Oakland Grocery Outlet on Wednesday afternoon, Sept 29
items with an “*” before the price are located on the shelves above the long freezer sections in the middle of the store.
* 69¢, Kombucha Wonder Drink, traditional flavor, 8.4 fl oz.can, from Kombucha Wonder Drink Co. of Portland, OR;
$4.99, Fife Vineyards 1997 Alluvial Petite Syrah, produced and bottled by Fife in Oakville. An 87/100 from Wine Spectator in 12/99. The cork is starting to crumble at the bottom. Deep aromas of plum and berry. I don't know much about wine but my novice palate appreciated this 13-year-old bottle.
$1.49, Viru pilsner from Estonia in 10 oz. bottle. Maltier than other pilsners. The malted barley is from Lithuania and the Saaz hops from the Czech Republic. Most notable is the bottle. According to Wikipedia, “Viru beer is sold in distinctive tall octahedral bottles. The design is a century old and originates from Imperial Russia; it is intended to resemble the mediæval-era turrets found in Estonia.” Link to image of bottle: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia...
$3.99, 6-pack Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer, 16 oz. cans;
* 99¢, Pacific Foods Organic Almond Beverage, original flavor, 32 oz. carton;
* $1.29, North Coast Organic Apple Sauce with Berries, 24 oz. Jar, Manzana Products of Sebastopol;
$1.99, Pasta D'Oro Gluten Free 100% Corn Fusili Pasta, 16 oz. bag, to be consumed before 11/24/10, from Sam Mills in Romania;
99¢, Roland Flat Fillets of Anchovies in olive oil, 2 oz. tin, from Peru, wild caught, a good-tasting firm anchovy;
* 99¢, Pacific Foods Spicy Black Bean Soup, gluten free, 32 oz. carton, best before 12/16/10;
$5.99, Summer Peak Blueberries, 3 lb. frozen bag, from Radar Farms in Lynden, WA;
*$2.49, Izzy's Organic Blue Agave Low Glycemic All Natural Sweetener, 11.5 oz. Plastic bottle, product of Mexico;
$1.99, Minis Mix of Snickers, Milky Way, Twix, etc, 10.50 oz. bag, and other goodies for Halloween;
other stuff: $1.29 for Paone Nested Fettuccine 500 gram carton from Italy, lots of decaf coffee, Häagen-Dazs Irish Bailey Cream ice cream for $1.49/14 oz. carton, Ben & Jerry's Mission to Marzipan w/almond cookies, $1.49/16 oz. carton