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Grocery Outlet (May, 2014)

Not sure if I am supposed to start a new one, but

5/9 in Palo Alto

Nature Valley berry yogurt bars, 3/$1 boxes of 6 or 99 cents for 18 - we bought a hundred + bars! My husband is a cyclist and goes through a lot of bars. Also he bought golden graham extra large bars for same price and Fig Bars for 50 cents each.

99 cent Jif Hazelnut chocolate spread.

Didn't buy but their pint size ice creams were Dove chocolate. Never had to know if it is worth it.

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  1. At the Geary store, Baby Gold potatoes, 3 lbs. for a buck fifty. Excellent roasted or mashed.

    1. Tried the Firecracker white blend ($2.99). Tasted kind of like strawberry soda pop. On a scale of 1 to 10, I'm going to rate this a Don't Bother.

      On the other hand, I liked the Pepi Chardonnay ($3.99). Would definitely buy that again.

      1. Saw Masquerade Prosecco at Pinole this weekend. Is it any good?

        1. At the Oakland store, big deal was Hilshire Farms "craft" bratwurst, smoked and jalapeno and cheddar: 50 cents. Most were past the expiration date by varying amounts. I passed on the April 15 ones but picked up a couple dated May 1 and even found a couple dated May 13. I opened one of the May 1 tonight and it was fine.

          1. At the Berkeley store today, they've got some pretty good prices on baking chocolate.

            A bunch of Ghirardelli choices:

            Milk, semisweet, and 60% bittersweet chocolate chips, 10-11.5 oz bags, $2.49

            Semisweet baking bar, 4 oz, $1.49

            Double Chocolate bittersweet chips, 56 oz, $7.99

            Plus Scharffen Berger cacao nibs, 8 oz, $3.49

            Also saw jars of Doña Maria mole paste for 59 cents on the other end of the same aisle.

            1. Picked up a few things at the Berkeley store today:

              Uniekaas Hollandse chevre "extra aged" $6.99/lb--I'll be back tomorrow to pick up more of this. I think I've had their "goat gouda" before and thought okay. This version, which had an "extra aged" sticker over the regular label had crystalline inclusions and a nice, nutty flavor.

              Enzo Organic Grove Extra Virgin olive oil $5.99--haven't tried, can't tell the born-on date from the packaging.

              Nueske's Cherrywood smoked Bacon $4.49/12 oz

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              1. re: ...tm...

                The aged goat gouda is at the Geary store. Really good stuff--will definitely buy again if it's there.

                1. re: TVHilton

                  I bought some of the aged goat gouda when I saw it at Oakland earlier in the month, but this weekend they only had the regular.

                  I didn't see the Nueske bacon, either.

                  They still had the Mediterranean (Tazo) hummus snack packs. They make a really nice complement to a bowl of soup or a satisfying afternoon snack. I know I could package them myself for a fraction of the price, but the convenience (and the fact that they're shelf stable and can be stashed in my cubicle) is worth it to me.


                  Edy's frozen coconut waters bars with pineapple chunks. box of six for $1.49. Sixty calories each and refreshing!

                  1. re: Ruth Lafler

                    Oakland had the extra-aged goat gouda back in this weekend. Still had lots of the coconut water bars, too.

                    1. re: Ruth Lafler

                      Sadly, no aged goat gouda at the Geary store yesterday.

                      1. re: Ruth Lafler

                        The Berkeley store had Jana foods Vermeer and Vincent cheeses, 160 g for $3.49. Both aged gouda-like cheeses, the Vermeer seems to be more aged, with more visible inclusions.

                2. I was looking for Amy's healthy frozen dinners at Richmond recently and didn't see any. There's another brand of healthy-ish frozen dinners but I was afraid to try them, since most of the healthy ones suck.

                  1. Santa Rosa store last weeked:

                    Sonoran mesquite charcoal, 7#s, $3.99 - good size hunks, little dust
                    Wegman's peppered uncured salami chub, 8 oz, $1.99
                    Trident cold smoked wild keta salmon, sliced, 3 oz, $1.99
                    Somerdale English Sage Derby,7 oz, $2.99
                    Barbera Italian EVOO, 500 ml, $6.99

                    Also Nueske's bacon and a new lot of Columbus Calabrese, sliced. Also spotted dried Oregon porcini but didn't know if a good price or not.

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                    1. Rohnert Park:

                      Snapea crisps, $1.50
                      Jules Destrooper Butter Crisps, Ginger Thins or Almond Thins, $1.99 3.5 oz
                      Huy Fong Sriracha, $2.69
                      Pacific organic chicken broth, 4-pack of 8oz ea, $1.49

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                      1. re: Melanie Wong

                        I paid $2.59 for 28oz at 99 Ranch for the Huy Fong Sriracha a few weeks back and a friend said she saw it for $2.19 at 99 Ranch a week before I bought mine, not sure the oz for what she saw.

                        For the Snapea Crisps what flavor was it? I paid $1.79 & $1.89 for the Washabi flavor & Caesar flavor at Walgreen's so if it's the regular flavor maybe a good price.

                        1. re: hhc

                          Snapea Crisps were available in regular salted, wasabi, Caesar, or Lentil crisps too.