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Grocery Outlet June 2013

Ruth Lafler Jun 11, 2013 12:14 PM

If there's a thread already, I couldn't find it.

Most intriguing/best value:

$3.99 Niman Ranch "heat and eat" entrees, 15 oz. two flavors of meatloaf and pot roast in pomadoro sauce. Keep refrigerated, but use by date of July 13 (http://www.freshideasgroup.com/news_r...


Also, Grocery Outlet usually has a good price on Foster Farms whole chickens ($1.19/lb), and today was their "use or freeze" by date, so they were an additional $2 each off.

In the candy aisle or at the checkstands, half a dozen different Ritter sport bars (including marzipan and milk chocolate with hazelnuts), $1.49.

$1.99 Ben and Jerry's chocolate ice cream. Also various flavors of Wonka, Starbucks, etc. ice creams.

$7.49/lb (pre-weighed pieces, most slightly over $4) Honey Bee goat gouda from Holland ($22/lb on igourmet) I didn't buy any because I splurged on cheese last Tuesday!

$1.49/16 oz. Organic spaghetti "from Tuscany"

Oh, and I didn't realize until after I'd paid that she'd given me the "2nd and 4th Tuesday morning" 10 percent senior discount (which I don't quite qualify for).

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  1. Scrapironchef RE: Ruth Lafler Jun 11, 2013 05:01 PM

    My local (the new one at San Pablo and Macdonald) has Fever Tree Tonic and Sparkling Lemon 4 packs for $2.49. I've already put a couple of cases away for the hot days of summer, this and the re-release of Malacca gin will make them bearable.

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    1. re: Scrapironchef
      goodeatsgal RE: Scrapironchef Jun 13, 2013 12:16 AM

      The Redwood City store also had the Fever Tree tonic water last night. They had a 4-pack of the 6.8 oz. Mediterranean for $2.49, and a single bottle of the 16.9 oz. Naturally Light for $1.69.

    2. k
      kmah RE: Ruth Lafler Jun 11, 2013 06:46 PM

      We just ate the Niman bacon/chipotle meatloaf- pretty good!

      Also picked up a 6 pack of Clif Mojo bars- Chocolate Almond Coconut for $3.49 (?- but they're usually at least $1/each).

      This was at Oakland.

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      1. re: kmah
        Ruth Lafler RE: kmah Jun 13, 2013 10:39 AM

        I tried the bacon bbq sauce meatloaf yesterday and it was pretty good as well, but very dense straight out of the fridge. Actually, that might be good for slicing thinly to make sandwiches, but I was using a plastic knife and it took some hacking.

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        dordogne RE: Ruth Lafler Jun 13, 2013 02:04 PM

        Ruth, which store?

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        1. re: dordogne
          Ruth Lafler RE: dordogne Jun 13, 2013 07:07 PM

          Sorry, it was Oakland.

        2. Melanie Wong RE: Ruth Lafler Jun 17, 2013 11:25 PM


          Hagen Daas 5 coffee ice cream, $1.99
          Fever Tree lemon
          San Pellegrino aranciata rosso
          Nina Italian-style crushed tomatoes, 99¢, 28 oz

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          1. re: Melanie Wong
            chocolatetartguy RE: Melanie Wong Jun 18, 2013 02:08 PM

            They had the San Pellegrino several weeks ago in Berkeley. There was a dollar off coupon. As usual, I found the red orange lacking when compared to Monterey Market's red orange juice blend. They also had Izze bottles and 4 packs of little cans of grapefruit. None that good.

            1. re: chocolatetartguy
              Melanie Wong RE: chocolatetartguy Jun 19, 2013 09:13 PM

              It's a soda or flavored sparkling water. So yes, it's not going to taste like fresh squeezed blood orange juice since it is only a fraction fruit juice. It does have the bitter component that Italian orange sodas have that is lacking in American products.

            2. re: Melanie Wong
              Mola RE: Melanie Wong Jun 21, 2013 11:44 PM

              Thanks for the link about the Nina tomatoes: I was wondering if they were worth buying but didn't take the plunge... hopefully they'll still be there when I go back.

              I did pick up a jar of clotted cream for $1.99 (in Richmond) and it was pretty fantastic slathered on scones. They said the regular price was $7.99, can that really be possible?

              1. re: Mola
                Melanie Wong RE: Mola Jun 22, 2013 12:11 AM

                Oh wow, I was just dreaming about clotted cream a couple days ago. Hope I can get my hands on some. Yes, that price sounds right to me. Is it from Devonshire?

                1. re: Melanie Wong
                  Columba RE: Melanie Wong Jun 22, 2013 06:54 AM

                  From Somerdale –

                  It's come through Santa Rosa twice over the past 6 weeks.

                  Comes & goes.

                  Scones and strawberry shortcake.

                  Eat within a week.

                  1. re: Columba
                    Ruth Lafler RE: Columba Jun 22, 2013 11:05 AM

                    I bought some of that at the Oakland GO this week, so I'm happy to hear it's good!

            3. 2m8ohed RE: Ruth Lafler Jun 28, 2013 12:03 PM

              Monterey Blvd, San Jose: Nina crushed tomatoes in tomato puree in stock, 28 oz for 99 cents. Whole seeded watermelons (big ones), $4.99 each. Van Camp's brand canned crab meat in the refrigerator case, $8.99 per 1 lb can (they also have canned crab claw meat for less in the non-refrigerated section). Along with the 2/$1 Haas avocadoes, this is going into California rolls for dinner. Capra brand herb and garlic goat cheese, $2.49 for a 10.5 oz shrink-wrapped log. In the freezer case: Shrink-wrapped frozen wild-caught pink salmon, $2.99 per 12 ounce filet. Wild caught yellowfin tuna, 1 lb shrink-wrapped packages, $7.99 each (4-5 chunks per packet, might be good for kebabs).

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