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Grocery Outlet, November 2011

rworange | Nov 5, 201101:48 PM

San Pablo


$2.99 - Gato Negro
$2.99 - Evil Pinot
$3.99 - Cordially Invited Spumante Brut
$3.99 - Cape Rock (South Africa)
$4.99 - Modavin Spumante
$4.99 - Cook's White Zinfandel
$19.99 - Grand Reserve Cuvee Chopin Brut Champagne (France)


50 cents - Breakstone fat free sour cream (what?) 16 oz
79 cents Pillsbury Simply buttermilk biscuits (other croissants and buns 79 - $1.29)
99 - Ritter sports bars
99 - Veetee pouches of Indian curries and dishes such as potatoes and peas in spicy masala
99 cents - Smuckers chocolate chip or cinnamon whole grain waffles.
$1.99 - Hood dairy beverage 1/2 gallon
$2.99 - Schwartz smoked bratwurst
$2.99 - Boner'ts pumpkin pie (Santa Ana) sugar ,,, 4 stars on yelp http://www.bonertspies.com/
$2.99 - Mrs. Smiths pumpkin, apple, cherry, sweet potato pies (HFCS)

The boxed wine of summer picnics is being replaced by the holidy sparkling wines, ports, etc.

Gato Negro turned out to be really good. I'd buy it again. The Evil sparkler was evil ... not much fizz ... skip. Cordially Invited is ok too. More a sparkling wine to me than a sweeter spumante. It is from Italy.

I love sparkling wine. However, it is the one thing that is usually a disappointment at GO. I'm a little reluctant to go for the pricy Chopin. If anyone tries it and it is any good, let me know. Yes, I know I can return it if it is flat, but I'm not so much into returning stuff.

I just put the Hood there because I saw it and thought "dairy beverage?" Water is the first ingredient. There are preservatives. Shame on you Hood.

Turns out the one American thing my family is crazy about is frozen waffles. I thought I'd give the Smuckers a try. They have a decent enough ingredient list, but the whole grain is front and center. They taste healthy. They are not crispy, almost donut-like. While I might not buy the chocolate chip again, I'm thinking this might really work well with the cinnamon.

Not on the list, but finally tried the organic cranberry maple syrup ($3.99). It was nicely tart. I microwaved some pears that were getting over ripe in it with some fresh cranberries. It was pretty good.

Also, not mentioned, but that Haagen Da Chai ice cream is really good ($1.99). Another poster last month said they didn't like chai, but liked this ice cream. I have to agree. It has a pleasant cardamom flavor with only a hint of green tea. So far I haven't met anyone who tried it and didn't like it.

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