There is a lot of cheap citrus out there this week in the form of grapefruits and oranges. The best deal is the California navel oranges at Sprouts, 20c/lb. If you want Texas oranges, Fiesta has juicing oranges (which is what they call oranges with thin peels and seeds these days; back in days of Yore, when Cheepie was young and dinosaurs roamed the earth, they were just ‘oranges’) for 38.8c/lb, provided you buy the 10lb sack.
Your call here, but you might as well get one or the other, because that’s cheap, and the Vitamin C can only help with the cedar fever that’s about to phlegm us all. What’s that? You’re not stuffy yet, and wondering how bad it might be, and facing down a neti pot you’d stowed away hoping never to see it again? Shut. It.
Once again, pork shoulders and picnics are at a stockable price. If you’ve got any intention of smoking pork in the next few months, tossing a shoulder (Randalls, $1.99/lb) or picnic (Fiesta, $1.79/lb) in the cart for the freezer is a sensible thing to do. If you’ve already got three turkeys in the freezer, because you went a little crazy, don’t worry. Picnics will be priced low for the month, because they are the perfect tamale filling. If you need to cook a turkey to make room, hold tight, I’ll be posting ideas for those turkeys you might have stocked up on.
Apple Wars: I don’t know why we’re back here. But apple prices this week have me reconsidering how I organize this information. I don’t want you going to a whole different store for 50c. But I want you to know what’s there, and I want you to know organic prices, because apples are a DD fruit. Know that I’m working on a solution.
Apple Wars Sum Up: buy conventional apples at Fiesta; buy organic at Sprouts.
California grown navel oranges 20c/lb
pineapples $1.98/ea (C15)
Gala, Fuji granny smith or red delicious apples 98c/lb (DD)
organic Gala or Fuji apples $1.48/lb (DD)
organic curly kale or collard greens 98c/ea (DD)
organic baby peeled carrots, 1lb $1.50/ea
Halos,2lb sack $1.98/ea
raspberries, 6oz. 98c/lb
Hass avocados 48c/lb (C15)
boneless skinless chicken thighs $1.69/lb
jumbo Hass avocados 98c/ea (C15)
R.W. Knudsen Just Cranberry Juice, 32 oz. $2.99/ea
25% off bulk items-bulk pices, bulk coffee and bulk bins!
gala apples 79c/lb (DD)
Libby’s brand canned corn, peas, or green beans, 14-15 oz 59c/ea
Fiesta All-purpose flour, 5 lb. sack $1.49/ea
Texas juice oranges, 10lb. sack $3.88/ea
russet potatoes, 10lb sack $2.49/ea (DD)
chicken drumsticks, family pack 79c/lb (Fiesta limit)
assorted bone-in pork chops, family pack $1.59/lb (Fiesta limit)
sweet mandarines, 2lb. sack $1.99/ea (they spelled it)
gala, red or golden delicious 99c/lb (DD)
Safeway spiral sliced half ham, bone-in $1.99/lb (limit 1)
Safeway smoked shank or rump half ham $1.89/lb (limit 1)
honeycrisp apples 97c/lb (DD)
blackberries, 6 oz. $1.50/ea
15% off uncured and premium bacon
assorted pork chops, bone-in, value pack $1.97/lb (Fiesta is cheaper, but limit applies)
HCF chicken drumsticks or thighs, value pack $1/lb (see above)
boneless pork ribeye roast, whole in bag $1.97/lb
blackberries, 6oz. 97c/ea
Gala or Fuji apples 98c/lb (DD) (Gala cheaper at Fiesta)
This week’s new word is buñuelos–Fiesta has cinnamon buñuelos, 10ct, for $2.99. I’m not sure what they are, but for 30c each I might go buy some. The photo looks a bit like the Magic Pop snacks, which in our house are called Bang Snacks because Central Market used to have that booth were a guy would make the Magic Pop snacks, and the noise made me jump out of my skin every time. I just don’t expect loud-ass noises when I’m rounding the corner from dairy to bread.
Well hell’s bells, I got my flyers today, all in the correct number, and only about 2 hours after you’d think an ordinary postman might be home, kicking back, and posting to Postal Persons Anonymous about the dogs he hates on his route.
Shop well, stock up, and Cheep Cheep!