Wednesday, December 23, 2015

This Week's Hot Grocery Deals (IMHO)

Happy first full day of winter, with a trace of fresh snow to celebrate it. Heading into the holiday home stretch, we have new sales starting today at our Boulder Sprouts and Whole Foods stores. Something is surely also happening at Vitamin Cottage, but when I stopped by there yesterday to pick up a sales flyer, there wasn't a parking spot to be had all the way up to Mapleton. So here's what's looking good to me now.

With everybody pretty much done with their shopping frenzy, Sprouts is taking an abbreviated approach this week, doing just a two page ad instead of their usual four (and I'm glad to see they'll be closed for Christmas Day, also closing at 7 p.m. for Christmas Eve). So in this short list of sales lasting through January 1 (!), I'm liking value packs of boneless skinless chicken breasts at $1.69 a pound, baby back pork ribs $2.79 a pound, their Presidential Cut standing rib roast $7.99 a pound, chicken Italian sausage (pork also) $3.99 a pound, and their own stuffed chicken breasts or ground chicken $2.99 a pound. In fish, previously frozen wild Alaskan sockeye salmon fillets are $6.99 a pound, previously frozen wild king crab legs are $12.99 a pound, and previously frozen wild caught five ounce lobster tails are $6.99 each, although you could have done better than that putting still frozen ones in the freezer in the past couple of weeks.

With this abbreviated ad, there's not much to report for organic produce, just broccoli at $1.48 a pound. In conventional produce, Hass avocados are 48 cents each, and two pound bags of Cuties Mandarins are $1.98 each. Elsewhere in the store, I'm thrilled to see my new favorite, Home Run Inn frozen pizzas, at $5.99 each (for a frozen pizza, they are surprisingly good, and everybody deserves a break from real cooking every once and a while). Muir Glen organic pasta sauces are $2.79 a jar, a whole bunch of snacks are 25% off (like you need to eat more stuff right now), and they have ten fresh catering trays at 25% off.

Whole Foods is also doing a quickie, with a sale only lasting through December 29th, instead of their usual two or three weeks. I'm liking satsumas at $1.68 a pound, and their availability is very brief, pineapples $2.50 each (Sprouts has them for the same price, but these come with the Whole Trade pedigree), eight ounces of Belgioioso burrata $4.99 each, king salmon (not specified in the ad but has to be previously frozen)$19.99 a pound for fillets, four-packs of Izze's sparkling drinks $3.99 each, and 365 brand organic canned chili three for $5, for when you are feeling overwhelmed. Plus you can treat yourself with four-packs of Rubicon chocolate peppermint cream cupcakes for $3.49 each, less than $1 per cupcake.

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