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Quinoa in Sobeys / Metro?

sepandee Oct 5, 2011 03:47 PM

Does anyone know if Metro and Sobeys and similar supermarkets carry quinoa? Would it be in the rice/couscous section?

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  1. TorontoJo RE: sepandee Oct 5, 2011 03:50 PM

    I get it at my local Loblaw. It's with the specialty flour section -- Loblaw carries the Bob's Red Mill brand.

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      ylsf RE: sepandee Oct 5, 2011 06:24 PM

      Most grocery stores probably carry it nowadays. Costco has a big bag of it for a good price too if that is an option for you (at least based on recent visits)

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        elvisahmed RE: ylsf Oct 5, 2011 08:02 PM

        +1 for Costco saw a huge serving for like 15-20$ though it is prepared already.
        Also saw it at the salad bar in Longos at Maple Leaf Square. My friend tried it and like it quite a bit but it was quite pricey IMO.

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          terrycar RE: elvisahmed Oct 5, 2011 08:59 PM

          Bulk stores carry it as well & probably at a cheaper price .

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            elvisahmed RE: terrycar Oct 5, 2011 10:35 PM

            Well these were cooked and with Costco you can't wrong.

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              ylsf RE: terrycar Oct 6, 2011 10:18 AM

              Costco does have it raw too and from what I recall the price was pretty good

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                megjp RE: ylsf Oct 15, 2011 06:59 AM

                That's the stuff I buy, assuming you're talking about the organic stuff called TruRoots or some such. It was definitely under $10 for 3 pounds, based on the last bag I bought some months ago.

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                  elvisahmed RE: megjp Oct 15, 2011 10:55 AM

                  confirmed I saw a bag (3 lbs I think) of organic quinoa at Costco for 9.99$.
                  Costco rules!

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          cadylee RE: sepandee Oct 17, 2011 10:59 PM

          Longo's carries it (not sure what brand), as does Loblaws/No Frills. They carry Bob's Red Mill and their own PC brand, and you can find it in either the rice section or in the sections with organic food (either the section entirely for PC organic products, or the bigger general organic section). I think I've seen it at Sobeys, but I'm certain about the other stores.

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