Wednesday, April 29, 2015

This Week's Hot Grocery Deals (IMHO)

We have new sales starting today at our Boulder Sprouts and Whole Foods stores, while the current one continues at Vitamin Cottage all the way through May 30th. Here's what's looking good to me now.

Sprouts will do another 72 hour sale this Friday through Sunday, when fans of Hass avocados (conventional but you peel them anyway) will be happy to see them at three for $1 (get that guacamole ready for Cinco de Mayo). Baby back pork ribs will be $2.99 a pound during the sale, but otherwise the items they're showing aren't on my usual list. In Sprouts' regular sale through May 6th, value packs of boneless skinless chicken breasts (thighs also) are $1.99 a pound, their very good stuffed chicken breasts remain exceptionally low at $2.99 a pound, chicken Italian, southwest or green chile sausage are $3.99 a pound (how might southwest and green chile differ?), fresh ground chicken (breast or thigh) and ground pork are all $2.99 a pound, and pork tenderloin is also $2.99 a pound. In fish, previously frozen wild Alaskan sockeye salmon fillets are $7.99 a pound, although we're getting close to the start of this year's fresh wild season.

In produce, I usually focus on just the organic, but as we have a long way to go until we have local corn, the corn-lover in me is happy to see conventional sweet corn just 25 cents an ear. Must do a corn chowder this weekend. In organic produce, heirloom tomatoes are great at $1.88 a pound, red delicious apples and Bartlett pears are both just 98 cents a pound, and cantaloupes or honeydew melons are 88 cents a pound. Elsewhere in the store, you'll find some "fiesta favorites" 25% off, Back to Nature crackers are $2.50 a box, and a big 13 ounce bag of Garden of Eatin' cantina style tortilla chips is $2.50.

Whole Foods' new sale runs through May 12th, but the web says "sales flyer pdfs are temporarily unavailable," so I'll have to work my way through the boxes of features instead. Lobster tails (past experience has been they are always domestic or Canadian) are $7.99 each, $4 off, and 26/30 count peeled and deveined raw shrimp are $12.99 a pound, $3 off. Sprouts has smaller 31/40 ones at $9.99 a pound, but Whole Foods provides a pedigree in addition to the larger size. Large Hass avocados are $1.25 each, and those are usually really large at Whole Foods, although the smaller size during Sprouts' 72 hour sale would be better at three for $1. I haven't tried them, but everything from Evol is good, so their frozen Asian bowls might be of interest at $3.99 each, $2 off. That's about it for me, at least until the full sale flyer pdf comes up.

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