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Old Jun 25th 2021, 6:47 am
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When I lived in Ontario, I did almost all my shopping at Giant Tiger, I miss their prices.


Originally Posted by BristolUK
I love Giant Tiger.
Peaches, Plums, Nectarines (all beautiful and juicy) less than $2/lb. Bought 6 pounds.
3 lb Navels
Bavarian bread
Kozy shack Tapioca (yuk) $1
2 lb Lean ground beef
2 bags mixed frozen veg
2 salmon fillets
4 packs wieners
2 tins spag sauce (for stepson when he wants something quick and easy)
Big shepherd's pie (for when I'm feeling lazy)
and
A Queen comforter/quilt.

$63 total

That stone fruit and oranges alone in other stores here would be at least $25 instead of the <$12 in GT.
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Old Jun 25th 2021, 9:09 am
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Originally Posted by caretaker
It's a bit of an odd taste. I like the Italian ones, hot for some things, mild for others. I rarely buy the honey garlic ones.
I like the Italian ones too. Sobeys does some nice Spanish ones and IGA in Dieppe (which will no longer deliver to me as there aren't enough Moncton customers and isn't convenient for me to get to) does some very nice French ones.
My local meat store does Donair ones.

It's time my SD made me some more Cumberland sausages. I've hinted already


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My friend bought this box by accident so I traded him for it. Has guacamole written all over it but my cilantro's rotten. I only want to make a cup anyway so will find a way.

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Most grocery stores have rodents but seems this Wal-Mart may have had more than usual as Fraser Health shut down their grocery side at a store location.


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Originally Posted by Jsmth321
Most grocery stores have rodents but seems this Wal-Mart may have had more than usual
I've never tried them but always willing to try new things.
How much per lb?


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I've never tried them but always willing to try new things.
How much per lb?

Boom-tish.
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I bought the box on the strength of 4 cobs of peaches and cream visible, and there were 4 more under all those mandarins! I'll be eating corn on the cob every day into the weekend so it doesn't go bad. A friend told me this morning he saw .99 per ear of corn which seems awful high; I'd expect 3/$1 this time of year.

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I bought the box on the strength of 4 cobs of peaches and cream visible, and there were 4 more under all those mandarins! I'll be eating corn on the cob every day into the weekend so it doesn't go bad. A friend told me this morning he saw .99 per ear of corn which seems awful high; I'd expect 3/$1 this time of year.
When I lived in Connecticut the roadside farms were selling 12 for a dollar.
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I couldn't help buying a few things while doing routines at physio. Little bit smoked fish, little beef, some buns, and also got 650g of lean ground sirloin for $3.50. The app is addictive.


Then I thought, if I'm going to make finnan-haddie I'll use up my half & half so maybe go back for cream, and then thought, "Gee, I haven't had any pastry in awhile..."



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Originally Posted by caretaker
I couldn't help buying a few things while doing routines at physio. Little bit smoked fish, little beef, some buns, and also got 650g of lean ground sirloin for $3.50. The app is addictive.
Great shopping! I do love a bargain.
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Do any of you worry about the source of your food? Food miles? Animal welfare? Food quality, contamination?
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Do any of you worry about the source of your food? Food miles? Animal welfare? Food quality, contamination?
Steerpike and Bristol discuss plant-based meat substitutes in the Climate Change thread. I think everyone likes quality food (I know I do). As for food miles, I get some meat on the flashfood app that comes all the way from Australia, and if I or some other shopper doesn't buy it, it's going in the landfill. Ignoble end for such a traveller. I call buying it and using it a save. I buy chicken and pork and a little beef from the grocery store, just like most people, which means animal welfare isn't my prime consideration. I used to buy farmgate pork and I used to do a lot of hunting, but not for some time now.
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Aside from avoiding Shrimps from Thailand I think the only time the source of food has been a concern for me was decades ago, not buying South African stuff.
Organic produce isn't as 'much more' as it used to be so that features in my supplies more than before.
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Do any of you worry about the source of your food? Food miles? Animal welfare? Food quality, contamination?
I have concern about it, but I don't have the luxury to pick and choose much, have to buy whatever is most affordable.

Free range eggs $6.40 vs regular eggs $3.28, if I buy the free range, I can only buy a dozen which wont last 2 people very long, where I can buy 2 dozen of regular eggs.

Organic milk $8.74 vs $4.65

Would be nice if we could pick and choose, but usually the better alternative is simply too much $$.

We buy very little meat though, it's too expensive.

But we also only have 1 week of the month we can self shop and pick what we are getting, the other 3 weeks, we just get what the food bank provides.


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Originally Posted by caretaker
Steerpike and Bristol discuss plant-based meat substitutes in the Climate Change thread. I think everyone likes quality food (I know I do). As for food miles, I get some meat on the flashfood app that comes all the way from Australia, and if I or some other shopper doesn't buy it, it's going in the landfill. Ignoble end for such a traveller. I call buying it and using it a save. I buy chicken and pork and a little beef from the grocery store, just like most people, which means animal welfare isn't my prime consideration. I used to buy farmgate pork and I used to do a lot of hunting, but not for some time now.
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Aside from avoiding Shrimps from Thailand I think the only time the source of food has been a concern for me was decades ago, not buying South African stuff.
Organic produce isn't as 'much more' as it used to be so that features in my supplies more than before.
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I have concern about it, but I don't have the luxury to pick and choose much, have to buy whatever is most affordable.

Free range eggs $6.40 vs regular eggs $3.28, if I buy the free range, I can only buy a dozen which wont last 2 people very long, where I can buy 2 dozen of regular eggs.

Organic milk $8.74 vs $4.65

Would be nice if we could pick and choose, but usually the better alternative is simply too much $$.

We buy very little meat though, it's too expensive.

But we also only have 1 week of the month we can self shop and pick what we are getting, the other 3 weeks, we just get what the food bank provides.
It's difficult isn't it and a luxury.. I look to see where produce has come from and will buy Canadian for preference, indeed locally for preference. That's especially hard in the winter when it's mainly frozen food or root veggies that's available. The pre freezer winter diet of root veggies, pickle veggies, and whatever you can hunt doesn't appeal
We were in the pet store getting cat and dog food and it's easier to trace the origin of their food than it is ours.
I can get eggs at the farm and grass fed beef there but we don't eat much meat now and i am not keen on substitutes. Lentils and beans feature frequently but they aren't local.

is it worth making an effort or are we all doomed anyway?


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