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Grocery Outlet July 2010

cookieyumyum Jul 1, 2010 07:55 PM

Went to GO for the first time EVER today!

Redwood City RWC:
-Hartford Reserve Baked Wheat Gourmet Crackers .99
-Hartford Reserve "Everything" Flatbread .99
-Fornini Rosemary and Sea Salt Cracker Sticks .99
-Goldbaum's Brown Rice Linguini Pasta 1.99

And "Floodplain 2005 Proprietary Red Wine" based on the wine guy's suggestion.
Are Sam's recommendations usually good?

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    dump123456789 Jul 1, 2010 08:29 PM

    Be sure to follow the directions on the Goldbaum's - boil, shock, sauce/reheat. Because it's made from rice, it will seem completely overcooked after boiling, but shocking it will bring it back to al dente.

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      cookieyumyum Jul 1, 2010 10:00 PM

      ooooo Thanks for the advice.

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      Columba Jul 6, 2010 05:58 PM

      Santa Rosa

      Good organics today:
      extra sharp cheddar & Monterey Jack cheeses with long dates
      Humboldt Creamery half gallons of milk - at least 3 types for $3.79
      Sommers Organic 1/4# beef burgers from Oregon $6.99 for 8 in freezer section
      Amy's frozen pizza & entrees
      Many choices for olive oil
      Canned fruit
      Eden sauerkraut
      Woodstock concord grape juice appears to be gone?

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        Sophie Jul 15, 2010 12:02 PM

        Redwood City:
        Ciao Bella Sorbet Blood Orange and Lemon 1.49 a pint

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          chowmeaow Jul 15, 2010 04:55 PM

          That sorbet sounds great.

          Just wanted to give reviews about 2 products I had bought at GO.

          Beanitos chips (pinto beans + flax seed): nice crunch and taste. Bit salty. Don't know how much the flax seeds would be beneficial, as they are whole. But overall its a good snack and they say its low-glycemic too.

          Zhenga's gypse tea, Superberry. This has sencha green tea, cacao, raspberry and dark chocolate in it. The tea comes in gauzy packets that are cute. And I really like the tea. Does not get bitter, even if you seep longer. I have to stock up on this one.

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          dump123456789 Jul 26, 2010 11:06 PM

          Anyone seen any DeCecco pasta at their GO lately ? For a while there, they kept getting interesting shapes, bronze die cut, organic, whole wheat etc for $1-$1.50 per kilo. Each time, I'd buy a couple, so that at one point, I had more than 20 pounds of pasta stashed away. After regular consumption, I'm down to only about 5 pounds left. I need to restock, but I can't bring myself to spend $4+ per kilo, because GO drove my price expectations way down.

          1. baron45 Jul 29, 2010 08:15 PM

            Novato GO today:
            I bought a bottle of the '05 Floodplain Red for $5.99 and opened it tonight. It was good with robust body and an excellent value. Saw this website reviewing it:

            http://gobestbuys.com/2010/07/18/2005...

            I also bought:

            1. 2008 Adler Fels Gewurztraminer for $2.99
            2. 2005 Ravenswood Sonoma County Syrah for $5.99
            3. 2005 Westerly Syrah & 2007 Merlot (Lot 18) both for $4.99
            4. 2004 Waimea NZ Sauvignon Blanc for $2.99

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              ML8000 Jul 29, 2010 08:47 PM

              I was in the Oakland store today. Niman Ranch Fearless Franks hot dogs 1 lbs/$1.99. Challenge euro-style butter 8oz/$1.69. The hot dogs look like a deal...just didn't have a need for them.

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                Glencora Jul 30, 2010 11:57 AM

                The hot dogs are a deal. I wonder if they're at the Berkeley store. We they the huge 4-to-a-pack or the thinner 8-to-a-pack?

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                  ML8000 Jul 30, 2010 12:09 PM

                  8 pack. There seemed to be a reasonable but not huge amount there.

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                    kc72 Jul 30, 2010 01:41 PM

                    Berkeley store had lots of Liberte yogurt yesterday 3/$1, haven't tried it yet but can't beat 3/$1. They had some other type of soy yogurt also

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                      xool28 Jul 30, 2010 02:02 PM

                      Do they have plain Liberte yogurt or are they the flavored ? d o you know what flavors there are?

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                        kc72 Jul 30, 2010 02:12 PM

                        It was the LIberte Mediteranee (all flavored iirc) . I got Blackberry, Apple Crumb and Lemon

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                    Ruth Lafler Jul 30, 2010 12:09 PM

                    Thanks. I need to stock up on butter!

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                      Ruth Lafler Jul 31, 2010 06:53 PM

                      Oakland Saturday:

                      I didn't see any Challenge European-style butter, just Challenge "tuscan" butter spread.

                      Lots of the Liberte yogurt (lemon; coconut; apple crumble; plum walnut), also some Oikos organic greek-style chocolate yogurt $1.49 for a package of 4-oz cups (almost gone, but there might be more around)

                      Polar yelllowfin tuna steaks, 12 oz can, $1.99 -- this is really good tuna for the price.

                      Seedless watermelons, big ones, $1.99 Both white and yellow corn, 5/$1

                      Find on the "organic/natural" shelves over the freezers:

                      Arrowhead Mills organic sesame tahini, 10 ounce jar, 99 cents

                      Haagen Dasz Midnight Cookies and Cream, $1.49 pt.

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                        chowmeaow Aug 2, 2010 01:03 PM

                        Those Oikos organic greek-style honey and chocolate yogurts are pretty good.

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                      kcchan Jul 30, 2010 12:48 PM

                      They also had the fearless franks at the Newark location. They also have the Immaculate Baking Co refrigerated all natural cookie dough - vanilla sugar and oatmeal raisin - $1.49 for a pack of 24 cookie dough balls.

                    3. Stephanie Wong Jul 30, 2010 02:47 PM

                      Husband was in the Oakland GO today.

                      Tropicana OJ fortified with calcium (1/2 gal) @ 50 cent each - expiration date was yesterday. (we drink a lot so that will not be a problem)

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                        kc72 Jul 30, 2010 02:49 PM

                        Same deal at Berkeley - they made a store announcement telling ppl to freeze them at home if needed.

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                          cookieyumyum Jul 31, 2010 11:48 AM

                          RWC GO

                          Rummo Pastas .79 (All different shapes and the usual )
                          Kettle Chips .99 (5 oz) Low Sodium, Cheddar Sour Cream, Salt & Vinegar
                          Lehi Roller Mills Artisan Flour .99
                          White Lilly Cornmeal Mix 1.99 (Excited to find this flour because I love their white flour for biscuits and haven't seen it in Bay area)

                          They also had Tom's Toothpaste for $2.69. I was very excited since it hasn't been at RWC Costco!

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                        bgbc Aug 1, 2010 06:25 PM

                        Berkeley, Sunday August 1:

                        - Scharffenberger 1-ounce bars 99c, expires some time around July 30-August 1. (Not sure of date--saw lots of soon-to-expire items there today.). Lots of these on the aisle and at checkout.
                        - Scharffenberger Tasting Squares, around $2.69 per bag, expire late July/very early August.

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                          Ruth Lafler Aug 1, 2010 06:32 PM

                          I saw those -- it appears those might be the last (or some of the last) of the ones made before they closed down the Berkeley factory (since the wrappers have the Berkeley factory address on them).

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