Wednesday, May 25, 2016

This Week's Hot Grocery Deals (IMHO)

We have new sales today at our Boulder Sprouts and Whole Foods stores, while the current one continues at Vitamin Cottage through June 4th (look several posts below for that one). Here's what's looking good to me now, and these are sales that take us across a big grilling holiday weekend.

At Sprouts through June 1st, I'm impressed with bone-in country style pork ribs at $1.49 a pound, very good either simply grilled or even better smoked, and value packs of boneless skinless chicken breasts are just $1.77 a pound. Pork spare ribs are $2.99 a pound, while bone-in beef short ribs are $3.99 a pound. Whole or split chickens are $1.49 a pound, several types of fresh sausage are $2.99 a pound, bone-in ribeyes are $10.99 a pound, and 93% lean ground sirloin is $4.99 a pound. So many choices for what to put on the grill. In fish, fresh farmed salmon is $6.99 a pound (also good on the grill), previously frozen jumbo wild sea scallops are $9.99 a pound, and previously frozen 31/40 count wild Gulf shrimp are $5.99 a pound.

In organic produce at Sprouts, on-the-vine cluster tomatoes are $1.98 a pound (a good price, but don't forget the spectacular 98 cents a pound on organic romas that ends today), one pound packages of strawberries are great at just $1.98 each, and six-ish ounce containers of blackberries or blueberries are $2.50 each. Elsewhere in the store, I'm liking bulk coffee at just $6.99 a pound, Crunchmaster's fave crackers $2 a bag, Clif bars $1 each, Food Should Taste Good tortilla chips $2 for a 5.5 ounce bag, and some Boulder Canyon potato chips or popcorn BOGO. Oh, and for total laziness (or maybe a great choice if the predicted thunderstorms materialize on Monday afternoon), the deli has full 22 ounce racks of cooked baby back ribs for $11.99 each.

At Whole Foods through May 31st, I'm liking brined St. Louis style pork ribs with a fine pedigree for $4.99 a pound, in-house brined chicken breasts $6.99 a pound, ditto that pedigree, and beef kabobs $7.99 a pound, again all with a fine pedigree. Organic red or green seedless grapes are $2.99 a pound, pints of organic blueberries are $3.99 each (wonder how a pint compares to the ounces in Sprouts' sale), and conventional sweet corn is four for $1, not bad at all as we patiently wait for our local Munson's corn. I'm also liking Belgioioso Auricchio burrata at $3.99 for eight ounces, Honest Tea organic lemonades just $1.50 for a 32 ounce bottle, and nine-ish ounce bags of Bearitos corn chips at $3 a bag. I'm also quite curious about 365 brand organic 10-minute whole grains. I've never noticed them before, and a sale price of $2.50 for 8.8 ounces might tempt me to see what I could do with an organic whole grain in just 10 minutes instead of planning much longer time.

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