Grocery Outlet FEB 2011
Stopped at the Oakland GO today and saw they had a sizeable older Bordeaux collection from a private cellar. They had mostly 2004s and some 2006s. The two most notable were the 2004 Smith Haut Lafitte for $30 and the Clos Fourtet for $40.
They also had a stash of Echeverria Cabernet Sauvignon (Chile) but no price tag.
Deep Sea 7.5 oz canned Sockeye salmon for $1.49
Beaverton 7 oz Honey Mustard that was labeled for the Napa Vly Mustard Festival ($0.99)
2006 Hahn "Central Coast" Chardonnay 375 ml for $1.99
2009 Sebeka Chenin Blanc (South Africa) 750 ml for $1.99
NV Torre Oria cava (Spain) $3.99
Dannon yogurts (3 for $1)
Buitoni 9 oz Chicken & Prosciutto tortelloni $1.49
Buitoni 20 oz Chicken & Prosciutto ravioli $2.49
re: Melanie Wong
RWC location has some Didier-Chopin Brut Rose Champagne for $19.99. Looks like a good deal. The GO sign shows a $60 reg price but some internet searches showed about US$45 in Europe.
Bought 2006 Kunde "Sonoma County" Syrah for $4.99 ($18 @ winery).
Decent trip to Oakland GO yesterday:
2 lbs of Monterey Pasta Co.'s Spinach and Cheese Ravioli (organic): $3.99
Anna's (organic!) Swedish Ginger Thins : $0.99
Domingo's BBQ Double Cooked Pork Rinds (antibiotic free, humanely raised pork): $0.99
Cyclops Mango Greek Style Frozen Yogurt (from New Zealand): $1.99
I'm sad I missed the Haagen Daaz "Five" flavors, but they had their "Tart" FroYo.
Alba Passion Flower Hand Soap: $2.49
re: Melanie Wong
This weekend we got very slender asparagus (half the width of a pencil) for 1.99/lb in the San Jose store. I am starting to get addicted to the housewares dept. We got a foldable step stool that slides in nicely next to the fridge 4.99 and colored duct tape3.99 (which you can never have too much of).
I've started to notice a lot of the things I might pick up do not have posted prices and there are now regular Safeway like items for regular Safeway like prices. I'm not liking it.
99 cent store on Saturday in Hayward: 1lb bunches of excellent asparagus. Bought 4 pounds and there was very little waste. Made an excellent low fat soup using 1% milk and fat free half & half. Saute onions and garlic, make a roux with flour and butter, simmer until tender, blend and add spices to taste. Really good soup, and healthy.
Interestingly enough, they had a package of Kraft cheese on sale for $1.99 regular price $3.99, only problem was the price of $2.39 printed right on the package.
GO is falling into the Trader Joe's trap of getting to larger to be able to make the small lots of product available work long term. They need to fill the stores with items or the cash flow stops. They're transitioning to a more standard model with a percentage of outlet products.
I shopped in the Salinas store today but perhaps these items can be found in the Bay Area locations too.
Quaker oats, regular or quick, 42 oz, $2.99
Sierra Nevada Caprae aged goat cheese cheddar, $7.99/lb
Niman Ranch uncured dry salami chubs, "artfully prepared by Columbus", 8 oz, Cajun or regular, $1.49 - I've tasted the regular one so far. Very wine-y and garlicky, pretty wet and fresh (whereas I prefer dry and harder).
Haagen Dazs Midnight Cookies & Cream, $1.99'
Tropicana OJ, $1.49
Hawaiian chips (by Tim's Cascade), 18 oz, $3.99
Hollywood peanut oil, $2.69
I saw an Oster deep fryer for $29.99 and the Sunbeam stand mixer was up too high for me to see the price. Old Bay lemon & herb seasoning, 99¢. Tajin snack chile powder (for fruits), $1.99. And Orogouda "gold" is back.
I was at Oakland Saturday and they had the Ben and Jerry's Phish Food, Mission to Marzipan, and Chocolate Fudge Brownie (just a small amount). Also Haagen Dazs "Five", strawberry and caramels flavors.
They still have some of the Annabelle's Mocha bars, as I was picking up a handful an older gentleman said to me "Oh those are good!"