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Old Apr 3rd 2024, 9:32 pm
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Originally Posted by BristolUK
I didn't know you had Atlantic Superstore out your way
Superstore is Superstore isn't it? Real Canadian, Atlantic, Dominion?
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Originally Posted by withabix
Superstore is Superstore isn't it? Real Canadian, Atlantic, Dominion?
Yes, but there are some differences especially with baked on site stuff.
(although my "Atlantic" comment was more of a joke given your coast )
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Originally Posted by MegSnow
Cheese is horrendously expensive ....
Be thankful you are not in Quebec where all dairy is more expensive again 'thanks' to QC protecting it's dairy industry. Last time I checked all the margerine in QC was not allowed to be yellow as people might mistake it for butter! Cannot buy 'Can't believe it's not butter' there.
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NZ leg of lamb at Superstore for two weeks - $4.99/lb.

Yes, that's $4.99 a lb.



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Originally Posted by BristolUK
I don't think I ever bought a sausage roll in Greggs - the steak bake was more my 'go to' - but I reckon the ones from Atlantic Superstore (Loblaws too presumably) must be pretty damn close.



Packet of three, $7 from the prepared meals area
Are they pork? I can only ever find beef ones ready
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Are they pork? I can only ever find beef ones ready
Yep.
I think they do beef too in other stores.
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Originally Posted by Teaandtoday5
Are they pork? I can only ever find beef ones ready
our local Loblaw do Pork sausage rolls, just have to watch the freshness, some of the pastry have freezer burn, I give them 6/10.

if possible, fresh home baked is best, resort to having the wife do her large bake at Christmas of pork sausage rolls into two bite size pcs, she uses 3x 454gr tubes of Maple Leaf sausage meat, with puff pastry. After we've had 6 each, they are batched/frozen, now & then treat, lasts us a couple months.
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our local Loblaw do Pork sausage rolls, just have to watch the freshness, some of the pastry have freezer burn, I give them 6/10.

if possible, fresh home baked is best, resort to having the wife do her large bake at Christmas of pork sausage rolls into two bite size pcs, she uses 3x 454gr tubes of Maple Leaf sausage meat, with puff pastry. After we've had 6 each, they are batched/frozen, now & then treat, lasts us a couple months.
I have made my own, though not on that scale! So nice to hear from you - about time I made another batch of those meat and potato pies you gave the recipe for! Hope you’re well.
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For anyone craving the occasional Brit food - chip shop curry sauce mix, Fray Bentos tinned pies, different cup-a-soup options and so on that you might not get at your local stores, you might take a look at Britshop.

I sometimes look at sites like this, having used 2 or 3 over many years, just sticking some things in the cart, seeing what the postage charges are, playing around with it as sometimes taking one item out can make a big dent in the total cost etc and then just seeing if the overall cost is worth it.

I don't recall this one but they have a fixed rate for orders $25 and it's only $15. I only noticed it when my first total wasn't worth it and then when I added something the postage went down.

If you can order a fair bit it looks like a very good deal.
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Originally Posted by BristolUK
For anyone craving the occasional Brit food - chip shop curry sauce mix, Fray Bentos tinned pies, different cup-a-soup options and so on that you might not get at your local stores, you might take a look at Britshop.

I sometimes look at sites like this, having used 2 or 3 over many years, just sticking some things in the cart, seeing what the postage charges are, playing around with it as sometimes taking one item out can make a big dent in the total cost etc and then just seeing if the overall cost is worth it.

I don't recall this one but they have a fixed rate for orders $25 and it's only $15. I only noticed it when my first total wasn't worth it and then when I added something the postage went down.

If you can order a fair bit it looks like a very good deal.
Hmmm, Fray Bentos tinned pies - bought a few a couple of years ago - talk about shrinkflation - just a rip off now.
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Hmmm, Fray Bentos tinned pies - bought a few a couple of years ago - talk about shrinkflation - just a rip off now.
That made me look at Tesco. £3.25 for the flat ones and £2.50 for the pud ones.
On Amazon Canada they are $15 (£9) and up (plus delivery) but at least they are both about the same price. Last tine I bought from them the S&K pud ones were more than flat.
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I just signed up to Walmart Grocery Delivery Pass. Apparently it's been rolled out across Canada and now it's our turn.
Since they went super centre or whatever it is they call it, they are much better stores but I'm still not keen to be in them so delivery suits me.
Their next day delivery fees are $6 and mostly $7 depending on which time slot but Delivery Pass costs $9 monthly or pay annually @ $90 which equates to $7.50 a month. So one only needs to use it once a month to break even.
I make an order every week, often twice, so I have a potential saving of around $20 to $50 every month.

I know it doesn't suit everyone but my starting point is that it would cost me just over $20 to make the trip by taxi, so it's now even more of a bargain than it was and I can be even more generous on the tip for the poor bugger who has to deliver in all weathers, carrying my stuff up the steps.

I have to wonder, though, why they promote the idea of only paying $7 a month instead of $7 a week. Are they expecting to get people to pay and then not use the service?
Are they planning to do something similar to the banks in closing easily accessible facilities and just running it like a warehouse with no greeters, associates, checkout staff and so on?

Or maybe they expect additional spending, like if you just shopped three days ago but need something and ordinarily you think "it can wait" but if your delivery cost is already paid for you may as well order it now and then you add extra things to qualify for your minimum spend.

I mean, they must know what they are doing.
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I just signed up to Walmart Grocery Delivery Pass.

Their next day delivery fees are $6 and mostly $7 depending on which time slot but Delivery Pass costs $9 monthly or pay annually @ $90 which equates to $7.50 a month. One only needs to use it once a month to break even.

I make an order every week, often twice, so I have a potential saving of around $20 to $50 every month.

I know it doesn't suit everyone but my starting point is that it would cost me just over $20 to make the trip by taxi

I mean, they must know what they are doing.
congrats, well done, you are a smart shopper (minimum $20/mth grocery savings), add to that a time saver, less stress, also makes you a smarter shopper during the NB winters.


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