Grocery Outlet March 2011
Yesterday I made my first visit to the newly opened Gilroy Grocery Outlet.
Like my visit the week before to the Berkeley corporate owned store, the pickings are pretty slim these days. But I did find two items to purchase there.
Creekstone Farms Premium Black Angus Beef Burgers, 6 - 1/3 lb burgers (frozen), 32 oz. for $5.99, sell by date 5/19/11
I was familiar with the brand because I'd had a branded steak from Creekstone at Cafe des Amis. Searching later, I found a grocery store circular in another state that offered this package for the same price. So $3/lb for frozen patties is a good price, but not necessarily discounted heavily. The patties are individually frozen, separated by wax paper and in a recloseable plastic bag. I cooked them according to the package instructions and like the taste a lot. This is a good thing to have handy in the freezer for the nights you don't feel like cooking something more elaborate.
Tropicana orange juice, sell by date of 5/7/11, $1.49
2001 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710
I hit the yogurt jackpot at Oakland today. Both Stonyfield "Oikos" and Brown Cow 0% fat greek yogurts in various sized containers:
$2.99 -- Oikos quart
$1.49 -- Oikos fruit on the bottom strawberry (pack of 4 4-oz)
2/$1 -- Brown Cow greek style key lime or plain
$1.49 -- Brown cow greek style pint
Most of it was in the glass refrigerator cases, not the open shelving with the other yogurts, etc.
$1.49 -- Eagle brand sweetened condensed milk (be careful, some of the other, cheaper brands are "filled" with vegetable oil)
$.79 -- Golden Grain penne, 1 lb. box
$.99 -- Polar solid yellowfin tuna in a real six-ounce can!
$7.99 -- twin-pack of 44 ounce bottles of Heinz organic ketchup (HFCS free -- chowhound wisdom is that it tastes like the original they grew up with, unlike the HFCS reformulation).
$5.99 -- Earth First paper towels (I was annoyed, I just bought some at Costco yesterday).
Last day of the wine sale and it was pretty picked over, but I got a few bottles (under Melanie's direction).
Some of the stuff I've bought in the last two weeks that might still be in stores.
Mexican Coke or Fanta made with cane sugar 89¢
Niman Beef franks $1.99
Organic soy sauce, $1.99
Costa Rica 71% bar $1.99
Lindt 85% Excellence $1.49
Spanish Turron, $1.49 - these are really good. three different kinds with almonds, crocant, and/or chocolate.
Odwalla OJ, $1.49 - not buying this anymore, only marginally better than Tropicana in flavor
Lindt dark chocolate Easter bunnies, 3.5 oz, $1.99 (white and milk choco also available)
Hansen's zero calorie 4/$1.99
Cantuccini - made in italy - $1.49, good product, went back for more, have only seen in novato
Parchment paper, $1.99
South San Jose:
De Cecco pasta, $1.49
Carrs water crackers, $1.29
Polly O whole milk mozzarella, $2.99
Stuffed manzanilla olives, $1.79
Illy cappuccino can, 99¢, Mom likes these, bought more
Coppola farfallone, $1.49 - cooks up gummy, not good
Panda licorice cremes, $1.49
1116 4th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
6335 Commerce Blvd, Rohnert Park, CA
From the Salinas store outside the Bay Area, but worth running over to your local Grocery Outlet to see what wines might be had for $15.99 or less from the Wine Warehouse inventory. Here's my post on the Wine Board,
$15.99 Luigi Einaudi Rosso delle Langhe & Wine Warehouse Close-outs @ Grocery Outlet
At Berkeley today:
Stoneyfield Oikos organic nonfat Greek yogurt -- $2.99/quart (I may have gotten the last of it, though)
So Delicious coconut water lemonade sorbet bars -- $1.99 for a box of four. I tried one in the car and almost went back for more. I don't know how big a bargain they are, but they really are so delicious with a wonderful creamy texture. I didn't buy, but they also had Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Mission to Marzipan and Vanilla.
The "wine lovers" chocolates are down to 99 cents a tin -- only a couple different types in the 50 percent cocoa solids range left
Del Monte Harvest Select sliced bartlett pears in "extra light syrup" 99 cents a 20 ounce jar