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cckid Jul 1, 2009 10:47 AM

I found a place in the plaza @ 415 9737 McLeod Tr( across from WalmartI that sells just about everything food related in bulk. Its called Weigh2go, everything I bought(nuts, spices,flour) was very fresh. At last a alternative to the stale junk they sell at SStore and Safeways bulk bins....I was impressed, its good to be able to buy just what you need instead of having to buy pricey jars of spices . You can bring your own containers also. www.weigh2go.ca

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  1. maplesugar RE: cckid Jul 2, 2009 07:47 AM

    Thanks cckid I like the fact that I can bring my own containers... makes a lot more sence than hauling home a bunch of plastic bags or buying new containers. :)

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      Scary Bill RE: cckid Jul 3, 2009 08:52 AM

      Thanks for the heads up. Their website lists a nicely lengthy list of product, so I will become a regular. That it is nearby seals the deal.

      I will differ with you on SStore, while their bulk offering is lesser, I've never found it to be "stale junk", and in fact quite the contrary. Can't comment on Safeway, it is generally too pricey for my liking.

      1. John Manzo RE: cckid Jul 3, 2009 09:17 AM

        Great find, thanks, but what crappy hours! How is a grocery store closed Sundays??

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          Scary Bill RE: John Manzo Jul 3, 2009 09:51 AM

          I expect that, as with many small businesses, the owners are the only employees and want a day off.

          Business-wise though, I agree, it would be better to take Monday off rather than Sunday, but hey, some people go to church.

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            John Manzo RE: Scary Bill Jul 3, 2009 06:38 PM

            nm

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              Scary Bill RE: John Manzo Jul 4, 2009 08:57 AM

              NanoMeter?

              New Mexico?

              Nautical Mile?

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                John Manzo RE: Scary Bill Jul 4, 2009 10:27 AM

                "never mind."

        2. worldwidestuff RE: cckid Jul 3, 2009 02:17 PM

          AND as a bonus the owners are working on labelling all the bins in terms of food allergies. GF, etc.

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            danniek RE: cckid Jul 4, 2009 09:57 PM

            I stopped in to this shop this afternoon and was so pleased that I did. The owners were very pleasant to chat with. The selection is outstanding and the prices are very affordable. I picked up quite a few different things to try and I will be going back. Their wall of spices is amazingly complete.

            It is a wonderful place for the south end of the city. Well worth checking out!

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              slingshotz RE: cckid Jul 6, 2009 03:35 PM

              I found they had a good selection of products but was disappointed in the rancid Brazil nuts. Granted shelled Brazil nuts don't keep that long but still sad I haven't been able to find a source of fresh shelled Brazil nuts.

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