September 2009 Grocery Outlet
- rworange Sep 6, 2009 12:01 PM
50 cents - 2 lbs key limes
69 cents - Ocean Prince lightly smoked sardines with green chiles
$1.49 - Cucina & Amore pasta sauce from Italy 17.6 oz box
$1.99 - Fully Loaded Tea bags
$1.99 - Organic India Tulsi Tea
$2 - Finlandia baby muenster 1lb 1 oz
$2.99 - Nature's Cafe tilapia and ahi tuna frozen dinners
$1.47 - Folgers blend Brazlian coffee 10.3 oz
I didn't spend a lot of time at this location. I just dropped in to see if there was any interesting wine ... there wasn't. However, they did have a lot of the cheeses marked down drastically ... and with weird pricing like 67 cents. I wasn't going home soon so I didn't look closely.
I tried the pasta sauce with the olives in it and it was very good. I bought a few more boxes. It is a thick sauce with good tomato flavor and lots of green and black olives. I picked up another box of the red pepper with garlic to see how that tastes
The Finlandia cheese is quite good with tomatoes. I made a nice grilled cheese sandwich yesterday and it was nice in a salad today.
Haven't tried the frozen dinner yet but bought the Indian tandoori tilapia which comes with rice. Lots of organic ingredients on the label.
The Organic Tulsi Tea is going for $4.99 online
The Fully Loaded Tea is selling for $9.99 online. It lookes interesting
Goji Force Green Tea
Whole leaf green tea with goji berries and lingonberries
Bulletproof Currant Fruit Tea
Caffeine free fruit tea with blackcurrants, cranberries, lingonberries and rosehips
Just a note to check your receipt. There was a coupon for $3 off groceries for orders over $25 (excluding dairy & booze). However, spending $25 might be a challenge at GO
50 cents - Philadelphia pepperjack with jalapeno cream cheese spread 6.5 oz
99 cents - Large boxes of Imagine soup are back
$1.49 - McCain's instant Irish Oatmeal 16 oz
$1.49 - Venison with mushrooms
$2.99 - Nature's Cafe wasabi ginger salmon frozen dinners
$3.99 - 32 oz Vita herring in wine sauce
$4.99 - $7.99 - Alaska smokehouse salmon is back
Also boxed wine is back with a vengence Inglenook, Almaden and Franzia $3.99 - $5.99. Mainly whites and pinks. However Almaden had some Cabernet and Burgundy.
Those Nature's Cafe dinners are quite good if you are a part of the frozen dinner crowd. The Indian tanoodri was my favorite. Nothing seemed Indian about it but there the generous slice of tilapia had a nice sauce of green Hatch-like peppers and onions. The wasabi salmon was good to, the flavor mainly mild wasabi. Watch the packages for thawing. The Vera Cruz tilapia had a great sauce, but I should have paid attention to the ice crystals outside the package. The store didn't handle that correctly and let it thaw. All come with about a cup of white rice.
The Philly spread was a lot better than the Kraft and Alouette spreads
I won't buy the Vita herring because it has HFCS in it. No reason in the world for that. However, it is a great price for such a large jar if you have no such reservations
Alaska Smokehouse also has a $5.99 size in a wooden box in addition to the $4.99 and $7.99 sizes
Venison isn't my thing usually, so I passed on the non-refrigerated, microwavable, boilable pouch. Located above the ice cream in this store.
50 cents - small boxes of Imagine organic soup (onion or squash)
$1.49 - Lindt Excellence bars (70%, 75% and chili)
At the higher price, those Lindt bars aren't the deal they once were. Wal-mart often sells them for close to that price ... with a bigger variety.
All stores (until Tues 9/15)
99 cents - 8 oz white mushrooms (good condition)
99 cents - Healthy Choice frozen dinners
$1.29 - 18 medium eggs
$1.49 - 1lb Land O Lakes butter
$1.49 - 3 lbs bananas
$1.49 - Land o Lakes or Alpine lace Swiss cheese (6-8 oz)
$1.50 - 3 lbs of Gala apples
$4.99 - 33 oz MJB coffee
livermore, right now:
some sort of mariachi party. free music outside, some free samples, other samples not free. cashiers have tickets for a free taco (with purchase i assume). i just ran in and out, did not stop to investigate. store very busy, parking lot crowded.
50 cents - Wellington cracked pepper water crackers
79 cents - Nisson cheese and chipotle pepper ramen
$1.49 - Haagen-Daz Reserve Hawaiian Lehua and sweet cream
$2.99 - Kerrygold Irish butter 1 lb
I didn't mention the water crackers before since I thought they would fly off the shelf at that price. They are really quite good with nice black pepper background accent
I just think cheese and chipotle ramen is funny. They'd have to pay me to eat it and even then I don't think so.
Don't know if that is a good price for Kerrygold butter, but I thought I'd mention it.
The HD ice cream is very nice with the lehua honey swirls
From my OP, I finally tried the Cucina & Amore red pepper pasta sauce. While I loved the olive pasta sauce and recommend it, I'm not so crazy about the red pepper flavor. One of the ingredients is anchovies and that flavor is way too pronounced. Even if I never read the label, I would have known anchovies were in there.
There was a post about the Reno GO carrying this wine. Not at the San Pablo store, but thought I'd pass it along if anyone sees it elswhere
$2 - 2006 Marlargo Riesling - Australia, South Australia, Mount Lofty Ranges, Clare Valley
Santa Rosa has those pepper crackers for 50 cents.
Also the HD ice cream with honey swirls, but a dearth of pints or popsicles - something for the current heat wave.
Still has plenty of organic frozen entrees.
And Veetee packets of Indian food near the pasta & on end aisle near fresh fruit. 99 cents
Tulsi tea is great, if you want lemon get it soon. Plenty of orange & passion fruit. $1.99
Also, Knudsen all fruit juice spritzers (light) in several flavors for $2.99 dozen.
Cheese is a little limited and no yogurt today.
Last week in Newark,
The Licorice Tulsi tea is nice! will have to go back to stock more.
Organic vegetable frozen lasagna, the wrap does not say organic, but the ingredients list has lot of organic stuff.
There were lot of small containers of Dreyer's ice cream.
Some other interesting desserts in frozen section, I didn't get.
In addition to the Haagen-Daz Reserve Hawaiian Lehua and sweet cream ice cream they also had the Caramelized Pear & Toasted Pecan Ice Cream that got a positive mention when it came out. I gave it a try back then but wasn't that impressed. Still lots of people seemed to like it
50 cents - Wellington garlic & herb water crackers
50 cents - Emeril's all natural fat free chicken stock 8 oz box
99 cents - Maxwell House South Pacific Blend - 11 oz can
I liked the cracked pepper crackers better, but these are good too. The sell by date is 12/12/09, so it might be nice to pick up a few boxes for the holidays. They would be really nice on a cheese plate.