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Problems with Kroger meat department? Anyone else?

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Problems with Kroger meat department? Anyone else?

NonnieMuss | Jan 21, 2013 07:43 AM

Has anyone else noticed a rapid decrease in the quality of meat you get at Krogers? Over the last 5 years or so the items I usually buy have gone from pretty average to almost inedible.

I regularly buy the bone-in chicken breasts whenever they're on sale, and I'm now only getting about 4 edible breasts for every six or seven I buy - the rest are too tough and stringly to shred for chicken salad. And don't get me started on the pork - they've made the switch to using only "enhanced" pork, which is injected with water and sodium - I have no argument with paying a little more for the water weight, but this completely messes up the texture and doesn't taste quite right.

I'm getting to where I only buy meat at our local butcher ($$$) or Sam's Club (excellent meats, but there's only two at our house - I don't often need a dozen steaks, and freezer space is at a premium). There are probably six or seven Krogers in my city and I shop at 3 usually. Is this a widespread issue? Has anyone else noticed the same thing?

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