June 2009 Grocery Outlet
9th already and no one has started June's thread yet? *confused look* :-P Ahem...anyway, just a few things I thought might be of interest when I stopped by Santa Rosa's GO this afternoon:
Sabra Roasted Garlic Hummus, 10oz, $2.99
Challenge salted butter, 1lb, $1.99
Cabot butter, 1lb chunk, $1.99
Lots of Martinelli's sparkling cider, $1.69 a bottle
Good Karma Organic Chocolate Rice Milk (made from whole grain brown rice), $1.29
Amy's Pizza, Vegetable Combo w/organic veg, $3.99
St. Dalfour Organic Tea bags (10 pack) in Ceylon and Darjeeling, $0.99
Yogi Tea, boxes of 16 teabags, in Chai Redbush (caffeine free), Green, and Green w/Ginseng, $1.99 a box. I really enjoy this brand. They do a good chai, and this is a good deal.
Decent-looking limes from mexico, 10/$1
Rapunzel organic dark baking chocolate, 55% cocoa, 9 oz bag for $1.99 I think this would be really good for melting and making chocolate-covered strawberries, now that strawberry season is starting up. I was sad at the lack of any other kind of good eating chocolate...but that kind of find is hit or miss at the SR GO, I think.
There was also a huge selection of name-brand cereals, raisin bran, cheerios, etc, including the "limited edition" box of Cornflakes (I think...or was it cheerios?) with the Spock/Kirk characters from the new Star Trek movie. :D
I also picked up a Spanish Rosado, Marques del Puerto, Rioja (50% tempranillo, 50% garnacha) for $1.99, since I'm partial to Spanish wines, and I thought a nice light rose might be nice if it warms up this week. I have no idea if it is any good, but I'll find out! And hey, if not, I was only out 2 bucks.
Oh, and it isn't food, but SR GO has a nice selection of Nature's Gate organic shampoos/lotions/bodywashes in various scents right now, for between $1.99 and $3.99, which is a great deal.
Three-box (25 bags per) package of Good Earth original sweet and spicy herbal tea for $4.99 at West Berkeley this morning.
Yesterday at the Oakland GO:
-30 pack of Fiber One bars, $3.99 (much cheaper than they've had them in the past)
-2 pack of Kashi Go Lean Crunch, $3.99
-Gertie's Artichoke Tapenade (33.5 oz), $3.99---I love this stuff. Not sure I would call it tapenade, though. Ingredients: artichokes, olive oil, green olive, key lime, vinegar, salt. Very nice in scrambled eggs or omelettes, or on a sandwhich.
-Sabra supremely spicy and classic hummus, $2.99
-Naked brand "mango madness" smoothie, 32 oz, $1.99---pretty good, but not super-mango-y. Also contains banana and apple. Expiration dates end of June.
-California Pizza Kitchen Ham & Swiss pizza, $2.99--- tasty. Lots of caramelized onions and ham. The swiss is a little odd, though.
Oh, that Gertie's tapanade is one of my favorite convenience products. I keep a jar in the fridge (where it keeps approximately forever), and add a spoonful to all kinds of things -- the olives add a meatiness, and the lime and vinegar give it a good tang and add oft-needed acidity to a dish.
Anyway, I've been falling down on the GO scouting -- I was on vacation last week, and the week before I left I was trying to use up stuff in the fridge/freezer/pantry and this week I haven't had time yet.
Santa Rosa is all about lots of ice cream today. Five flavors of Ben & Jerry's and three of an organic brand. All pints, sorry I didn't check price.
Still have an end aisle of the $1.69 Martinelli's sparkling apple cider.
Didn't check on other items.
Oakland GO had the large (3 oz./85 gram) Scharffen Berger bars for $1.99. They had four different bars: 41 percent milk and 60, 72 and 82 percent dark (the blue, yellow and brown bars). http://www.scharffenberger.com/prodin...
99 cent/jar North Coast Gravenstein applesauce -- I bought some of this 18 months ago and it was so good I've been looking for it ever since
Seventh Generation toilet paper, $1.29/4-roll package
re: Ruth Lafler
Their chocolate prices are creeping up. The one Lindt bar they carry at San Pablo is up to $1.49 from 99 cents. it seems like $1.99 is the standard. I can pay less than that at Walmart and they take coupons.
That being said, at San Pablo
33 cents - Starbucks dark chocolate bars ... uh, about an ounce or so. I finally broke at this price and got one. Not bad.
50 cents - Lindt Excellence 70 % dark chocolate 1.2 oz
50 cents - Scharfen Burger (sp?) 60 % semi-sweet chocolate
20 cents - Cool Soup gazpacho ... I tried this a while back. While it is not greatness, for 20 cents it makes a nice lunch ... if you like cold soups
50 cents - purple 7 antioxidant juice 10 oz. Actually tasty. All juice - Açai, Black Cherry, Pomegranate, Black Currant, Purple Plum, Cranberry and Blueberry
69 cents - 6 Shurfresh English muffins in the refrigerated section ... from Skokie, IL. If I wasn't cutting carbs I'd be tempted ... in the refrigerated section
$1.49 - Breakstone 4% cottage cheese 16 oz
$1.99 - AU Chardonnay ... not amazing, but better than two buck chuck.
$1.99 - 1 lb Cabot butter
$1.99 - 9 Berry Juicy Juice boxes 6.75 oz each ... Good pirice. I buy lots of Juicy Juice. Not only have prices skyrocketed, they cut juice boxes from 8 oz to the smaller size.
$1.99 - Horizon Organic chocolate milk
$2.99 - Grate if Fresh parmesan cheese 7 oz. Big chunk of parmesan made in the USA, in a grater container. I was actually tempted ... still thinking about it. The ingrediant list was ok.
$3.99 - Saags sausages - Bockwurst, smoked brats, Louisiana hots