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Grocery Outlet for February, 2013

Looks like no one else has started a thread for this month yet, so I thought I might as well, as I am back from the GO in South SF.

Wines:

Brovida Cordara Langhe 2010 Dolcetto for $4.99. This looks to be a reputable winery.
http://classicwinesofcalifornia.com/P...
Sausal 2009 Sangiovese, Alexander Valley, Estate Grown for $6.99. You don't often see such a well known wine label at GO. They also had the Sausal Zin for $7.99 and the Sausal CabSav for $14.99

Wesminster Farmer's Reserve 2-year old English Cheddar Cheese, 6.5oz. wedge for $3.49. I have had this before. It is very good.

Olitalia Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 34.0oz. for $6.99.

Ghiradelli chocolate squares, 21.8oz bags (50 pieces) for $6.99.

Dove ice cream miniatures, 10.5oz. box (14 pieces) for $0.99.

Rising Moon Organics Ravioli, 8oz. for $1.49 (in the frozen food section).

Monterey Gourmet Foods Ravioli, 8oz. for $1.99 (in the refrigerated section).

Classico 3 mushroom pasta sauce, 24oz. for $2.49.

Happy hunting!

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  1. Hey thanks DavidT! I haven't been to GO in a while...sounds like it's worth the trip to snag some of that wine and cheddar!

    1. Wife bought the Rising moon wild mushroom and cheese ravioli I cannot recommend. simply awful, fair warning.

      1. Oakland (during the superbowl):

        Liberte plain Greek yogurt (no thickeners), 3/$1 5.3 oz. cup
        Also, Chobani -- looked like the multipacks from Costco broken down. Not sure they were any cheaper, but you could buy individual flavors.

        Aidell's "uncured salami" -- $1.99 for 5oz. all three flavors (mesquite, jalapeno, sundried tomato)

        Luna bars in various types, sizes and packaging. I bought the chocolate raspberry bars for 59 cents

        Magnum bars, $2.49/box, "classic" and almond. I'm not crazy about these, but some people are, and they're twice this in the supermarket.

        Mackay 3-fruit marmalade, $2.49. I may have bought the last of it. Sorry!

        Somerset English butter $1.99/8 oz. Very salty! I checked the sodium content against some other salted butter I have and it was significantly more: 115 mg. vs. 90 mg./14 grams.

        Mint chocolate coconut milk (So Delicious) 99 cents/quart (refrigerated). It's so delicious! Really, I was surprised. Very well balanced chocolate/mint flavors. Nice texture. Made from organic coconut milk and dry cane syrup (no HFCS). Contains small amount of stevia extract but I can't taste it.

        Organic gala apples (not signed), $3.99 3/lb bag. Their bagged apples are small, which I actually like for eating out of hand. Kind of a pain and not worth it if you're going to paring, coring, and cooking with them.

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        1. re: Ruth Lafler

          Oakland:

          $2.49/220 gm. Manouri cheese -- Mevgal brand imported from Greece
          $1.99 frozen Pierogies (2 lb) two different flavors
          $.99 Knorr stock concentrates (4 pk) (beef, chicken, veggie)
          $1.99 Wonka Ice cream (several flavors -- mislabled run)
          $1.99 Haagen Dazs blackberry cabernet sorbet

          They still had plenty of the Sausel -- zins and cabs

          1. re: Ruth Lafler

            $7.99/lb (in pieces roughly half a pound) Hirten cheese from Castello: http://castellocheeseusa.com/the-hous...

            Very tasty, similar to an aged gouda.

        2. Both the Cullen Creek and California Olive Ranch EV olive oils that have been at many GO stores for a while are excellent.

          I also really like the Lamb Chopper sheep's milk cheese.

          1. South SF today:

            Cypress Grove Lamb Chopper (as Luber mentioned) sheep's milk cheese: $9.99/lb

            Immaculate Baking cinnamon rolls (like Pillsbury in a cardboard tube in refrigerator section, but GMO-free ingredients, all natural, no trans-fats): $1.49/tube

            Aidell's Italian style chicken meatballs: $3.99 (same price I just paid for them buy one get one free at Andronico's!)

            Scharffen Berger baking bars, semisweet and bittersweet (9.7oz): $4.99 (excellent price)

            Robert Mondavi Woodbridge Sparking Extra Dry: $5.99. I was pleasantly surprised by the Brut when I tried it a few months back, so hopefully this delivers a good bubbly value as well.

            I've never tried the Rising Moon ravioli, but their pierogies are good with better ingredients than some other frozen pierogies. $1.49 a bag.

            3 Replies
            1. re: oniontears

              Oakland had the Immaculate Baking pie crusts, too.

              1. re: Ruth Lafler

                Quick question -Do you like Immaculate Baking pie crusts more than Pillsbury Refrigerator Pie Crusts?

                1. re: foodseek

                  I haven't used them. But I would give them a try because the ingredients are better.

                  Pillsbury: Wheat Starch, Lard Partially Hydrogenated, with BHA and, BHT To Protect Flavor, Wheat Flour Bleached, Water, Sugar, Rice Flour, Salt, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate Preservative, Sodium Propionate Preservative, Citric Acid, Color(s), with Yellow 5 and, Red 40

                  Immaculate: Unbleached, unbromated wheat flour (enriched with Niacin reduced iron, thiamine, mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), palm fruit and canola oils, wheat starch, water, sugar, cutured whey starch, cultured whey, salt, dextrose, vital wheat gluten, xanthan gum, citric acid, rice flour.

            2. I went yesterday and found out that Sausal had been bought : ( and that's why all of their older inventory was on GO's shelves. Good for my budget, makes we worry about the winery's future.

              New Item: 2009 Private Reserve Zinfandel: $12.99:
              (90 year old vines )The best, most balanced of the bunch.

              The Cellar Cats Zin (50 year old vines) at $4.99 is a great deal. There were only a few left on the upper right hand side shelf in the first bay after I took two more home.

              If you like big Alexander Valley Zins, you might want to pick up the 2009 Century Vines (125 yrs old):$14.99
              I'm giving this one to my big brother for his birthday or Xmas.

              Folks, this is a once in a life time opportunity.
              If you have space and $, stock up.
              The gifting potential as well and just drinking excellent quality is awesome. Earthy, spicy, delicious!

              BTW, they have both 2007 & 2008 CabSav at the moment.

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              1. re: BigWoodenSpoon

                BigWoodenSpoon:
                Which store for the Sausal?

                1. re: dordogne

                  I saw quite a few Sausals at Berkeley.

                  1. re: dordogne

                    Still many bottles at Oakland this afternoon, too, at least the Century, Private Reserve, and Family Zins (all 2009). There was a Sangiovese and a Cab, as well.

                    1. re: mdougherty

                      Oops! My bad.
                      Yeah, the store in question was Oakland, but glad to hear other stores have it as well. Share the Love : )

                        1. re: DavidT

                          Man, that long ago, you'd think I'd noticed it.
                          I'm really scared that they'll only keep a few of the oldest vines for show and replant the rest to Cabernet. What a travesty!
                          Now I feel super bad I didn't get up there sooner and buy more of their products. : (

                2. Petaluma GO on Sunday:

                  Haagen-Dazs Five ice cream, 14 oz, Coffee or Milk Chocolate, $1.99

                  Lots of frozen Amy's pizzas

                  Dagoba bars, $1.49, including my favorite lemon-ginger

                  La Tortilla handmade style corn-wheat soft tortillas, $1.99

                  Sausal zins available here too

                  1. New at the Salinas store (outside the SF Bay Area)

                    Cholula hot sauce, 2 oz, 99¢
                    Hefty jumbo 2.5 gal zip bags, $2.49
                    Land o Lakes nonsalted butter, $2.99/lb
                    De Cecco Stellette pasta or whole wheat linguine, $1.49/lb
                    Haagen Dazs vanilla raspberry ice cream bars, 99¢
                    Haagen Dazs "Five" lemon ice cream, $1.99/14 oz
                    Naked brand 100% coconut water, 1L tetrapak, $1.49

                    1. Visited the South SF GO today. There was still Sausal Zinfandel and Sangiovese on the shelves. In addition, there was 2003 Ravenswood Sonoma Cabernet (maybe too old!) for $7.99 and 2010 Ravenswood Sonoma Merlot for $7.99.

                      I also bought a 1 pound bag of Pacific Blue crumbles blue cheese for $4.99.

                      Happy hunting!

                      1. At the Salinas store yesterday (outside the Bay Area):

                        Best Foods Lime Mayonesa, 30 oz, $2.49
                        Lundbergs Ecofarmed long grained brown rice, 2lbs, $2.99
                        Star Spanish Manzanilla olives, pitted, flavored with basil, plastic envelope packaging in the bread aisle, 2 oz, 99¢
                        Clover organic Monterey Jack or Cheddar cheese, $5.99/lb
                        Grey Poupon hearty spicy brown, $1.69
                        Cheez-Its, 13.7 oz, $1.69
                        Dagoba 2 oz chocolate bars, 4/$1.00
                        Chuao Firecracker bar (60% cacao, chipotle, salt and popping candy), 2.8 oz, $2.99
                        Ben & Jerry's Dulce Delish, $1.99 (full pint!)
                        Starbucks Double Chocolatey Chip ice cream, pint, $1.99