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Rib Roasts.....

battman1_2000 Dec 20, 2012 05:36 AM

Are all "choice" meats the same? CM has it for $12.99/lb and Kroger has it for $7.99/lb both are "choice". Seems like a no-brainer. Any comments??

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    CocoaNut RE: battman1_2000 Dec 20, 2012 07:00 AM

    For no technical reason, I'd go with Kroger. In the broad sense, "choice" is "choice" and "rib roasts" by any definition is great. Did you notice if CM's is Angus - they tend to carry a lot of it.

    One thing is true - The "small end", ribs 9-12 are more tender and less fatty than the large end, ribs 6-9. Also, have the meat cutter remove the bones and tie back on for roasting - remove ribs (cook's treat) for easy carving. As the meat rests, "bones on" will hasten the cooking outside the oven.

    Bone removal and tie-back was gratis at Albertson's a few years ago - no up-charge.

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    1. re: CocoaNut
      battman1_2000 RE: CocoaNut Dec 20, 2012 01:33 PM

      it does indicate angus...

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        CocoaNut RE: battman1_2000 Dec 20, 2012 03:25 PM

        Assuming Kroger's is not Angus, that would explain about $4 of the markup - the remainder CM branding

    2. Khatru RE: battman1_2000 Dec 21, 2012 02:45 PM

      Costco has "choice" rib roasts for 8.99 lb this year, a dollar more than Kroger and Sprouts. Why? Are theirs better?

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      1. re: Khatru
        twinwillow RE: Khatru Dec 21, 2012 02:57 PM

        Probably not.

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          Khatru RE: twinwillow Dec 22, 2012 04:18 PM

          Upon what do you base your assumption?

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            twinwillow RE: Khatru Dec 22, 2012 06:14 PM

            If all the beef were talking about is USDA choice, Then the beef probably comes from similar finishing feedlots. So then in my opinion, it boils down to cost, profit, and margins.

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