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Going out of Business Sale - Specialty Food

veggiemelt Sep 21, 2010 01:52 PM

I Fancy Food, a specialty food shop in my town, is going out of business. Their online store has a sale right now for 25% Off entire purchase. (And they give free shipping over $100)

The code is 25OFF. It's a great store, and the only one of it's kind in our area. I am sad to see it go!

  1. alkapal Sep 23, 2010 06:42 AM

    veggiemelt, thank you for posting this. i just made a nice order -- and got lots of neat pickled vegetables -- snappers, asparagus, dilly beans, carrots -- plus french mustard, dried porcini, and a thai chili sauce. they also have lyle's golden syrup, fyi...

    the pickled veggies are great for holiday hostess gifts, or as a snack with drinks...

    1. LindaWhit Sep 23, 2010 10:18 AM

      Oh my. This is DANGEROUS! I think I'll be doing some shopping this evening............. (my pie safe pantry is going to YELL at me for buying more stuff! LOL)

      1. al b. darned Sep 23, 2010 11:29 AM

        I could go broke saving money!

        Grab while the grabbing is good. I read this a couple of days ago, and filled up my basket, but decided to "think about it." Since that time at least three things I had picked out were gone today. As some famous dead person person once sort of said, "He (or she) who hesitates don't get none."

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        1. re: al b. darned
          LindaWhit Sep 23, 2010 11:37 AM

          Thanks for the warning, al b. Will place an order tonight - some things there I've not seen in my gourmet goodie travels. :-)

          1. re: LindaWhit
            mamachef Sep 23, 2010 12:18 PM

            Just placed my order and can't wait!! How sad, to see a cool little business like that go...and my grocery budget is protesting.......but a deal's a deal's a deal, right?
            (I like to wrap dilled beans or asparagus in puff pastry and bake.....yummola, easy drinks app.)

        2. meatn3 Sep 23, 2010 01:34 PM

          I'm looking forward to my package. Bought some very nice vinegars for gifts. Thanks for the heads up. Sorry you are loosing such a nice resource. I lived in Smithville for several years, so know what a treat it is to find a shop like this!

          1. c
            cheesemaestro Sep 23, 2010 02:55 PM

            Thanks for alerting us to this sale. I just placed an order for 10 items, even though there's not much room left in my pantry to put them! All of the Moulins Mahjoub products from Tunisia are extraordinary. I bought several, plus Pommery mustard, French lentils and Lyle's black treacle for baking. I didn't spend enough for the free shipping (it has to be $100 AFTER the discount), but anything up to $100 ships for only $9.95 to where I live (PA).

            1. alkapal Sep 24, 2010 06:46 AM

              even when i ordered on the morning of the 21st, the site only allowed me to get one of the spicy pickled asparagus jars, iirc. others were limited, too.

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              1. re: alkapal
                LindaWhit Sep 24, 2010 01:28 PM

                Same last night; only able to get one of the Tunisian Zataar Rub and Star Thistle Honey.

              2. alkapal Sep 26, 2010 06:17 AM

                the dried cepes are gone (glad i got the two i ordered), but i see they have a cepes + blend.... be aware, the containers look about a 1/3 smaller than my hand.

                ps, the pommery mustard is an excellent value.

                1. decolady Sep 26, 2010 07:08 AM

                  veggiemelt, thanks for the heads up. I just placed a nice order. And I too am sorry to read you are losing this resource.

                  1. John E. Sep 26, 2010 08:06 AM

                    I noticed you are in Jonesborough. Did you happen to be around when the Great Food Truck Race was recording their show in your town?

                    1. b
                      Beckyleach Sep 26, 2010 11:57 AM

                      Thanks! Stocked up on my little vice (Lyle's Golden Syrup--three jars!) and got an excellent price on some fancy--and thus usually not allowed by my conscience) 40 year old Sherry vinegar. Yeah!

                      1. LindaWhit Sep 29, 2010 03:40 PM

                        I just got my order today at work - OMGosh, they used a humongous box and bubblewrapped the bejeezus out of every item, AND packed the box with packing paper AND packing peanuts! LOL I ended up removing the items from the box and carrying them home in separate bags:

                        I got:

                        > Tunisian Zataar Roasting Rub (the jar is cool, but the design also lessens the amount in the jar - so I'm not sure this is worth the money I spent - but we'll see!)
                        > 2 Miel de Romarin (Rosemary Honey)
                        > 1 Star Thistle Honey
                        > 2 Vipers Bugloss Honey (New Zealand) - and yes, I love honey. :-)
                        > 1 L'Oliver extra virgin olive oil
                        > 1 EvooRoo extra virgin olive oil
                        > 1 Blood Orange Balsamic Culinary Sauce

                        I'll be looking forward to trying things out - thanks again, veggiemelt!

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                        1. re: LindaWhit
                          jumpingmonk Sep 29, 2010 05:43 PM

                          I got mine as well today and I agree the packing seemed a little excessive given I only ordered 5 things to whit one bottle each of

                          The Rufus Teauge Meat sauce (I'm a big fan of the Honey Sweet Teauge, and was really hoping to re-stock my supply of that, but they apparently sold out of that flavor between when I made my list and when i actually placed my order the next day. I just hope that the meat sauce also proves acceptable.

                          Monkey Lounge Barbecue sauce

                          One bottle each of the Kentucky soy sauce and Kentuckyaki sauce (Ive been eager to try these since I head about them, and with the out of business dioscount the price was a lot less than what Zingerman's asks for it.

                          Colemans squeeze mustard (not something I'd eat, but my dad likes the stuff)

                          My othe problem with the packing is that the bubble wrap they are using is so klingy that getting the tape off did nothing to allow you to unwrap the bottles; I had to cut the wrap itself into peices with scissors before it would let go of its contents.

                          1. re: LindaWhit
                            nomadchowwoman Sep 30, 2010 11:31 AM

                            You are not kidding--I just minutes ago rec'd my box--holy smokes on that wrapping; got my work-out unwrapping my goodies. And now I see why the honey I wanted was out of stock ;)

                            I bought doubles on most things so I could get the free shipping: green & black lentils, 40 yo sherry vinegar, arborio rice, vanilla, "hand-rolled couscous" (how posh!), L'Oliver OO. Very happy w/my purchases. Wish I'd gotten there a tad earlier. (Before LW anyway!)

                            1. re: nomadchowwoman
                              LindaWhit Sep 30, 2010 12:01 PM

                              LOL on the Honey being out of stock. I sowwy. ;-D

                              Please Email me (check my profile) and I will be HAPPY to mail you a jar of the Miel de Romarin and Vipers Bugloss - you just aren't going to get the Star Thistle. :-)

                              (Seriously - send me an Email - I've got more honey than I know what to do with and I'll be happy to mail them to you!)

                              1. re: LindaWhit
                                cheesemaestro Sep 30, 2010 12:20 PM

                                And now I know who got the last jar of the hand-rolled couscous I wanted. :-)

                                1. re: cheesemaestro
                                  LindaWhit Sep 30, 2010 12:33 PM

                                  LOL!!! Yeah, the site blocked me from getting something I had put in my cart...after I was done browsing over a period of 30 minutes or so, it said there were zero left of that item. Darnitall.

                                  1. re: cheesemaestro
                                    nomadchowwoman Oct 2, 2010 10:08 AM

                                    LOL indeed! Looks like CH have put quite dent in the remaining inventory. Nothing like a "sale" to justify more "saving"!

                            2. alkapal Sep 29, 2010 04:04 PM

                              yep...wrapped out the wazoo!

                              those hot pickled green beans are...HOT!

                              1. alkapal Sep 29, 2010 05:53 PM

                                did anyone see the info re the "lime green" packaging option? on checkout, i did not see it, but it seems like it was the default option; this was fine with me, as i would have selected it.

                                1. meatn3 Sep 29, 2010 06:40 PM

                                  I received my box yesterday and am very pleased. Felt like I was on a fishing expedition dipping my hand into the sea of peanuts!

                                  1. c
                                    cheesemaestro Sep 30, 2010 07:33 AM

                                    My order came yesterday, too. Same armored packaging, but the place I regularly mail order cheese and other specialty foods from does the same thing, so I'm used to it. I do hope that the "peanuts" are the biodegradable kind.

                                    My order, one each of:

                                    Dulcet Madras Curry Mustard
                                    Pommery Moutarde de Meaux
                                    Le Puy French Green Lentils
                                    Garofalo Pappardelle
                                    Les Moulins Mahjoub Sundried Garlic Spread
                                    Les Moulins Mahjoub Spicy Sundried Tomato Spread
                                    Les Moulins Mahjoub Traditional Harissa Spread
                                    Lemon Bird Blood Orange Jam
                                    Lyle's Black Treacle

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                                    1. re: cheesemaestro
                                      alkapal Sep 30, 2010 07:42 AM

                                      on their site, you can read that their peanuts are not the ones made from corn-something or another (so they won't melt if wet).

                                      """We don't use cornstarch based biodegradable peanuts because we're packing food. Cornstarch peanuts attract critters in all shapes and sizes. They also dissolve instantly so if anything in your box leaks or if it sits in the rain, then you'll end up with a box of goo."""

                                      1. re: alkapal
                                        cheesemaestro Sep 30, 2010 09:38 AM

                                        I hadn't thought about insects or the instant-dissolving nature of biodegradable peanuts, but it makes sense. I'll have to do a better job of not dumping the styrofoam ones in the trash. UPS Stores will usually take them for their own packaging needs if the peanuts are clean.

                                        1. re: cheesemaestro
                                          alkapal Sep 30, 2010 11:59 AM

                                          i keep the packing innards and many boxes for sending my packages to family and friends for the holidays. oh, that thrills mr. alka. NOT.

                                    2. decolady Oct 1, 2010 09:13 AM

                                      I got my package yesterday. The packing materials were in line with other places where I order specialty foods and pottery. Postal service rules are to wrap in at least an inch of bubble wrap, have a minimum of 2" between each item filled with packing material and have a minimum of 3" between any item and the box. At least that's what they were when I was selling stuff on eBay some years ago.

                                      I got:
                                      Lyles Golden Syrup
                                      Dutch Pancake Syrup
                                      Smoked Trout (to try a recipe my SIL has been raving about)
                                      Preserved Lemons
                                      Bleu Saphir Persian Salt
                                      Olives Vertes Luques

                                      I've never tried those particular olives, the blue Persian salt nor Dutch pancake syrup before and decided a sale was a perfect time to start.

                                      May go check and place another order.

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                                      1. re: decolady
                                        alkapal Oct 2, 2010 07:45 AM

                                        decolady, if you're near trader joe's stores, check out their tins of smoked trout.

                                        1. re: alkapal
                                          decolady Oct 2, 2010 09:00 AM

                                          Thanks for the heads up. The closest oTJ's is a couple of hours away from me, but I do get a chance to go shop there every two or three months. A trip is due to get some of their puff pastry, so I will check on the smoked trout also.

                                      2. meatn3 Oct 1, 2010 06:22 PM

                                        My order had a little packing glitch. This company fixed it asap with courtesy and grace! I am very, very happy with my goodies!

                                        1. iL Divo Oct 2, 2010 09:44 AM

                                          sadly I got there too late.
                                          their lyles is gone.
                                          they do have treacle though for those wanting heavy black liquid gold to cook with.
                                          3 other things I clicked on to purchase are also gone, dang.
                                          sort of like my grocery outlet closing down, that killed me.
                                          now I gotta go to northern calif to pursue my addiction.

                                          1. decolady Oct 11, 2010 07:46 AM

                                            Well, I went for a second order. This one had:
                                            Blue Sappire Persian salt
                                            Conichons in Vinegar
                                            Haywards Traditional Onions
                                            Honey Chili Sauce
                                            Scallion Ginger Glaze
                                            Bluegrass Bourbon Soy Sauce
                                            Blood Orange Balsamic Sauce

                                            I love shopping like this.

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                                            1. re: decolady
                                              meatn3 Oct 11, 2010 05:54 PM

                                              Ouch! Just placed another order. New things have gone on sale, and many items are gone.
                                              This is fun!

                                              1. re: decolady
                                                jumpingmonk Oct 11, 2010 06:30 PM

                                                Good choice with the Bluegrass soy, my partent are doting on the bottle I got in my last order.

                                                BTW one little warning, for anyone contemplating the monkey loungh barbecue sauce. There are sweet barbecuse sauces, and then there is this stuff. There's no way around it it taste like banana nut bread (my mon has actually expressed a desire to add it to her next apple pie!)

                                              2. alkapal Oct 23, 2010 05:44 AM

                                                got an email a few days ago -- 50% off.

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                                                1. re: alkapal
                                                  mcgeary Oct 23, 2010 09:32 AM

                                                  Egad, what a find -- everything left is 50 percent off the lowest marked price. I just ordered a boatload of lovely stuff for a total of $55. Best deal: a bottle of 40-year aged sherry vinegar for $12.50. Some nice bourbon-barrel-aged vanilla, loose teas, and other things as well. Thanks for the tip!

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