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The new Wal-Mart in Richmond at Hilltop Mall ... so spit on me

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The new Wal-Mart in Richmond at Hilltop Mall ... so spit on me

rworange | | Apr 16, 2007 11:39 AM

The reason this is here is because they carry some food items I haven't seen at other Wal-Marts ... or other markets.

They have a nice selection of Mexican sodas, some of which are not too common ... didn't copy all the names down. However, I fell in love wih Topo-Chico mineral water which is 50 cents a bottle.
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One of the things to note on the Mexican sodas is that most use cane sugar. There's one brand that starts with a 'C' ... non carbonated ... which is hard to find in Mexico City. One co-worker used to swoon everytime he found it. I think it is an aquaired taste.

They have a good selection of the new upscaled Hershey chocolate at 1/2 the price I've seen elsewhere. They don't have the single source chocolates yet, but they have the others and the truffles.

Be careful. They also carry some Hershey's I've never seen before. It seems that for some varieties, Hershey is using vanillan. I bought some squares of mixed dark chocolate and cranberries, blueberries and almonds ... Hershey's seems determined to go after the health aspects of of chocolate.

The squares with the dried fruits/nuts were only ok and didn't taste as good as raisonettes. The fruit was too finely ground and didn't add much in flavor. The plain squares of 60% cocoa were fine.

They had organic Smuckers strawberry jam and organic Adams peanut butter. However, the food selection is mainly standard brands. They do carry Breyers ice cream for $3 a half gallon (not on sale).

The store is really exhausting it is so big (three stories). I didn't wander into the mall because that door was closed. Any good food there?

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