Grocery Outlet March 2013
- wolfe Mar 3, 2013 12:49 PM
Roba Dolce Dark Chocolate Chuck Gelato is back at $3.99
Berkeley also had fruit flavors but it's the chocolate I like.
Reuben Brand Corned Beef $2.59.
stopped by the San Pablo GO today and was happy to see that they restocked the ED Smith preserves. My SO enjoys the lower sugar content and true fruit flavors. Good deal, too : $3.99 for a 40oz jar......It's a Canadian product ...... fruit as the first ingredient and no HFCS. I like the Blueberry/Rasberry/Pomegranite one. Also bought a new flavor to try: Black Cherry/Rasberry/Plum. There was also a Mango/Orange/Peach flavor.
LaRoule fresh cheese with herbs 5.3 oz for 1.49. It is like Boursin but a bit tarter. Very good.
Livermore GO doesn't seem to get as many of the excellent offerings as other stores, which creates envy here, but last weekend I tried the Pork Tamales in Red Sauce from The Tamale Cafe: 4 tamales for $1.99 in a cryovac package. I thought they were very good and hurried back to pick up some more to freeze. They also have a cheese and a sweet version, which I have not tried.
At Oakland this morning:
Some good buys in the candy aisle:
99 cents -- Toblerone (100 grams), both regular and fruit and nut
$2.99 -- Chuao Firecracker bars (a dollar less than at WalMart, if I shopped at WalMart)
$1.48 -- Ritter Sport dark chocolate/marzipan bars, Also had the Ritter chocolate-covered biscuit bars
$6.99 -- Grove organic EVOO from Manzanilla olives (750 ml)
They still have the Castello "Hirten" cheese that I mentioned last month. I liked it a lot and bought more of it.
Redwood City GO last night had the following good buys:
Prima Prosciutto di Parma, 3 oz. for $1.99, expiration date of 3/26/13.
Toblerone Fruit & Nut bars, $0.99.
Sausal 2009 Family Zinfandel, $7.99.
Pacific Tom Yum Starter Broth, $1.29
GoLean Crunch Cereal, $2.49
We've also picked up the Tamale Cafe tamales, all 4 types (at least at the Santa Rosa store) - chicken, pork, jalapeno & cheese, and sweet corn. I recommend about 10-15 minutes steaming.
We had the sweet corn ones for dessert, topping them with a dollop of TJ's Greek Honey Yogurt and sliced fresh peaches. Yum!
Wines in Berkeley: a surprisingly good 2007 Cabernet Franc ice wine from Ste Chapelle in Idaho (Snake River appellation), $2.99/375ml. More complexity than I expected in a domestic sticky.
And an excellent 2007 Cotes du Rhone, $4.99. I expected it to be over the hill, but it's a nice, mature CDR with lots of fruit left in it.
re: ernie in berkeley
Those Ste Chapelle wines are a ridiculous bargain. I bought some of the dry riesling for $2.99, tasted it side by side with a couple of others and it blew them away so I went back and bought more. A steal at twice the price. In January someone was raving about the late harvest riesling at the same price, but I never saw any.
At Redwood City GO this evening:
- Ste. Chapelle Dry Riesling, $2.99. They also had "Riesling" for the same price.
- Ste. Chapelle Sparkling Wine, $3.99. It's tart, almost lemony. I thought it was worth a try, but I probably wouldn't buy it again.
- Swanson Natural Goodness Chicken Broth, $0.99.
- Swanson 100% Natural Beef Broth, and Vegetable Broth, $0.99 each.
- DeCecco Tri Color Farfalle, $0.99.
- Mangos, from Peru, 2 for $1.00. They were all green, and not big.
Lindt milk chocolate rabbits wrapped in gold foil, $1.99
Lindt mini milk chocolate eggs, $1.49
Hershey's special dark small eggs, $1.99
Lindt bars, $1.99 - sea salt or chili, flavors I've not seen at GO before
Specialty soaps --- not food, but made with goat milk, olive oil, laurel, etc.