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Ikea salmon scare

Vinnie Vidimangi | May 12, 2004 03:55 PM

Ikea sells quite good smoked salmon for $11.99 for 250
grams. The last I looked, the supermarket sells the same brand at $14.99 for 500 grams. I pay $10.50 wholesale as a small purchaser for 500 grams.

The buyer at Ikea confirmed that the price in the store was no error; I had told her the various prices. A promised follow up call from the manager is long overdue.

I had an Entertainment book coupon for the Ikea cafeteria and was determined to try something new at a bargain. I should have resisted.

The food seems to follow the plan of the furniture but with far lesser results. I guess food is different from furniture.

The food tastes as if the parts were separately produced in different places and then assembled at the point of use. The food follows the furniture aesthetic of minimalism: the portions are small. In defense, the prices are modest. But not modest enough: with the coupon it was sort of worth it, insofar as crummy food as any worth.

Anybody know a better shopping food deal than the $2.13 (tax in) hot dog and limitless soft drink at Costco? The sauerkraut garnish is not bad and adds to the value.

I do highly recommend Ikea's butcher block (beech or oak ) kitchen counter tops and their cupboard door pulls.


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