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McEwan's - ripped off!

millygirl | Jul 25, 2009 01:01 PM

Okay so here's the thing. When it comes to food, both my husband and I enjoy good stuff and we don't mind paying for it. In fact, we'll go out of our way to source new and interesting items. We love shopping at Pusateri's, Summerhill Market, the 5 thieves and of late, McEwans. Yes the prices are high, but I've always felt the produce is of a higher quality, the meats a better cut, and so forth. Until today, that is. I'm not one to routinely price check, but boy did I get a surprise.

We've been buying Mozzerella de Bufolo from McEwan's the last couple of weeks. It really is wonderful stuff but not cheap. It's by Cilento, and they charge $19.99 for a 200g size ball. It's imported from Italy and since I've not seen it widely available we figured the price is fair. But I just came back from an emergency run to Sun Valley and lo and behold, I see the same tub in their fridge. At first I didn't even look at the price, I was just happy to know that it is available so close to home. AND THEN I SAW THE PRICE - $9.99!!

Hey if Mark wants to make his hummos, sandwiches, salads, or whatever else it be, and charge an arm and a leg for it, so be it. It's his stuff, and the only place you can get it is at McEwans, I can live with that. But when he takes products and charges DOUBLE, then what they charge elsewhere, well to me, that is just piggish and a total rip off.

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