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Old May 15th 2015, 11:43 am
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When I lived in the US Trader Joe's used to do a wine weekly special for $1.99 a bottle. They were a bit hit and miss but still, for $1.99 and no sales tax as it was in Oregon.
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We definitely have a different definition for our daily plonk.

I dallied with a hand on the Sawmill Chardonnay- and picked up a JT Vidal. Insipid doesn't begin to describe it, very disappointing.
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Old May 18th 2015, 7:53 am
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My definition of plonk is not too expensive not too cheap. House grade wine and above. In UK prices £5-10 bottle.
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Originally Posted by Pizzawheel
We definitely have a different definition for our daily plonk.

I dallied with a hand on the Sawmill Chardonnay- and picked up a JT Vidal. Insipid doesn't begin to describe it, very disappointing.
Got a glass of JT rose' and looked in the fridge door; my chardonnay is Peller Estates.
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Old May 20th 2015, 4:13 am
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We eat a lot of chicken, but the price can vary wildly. One store may have 3-4,breasts for 8$ and another store may have it on at 15$ for the same. We have almost every name supermarket in Ajax so it's easy enough to nip round the stores and get the best price then buy a few trays full to freeze.
Our local Metro was just a shade over $20 per kilo for chicken breasts when I was in last week. Arkansas' most famous company was $12 per kilo.
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When I lived in the US Trader Joe's used to do a wine weekly special for $1.99 a bottle. They were a bit hit and miss but still, for $1.99 and no sales tax as it was in Oregon.
"Two Buck Chuck" I'd imagine.
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Our local Metro was just a shade over $20 per kilo for chicken breasts when I was in last week. Arkansas' most famous company was $12 per kilo.
chicken for some reason is less costly stateside, yet ground beef, pork, ribs & bacon is way more expensive stateside than in Ontario.

When we do the cross border we load up with close to 10kg/22 Ibs worth with fresh skinless, boneless chicken breasts, priced at around $1.99/Ib ($4.44/kg) from either Aldi or Walmart in Niagara Falls NY. For the two of us it last us up to 6 months, divided, seal bagged & frozen.
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My Superstore flyer starting Thursday (I see Loblaws starts on Fridays) has Boneless Lamb Leg for $6.99 lb.

I had one of these a couple of weeks ago and it was lovely. About $12 and was more than enough for three.
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Old May 20th 2015, 6:21 am
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Oooo, that's a bit tempting as we otherwise don't really make lamb anymore! I may look into that, thanks for the heads up!
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We always pick up lamb (then put it back down) - just so we can be horrified at the price.

But we did manage to get some shanks a few weeks ago. Then a few days later she picked up a piece expecting to read $30 odd and it said $18. There was one smaller piece for $12-$13 and as she's not keen we thought it enough for three and it was.

It didn't shrink or anything. I was convinced they'd priced it wrong as I remember the best price I ever noticed for lamb before was $6.99 lb and that was on the bone.

It wasn't frozen either so easy enough to cut up and freeze if the piece is too big.

Lamb may be back on the menu
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I love lamb, one of the stores does sell it, always frozen though, and never on sale for a good price.

They have started to just sell chicken by a flat price for whatever reason, so hard to know the true price per pound when they are all marked 12 dollars, I don't feel like doing the math to figure it all out.

That is for 4 chicken breasts, sometimes 3 if they are large.

Ground chicken is $7 and priced flat as well, all the weight are basically the same, they seem to have perfected packaging ground meat.

Not sure why they have decided to price chicken this way.

Chicken is a tad cheaper then beef, pork is becoming pricey so chicken is becoming the better value meat wise if you don't want fish.

Fish for the non-fancy stuff like trout and salmon is pretty cheap for what you get and the amount of meals you can get from them.

This weeks flyer meat options:

4 pack of beef patties $8

Pork side ribs 4.99/lb

Outside round roast 4.99/lb

Marinated pork sirloin chops 5.49/lb

Sirloin Grilling steak 9.99/lb

Chicken breast kabobs 6.99/lb

Sole, wild caught 1.49 per 100grams

Pork chops boneless, 5.99/lb

Whole frying chicken 2.49/lb

Above is Save On Foods.

Nesters

Buy one get one free chicken thighs, no price or weight listed.

Prime Rib steak 9.99/lb

Pork Loin Roast 3.48/lb

Ahi Tuna 4.48 per 100 grams

Spring Lamb, New Zealand shoulder chops 5.48/lb

Lamb Legs 7.98 pound

Twin pack frying chicken 2.48/lb

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The best deal was when I'd help my friend slaughter and process 5 - 7 lambs in 5 hours or so and get half a lamb as pay. Those were real spring lambs weighing 33 - 35 lb cut and wrapped and it cost $3.50 lb or sometimes he'd offer carcasses @ $100 and that was easy to sell too. Customers would arrive @ half hour intervals and get their lamb.

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The best deal was when I'd help my friend slaughter and process 5 - 7 lambs in 5 hours or so and get half a lamb as pay. Those were real spring lambs weighing 33 - 35 lb cut and wrapped and it cost $3.50 lb or sometimes he'd offer carcasses @ $100 and that was easy to sell too. Customers would arrive @ half hour intervals and get their lamb.
Maybe best deal, but worst job. Don't know how people do that.
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Maybe best deal, but worst job. Don't know how people do that.
I interviewed once at a chicken processing plant once, didn't make it past the interview, got sick to the stomach standing in the kill room.

I guess I am too far removed from where meat comes from to handle it.
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Old May 22nd 2015, 4:53 pm
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Living in Little Persia on the North Shore we're spoilt choice for cheap veg, fruit and their own butchers in most of the shops. Just discovered I'm about 1 minutes walk from where they make the huge Naans and flat/pita breads on W17th. Gawd bless em.

Mind you this time next week I'll be in a Fullers pub in Clapham Junction with a Dhansak on the horizon. Ah back home.
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