Thursday, August 28, 2014

Shopping List - Week of August 24 - August 30


HEB (Tuesday):
Shower spray - $1.97
Quart heavy cream - $3.56
Sugar free Mentos - $1.98
6 pack diet pineapple soda - $1.25
6 pack diet orange soda (marked down) - $.75
Coffee - $1.09
Ice cream - $3.50
Passion fruit drink mix - $1.88

TOTAL - $16.63

FOOD TOWN (Tuesday):
8 ounce pepper-jack cheese - $1.88
8 ounce Muenster cheese - $1.88
Jalapeños @ .69 pound - $.71

TOTAL - $4.50

KROGER (Thursday):
6 CARBmaster yogurt @ .40 each (minus 10% discount) - $2.16
18 ounce peanut butter @ 1.79 (minus 10% discount) - $1.79
18 eggs @ 2.79 (minus 10% discount) - $2.51
Chicken bouillon @ .39 (marked down/minus 10% discount) - $.35
2 12-packs diet soda @ 2.39 each (minus 10% discount) - $3.35
Celery seed @ 2.59 (minus 10% discount) - $2.33
Dry mustard @ 1.79 (minus 10% discount) - $1.61
3 lip balm - $4.12
Heavy duty foil @ 1.99 (minus 10% discount) - $1.79
10 ounce frozen spinach @ .85 (minus 10% discount) - $.78

TOTAL - $21.53

SPROUTS (Thursday):
Potato chips (FREE coupon) - $.00
Yellow squash @ 1.49 pound - $2.61
Cheddar cheese - $.00
Butterkäse cheese - $.00
Frying cheese - $.00

TOTAL - $2.61

WALMART (Thursday):
Vinegar - $.56
2 jars minced dry onion @ .88 each - $1.76
Walnuts - $3.54
Vanilla - $.98
Squeegee - $4.98

TOTAL - $12.23


 I see that I didn't mention the whole problem that I had with the cheddar cheese that I bought from Sprouts last week. Probably because the cheese was so mild, and because they only wrapped it in very thin plastic wrap, it had picked up the odors from the store which gave it a very odd flavor. It tasted so strange that I couldn't eat it. I also won't buy any more cheese from Sprouts that is wrapped that way. The cheese didn't go to waste though because Jerry ate it. He has no sense of taste so he wouldn't know how it was supposed to taste anyway. I sent an email to Sprouts about the problem with the cheese and the manager called me the other day. He said to ask for him when I shopped there this week so I did that today. He was very nice and wanted to make up for the problem that I had. He gave me a large block of the same cheddar cheese and said that I should let him know if I have a problem with it. He also let me choose a couple of other kinds of cheese free of charge. So, I got some of the frying cheese that I saw there last week and some Boar's Head Butterkäse cheese. Both of those cheeses come wrapped in shrink wrap. I tried the cheddar cheese when I got home and it had the same odd flavor but once I trimmed off some of the outer cheese, the inside tasted fine. I think that the chunk I bought last week was worse because it was a much smaller chunk and the odor had penetrated the whole thing.

While I was a Sprouts, I checked to see if they had any Coco Polo chocolate, which I'd read about at Low Carb Friends. They do have some but only one flavor, which is the dark chocolate with almonds. I would rather try the plain dark chocolate so I didn't buy any. So, it looks like Lily's Chocolate is the only sugar free chocolate that interests me from Sprouts. If you recall, I bought the plain dark bar and a dark coconut bar last week. The dark chocolate is quite nice but the coconut one was a little grainy and didn't have much coconut flavor.

I bought the walnuts to use in a cocoa powder taste test. I got some LC-Dutch Cocoa Powder from LC-Foods to try and I want to compare it with the Dutch cocoa that I buy from Penzey's. I also have some of Penzey's natural cocoa powder so I might compare all three kinds. I'm going to use my Cocoa Coated Walnuts recipe for the taste test.



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