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Grocery Outlet -- February 2014

Ruth Lafler Feb 24, 2014 09:28 AM

Looks like no one started a thread for this month.

Oakland on 2/22:

99 cents Hillshire Farms "deli select" honey roasted turkey breast, 9 oz in the reusable container

$3.99 Evergood sausages (bockwurst, bangers, and something others)

$3.49/lb Anchor butter (salted) from New Zealand. Good price for a high-butterfat butter

$1.99 Arrowhead Mills organic pastry flour

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    NapaSpy RE: Ruth Lafler Feb 24, 2014 11:33 AM

    $3.99 Lunatic white wine blend 2011: Very surprised to find Luna Vineyards at GO. While we are not white wine fans, "Sumer Is Icumen"...

    Here are the tasting notes:
    2011 Lunatic White Wine Blend
    This Lunatic White is intensely aromatic, densely flavored, muscular but supple, graceful and delicate. This wine is full of contradictions and charming mysteries. It is an alliance of the aromatic Symphony, Arneis, Albarino and Viognier on a foundation of richly flavored Chardonnay. Jasmine, apricot, ripe pear and fresh white peach meld in a succulent compote. The wine is much more than the sum of its parts…insanely good!

    Fact Sheet
    Price: $18.00 Club price: $14.40

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      Ruth Lafler RE: NapaSpy Feb 24, 2014 12:15 PM

      Great recommendation! Sounds like a steal at $3.99!

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        wolfe RE: NapaSpy Feb 24, 2014 12:19 PM

        " Well, they thought of having Sumer Is Icumen In. But this had got itself on the banned list; people had been singing "cuccu" rather too lewdly."
        Flanders and Swann

        Sumer is icumen in,
        Lhude sing cuccu!

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          NapaSpy RE: wolfe Feb 24, 2014 12:33 PM

          At the risk of going off on a tangent, the cuckoo is not the worst offender. Try the second stanza:

          "The bullock is prancing,
          The billy-goat farting,"


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            wolfe RE: NapaSpy Feb 24, 2014 12:48 PM

            Thanks, my favorite direction.

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        GH1618 RE: Ruth Lafler Feb 24, 2014 12:29 PM

        Sugar-free Carmagnola marinara and tomato-basil sauces at $3 for 24 oz. (Oakland and (I think) Hayward B Street)

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          mmag RE: Ruth Lafler Feb 24, 2014 01:43 PM

          Concord GO
          President sea salt butter "Made in a small village in Normandy" $1.99 for 250g

          EO assorted shampoo and conditioners 32 oz (huge bottle) for $7.99 They are certified organic and based in Marin.

          Straus organic carmel toffee crunch and Ciao Bella blood orange sorbet were $1.99 for a pint

          Perrier Slim can 250ml 3/$1.00

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            Ruth Lafler RE: mmag Feb 24, 2014 03:11 PM

            Wow. The butter and the ice cream are almost worth driving to Concord for!

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              ltsering RE: mmag Feb 25, 2014 02:25 PM

              I love EO ... it smells so good.

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                walkoffdinner RE: mmag Feb 27, 2014 11:42 AM

                Thank you! I'm heading there now!

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                DavidT RE: Ruth Lafler Feb 25, 2014 07:26 AM

                The GO on Geary in San Francisco has two interesting wines from Gerard Bertrand in southern France. One is a 2006 Tautavel ($4.99) that has Rhone-varietal grapes. The other is a 2006 Cigalus ($8.99) that is a cab-merlot blend.

                My research shows the Cigalus is a wine that has sold in the $35-$40 range.

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                  baron45 RE: DavidT Feb 25, 2014 05:38 PM

                  The Tautavel was not on the shelf today at the SF GO, but the price label was there.

                  I bought the 2006 Cigalus last week and can say it's a pretty good wine, especially at $9. Needs decanting though.

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                    davidg1 RE: baron45 Feb 27, 2014 12:47 AM

                    I was reading on another website that those Bertrand wines seem like they've all been improperly stored.

                    I was wondering, because the prices on those and many others seem almost too good to be true.

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                      baron45 RE: davidg1 Feb 27, 2014 08:45 AM

                      I bought the 2011 Bertrand Viognier for $3.99 @ the South SF location. It didn't have the "bright, rich and elegant fruit" that was advertised in their tasting notes. Bouquet was fine, but on the palate, it was more astringent and acidic.


                      They also had the Chardonnay for $4.99.

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                  ltsering RE: Ruth Lafler Feb 25, 2014 02:25 PM

                  What did the expiration dates look like on those bad boys?

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                    Ruth Lafler RE: ltsering Feb 25, 2014 04:12 PM

                    Which bad boys?

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                    Columba RE: Ruth Lafler Feb 25, 2014 06:37 PM

                    Santa Rosa GO had the largest selection of cheese in a very long time - many types to choose from - European, organic, goat, specialty, hard, soft, mascarpone & more.

                    Chocolate selection has picked up too, including the Chuao Caracas bars with almonds, hazelnuts & pistachios came in both dark and milk chocolate for $3. It is pure bliss, as their ad touts.

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                      gordon wing RE: Ruth Lafler Feb 26, 2014 05:10 PM

                      Richmond GO has Brigham's ice cream - Quart size for $2.99. Salted Caramel flavor IIRC ..... this is for the New England transplants. There's also a Light Ice Cream but I can't remember the flavor. I enjoyed their ice cream when I was a youngster but haven't had it recently.

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                        Ruth Lafler RE: gordon wing Mar 3, 2014 01:20 PM

                        Oakland had it Sunday (3/2) as well.

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                          kc72 RE: gordon wing Mar 3, 2014 01:28 PM

                          Richmond 23rd St or Richmond San Pablo Ave/MacDonald?

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                            davidg1 RE: kc72 Mar 3, 2014 03:50 PM

                            Geary (Richmond) had a little bit left yesterday. You have to move fast with GO, though.

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                              gordon wing RE: kc72 Mar 3, 2014 04:55 PM

                              Richmond /McDonald Ave ..... I forgot that there are now two stores in Richmond.

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                              baron45 RE: gordon wing Mar 3, 2014 06:12 PM

                              SF GO has this and a lowfat Vanilla for $1.99.

                            3. Melanie Wong RE: Ruth Lafler Feb 28, 2014 01:09 PM

                              Petaluma GO:

                              Straus Family organic unsalted butter, one pound, $3.99. Best buy date: May 23, 2014.

                              I'm restocking my freezer stash.

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