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JonVince vs Bulk Barn

polishjeweatswonderbread | Jun 18, 201609:57 AM

I was in both JonVince (Steeprock, head office) and Bulk Barn (Brimley Rd, shopping centre on Progress) recently. Freshness of the items varies widely at JV both between trips and during any one trip. Even peanuts, and JV owns Planter's. Freshness overall wasn't too bad last trip but it was nothing to get excited about- I didn't spit out anything. The selection of ingredients has been greatly reduced, particularly pasta, spices and flours.
BB's selection was excellent, particularly spices and non- wheat pastas and flours. Freshness was a step up from JV. I wanted to try a lot of stuff and have the Ms. cook it.
BB is probably a bit more expensive, but freshness is very important and the extra cost is worth it. Besides, a huge shop at Bulk Barn will cost a lot less than a tasting menu with flights of wine.

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