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Plugra for under (or not much over) $4 a pound?

Robert Lauriston Jul 12, 2011 05:25 PM

Anybody seen that kind of price lately? At $5 or more a pound, I'll use something else.

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  1. Paul H RE: Robert Lauriston Jul 13, 2011 08:53 AM

    Well... if you buy a case (12?, 10?) from Whole Foods, you can get it for $4.50 a lb. It does freeze well. Of course, that is not the $4/lb. they used to sell it for.

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      Robert Lauriston RE: Paul H Jul 13, 2011 09:04 AM

      Or the $3 some places were selling it for less than two years ago. Maybe I could special-order a case from Oasis.

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        Ruth Lafler RE: Robert Lauriston Jul 13, 2011 11:02 AM

        You might be able to special order it from Smart and Final, too. I think they were selling it boxes with three one-pound bricks.

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      California Sunshine RE: Robert Lauriston Jul 25, 2011 04:21 PM

      Whole Foods El Camino Real, Los Altos is once again carrying the 1-lb. unsalted red-wax-paper-wrapped blocks of Plugra for $4.99. Expensive, but not as bad as buying two of the half-pound packages at 3.99 each. We do like Plugra in our house!

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        Psiweaver RE: Robert Lauriston Jul 27, 2011 09:29 AM

        I'd suggest checking out Smart and Final and possibly ordering it from them. They were selling the 1ld red wax paper wrapped blocks for something like $3 or $3.50 a ld for a long time. There was only a few Smart and Finals in Los Angeles area that carried it while many others did not. You might want to try calling around to see if certain stores up here have it.

        1. Robert Lauriston RE: Robert Lauriston Nov 2, 2011 02:09 PM

          There were reports of the red-wrapper one-pound blocks for $5 or a bit less at Berkeley Bowl and various Whole Foods branches this summer, though not every day. I don't think there have been any reports of it appearing at a Smart & Final in the past year.

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          1. Ruth Lafler RE: Robert Lauriston Dec 27, 2011 09:09 PM

            Crossroads World Market had the red wax paper one-pound blocks for $4.49. That was the Mountain View location, but I assume the Hayward location carries it as well.

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              hyperbowler RE: Robert Lauriston Sep 2, 2012 01:23 PM

              I spotted some for $4.99/lb at Gastronom in the Richmond, expiration mid-October.

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