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#141 Bingo

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 07:30 PM

 I was in the other day and bought a couple of bananas that were $.88  a pound and that seemed reasonable to me.

 

Not of the bananas are rock hard green, or brown and mushy with fruit flies buzzing around.


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#142 Mike K.

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 07:45 PM

Is everything WF sells food wise organic? I was in the other day and bought a couple of bananas that were $.88  a pound and that seemed reasonable to me.

 

No, not everything, but they tend to stock a far larger selection of organic fruits and vegetables and processed foods with organic ingredients.


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#143 lanforod

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 07:24 AM

I thought for all their processed/packaged foods, the ingredients must be 'natural'?


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#144 Mike K.

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 07:37 AM

Oh yeah, that could be it. Usually whatever they stock would be considered at least mid-shelf or top-shelf quality at a Thrifty's.


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Posted 29 August 2017 - 08:54 AM

Not of the bananas are rock hard green, or brown and mushy with fruit flies buzzing around.

 

The bananas I saw for $.88 were referred to as "yellow bananas" and they were very yellow! The organic bananas were more expensive.



#146 Jackerbie

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 08:55 AM

Are these "hard" markdowns in Canada, or for Prime members only? I saw conflicting reports in the States about whether the price drops were for regular Joes or just the Amazon Prime member.


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Posted 29 August 2017 - 09:05 AM

The bananas I saw for $.88 were referred to as "yellow bananas" and they were very yellow! The organic bananas were more expensive.


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#148 sebberry

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 11:18 AM

 

That's what you get for using "free" public WiFi.  It ain't free: Your (in-store, physical) browsing habits are being tracked and now they want to implement URL redirections.  

 

 

Not of the bananas are rock hard green, or brown and mushy with fruit flies buzzing around.

 

I like buying them green.  Yellow ones turn mushy brown and attract fruit flies too quickly in my place. 


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#149 Nparker

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 11:22 AM

...I like buying them green.  Yellow ones turn mushy brown and attract fruit flies too quickly in my place. 

This. I also store banana peels in a sealed bag in the freezer until I am ready to dispose of them; otherwise fruit flies are guaranteed.



#150 shoeflack

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 12:09 PM

This. I also store banana peels in a sealed bag in the freezer until I am ready to dispose of them; otherwise fruit flies are guaranteed.

 

Don't lie. We all know you're storing those for a hilarious day of cartoon-esque banana peel slip shenanigans!


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#151 Mike K.

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 12:27 PM

:banana:


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#152 Midnightly

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 06:15 PM

That's what you get for using "free" public WiFi.  It ain't free: Your (in-store, physical) browsing habits are being tracked and now they want to implement URL redirections.  

 

 

 

I like buying them green.  Yellow ones turn mushy brown and attract fruit flies too quickly in my place. 

 

 

and this is why i buy bananas only a few at a time.. and grab a couple every few days whenever i am out



#153 SimonH

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 09:14 AM

FWP:

 

When will supermarkets stop wrapping bananas in large bunches ? Takes me minutes to unwrap and separate the 3 I want !



#154 johnk

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 09:19 AM

Pro tip: separate the nanas from the bunch and they won't all ripen at the same time.
Bonus Pro Tip: peel upward from the bottom and avoid those messy stringy bits.

#155 Mike K.

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 09:34 AM

Placing bananas in a tightly sealed plastic bag (like a bread bag with the open end twisted shut) will slow down the ripening process.


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#156 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 09:52 AM

You guys must hate the planet if you buy bananas. All that shipping to get them here.
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#157 Nparker

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 09:54 AM

You guys must hate the planet if you buy bananas. All that shipping to get them here.

I only buy bananas that are carried north from warmer climates by willing migratory dolphins.


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