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March 2008 - Grocery Outlet

Well, I DID wait for someone else to post

Heirloom Farms 100% juice raspberry pomegranite juice 33 oz $1.99 ... good
Woodstock Farms large can of whole peeled tomatoes w/basil 99 cents ... haven't tried yet
Aidell's red pepper and corn sausage $2.99 ... haven't tried yet
Kosher beef franks 79 cents ... good
Three Thieves small jug syrah $1.99 ($9.99 at Raley's) ... good

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  1. But I'm really glad you did, thanks.

    1. Among other things at the Oakland GO today:

      Mayan Chocolate and Black Raspberry Chip Haagen Daze ($1.49); they also had Triple Chocolate
      Nature Path Oatmeal -- several different styles and flavors, 8 serving boxes, $1.99
      De Checco dried pastas, several different types, I got the tricolor Rigate, 99 cents
      There was a Spanish EVOO at $6.99 a liter
      Hershey's Single Origin cacao reserve squares, $1.99/bag
      Scharffen Berger 72 percent bittersweet chocolate, 99 cents

      1. Jones root beer and cream soda in cans, 6-pk for .99 cents.

        1. OK, this is the mother of all GO bargains. At the San Pablo store Haagen Dazs coconut sorbet is 50 cents a pint.

          Some of them are icy on the outside, but there are also some in good condition. This flavor would normally not appeal to me at all ... but 50 cents. It's is nice and light and refreshing.

          I saw the Heirlooms Farms Juice mentioned in the OP for $1.99 selling at Raley's for $5.29 a bottle.

          The Aidell's red pepper and corn sausage was ok, but probably wouldn't get it again. San Pablo has four types currently with my favorite the habenero.

          And if you see that black raspberry chip ice cream that Ruth mentioned, it is great ... probably one of Haagen Dazs' best flavors.

          1. Ok, this probably beats the 50 cent Hageen Daz ... well, not quality wise ... but

            Angel Juice boxed white wine $1.99 at the San Pablo store. Only a few boxes left.
            For a boxed white, really this is one of the better, IMO, but ... ya know ... boxed wine ... that's not saying a lot. Great for cooking or stuff like sangria. I bought it at the lofty price of $3.99 a few weeks back in Oakland and have been pleased with it. I bought a few extra boxes at this price ... that's 49 1/4 cents per liter (4 in a box). It isn't bad straight either. I did leave off what variety of white wine it was because it tastes nothing like what it is but more like a sauvignon blanc ... ok, here it is reisling.

            Kraft refridgerated white horseradish 79 cents.
            Not a lot of junk in it like some at higher prices ... horseradish, vinegar, salt, soybean oil, natural flavor ... it is almost impossible to find bottled horseradish without soybean oil.

            Lindt Pistacho bars 99 cents

            More flavors of Adell's sauasages at San Pablo store $2.99

            This is out and out the best Aidell's sausge I tried to date. I think the plain mango is pretty bland ... but this just so works ... nice habenero burn and then hitting sweet pieces of mango ... yeah, would definately buy this again. Must be new. It's not on their website

            Not a lot of tomato flavor and sort of like a medium heat Italian sausage. Might not be bad with some sauce on a bun. Might buy it again

            This in no way matches the description ... "chicken and turkey sausage to the brim-sweet potatoes, maple sugar and a hint of vanilla. Bacon and smoke create a hearty counterpoint" Surprisingly little flavor. NO smoke or bacon taste that I could detect ... or sweet potato. It has a touch of maple sweetness. I'll see after finishing the pack if I'd buy this again. It is not a bad sausage, but like the apple and regular mango not too interesting.

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            1. re: rworange

              I got an email from GO the other day, saying there would soon have a store in Novato.

              1. re: OldTimer

                I checked today and the target date for opening the GO in Novato is April 23. Keep your fingers crossed.

            2. Not a huge take yesterday, but I've been out of town for a couple of weeks.

              Bistro 28 sausages -- 2 pkgs. glued together for $6.99.
              Labeled on the shelf as Aidell's - not sure if it's an alternative brand. Mango and Habanero and Green Chile. Also had Aidell's branded individual packs, but they were varieties w/ cheese -- Chicken & Apple w/ mozzarella cheese and Habanero & Green Chile w/ jack?

              Niman Ranch Chipotle Bacon-- $2.99 (sounds weird - must be a reason it's this cheap)

              Horizon Organic Whole Milk -- qt. size box -- 99c (exp. April 3)

              Terra Chips Yukon Golds (Salt & Pepper) -- $1.99

              Hershey's Cacao Reserve drinking chocolate (missed the price)

              Various Stonyfield Yo Baby and Yo Mommy 4 pk. yogurts

              12 Replies
              1. re: kivarita

                I bought the drinking chocolate, too -- I think it was $1.49. It's not stellar, but it's better than average hot chocolate mix. That chipotle bacon sounds delicious to me!

                1. re: Ruth Lafler

                  Yeah, the chiptle bacon sounds appealing to me ... and Niman Ranch to boot.

                  That Kraft horseradish was actually good. I bought my usual beet horseradish for Easter at Saul's, but picked this up too ... no loss if it was bad. Really good though. Probably one of the better bottled horseradishes I've tried. It had lots of heat and didn't have that bitter taste most bottled horseradish has.

                2. re: kivarita

                  I just checked and the Bistro 28 sausages were purchased from Aidell's, so it probably is one of their secondary labels.
                  I'm going to have to go on a field trip to find that Chipotle Bacon - our offices are above the Berkeley store and neither Berkeley nor Oakland got any of it.

                  1. re: David Carlson

                    It isn't at San Pablo either unless I missed it. I don't eat bacon that often but ever since I found that Hormel Natural bacon at the San Pablo store I check out the bacon to see if anything interesting is there.

                    1. re: rworange

                      Nor did Oakland, Hayward or Newark. Pleasant Hill, Vallejo, San Jose and Redwood City are the only Bay Area stores that got it... there were only 120 cases for our whole 131 store chain.
                      I'll have to ask the buyer if he can get Niman to send a sample...

                    2. re: David Carlson

                      Kivarita usually shops at the Redwood City GO, I believe.

                      1. re: Ruth Lafler

                        Spot on, Ruth Lafler. I just forgot to mention it this time! :-)

                    3. re: kivarita

                      So, how was that Chipotle Bacon? I asked the Deli Buyer about it and we're getting more in next week... He's going to make sure the Berkeley store gets some this time.

                      1. re: David Carlson

                        We just had it for breakfast this morning (date on pkg was April 15). Verdict at my house was that it was just ok. The bacon itself was nice -- not too fatty. The chipotle flavor is subtle (a plus for just eating it alongside eggs)... probably partly because there aren't nitrates and nitrite or as much sodium to heighten the flavor. At the end of the day, we came away saying, "I'd rather just have regular bacon."

                      2. re: kivarita

                        Stopped at the Pleasant Hill GO today and there was only one package of the Niman Ranch bacon left and it didn't look too good. Bought 2 btls of the Heirloom Farms 100% juice cherry/pomegranate juice 33 oz for $1.99.

                        Also good deals that I bought were the Ocean Spray whole cranberry sauce for 69 cents a can (exp: 6/08) and Mrs Cubbison's 100% whole grain seasoned stuffing for 50 cents (kinda like Stove Top; exp: 4/09). I also bought a 10 lb. bag of Cal. oranges for $2.99 which are in a large box at the front entrance of the store. Sampled one and it was sweet.

                        I was going to try the Haagen Dazs coconut sorbet for 50 cents but it was past the exp. date (I think it was 2/08). Tempted to try the 1 quart sized Double Rainbow blueberry ice cream but there was no exp. date printed so I passed on both.

                        I didn't see the Three Thieves small jug syrah but there were a few of the Angel Juice boxed white wine left for $1.99.

                        1. re: baron45

                          Do you mean the bacon looked past it's prime, or that it just didn't look like it would be as tasty as it sounds? I've been looking forward to the second round (which arrives in our warehouse early next week)...

                          1. re: David Carlson

                            It looked like a pale brown color rather than the reddish color that I'm used to seeing in packaged bacon. However, I didn't check the date (if there was one) on the box. So to answer your question, it LOOKED past its prime but I don't know for sure.

                      3. just got back in town from Death Valley ..... thanks for the HD coconut sorbet tip - they still have some (15-20 pints) at the San Pablo GO today. Quite the bargain at 50 cents a pint. several varieties of the Aidell's sausages and the Niman sausage ( something with chillies) also. De cecco tricolor pasta also still in stock.

                        1. Shopped 3/25/08 at Newark GO:
                          Picked up this trip:
                          Aidell's spicy mango sausage $2.99
                          Basil herb garden $1.99
                          Hershey Aztec hot chocolate $1.49 for 5 packages in a box.
                          Spicy brown mustard .99c
                          Xsharp Wisconsin cheddar cheese $2.79
                          Penne Rigate from Italy in a box for .99c

                          Total $15.39.

                          M-F 8-8
                          Sat 8-8
                          Sun 9-7

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                          1. A question for David Carlson:

                            We usually shop at the Santa Rosa store, and I asked Tiny, the manager, last night about this, but he couldn't remember the product name. I thought you might know, so here goes -

                            This is a fish fry batter mix, comes in a blue bag. We've bought it off and on for ages at GO, but haven't seen it for a while. Do you know the name of the product and/or company that makes it? And is GO still carrying it?


                            5 Replies
                            1. re: cmvan

                              Do you have a brand name or any other details on it? It's not my dept, so it isn't ringing any bells. The only Fish Fry Batter I can find that we've bought off & on for a while is Pescado Pete's in a 10.5 oz bag, but the Santa Rosa store only ever got it once - we do have it available for them to order now, but I don't know if that's the one you're looking for.

                              1. re: David Carlson

                                Here's a picture of the bag from the Pescado Pete website. Is this it?

                                1. re: rworange

                                  That's the one! Good going, guys!

                                  I'll tell Tiny at the Santa Rosa store about it

                                  1. re: cmvan

                                    I have seen it at the Petaluma store, but I am not sure they have it now.

                                    1. re: cmvan

                                      I was cruising the Berkeley store today hoping to nab the Niman Ranch bacon (no luck) when what should catch my eye but a ton of Pescado Pete's fish fry ... so if you are in the Berkeley area ....

                                      Baron45's post today pretty much summed up a lot of what was in the Berkeley store. They do have the three thieves as well as the Angel Juice.

                                      One thing not mentioned is Pepperidge Farm Verona cookies for $1.49

                              2. I stopped by Livermore's GO recently. Got a pint of Haagen Daz's Triple Chocolate for $1.49.
                                Grab a box of this pasta, for 99 cents.. Never heard of the name, Podere Italia, but sounds interesting. Here is the detail: http://www.nasoegola.com/egg-pasta-po... Not much info found on the net about this pasta.
                                Found some Adells' sausage, many varieties.
                                Thanks Chowhound! Wouldn't have gone to GO if I didn't read this thread :)