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Old Feb 12th 2017, 2:21 am
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Dollarama store near me sell "Ambrosia Devon Rice Pudding" $1:25 a can
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Old Feb 12th 2017, 4:23 pm
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Dollarama store near me sell "Ambrosia Devon Rice Pudding" $1:25 a can

I shall have to check that next time I'm passing (not Ajax, obviously ) . Ordinarily it's $4, maybe more, and Kozy Shack's much less.

Ever tried making your own with leftover cooked rice? It works pretty good.
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Old Feb 12th 2017, 4:46 pm
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This is quite funny and informative

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Today at the local ethnic store we purchased ('fresh not frozen) Pork Shoulder Roast $0.88/Ib ($3.26), 6 x chickens legs with backs at $0.88Ib ($3.85) the cost for both items $7.11

That's enough meat to last a week

Then from the fruit cart, 6x apples on special $1.99 total cost (two apples made into home made apple sauce for the pork)

Fresh made today Sushi tray 8 x pieces $2.99

2 x huge Danish jam filled turnovers for $1.00 total (will go four ways when each one cut in half)

2 x long 8" sausage rolls (baked today) on special $0.69 each = $1.38

Total spend (incl Hst) $15.80 (rounded)


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One of the biggest things I miss from living in Vancouver is the ethnic food stores and their low prices. Won't see these kind of prices at the traditional grocery stores.

Chicken legs without backs (haven't seen any with backs in a long time) on flyer special here 3.49/lb at Safeway, 3.39/lb at Save On if you buy the family size pack.

Pork shoulder roast at Save on on flyer special is 4.99/lb. Can get a pork loin roast at Super Store for 2.98/lb on flyer special.




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Today at the local ethnic store we purchased ('fresh not frozen) Pork Shoulder Roast $0.88/Ib ($3.26), 6 x chickens legs with backs at $0.88Ib ($3.85) the cost for both items $7.11

That's enough meat to last a week

Then from the fruit cart, 6x apples on special $1.99 (two apples made into home made apple sauce for the pork)

Fresh made today Sushi tray 8 x pieces $2.99

2 x huge Danish jam filled turnovers for $1.00 total (will go four ways when each one cut in half)

2 x long 8" sausage rolls (baked today) on special $0.69 each = $1.38

Total spend (incl Hst) $15.80 (rounded)


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Old Feb 12th 2017, 7:12 pm
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I shall have to check that next time I'm passing (not Ajax, obviously ) . Ordinarily it's $4, maybe more, and Kozy Shack's much less.

Ever tried making your own with leftover cooked rice? It works pretty good.
I've done that & crunched the numbers, and cannot make home made rice pudding (weight for weight) as good as Ambrosia for $1.25, especially when it has to be 'arborio rice' (which we have in the pantry), include the cream or condensed milk cost, cinnamon +labour + $0.50 of electricity cost

Dollarama brand name rice pudding is also made in the UK, just a relabelled can
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I used to make cookies at home, then did the math, cheaper to buy the pre-made dough or a 12 pack of made in store.

Without the cost of electricity factored in, basic chocolate chip cookies run about 45 cents each to make at home for 2 dozen.

2 dozen pre-made dough runs 17 cents per cookie without electricity costs factored in.

Store made cookies run about 41 cents each if bought in a 12 pack.


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I've done that & crunched the numbers, and cannot make home made rice pudding (weight for weight) as good as Ambrosia for $1.25, especially when it has to be 'arborio rice' (which we have in the pantry), include the cream or condensed milk cost, cinnamon +labour + $0.50 of electricity cost

Dollarama brand name rice pudding is also made in the UK, just a relabelled can
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I've done that & crunched the numbers, and cannot make home made rice pudding (weight for weight) as good as Ambrosia for $1.25
Probably not, but I've never seen it that low.
, especially when it has to be 'arborio rice' (which we have in the pantry), include the cream or condensed milk cost,
I've used ordinary long grain rice.

There are a few copycat Kozy Shack recipes on line and I followed those, but without the egg.

Just skimmed milk, flour from a ginormous bag - a few cents worth - and sugar, heated up and then the rice added. Left to cool.

I stopped doing it because the Canadians in the house are used to too sweet things (as well as too salty things) and if I made it sweet enough for them it was too sweet for me. The enthusiasm died out.
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Dollarama brand name rice pudding is also made in the UK, just a relabelled can
I'll check that out too.
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cinnamon on everything in our house, including on top of the rice pudding while its baking in the oven, the wife puts it in her cocoa drink, on her cream of wheat, in the pot of home made curry, I also put it on top of my corn flakes & porridge.

Wife will make the apple sauce for the pork roast, will add cinnamon & lemon juice.
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Dollarama brand name rice pudding is also made in the UK, just a relabelled can
I'll look for it. One of the Dollar stores has curry sauces now . The yellow Thai one I tried was ok but a bit thin; I'll try the other variety next time..
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cinnamon on everything in our house...rice pudding...cocoa drink...cream of wheat...curry...corn flakes & porridge...apple sauce...
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I'll look for it. One of the Dollar stores has curry sauces now . The yellow Thai one I tried was ok but a bit thin; I'll try the other variety next time..
I used to get a wonderful yellow Thai cook-in sauce in Superstore. It came in a tin. But with the VH ones - especially my fave red one - they don't have it anymore and the VH yellow is a tad bland.
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It isn't $1.25 either.
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It isn't $1.25 either.
Yeah. But the $1.99 or 2/$5 comes around often enough.

The yellow one in a tin was $4 or $5 several years ago.
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Yeah. But the $1.99 or 2/$5 comes around often enough.
The yellow one in a tin was $4 or $5 several years ago.
I used to like the Patak paste, a spoon of that would flavour a whole pan of food so even though it wasn't cheap it was good value. I only bought the sauces a few times and usually make my own but when I saw the dollar store one, I thought I'd try it. It's thinner and more bland than VH so imo I'd say VH for $2 is a better value. I haven't tried the red one yet.
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