Tuesday, August 11, 2009

My beefs with the grocery stores...

So the ads were supposed to come yesterday....I'm missing my Schnucks ad. *sigh* I'm also ticked that I had the pork steak yesterday. I got mine for $2.19/lb. at Schnucks yesterday and Dierbergs is advertising them for $1.59/lb. starting today. Time to stock up! However, Dierbergs is also advertising the end of "homegrown" season. What's that all about? Everybody knows we still have several weeks of delicious homegrown produce to look forward to.

Speaking of produce, I also noticed that Shop 'N Save is advertising peaches for $0.98/lb. I'd take a good look at them before you stock up. At that price, it really could go either way. They could be the best, freshest peaches you have ever had or they could be way over ripe and not that great. Haven't decided if I'm gonna risk it yet, though my friend Brit, StL baking examiner extraordinaire, posted a tempting new peach recipe yesterday that I'm dying to try.

Something else to note in the Shop 'N Save ad...they are having a "meat extravaganza" this week. I had to chuckle at this at first but then I noticed they have 3lb. bags of boneless skinless chicken breasts, huge packages of brats, and 2lb. packages of tilapia filets all advertised for $5. And that's just the beginning....I may be making a trip to Shop 'N Save afterall. AND if I brave the crowds on Thursday I can take advantage of their $10 off a $50 grocery purchase (check exclusions before you get too excited)....they call this "coupon Thursday" but then they say there is no coupon necessary. I'm confused. Maybe I'll bring the ad with me just in case.

One last grocery ad chuckle for the week: On the back of the Dierbergs ad I noticed this quote from Greg Dierberg, "Big, super juicy and super easy to peel...your kids are going to love these Minneolas. And the flavor-wow!-it's quite possibly one of the best oranges or tangerines I've ever tasted." Why was I chuckling? Well, first I thought it was funny that he couldn't seem to decide if it was more an orange or a tangerine so I figured I'd look it up real quick to learn more about this hybrid fruit. Apparently Mr. Dierberg needed to do a little research too since the Minneola is actually a cross between a grapefruit and a tangerine. Close, but not quite. Yes, a version of a Tangelo (cross between a grapefruit, tangerine, and an orange) but this is a very specific type that does not include the orange cross. Maybe I need to start a new feature on the blog: "Ask Lauren" and Gregory here can be my first client.

Meanwhile, I'll continue to wait patiently for my Schnucks ad. Maybe it will turn up in the mail today...


  1. Thanks for the heads up about the meat sale at Shop N Save. I'm heading there for chicken and fish!

  2. I am becoming addicted to your blog! Thanks for the shopping tips. In this economy, we can use all the help offered. Is there a way to share you blog with others...i.e. my other foodie fb friends and family?
    See you 'morrow:(
    (P.S. That doesn't mean I'm sad to see you; just said it's going to be tomorrow...you know what I mean, I hope!)
    Patti Hoffman