Wednesday, July 4, 2012

This Week's Hot Grocery Deals (IMHO)

It's Wednesday, food day, but it's also the 4th of July, and I have better things to do, so this will be quick.  We have new sales starting today at our Boulder Sprouts and Sunflower, while the current sale continues at Whole Foods through the 17th.  Here's what's looking good to me now.

As noted last week, the merger of Sprouts and Sunflower is becoming apparent in some joint pricing.  Meat and seafood prices now appear to be coordinated, while other deals still differ.  In the new sale running through July 11th, both Sprouts and Sunflower are featuring chicken tenders for $1.99 a pound and baby back ribs for $2.99 a pound, but the ribs have been previously frozen, not appealing to me.  Both stores have chicken sausage (pork, too) at $2.99 a pound for all types, 26/30 count peeled and deveined raw shrimp for $6.99 a pound, fresh wild sockeye fillets $9.99 a pound, and ground chicken, pork or chicken breast $2.99 a pound, among other deals.  Both stores are also offering one pound containers of organic strawberries for an impressive $2.99 each.

At Sprouts through the 11th, I'm also liking these organic produce deals:  one pound packages of baby carrots for $1.25 each, acorn or butternut squash 79 cents a pound (99 cents at Sunflower). five pound bags of red potatoes $3.99 each, cherries $3.99 a pound ($4.99 at Whole Foods), and cantaloupe 79 cents a pound (99 cents at Sunflower).  Conventional avocados are three for $1, same at Sunflower (the ones at Sprouts used to run larger than the ones at Sunflower, and I imagine the merger will affect that, but in which direction?).  Chobani Greek yogurts are good at $1 each, and Rondele cheese spreads are $3.99 each.

At Sunflower through the 11th, these organic produce deals are calling me:  hothouse tomatoes at $1.50 a pound, cauliflower also $1.50 a pound, chard $1.50 a bunch, yams, russets or large red potatoes all 99 cents a pound, yellow onions 77 cents a pound, green onions 77 cents a bunch, leaf lettuce $1.50 a bunch, and yellow peaches or nectarines $1.99 a pound (same for the peaches at Whole Foods).  Half pound balls of Mozzarella Fresca fresh mozz also look very good at $2.99 each.

Have a safe and happy 4th!

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