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Old Jul 29th 2017, 8:53 am
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If you really want to save money. Freegan route! Not to everyone's taste but certainly growing in popularity.

https://www.google.ca/search?q=scava...from+bins+food
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That's coz the lentil monster takes them out and hides them when nobody is looking.
I never knew that. I bet he lives under the bed.
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Old Aug 1st 2017, 8:33 pm
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No Frills is the store of choice today.

$50.11 total including 0.51 GST and 0.01 PST.

Pretzels 0.88
6 pack coke 0 3.97
Water flavoring 2.97
Swiss cheese slices 3.47
greek yogurt 4 pack 3.79
Cheese sticks 3.00
1lb baby carrots 1.79
2 oranges 1.26
Bananas 4 in total 1.26
Plums 2.83
Peaches 1.69
Tomato, grape size 4.97
Black berries 2 pints 3.00
Cibatta bread 2.49
Roasted turkey breast meat (for sandwiches) 9.97*
Potato salad 2.00
Plastic bags 0.20

The above is just to make food for my shifts at work Wed/Thurs. I eat breakfast/lunch/snacks all at work.
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Old Aug 2nd 2017, 6:29 pm
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Had an appointment today and took the opportunity to walk the 10 minutes on to Sobeys.

Last day of their flyer week but they still had cherries @ $2.88 and best priced shrimps in a couple of years @ $8.99 for 340g but still ouch. To think I used to get them for $8 for 907g.

They had loads of meat half price, with dates still 2 or 3 days away, including some lamb chops and best of all some unexpected chickens @ 99c lb. Unheard of round these parts.

My mother in law told me a woman drew them to her attention saying they must have the price wrong. I looked and I saw the biggest chickens I've seen here that were actually chickens and not mature hens/boiling fowl or whatever. I thought there was nothing special about the $14 price.

The I looked again and saw they were all about $4.50 and nearly 5lbs.

I usually stock up when they're $1.99 lb and typically they cost around $6.50/just over 3lb each. But around $4.50 for 5lbs

I bought two. We'll have one for dinner and one cold for another day. I wish I had more freezer space.

Easily the best chicken deal here in my 12 years.

There was no price sign, no notice or anything. A last flyer day bonus? A mistake? Someone having a laff?
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No Frills has pork side ribs for $2/lb, my course is clear.
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Old Aug 18th 2017, 7:02 pm
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Not really groceries but I bought two bottles of wine yesterday.
$21 and $13.50 in NB.

They're $16 and $11 in Ontario.

Those are good reasons to move there as well as reduced snow.
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Was not sure to start a new thread or just ask in this one, since it is around the same topic.

I have been trying to find a few food items, some that I commonly had in Australia or the UK.

1. Fresh herring - since being on the Northern Equator now.
2. Ham of the bone (the looks I get at Deli counters asking for this)
3. Back bacon or even British style bacon(the latter was kinda hard to find in Oz) Not overly keen on the Canadian style bacon.
4. Butter beans - but have since found them in No Frills and also Nations(Again some blank looks from supermarket staff)
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Was not sure to start a new thread or just ask in this one, since it is around the same topic.

I have been trying to find a few food items, some that I commonly had in Australia or the UK.

1. Fresh herring - since being on the Northern Equator now.
2. Ham of the bone (the looks I get at Deli counters asking for this)
3. Back bacon or even British style bacon(the latter was kinda hard to find in Oz) Not overly keen on the Canadian style bacon.
4. Butter beans - but have since found them in No Frills and also Nations(Again some blank looks from supermarket staff)
I can't help you with the first 2, but for the bacon the nearest I have found (other than going to a British shop) is Lou's double smoked back bacon - you will find it with the pre-cooked chicken, ham steaks etc., not with the bacon.

https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/lous-bb.../6000195368385

I usually wait until it's on sale and then buy a load and freeze them!

Edited to add, apparently Metro Fish Dept will order fresh herring if you request it, it's only available by special order (it may be worth asking in other stores too) https://www.metro.ca/en/products-to-...eafood/herring


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3. Back bacon or even British style bacon(the latter was kinda hard to find in Oz) Not overly keen on the Canadian style bacon...
There's a brand called Lou's which is still just the 'oval' meat part but does actually taste like Brit back bacon with the fat cut off. You can always stick a bit of streaky on so it looks like the real thing.

But occasionally you may see British Style back bacon packs and that is like we're used to. There's even a Wiltshire back bacon, but I think the Wiltshire is in the USA. But it also seems what we're used to.

It depends where you live.
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....Lou's double smoked back bacon...
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When they had Lou's pea-meal bacon at Giant Tiger it was super cheap and I bought a lot... thought it must have been a pricing mistake, and it hasn't been there since.
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Originally Posted by evets
Was not sure to start a new thread or just ask in this one, since it is around the same topic.

I have been trying to find a few food items, some that I commonly had in Australia or the UK.

1. Fresh herring - since being on the Northern Equator now.
2. Ham of the bone (the looks I get at Deli counters asking for this)
3. Back bacon or even British style bacon(the latter was kinda hard to find in Oz) Not overly keen on the Canadian style bacon.
4. Butter beans - but have since found them in No Frills and also Nations(Again some blank looks from supermarket staff)
Have you been to the St. Lawrence market? I don't think so.

If you don't want to go that way and fancy a ride into the country, J-Mar Custom Meats just north of Mount Forest is a Mennonite butcher's where they keep good bacon in several formats including back and streaky (though not all formats every day) and will configure pigs and cows to order. If they don't know what "Ham of the Bone" is, because it has another name here, they'll work it out. They're untraditional to the extent of having, and answering, a telephone. (519) 323-JMAR(5627).
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Thin and watery, in my estimation.
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Awesome guys, thank you so much for the replies. Truly appreciated. I will check out Walmart next week as have to go there anyway.

@Siouxie, thank you for the edit. I have a metro in my local plaza. I will ask them, I did find surprisingly they had frozen kippers and frozen smoked haddock, and even black pudding.
And also today in WholeFoods, I noted they sold smoked herring. First time actually spent browsing the meat and seafood selection as usually just on lunch break and no point buying this stuff.

@BristolUK, haha funny guy

@caretaker, cheers not heard of that place and after searching google never heard of that shopping plaza. So worth a trip as not too far from me.

@dbd33, correct I came close but it was shut buy the time I got into Toronto. Guess I need to become a morning person. Searched for the place you mention and wow it is country, worth probably a day trip, cool box and clear my freezer out prior then. Shame they do not have a website, but the 7 google reviews are great.
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@caretaker, cheers not heard of that place and after searching google never heard of that shopping plaza. So worth a trip as not too far from me.
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