Wednesday, March 9, 2016

This Week's Hot Grocery Deals (IMHO)

Back to usual after a busy day, here's what looking good to me in some new Boulder natural grocery sales.

Before getting to its new weekly sale, Sprouts will be doing another 72 hour sale this weekend, Friday through Sunday, during which organic blueberries will be beautiful at $1.25 for a six ounce carton, pork loin baby back ribs will be $2.79 a pound, and garlic & herb turkey breast will be $4.99 a pound, among other items.

In Sprouts' regular sale from today through March 16th, boneless pork loin chops (roast also) look great at $1.99 a pound, all chicken sausage (pork also) are $3.99 a pound, and a very lean 93% lean ground sirloin is $4.99 a pound. With St. Patrick's Day coming up, corned beef is of course also on sale, but that's something I always splurge on at Whole Foods for the house-corned beef with its remarkably simple ingredient list. In fish at Sprouts, previously frozen wild Alaskan cod fillets are $7.99 a pound, but this late since it has been frozen, I'm not sure about the idea of wild Alaskan sockeye salmon also $7.99 a pound.

In organic produce at Sprouts, I'm enthused about broccoli or cauliflower both 98 cents a pound (a particularly great deal for cauliflower, when a head can easily weigh a couple of pounds or more). Also, red or gold beets or celery are all just 98 cents a bunch, and jumbo pineapples are $3.98 each. Elsewhere in the store, I'm liking conventional asparagus at $1.98 a pound, some Rudi's gluten-free breads $3.99 a loaf for my gluten-free friends, some Near East rice or couscous boxes $1.50 each (such an easy cheat for a side or to mix with chicken or shrimp for a main), very big 16 ounce bags of Garden of Eatin' tortilla chips $2.99 each, bulk domestic Swiss cheese $3.99 a pound (for those leftover corned beef sandwiches), and some Celtic Gold Irish cheddar cheeses $3.99 each, although I'm not familiar with that brand and usually look for Kerrygold.

In what looks to be a new sale at Whole Foods, currently listed through March 15th (although they've taken to doing repeats for a week or so), I'm liking their fine American Homestead boneless pork loin chops at $5.99 a pound, but then there's the usual dilemma of pedigree vs. price when you consider the chops at Sprouts this week for $1.99 a pound. Conventional asparagus is $1.99 a pound, effectively a tie with Sprouts, and I generally like the asparagus at Whole Foods better. Uniekaas Parrano gouda is a steal at $9.99 a pound, $7 off, and it's also a great week for the Spanish version of the 365 Everyday Value brand of olive oil, $6.99 for a 33.8 ounce bottle, $3 off.

Something new also should be happening at Vitamin Cottage, as the long sale there concluded last Saturday. Will eventually check that out too.

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