believe I've seen Hodgson Mill products at the Adams on Route 34 on the Orange/Derby line. The Hodgson Mill (and other) stuff used to be set up in a little organic section, but most of it has been mainstreamed into the regular aisles. Produce is the first aisle as you walk in the door, baking stuff (including corn meal) is in the aisle right after that.

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                  NE_Elaine Jan 14, 2008 04:01 AM

                  If you go to their web site, you can fill out a query looking for their products. I see there is also an option to request a catalog.
                  Big Y carries their products in Avon, but that is a hike from Ansonia. Are there any smaller markets around you that carry natural products. There is a small idependent grocer in Simsbury that is starting to carry more organic/natural products so that they can compete with the mega-grocery stores popping up in the Farmington Valley.

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