I shop at the outlet all the time, but often forget to post anything to chowhound because I want to try stuff first, but that's not very useful to anyone who actually wants to buy anything as it is usually sold out by then. So here goes:
At the Berkeley store:
Aidell's chicken apple sausages for 2.99 (For everyday cooking these aren't really my style, but they are a favorite camping food since the sausages are precooked, and I like to stock up to avoid buying the same thing at a Safeway near the campsite for twice as much.)
A similar stock-up item--many varieties of Imagine Organic chicken and beef broths, stocks, and soups for 99 cents. In the past, I pass these up, telling myself I always make my own stock, but invariably find myself annoyed at the prospect of paying $3+ for the same product during a stock emergency.
The Oikos organic, plain 4 4-oz tubs of Greek style yogurt were still there, for 1.49. I make my own yogurt, but Oikos is my favorite starter these days, so I froze it for future batches. Impossible to pass up at that price. I also got frozen organic strawberries and raspberries for $1.79.
I hit the Oakland store during the produce sale this weekend and got bagged white onions for 99 c, a giant cauliflower for $1.50 and pineapple for $1.99 (I'm more interested in planting than eating the pineapple). I also got lemon Liberte yogurt at 3/1.00 which was much better than the peach "with 6 grains" Liberte I got last week. And Rummo mezzi rigatoni (one of my favorite shapes, for convenience of eating) for .79. And 2.99 Sabra hummus.
And these have been at the Berkeley store for quite some time--I've ignored them because I've never met any sweet wines I have loved, but they seems like good values and I'm surprised another hound hasn't mentioned them--all are 375 mL for $9.99. Renwood orange muscat amador, Renwood port Sierra foothills for $9.99, and Carinya Ridge botyris Semillion (this one gets a Robaire Recommendds This sticker, which I think is new. This sticker inspired me to buy a 2009 Hacienda Merlot for 4.99 and a 2007 Cocetti Chardonnay for 5.99.
Oh, and they're both heavily stocked on my weakness, namely chips. They have 2-3 flavors of 5 oz Kettle Chips, including the make it yourself contest winner fully loaded baked potato for 99 cents. And Terra 'Exotic Sweet Onion' chips which are vegetable chips including kabocha, sweet potato, zucchini, and blue potato. I have already eaten this one. I love vegetable chips, but Terra's prices are usually enough to keep me from buying--GO's price of 1.99 for 6 oz isn't cheap food, but it is a substantial discount. Other shameful purchases included Ritz pretzel crackers in some sort of sour cream onion flavor, which were slightly addictive, and 1.99. And Cambazola has taken cheese to a new level of pandering--I bought the 1.34 Cambazola 'cream cheese' which was delicious with the aforementioned Ritz 'food' product. I swear--I don't usually buy so much junk food, it's the prices that make it irresistible.
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