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Apr 1, 2009 06:32 AM

Foie Gras in Loblaws?

I was very surprised to see vacuum packed slices of foie gras in the regular butcher case at the Loblaws at Yonge and Yonge the other day. Vacuum packed, looked to be uncooked, and coming in around $150 per kilo for good sized slices of Quebec duck foie. The packages were a couple of slices, a little over 100 grams for close to $20.

Is this a sign of the great proletarianization of foie gras in Toronto, or some ill-timed grab for the dwindling high end market? Has anyone seen a comparable price at the various specialty shops?

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  1. That particular Loblaws is a "Loblaw Great Food", a higher-end concept store for Loblaws. So I doubt that it would appear in "regular" grocery stores.

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      1. the queen's quay loblaws also has foie gras
        it looked pretty tasty!
        i've been meaning to go pick some up but haven't had the need to go loblaws in a while

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        1. re: CoffeeAddict416

          I just checked the Queens Quay Loblaw's today and there were out of foie gras. The butcher wasn't sure when they would get more in and he thought the out a big shipment for the Easter holidays but might get more over the weekend. We'll see.

        2. Yonge and Yonge? Is that the correct address? I'd like to go pick some up!


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          1. re: JennaBean

            Yonge street and Yonge boulevard, right at the top of the hill before Hog's Hollow.

          2. I've also seen foie gras at the Gerrard/VP Loblaw's. If you are really into the stuff, note that I have seen it more than once selling for the last day of sale 50% discount.

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            1. re: embee

              I wish I knew when it was 50% off, I'd try it then. Maybe you could send me an email when you see it on sale.