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#461 Mike K.

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 10:39 AM

I regularly see snacks sold after the best-by date at 7/11 of all places. You'd think they'd have higher turnover, or maybe they buy older stock from grocery stores to then sell them to unsuspecting drunk customers?


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#462 G-Man

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 07:05 PM

Best before dates are not in any way regulated. Buyer beware but also they really don't mean much.

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#463 UDeMan

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 10:10 PM

I would recommend Country Grocer, Esquimalt or Royal Oak locations.

 

They have very good midweek specials that come out every Wednesday.


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Posted 22 April 2018 - 03:47 PM

Not even going to mention Whole Foods or Planet Organic, eh? Those two climb to the top easily. How are QF's prices since they've been bought out by Pattison?

Short answer - "through the roof". If they're not the most expensive place in town then I sure don't want to patronize the joint that is....not sure how QF stacks up price-wise to Whole Foods now that Amazon is running the latter.

 

We dropped in to QF today since we hadn't been back since it opened and, prices aside, their deli area is excellent - which is what drew me in. Long story short we dropped $170 on a nowhere full grocery cart. Compared to Save On, which is our usual go-to grocery store, I'd guesstimate that same cart at SoF costs at least 25-30% less. Also given QF's higher prices and reputation for quality items I have to say i was underwhelmed with their meat department; Costco for one beats them hands down in terms of both quality and price. For that matter IMO so does SoF. But that deli.....mmmm.



#465 LJ

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Posted 22 April 2018 - 07:25 PM

Since Pattison owns both QF and SOF I would think the prices would be very similar.


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#466 Casual Kev

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 12:13 AM

Appreciate the input on the grocers. Now that I've gotten the chance to check out some of them out seems like weekly Walmart trips will be the way. I'll do some exploring in Chinatown next week. 

 

As an aside, I don't understand the grocers on Shelbourne/McKenzie. There's a Save-on, a Thrifty Food and a Fairway Market... and they're all equally expensive, with slight niche variations. They seem to compete on prices as much as Bell/Rogers/Telus do which is to say, they don't.



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Posted 28 May 2018 - 09:28 PM

Apparently this is a thing in the US?

 

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#468 North Shore

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Posted 29 May 2018 - 10:09 AM

Perhaps American fingers are getting so pudgy nowadays that they don't have the manual dexterity to actually cut and de-pit an avocado by themselves anymore?


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#469 Nparker

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Posted 29 May 2018 - 10:14 AM

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#470 Mike K.

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Posted 29 May 2018 - 10:17 AM

I think that's great.

 

You're guaranteed to have a fresh avocado half and you only need to expose one half to air, leaving the other half nicely sealed and fresh when you want it.


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Posted 03 June 2018 - 11:26 AM

I think that's great.

 

You're guaranteed to have a fresh avocado half and you only need to expose one half to air, leaving the other half nicely sealed and fresh when you want it.

 

Eat only half an avocado? What are you, a communist or something?


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#472 Mike K.

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 04:18 PM

Ok fine, three halves :)

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#473 RFS

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 04:56 PM

I think that's great.

You're guaranteed to have a fresh avocado half and you only need to expose one half to air, leaving the other half nicely sealed and fresh when you want it.


Thats a good point I bet it leads to LESS actual wasted avocados

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 06:41 PM

Apparently this is a thing in the US?

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The photo for this was taken in Canada, based on the product next to it (Sensations by Compliments - a Sobeys/Thrifty Foods label)
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Posted 04 June 2018 - 07:32 AM

^ Yes, Google says the image is from Toronto. That said, Sobeys isn't limited to Canada. I went to one in Panama!



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Posted 04 June 2018 - 02:42 PM

Apparently this is a thing in the US?
 
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Cutting an avocado in half and removing the pit is hard work for white people and yuppies.

#477 SimonH

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 03:15 PM

Cutting an avocado in half and removing the pit is hard work for white people and yuppies.

...and dangerous...

 

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#478 weirdie

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 09:06 PM

Cutting an avocado in half and removing the pit is hard work for white people and yuppies.


And the disabled, people with mobility or dexterity issues, arthritis, the elderly. But screw them, right?

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 09:19 PM

The packaging looks harder to deal with than just cutting a whole one in half and popping out the pit.


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Posted 04 June 2018 - 09:27 PM

A gluten free, all-natural avocado? Who would have thought?!


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